We had a successful sale at the conclusion of a busy week for the International Limousin Congress with our cow and calf unit of “Elite Hostess ET” and March born bull “Ardlea Laois” selling for €13,500 to Noel Brennan of the Whitehall herd based in Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. Hostess is out of the tremendous donor cow Ardlea Coillte, she is a full sister to the noted AI sire Elite Forever Brill ET (TVR), Elite Forever Free ET and Elite Forever 1. She is also a maternal sister to the AI sire Elite Flag ET (EFZ). With much interest in this pair, bidding rose steadily until a selling price of €13,500 was agreed upon.
“Elite Jenny ET” sold for €7,500 to Aileen Ritchie, Burnside, Aberdeenshire. Jenny is a daughter of Ampertaine Elgin (S1495) and Clonmack Fleur. Jenny was a 2nd prizewinner the previous day at the ILC National Show. Her dam, Clonmack Fleur was herself a National Champion in 2012.
“Elite Kelda ET” an 11 month old heifer sold at €6500 to the Greeve pedigree herd of Noel and John Smyth, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan. She was a 4th prizewinner the previous day at the ILC Natinoal Show. Kelda is a daughter of Aultside Hulk (LM2133) and out of Carwin Hillery who was a National Champion in 2014.
Two heifers were secured by Rinderproduktion, Blankenburg, Germany for €5,000 each. “Elite Kala ET”, a Wilodge Vantastic (VTI) daughter out of Carwin Hillery was acquired at the sale, while another heifer was purchased off farm.
Selling at €3,100 was “Elite Kitty ET” an Aultside Hulk (LM2133) daughter again out of Carwin Hillery. Kitty has a muscle score of 123 and a skeletal score of 117. She was purchased by Brian Frawley, Croagh, Co. Limerick.
We would like to wish all of the buyers the very best of luck with their new purchases.