Aikens top Dungannon Limousin Sale

The Supreme champion at the NI Limousin Sale held at Dungannon Mart was exhibited by M Diamond, Garvagh.
The Supreme champion at the NI Limousin Sale held at Dungannon Mart was exhibited by M Diamond, Garvagh.
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A red ticket winner from the Carnew herd of Jonathan & Jeremy Aiken, Dromara topped the sales prices at the NI Limousin Cattle Club Autumn Show and Sale staged at Dungannon Mart.

“Carnew Lexus” is a son of the popular Plumtree Deus, out of a Haltcliffe Vermont sired dam. This February 2015 born entry sold for 2,900 guineas.

Carnew Lily stood top of the line in the show ring for J & J Aiken, Dromara.

Carnew Lily stood top of the line in the show ring for J & J Aiken, Dromara.

Judge for the day was Trevor Shortt, who is well known in pedigree and commercial circles throughout the UK and Ireland. He selected as his overall Champion “Pointhouse Leonard” from M Diamond, Garvagh. Ampertaine Foreman was behind this well made bull who changed hands at 2800 guineas.

There was sound demand for the heifers on offer with the Aiken boys back in the lead prices realising 1,900 guineas for “Carnew Lexie”. This was a daughter of the hugely successful Lynderg Hero.

Chasing this at 1,800 guineas was a youngster from CH Murray, Cullyhanna. “Annadale Lhelen” was born in November last year and is sired by Ronick Hawk.

Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart.

Millgate Lewis notched up a red ticket for Michael Loughran, Cookstown.

Millgate Lewis notched up a red ticket for Michael Loughran, Cookstown.

Kindly sponsored by The Ulster Bank & Norbrook.

Judging results

Supreme & Intermediate Champion: M Diamond, Pointhouse Leonardo

Senior Champion: M O Dillon, Carronglen Lazarus

Junior Champion: Miss L Savage, Castlerock Larry

Female Champion: G Clarke, Grenville Linda

Class one: 1st, M O Dillon, CARRONGLEN LAZARUS; 2nd, T & C O’Reilley, FAIRGREEN LUCKY; 3rd, PG O’Kane & Son, NEWFERRY LARRY.

Class Two: 1st, J & J Aiken, CARNEW LEXUS; 2nd, IN Davidson, BALLYRICKARD LAD; 3rd, H & L Muckian, COOLEYKID LEO.

Class Three: 1st, M Diamond, POINTHOUSE LEONARDO; 2nd, M Conway, CRAIGATOKE LENNOX; 3rd, Owen Casey, CASEY LEO.

Class Four: 1st, M Loughran, MILLGATE LEWIS; 2nd, T & C O’Reilley, FAIRGREEN LEON; 3rd, CH Murray, ANNADALE LIGHTNING.

Class Five: 1st, Miss L Savage, CASTLEROCK LARRY; 2nd, J & J Aiken, CARNEW LINESMAN; 3rd, IN Davidson, BALLYRICKARD LEROY.

Class Six: 1st, SJ Hanna, HANNAVALE LARRY.

Class seven: 1st, J & J Aiken, CARNEW LILY; 2nd, J & J Aiken, CARNEW LEXIE; 3rd, J & J Aiken, CARNEW LULU.

Class eight: 1st, G Clarke, GRENVILLE LINDA; 2nd, RAG Savage, AGHADOLGAN LIPGLOSS; 3rd, CH Murray, ANNADALE LHELEN.