The SouthWest and Cork Pedigree Limousin clubs will host an elite breeding heifer and embryo sale on Saturday, September 2nd at 2.00 pm at Roscrea Mart.
There are 40 heifers and 8 embryos catalogued, with a varied genetic selection to choose from.
Ahead of the sale, a spokesperson, on behalf of organisers, told www.thatsfarming.com:
“There have not been many opportunities to purchase pedigree heifers at sales this year with fewer production and clearance sales compared to recent years.”
“Given the quality of the catalogue, the heifers are suitable for all enterprises, whether you are looking for show ring potential, pedigree improvement, or to breed top-end commercials for the winter fairs.”
“Do not miss this chance to enhance your herd by purchasing some of the best genetics available.”
“There will be heifers available for everyone, across all price ranges, that suit all pockets,” the spokesperson added.
Replacement and terminal values
The heifers on offer are sired by 31 AI bulls, many of whom are in the top 1% for indexes such as replacement, terminal, daughter’s milk, and gestation.
The majority of the heifers have multiple generations of AI breeding behind them, according to a spokesperson.
From a replacement perspective, all heifers are at the upper end of the scale with 11 in the top 5% for heifers born in 2021/2022.
From a terminal perspective, again all heifers are at the upper end of the scale with 9 in the top 5% for heifers born in 2021/2022.
The same quality is visible across other indexes:
- 22 of the heifers are below the breed average for ‘calving Ease’.
- 28 are above the breed average for ‘daughter Milk’.
Herd health is the forefront for the organisers. All heifers and their dams are tested free of Johnes. Many of the herds are participating in a herd health program, ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare.
Transportation to Northern Ireland and mainland UK will be arranged, subject to the relevant regulations. Bidding online via MartEye.
The catalogue can be viewed online at www.irishlimousin.com.
Pictures of some of the heifers can be viewed on the SouthWest Limousin Club’s Facebook page.
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