From Friday 26 May to Monday 29 May, a timed auction was held through Mid Tipp Marts Thurles and Marteye on behalf of Ballina, Co Mayo, breeder Gerry Walsh of the Gerrygullinane Limousin herd.

The sale gave an opportunity to new and existing breeders to get their hands on 15 live lots (13 females and two males) as well as three embryo lots from the herd of the renowned Gerrygullinane Glen and Derrygullinane Kingbull, which appears to be proving himself time and time again in the sales rings across Ireland and the UK.

Topping the lots in the auction was April 2021-born heifer Gerrygullinane Serenity.

Serenity was sired by the much-sought-after Kingbull and out of Derrygullinane Jazzylady and was scanned in-calf to Carrickmore Pocket Rocket. With Ampertaine Foreman and Nenuphar stacked in her parentage, this classy heifer sold for €9,500.

Gerrygullinane Teacup sold for €8,000. \ Tricia Kennedy

Selling for €8,000 was one of Gerry’s personal favourites Gerrygullinane Teacup. The November 2022-born heifer was sired by Carrickmore Pocket Rocket, which was out of the 2016 International Limousin Congress champion Baileys Ice Princess.

Her impressive pedigree also saw the International Limousin Congress male champion and reserve overall champion Derrygullinane Kingbull included as her maternal grand sire.

The sale was met with an 80% clearance rate, but, unfortunately, the bulls and Gerrygullinane's full sister failed to meet their reserves.

The embryo lots sold for €1,000 each.