Trueman bull leads Dungannon Limousin sale at 5,000gns

Junior Male Champion and Overall Reserve Champion Gleneagle Icon bred by J B O'Kane, Garvagh fetched 3,600gns
Junior Male Champion and Overall Reserve Champion Gleneagle Icon bred by J B O'Kane, Garvagh fetched 3,600gns

Trueman Impressive led the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) Bull & Female sale at Dungannon on Monday 9th February when going under the hammer for 5,000gns.

An embryo calf combining the notable breeding of Ampertaine Elgin with Trueman Euphonium, Trueman Impressive was consigned by H Savage & Sons.

This was the second year running that Henry Savage, Altnamackin, Newry had led this fixture. In the pre-sale Show under judge Leslie Hood of the Broadhooks Cattle Company, Ballymena, the August 2013-born Trueman Impressive had stood Reserve Junior Champion.

The Dungannon Spring Show & Sale saw a very solid trade with a clearance rate of 88% for bulls averaging £2,726 (+£170) for 30 sold with a 100% clearance on five females which levelled at £1,722 per head (+£80).

Trueman Impressive is sired by the 32,000gns Ampertaine Elgin, by Glenrock Ventura, and is out of the homebred dam Trueman Euphonium, a Wilodge Vantastic daughter who won the National Limousin Show in 2011. This young bull has a Beef Value LM+32 and is a full brother to Trueman Isabella who sold in Carlisle for 9,500gns at the age of nine months in May 2014. He now heads to the new home of commercial breeder Mr D McParland, Camlough, Newry.

The Trueman herd also sold Trueman Ignite for 3,300gns, who had been placed second in his class behind Impressive. This August 2013-born bull with a Beef Value of LM+37 is bred by Ampertaine Commander and is out of Trueman Fantasia, a Haltcliffe Vermount daughter, and was purchased by J & J McKeagney, Upperlands, Maghera.

Taking second top price of 3,700gns was the Senior Champion Chinauley Ian bred by Mr A Finney, Banbridge. This May 2013-born bull is sired by Wilodge Vantastic and is out of the dam Limo Dot, a Ronick Hawk daughter bred at Greenmount College. With a Beef Value of LM+44, he was purchased by Mr P Burns, Ballinamallard.

Third leading price of the day at the 3,600gns mark went to the Overall Reserve Champion and Junior Champion Gleneagle Icon bred by Mr JB O’Kane, Garvagh. This October 2013 bull is sired by Ampertaine Foreman and is out of Scotchtown Colga (by Homebryres Visitor) and now heads to pedigree breeder Mr I Davidson, Larne to join his Ballyrickard Herd.

Top priced female at 1,900gns came in the form of the youngest catalogued entry, Togherdoo Jenny, bred by Mr V Keys, Gabally. This April 2014-born heifer calf is sired by Swarland Eddie and is out of the homebred dam Togherdoo Glow, a Sympa daughter with Broadmeadows Cannon bloodlines. She now heads to the new home of A Donaghy, Galbally.

Second top priced female went to the Female Champion Heathmount Ivory, bred by Messrs McKinney Brothers, Maghera. June 2013-born, this heifer is sired by the herd’s stock bull Bailea Bullion and is out of the homebred Heathmount Tango. Purchaser was D Strathern, Bellaghy.

The NI Limousin Cattle Club would like to thank auctioneer Dungannon Mart, judge Leslie Hood and sponsors Norbrook Ltd for their continued support.


30 Bulls - £2,725.80 (+£170)

5 Females - £1,722.00 (+£80)

Auctioneer: Dungannon Farmers Mart