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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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20 ‘top draw’ heifers for Trueman & Lynderg herds’ timed auction

The forthcoming joint online anniversary auction of the Trueman and Lynderg herds represents significant milestones for both illustrious herds of pedigree Limousin cattle.

They will offer a selection of 20 “outstanding” pedigree registered Limousin females, maidens and in-calf heifers, and 5 lots of embryos.

The sale will run from August 4th to August 6th, 2022, on elite.pedigreesales.com, in conjunction with Harrison & Hetherington.

Bidding opens on Thursday, August 4th, with the first lot closing on Saturday, August 6th, at 8 pm. All lots will be on a countdown timer following the conclusion of lot 1.

Trueman Limousins

The Trueman herd of Henry Savage and family needs little introduction as it has excelled since its formation in 1997.

It has notched up an array of show and sale successes, including securing 140,000 guineas for Trueman Jagger at Carlisle.

They built most of the herd around the 40th-anniversary national champion, Trueman Euphonium. This sale includes many lots that trace back to this matriarch.

The Savage family had planned to offer a small number of females in the 50th-anniversary show.

However, following its cancellation, all these lots now form part of the Trueman and Lynderg Sale.

Once again, this year, progeny from Telfers Munster will feature in the Trueman offering. The Savage family told That’s Farming that the stock they have catalogued “are quite possibly the best they have ever presented for sale”.

Their entry includes Trueman Shania (lot 6), a granddaughter of Trueman Euphonium out of the highly regarded Noreen and by Telfers Munster.

According to the family, in addition to the” top-drawer pedigree wrapped” around this lot, Shania is an “outstanding” young heifer with the potential to “excel” as a stock cow.

They told That’s Farming:

“Shania Trueman Shania is one of the youngest heifers in the sale but is very special.”

“She is the first daughter to be sold out of Trueman Noreen, the overall interbreed champion at Balmoral in 2018.”

“She is probably the best female to ever have been bred at Trueman. Shania has the potential to be a real show heifer next year. Combined with her breeding, she is a heifer that only comes to auction very rarely,” they added.

In That’s Farming Suckler Focus segment, we spoke to the Savage family – you can read that interview in full.

Lynderg herd

The Lynderg herd of Jim Quail has been a household name right across the UK and Ireland for 45 years.

The Lynderg prefix of Jim and Joseph Quail was created in 1977 and has proved to be a driving force within the success story of the Limousin breed ever since.

With over 120 years excelling as butchers, the Quails remained focused on breeding the type of Limousin cattle that the market demands and have considerable success at shows and sales throughout Ireland and the UK.

The Quails invested in top genetics from France over the years and had several hugely influential stock bulls. These have included Ocean, Napoleon, Dimitri and Lorenzo.

He always gave careful consideration to female lines within the herd, and 2003 saw an importation of six top females to further consolidate the Lynderg herd.

One of the most recent highlights has been the homebred Lynderg Hero, who has an impressive track record in the show ring. Hero has secured championships and reserves at Balmoral and Highland Shows, respectively.

His greatest success has been his progeny, with sons selling to 20,000, 14,500 and 14,000 guineas.

The Lynderg offering includes several tremendous heifers from the “heart of the herd”.

These include Lynderg Samantha (Lot 11), a daughter of the “tremendous” Lynderg Hero daughter, Lynderg Minelli.

She is by the top-performing Telfers Munster and is a real prospect for new and established herds alike.

In terms of quality and breeding, Jim firmly believes these are “top drawer” and will be “excellent” females for established and new breeders.

Trueman and Lynderg sale:
  • All potential buyers must register in advance of the sale;
  • Information, photos and videos available on http://elite.pedigreesales.com;
  • Open viewings as follows: Friday, August 5th: 12 noon – 8.00pm and Saturday, August 6th from 11.00am – 6.00pm;
  • Open day: Pickup and return will be provided for anyone wanting to travel from the mainland UK from the airport or ferry. Arrangements can be made for both open days.
  • All cattle are eligible for immediate export;
  • Haulage: Free transport to N.I, the Republic of Ireland and to a central location in the U.K;
  • Catalogue link.
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