The Fedneyhouse Limousin Herd will be dispersed at Draperstown Mart on Friday, June 7th at 7 pm
The catalogue is packed full of top drawer genetics and features cows with calves at foot, maidens and a selection of young bulls as well as the proven stock bull - Aghadolgan Illustrator.
The herd was established in 1991 by John and Margery Adams with the purchase of four maiden heifers, followed by the purchase of a further heifer in February 1992.
The present Fedneyhouse Herd is built mainly on the progeny of two cows: French cow - Napolie and home-bred cow - Fedneyhouse Chelsea.
Napolie and Chelsea
Napolie was retained following the 2009 retirement sale; Fedneyhouse Chelsea was one of two heifers retained in the herd at that time.
"Napolie and Chelsea have been the backbone of the current herd," explained John and Margery.
Napolie was the number one cow France for maternal quality and milking ability for several years and was Champion RRE Cow in the French National Show in 2005. “Her bloodlines can be found in many of the lots included in the sale.”
Fedneyhouse Chelsea - a quality cow with good milk and conformation - passed these qualities on to her progeny and appears in many of the sale pedigrees.
The Fedneyhouse herd has been a closed herd for the past ten years except for the purchase of two stock bulls - the most recent of these is Aghadolgan Illustrator who traces back to Objat and Sympa.
His calves have been very pleasing with John regarding them as “some of the best” he has ever bred. They are great quality, calving unassisted and with a short gestation.
In 2017, the Fedneyhouse Herd was entered in the Northern Ireland Limousin Club’s Pedigree Herd Competition and finished second in the Small Herd Section.
“This is only time we entered the competition since 2009.” they concluded.
To arrange a pre-sale viewing (by appointment only), contact John Adams - 07761429400 or for catalogues, contact Richard Beattie - 07984694616.
Image source: Alfie Shaw