THE British Limousin Cattle Society is holding its annual February bull and female sale at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Monday, February 15, at noon.
A total of 44 pedigree bulls and 16 pedigree female entries have been received from a strong cohort of vendors and from some of the most successful pedigree herds in Northern Ireland.
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 regarding 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 strictly limited to allow for social distancing in the sales ring, therefore all purchasers must pre-register with Dungannon Farmers’ Mart no later than close of day on Saturday, February 13. Strict viewing will be available to registered purchasers between 10am and 11.30am on the morning of sale and restrictions will be in place to allow for social distancing.
Face covering are mandatory and must always be worn. Online bidding facilities are available at ‘Livestock Live Sales’ (LSL) 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 Saturday prior to the sale. Contact the Mart Office on 028 8772 2727 or Club Secretary Tara Williamson on 07881 435042.
Very much a theme at sales in 2020 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. Strabane Mills Ltd will be the sole sponsor of the Official BLCS February Sale.
A well established family business with 90 years experience of producing quality feeds, Strabane Mills was originally oatmeal and provender millers and this small business has thrived amongst its larger competitors as it has successfully adapted to meet the challenges of changing trends in the industry over the years.
Strabane Mills Ltd manufactures a high quality range of steam cooked and flaked cereal products, including barley maize and peas. It supplies customers manufacturing specialist feeds for the livestock sector.
The LimSale App provides details of all entries. Catalogues are also available from Dungannon Mart or online via BLCS website.
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