There was a packed ringside at Kilmallock for the Hereford Society’s Autumn Sale at the venue. 75% of the bulls purchased sold locally into Co Limerick, in the main driven by the proximity of Rathkeale and Nenagh local slaughter facilities for Hereford Prime Beef. There were buyers also from as far away as
Res. Champion Balleen
The day’s top price of €2500 was paid for Reserve Champion, Balleen Basel, a five star bull with a top 1% ranking within the breed, he was bred and exhibited by G & T Brennan, Freshford, Co Kilkenny. By successful herd sire Gageboro Eugenic, a Storm son, he is out of Balleen Moobell by Balleen Don. The purchaser was Eamon Stackpool, Riddlestown, Rathkeale.
The Champion, Kye Robert 507, by Kye Robert 1st out of Kye Spot 7th by Lisnabin Jovial, was bred and exhibited by Padraig McGrath, Kye, Elphin. He sold at a disappointing €1800 to C.F. O’Sullivan, Lismore, Co
The Fitzpatrick brothers from Clonmore, Templemore exhibited Dareens Foreigner, again a five star bull ranked in the top 1% of the breed, by their herd sire Dareens Andy, a
Bally-dowel Frost, a five star bull for beef carcass exhibited by Joe Maher, Ballydowel, Rathmoyle, Co Kilkenny sold at €2000 to Noel O’Grady, Ardpatrick for use within his crossbred suckler beef herd. By Mr Maher’s five star herd sire Balleen Frost he is out of Bally-dowel Cathy by Curraghroe Xray.
Prices ranged from €2500 to €1200 with an overall average of €1650 and a clearance of 75%.