Limousins head to Ballymena for the Spring sale

The BLCS is holding its annual Spring Bull and female sale at Ballymena Livestock Market, 1 Woodside Road, Ballymena BT42 4QJ on Monday, 3rd May with the sale commencing at 12 midday.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 9:15 am
Rahoney Obed sold for 10,500gns in the BLCS June 2020, breaking the record for any breed of animal sold in Ballymena Livestock Market.
Rahoney Obed sold for 10,500gns in the BLCS June 2020, breaking the record for any breed of animal sold in Ballymena Livestock Market.

A total of 76 entries have been received from a strong cohort of vendors and from some of the most successful pedigree herds in Northern Ireland.

These include Carnew, Montiaghs, Ashhollow, Spage, Clydevalley, Craigatoke, Rathkeeland, Ballyrickard, Poinyhouse, Ballyrobin, Hillsong, Ballyhone, Slaterock, Ballynahone, Culnagechan, Lesters, Larkhill, Bridgeview, Owenbeg, Kilclass, Rahoney, Slieve, Eniver, Archies, Heathmount, Newhillfarm, Valleyfarm, Lynderg, Killydun, Quinliz, Millwood, Aghadolgan, Lenagh, Fairviewfarm and Blackwater. Many of these herds have high health accredited status and all animals will be veterinary inspected on the morning of the sale and sold under the auspices of the National Beef Association and BLCS rules.

Adhering with Government Regulations regards Covid-19 there will be restrictions and protocols that must be complied with prior to the sale and on the day. The number of purchasers will be closely monitored to allow for social distancing in the sales ring, therefore ALL purchasers must register at the Mart Office on the morning of the sale. Strict viewing will be available to registered purchasers between 10am and 11:45am on the morning of sale and restrictions will be in place to allow for social distancing. Face coveringss are mandatory and must always be worn, no children under 16 years of age must attend.

Carnew Ordiscoll sold for 4,500gns in the BLCS June 2020 sale in Ballymena Livestock Market.

Online bidding facilities are available by visiting Ballymena livestock Market’s website on ‘ballymenalivestockmarket.com’ for the purchasers that do not wish to attend the sale. If you wish to register as an online purchaser, you must do so not later than the day prior to the sale. For any assistance, please contact the Mart Office 028 2563 3470 or Club Secretary, Tara Williamson on 07881435042.

Very much a theme at sales so far this year has been the focus by purchasers on easy calving genetics, one of the foremost economic traits, and one that the Limousin breed has built its reputation upon. Commercial producers are clearly seeing the advantages of market ready genetics and are confidently investing in Limousin as the ‘go to’ breed.

This sale will be a good opportunity for commercial producers, existing Limousin breeders and new Limousin breeders to acquire quality bulls and females with dual purpose characteristics which deliver a competitive edge when it comes to profitability.

The LimSale App provides details of all entries. Catalogues are also available from Ballymena Livestock Market or online via BLCS website. Club Secretary, Tara Williamson on 07881435042.