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Pics: Elite Summer Belles Sale sees prices from €1,550-€3,600

Enniscrone Livestock: Elite Summer Belles Sale

€3,600 was the leading price for heifers at Enniscrone Livestock’s MartEye/Mayo Sligo Livestock Mart Elite Summer Belles Sale, which ran from Friday, June 24th 2022, to June 27th, 2022.

Top of the town at this four-figure sum was lot one, a March-2020-born Charolais heifer out of a Cavelands Levi and a TVO daughter, going back to the herd’s Jupiter cow.

The next best at €3,500 was lot 11, a March-2020-born pedigree Charolais heifer by Tonroe Mick, which Ronan Gallagher described as a “super pedigree heifer, with massive scale and size and a great pedigree”.

Lot 11
Lot 11

On her heels at €3,100 was lot 13, a June-2021-born Belgian-Blue (56%)-cross-Limousin show-type commercial heifer with “style, muscle and class”.

Lot 13
Lot 13
Under €3,000 

At €2,950 was another pedigree Charolais heifer, lot 8, a Firoda Jason daughter, born in March-2020, with Fenian, Fiston, Texan G, Meillard and Jupiter in her pedigree stack.

Lot 8
Lot 8

The next best at €2,900 was lot 9, a three-star Limousin (88%)-cross-Belgian Blue (6%) September-2019-born roan heifer, recently AI’d to EBY and scanned in-calf 45 days. According to Gallagher, she “ticks all the boxes for top suckler cow credentials”.

Lot 9
Lot 9

Lot 5, a January-2020-born “muscle machine with superb shape and style” by Lodge Hamlet, changed hands for €2,700. She has 75% Limousin blood and 13% Belgian-Blue influence, with “several options for the lucky buyer” in Gallagher’s view.

Lot 5
Lot 5

Next in the ranks at €2,650 was lot number 3, a “classy, March-2020-born blue heifer with all the stars”. According to the sales catalogue, the BDZ (AI BB bull) daughter, which also has 25% Limousin blood, “oozes class and style” and has five stars “as an added bonus”.

Lot 3
Lot 3

At the same price tag was lot 4, a roan heifer recently AI’d to Powerful Proper (scanned in-calf 60-65 days with a bull calf). According to Gallagher, this January-2020-born female is a “real eye-catcher” that is “full of” shape and style.

Lot 4
Lot 4
Enniscrone Livestock Sale

Lot 14, a pedigree Limousin heifer by Lodge Hamlet, was next best at €2,550. According to Gallagher, the January-2021-born female is “an excellent animal and will make a super breeding cow”.

Lot 14
Lot 14

Besides, lot 2, a “very stylish” Tonroe Mick heifer x Egbert dam, was next in the price list at €2,450. The March-2020-born entry is what Gallagher described as “another great scopy heifer”. Her sire was purchased at the Irish Charolais Society’s premier sale in 2018, and her dam goes back to Creevykeel Petuna.

Furthermore, Lot 30, a May-2021-born Belgian-Blue-cross-Blonde by ELZ, found a new owner at €2,400.

Meanwhile, lot 21, another pedigree Charolais heifer, a March-2020-born Cavelands Levi daughter out of a Pirate dam, found a new owner at €2,350.

At the same price tag was lot 7, a Limousin (88%)-cross-Belgian-Blue heifer out of Dimoiwii – LM2388. The sales catalogue described the February-2020-born entry as “another muscle machine with plenty of style and class”.

Selection of other prices:
  • 6: €2,200 – February-2020-born Limousin-cross-Simmental heifer. Cycling regularly;
  • 10: €2,050 – January-2021-born Limousin-cross-Charolais heifer;
  • 16: €2,100: May-2021-born Limousin-cross-Belgian Blue heifer by BB4324;
  • 17: €1,950: May-2021-born Limousin-cross-Belgian Blue heifer;
  • 23: €1,900; May-2021-born Limousin-cross-Belgian Blue heifer ;
  • 24: €2,050: June-2021-born Belgian-Blue-cross-Simmental heifer by WBH
  • 26: €1,650: May-2021-born Limousin-cross-Belgian-Blue heifer by LM4377;
  • 31: €1,550: June-2021-born Limousin-cross-Belgian-Blue heifer.

In summary, prices ranged from €1,550 to €3,600 for the selection of commercial and pedigree heifers, which reported a 100% clearance.

Sheep report to follow

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