A top call of €16,800 was achieved at the recent Premium Red Ladies Production Sale hosted by the Baileys; Ballinrahin and Grangeford pedigree Limousin herds on Monday, June, 4th, 2018.
17 in-calf heifers and 34 maiden heifers were catalogued for the sale staged at Roscrea Mart.
Baileys Minnie, born on April, 24th, 2017 hails from the renowned Baileys Limousin herd, founded in 1998 led the sale. She is sired by Goldie’s Jackout and is out of Queenhead daughter, Baileys Irene. She was described in the sales catalogue as a “show heifer with an outstanding future.”
Lot 37, Baileys Minnie, €16,800 pic.twitter.com/btFTaLxHnh— Irish Limousin (@irishlimousin) 4 June 2018
Following hot on her heels, her stable-mate Baileys Laura, “ a real show heifer with super shape” exchanged hand at €14,400. Sired by Goldies Jackpot with bloodlines going back to Pellestown Hostess, this heifer carries exceptional lines including Nenuphar; Greensons Gigolo; Queenshead Altea and Ampertaine Foreman.
Rising to the Top
At €12,800, November-2016-born Grandford Lady ET from the herd of Gary Morrissey found a new home. This Ampertaine Elgin daughter sold with a terminal index of €157 and a replacement index of €96. To date, Lady has had quite a successful showing career having claimed the National Calf Champion title at Tullamore in 2017 and follows her full-brother’s success in hot pursuit- Grangeford Jojo was the Overall Male Champion at Tullamore in 2015.
At €6,100 the first lot into the ring - Grangeford Kacie by Ampertaine Commander ventured to new soil. Kacie was described as an “outstanding heifer” from out of the Grangeford herd’s show cow’s - Grangeford Imogen. She was sold as a “real cow-maker out of the exceptional foundation cow Procters Ena” and was scanned in-calf to Grangeford Jojo.
The hammer hit at €5,300 for Grangeford Missie, a “stylish” Grandgord Jojo ET daughter out of Grangeford Helena ET. This January-2017 born entry sold with a terminal index of €186 and a replacement index of €75. The catalogue states that she is a “really powerful heifer, going back to the renowned Ballyfin Herd.”
Baileys Molly commended a bid of €5,100 she is out of Bailey Flora and grand-daughter of Roundhill Vjoyeuse - mother of Baileys Ice Princess - World Congress Champion 2016.
While several lots hit over the €4,000 mark, once should achiever at €4,700 was Ballinrahin Karen from the herd of Mick Mallone - her pedigree goes back to Bankdale Alice, who is regarded as “one of the best breeding females in the UK.” and sold scanned in-calf to easy-calving sire Lodge Hamlet.
Baileys Melanie hit the €4,300 price-tag - a daughter of Goldie’s Jackpot out of Baileys Eternal, who was described by Tom as a “super cow and full-sister to Baileys Hanley Roscrea Champion 2013”.
€4,100 acquired Grangeford Miss World an “exceptional young heifer with huge growth; great length; width and style.” She is a daughter of Cerberus cow with strong maternal traits, going back to Elite Eleanor.
€4,000 was recorded for Grangeford Lassie a grand-father of the herd’s foundation cow Goldies Flojo. She was described as a heifer that has “serious potential to make a good breeding cow.”
Other notable prices included:
- Lot 43 - Ballinrahin Litchis - €3,000
- Lot 42 - Baileys Monique - €2,800
- Lot 40 - Baileys Misty - €3000
- Lot 39 - Baileys Mona - €4,200
- Lot 36 - Grangeford Mary Lu - €4,500
- Lot 34 - Grangeford Libbie - €4,000
- Lot 32- Ballinrahin Lotty - €2,500
- Lot 30 - Ballinrahin Lisa ET- €2,500
- Lot 28 - Ballinrahin Lexus - €2,900
The entries were sold with animals parentage verified with an option of 5% discount for newly registered breeders or 5% discount for breeders under 25.
Speaking following the sale, Denis Barrett, auctioneer said:
“Congratulations to Tom - Bailey Limousins, Gary - Grangeford Limousin, Michael - Ballinrahin Limousin and to all the buyers at today’s Premium Red Ladies Production Sale in Roscrea.Tremendous sale - well done to all involved in the preparation and presentation of the sale. Also to all those you travelled from overseas, far and wide within the whole of Ireland."
Photo: Facebook page of Baileys Limousins.