The O’ Connell brothers’, Carrickmore Schumacher ET, has found a new home at Trevor Shields’ Glenmarshal farm in Co Down, after changing hands for €30,000 in Carrick-on-Shannon over the weekend.
That’s Farming understands that John and Karl, from Co. Meath, sold the bull in the yard after he scooped the intermediate male, overall male and overall Limousin reserve champion silverware at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s 50th-anniversary show and sale.
The September-2021-born bull is a son of Sympa, and his dam is Baileys Ice Princess, the overall champion at Royal Ulster Show 2015, National Limousin Champion 2015 and 2016 and World Limousin Congress Champion in 2016.
Ice Princess is also the dam of the €38,000 Carrickmore Maximus (S3706), Schumacher’s half-brother by Ampertaine Foreman, who sold at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s premier sale in Roscrea in October 2018.
As previously reported by That’s Farming, Maximus’ semen is available to purchase through Seamus Nagle’s company, Bull Bank.
Meanwhile, another one of his half-brothers, Carrickmore Pocket Rocket ET, out of Ronick Hawk, is available through Progressive Genetics.
Carrickmore Schumacher ET
Schumacher himself was tapped out as the national pedigree registered Limousin bull born on/between 01-09-2021 and 31-10-2021 and the FBD National Livestock Show pedigree registered limousin male champion at Tullamore Show in August of this year.
He previously secured a raft of other titles on the show circuit throughout the summer.
Other successes to date include the interbreed continental calf champion, champion, Limousin champion and overall interbreed champion at Oldcastle Agricultural Show, and Limousin champion, pedigree champion and overall supreme champion titles at Arva Show.
In recent weeks, the brothers – who are renowned breeders of champion Limousin cattle – confirmed that the bull would be destined for sale at the society’s premier sale in October if not sold previously.
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