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The Corlurgan Salers Herd was established in 1997 with the purchase of one in calf heifer. We expanded from there over the next few years buying more in calf heifers and cows which were selected from very good bloodlines in France and Ireland.

We started out on the show circuit in the year 2000 and were successful with our cow Jamaique winning Supreme Champion at the RDS Spring Show in Goffs. Later that year at Tullamore National Show Jolie was judged Supreme Champion and Corlurgan Anthony won 1st Prize in the calf section.

Ourson was purchased from the well-known Fourtet herd in France in 2001 as our first stock sire. Ourson is well known for his muscle, growth, exceptional legs and feet and above all his excellent temperament-traits that he has passed on to his calves. Ourson is breeding beefy calves and heifers with milk.


His progeny have been successful both for us and other breeders in both the show and auction rings, winning at the highest level including numerous Championships and achieving the top prices for both male and females.

Some progeny achievements below:

  • Sire of Corlurgan Festus-Overall Male Champion at the 1st Salers National Show and Sale in Mountrath in September 2006 & Sire of Corlurgan Edel won her section in the same show. At the subsequent sale his daughters sold for €3,000 and €3,600.
  • Grand Sire of Corlurgan Ferris- winner of the F.B.D. prize in Tully Test Station in March 2007.
  • Sire of Lataster Georgie –The National Male Calf Champion 2007.
  • Sire of Sheelin Highlight - Female Champion at the 3rd National Show & Sale in Mountrath in spring 2008.
  • Grand Sire of both Overall Female & Overall Reserve Female Champions at the Salers Society Show & Sale Mountrath October 2009.
  • Half brother of Alaska-Simagena Paris 2011 Male Saler Champion
  • Grand Sire of Rathgarret Jermaine- 1st Prize at Athlone Agri Show 2011.
  • Maternal grand sire of Corlurgan Kemp – Saler Champion at Tully Test Centre October 2011.

His semen is used in Canada, France, UK and Ireland where his progeny are highly sought after. No Royalty Fee.

Ourson semen is currently available through (NCBC) 00 353 (0)46 9541333. Munster A.I. and Progressive Genetics in Enfield- Phone number 1850 500 321 and 1850 20 20 50

In 2002 we imported Olga. Olga was very successful for us both as a show cow and in her progeny.

In 2003 Corlurgan Olga was 1st in Tullamore and her daughter Corlurgan Catherine won the best pair in the RDS Show in Goffs. In 2004 Olga was Supreme Champion in Bailieboro and 1st prize winner in Virginia Show.  Olga’s daughter Corlurgan Catherine won the heifer class in Goff’s in 2003. In 2004 Catherine won Athlone, Ennis, Tullamore and was Supreme Champion in Virginia. Catherine’s daughter, Corlurgan Gladys was 2007 National Female Calf Champion.

In 2004, we bought Marseille, an impressive cow with equally impressive bloodlines who is a previous Paris Show Champion. Her first calf with us, Valse was 1st in Junior Heifer class at National Livestock Show - Tullamore 2005

In 2005 we purchased Ulena at the sale in Paris after the Simagena Show.     She was the 1st prize winner in the maiden heifer section in the Paris Show. Ulena has been very successful for us winning 1st in her class 17 times and Saler Champion 7 times (including Beef Expo Ireland 2008, National Livestock Show-Tullamore) and 1 Interbreed Championship and numerous Reserve Interbreed & Breed Championships. She was exported in February 2010 to North Wales along with 21 other animals (2 bulls and 19 females) selected from the Corlurgan Herd.

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Since then she has continued her winning ways at numerous Welsh shows where she was awarded Champion.

Scorpion was the Overall Salers Champion at the Simagena Show in Paris in 2005. We bought him as a replacement stock bull for Ourson. He is a bull with strong bone and very good legs, excellent in top line and muscle and with tremendous width in the hindquarter. He is producing excellent bull calves, which have the same characteristics as their sire.


His females are exceptional as can be seen at Irish shows - “Gittle” was Reserve Female Champion to Ulena at Beef Expo 2008. His females have attracted the eye of pedigree breeders at home and in the international market, especially in the UK.

Scorpion stock have a proven record in sales ring and show ring to both the pedigree and commercial farmer.

Some progeny achievements below:

  • Sire of Saler National Female Calf Champion 2007 - Corlurgan Gladys
  • Grand sire of Male Champion at the Society Show and Sale Mountrath April 2008 - Ashbury Gulliver
  • Sire of Reserve Female Champion, Junior Heifer Champion Beef Expo 2008 - Corlurgan Gittle
  • Sire of 1st in Junior Heifer Class at National Livestock Show Tullamore 2009 - Corlurgan Hester
  • Sire of Female Champion at the Society Show & Sale Mountrath October 2009 - Corlurgan Holly
  • Grand sire of Female Champion at the Society Show & Sale October 2010 - Ashbury Just Perfect
  • Sire of Corlurgan Kemp-Saler Champion at Tully Centre October 2011 –Average Daily Weight Gain = 2.3 kg.’s -owned by Fernand Crowe, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan
  • Sire of Corlurgan Kayne-€3,550-highest price male at Society Show & Sale October 2011-owned by Fernand Crowe, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan
  • In 2006 Betty was spotted and bought as a calf while grazing in France, while on the farm of Pascal Trapenat. Visually Betty was stylish, displaying excellent saler qualities and also had bloodlines to match. Betty was awarded 1st Prize Senior heifer at Beef Expo 2008.

In March 2007 Tamise was purchased at the Auction Sale after the Simagena Show in Paris. Tamise was the Champion Female of the Show. Tamise is a big cow with a lot of thickness. She has a tremendous topline, very good walking abilities and exceptional bloodlines.


Lataster Ivan was purchased after winning the National Male Calf Championship 2009. His pedigree is outstanding. His sire Muguet is known and used by a number of elite breeders in France and spent his final years with Brendan Clarke on his Lataster herd. His sire “Muguet” also sired the renowned show cow, Ulena.

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His dam is Versaille bred by Gaec de Solignac is sired by Gitan. Gitan is the bull who marks the Saler breed having been very famous and shows fantastic indexes. He is one of the most complete sires with a French weanling Index of 116 and excellent maternal qualities. Lataster Ivan is out of a Gitan cow who also sired Lataster Hector-Beef Expo Ireland 2008 Reserve Saler Champion.

At 22 months old, Lataster Ivan, was given the nod for Beef Expo Ireland 2010 Overall Saler Champion for his stylish commanding of the show ring in Kilkenny amongst the cream of Ireland’s Pedigree Breeding at Beef Expo.

At Corlurgan Saler herd, we have improved our bloodlines by our own careful breeding policy and purchase of the top bloodlines from France including 5 Paris Show   Champions.

Finally, we at Corlurgan Salers would like to thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to seeing you at Saler events and shows throughout the coming year.

The Halton Family

Corlurgan Salers Herd, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Phone:  042 9665236 Mobile: 086  6051622