The €6,000 Buckfield Tyrone, a March-2022-born bull by S3394, Hirohito, was one of the highest-selling contenders at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s final sale of the season at Roscommon Mart on Saturday, May 20th, 2023.
He was brought forward for sale by Nora and Patricia Moore, the wife and daughter of the late John Moore (Zulu), a renowned breeder from Buckfield, Kilmeena, Westport, Co Mayo, who passed away suddenly on January 1st, 2023.
Upon entering the ring, livestock auctioneer, George Candler, said: “We have a Buckfield bull, and this is a super, young bull, which is an export-tested class animal with stars all over the page, as you can see.”
The bull, which is out of a home-bred dam, Buckfield Leona, herself a Wilodge Cerberus daughter, with Wilodge Tonka and Ampertaine Commander blood, is a single myostatin carrier of the F941 (profit) and Q204X genes.
Show success and stars
He made his debut on the show circuit as a young calf and was champion Limousin, and reserve interbreed champion at Glenamaddy Show.
Moreover, he also won his class at the northwest championships, where he was tapped out as reserve champion.
His full brother won his respective class and went under the hammer for €4,000 at Roscrea.
Tyrone himself has a replacement index of €115, with four stars within and across the breed and a five-star terminal index, within and across the breed, with a figure of €155.
He has a calving difficulty figure of 3.4% on beef cows, with a 71% reliability figure and is 7.7% on heifers, with a 45% reliability figure.
Again, he boasts five stars within and across the breed for carcass weight and carcass conformation, while he rates five stars within the breed for docility and three across all beef breeds.
Furthermore, he is five stars for daughter’s milk within the breed and three stars across, his latest ICBF genetic evaluation shows.
According to a spokesperson for NW Limousin, “It was a fitting way for Tyrone to finish with the Moores following the untimely passing of John in January.”
“Tyrone won champion at John’s last show, and Roscommon was always a sale John loved and always done well at,” the spokesperson added.
Previously, the club paid tribute to its late breeder: “A great supporter of the local shows, there were very few he would miss.”
“It now seems fitting that John’s last show in Glenamaddy saw him and Patricia taking overall Limousin champion.”
“John was one of the cornerstones of the NW Limousin and never too far away when a shoulder had to be put to the wheel.”
“In 2019, under John’s guidance, the NW team won the overall Irish Limousin Society YMA event held in Cappamore.”
“RIP, John. You will be missed by everyone in the Limousin circles, not only within our own club,” the spokesperson concluded.
Video cedit – LSL Auctions