TOP PRICE BULL GOES NORTH @ 4,400
TOP PRICE HEIFER GOES SOUTH @ 4,200
There was a very large crowd in attendance at Tullamore for the Hereford Society’s Premier Autumn Sale on Saturday where the top price bull sold at 4,400 and the top price heifer at 4,200 surpassing expectations.
Champion Udel 1 BC Dan Dare with Daithi Carroll, Coole, Campile, Co Wexford and Judges Adrian & Sandra Irvine, Trillick, Co Tyrone sold at 3,800
The days champion Udel 1 BC Dan Dare from the herd of David and Daithi Carroll, Coole, Campile, Co. Wexford is a five star bull in the top 94% of the breed for weanling export, suckler beef value and daughter milk. By Australia Sire Kidman Blue Chip the dam Udel 1 R51 Lovely Ursula is by Doonbiddie Hustler the successful sire used at Udel over the last number of years. The purchaser at 3,800 is Ms. T. Lynch, Carrrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.
The Balleen Herd of Tom Brennan, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny sold the top price bull Balleen Maker at 4,400 to Hereford Breeder Mr. John Conlon, Markethill, Co. Armagh. Maker is a five star bull in the top 99% of the bred for suckler beef value, weanling export, beef carcass and calving. He is sired by proven herd sire Gageboro Eugenic a son of Churchill Storm V583 the dam Balleen Maeve 3rd is by Balleen Tribute.
Balleen Harvey with Geoffrey Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co Kilkenny and Robert Powell of B & R Powell, Blean, Toomevara, Co Tipperary purchaser at 4,000
A further son of Gageboro Eugenic again from the Balleen herd of Tom Brennan, Balleen Harvey out of Balleen Emma 3rd by Balleen Breezer sold at 4,000 to Hereford breeders and dairy farmers Bobby an Robert Powell, Blean, Toomevara, Co. Tipperary. Harvey is a five star bull in the top 97% of the breed for suckler beef value, weanling export, beef carcass, daughter fertility and calving.Eugenic was also the sire of the Champion at Kilkenny March, 2011, Roscommon October 2010 and Reserve Champion at Kilmallock in October 2010.
Reserve Champion Bull Kye Rodge 553 with owners Padraig & Patrick McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin with Juges Adrian & Sandra Irvine, Trillick, Co Tyrone
Kye Storm 554 bred and exhibited by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin and sired by Steil Gerard and out of Kye Robin 1st ET by Durobin 603 87J was purchased by Daniel Sweeney, Carrygawley, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal for 3,500. He is a five star bull in the top 89% of the breed for SBV, weanling export and daughter fertility on the ICBF evaluation system. Padraig McGrath's Kye Rodge 553 by Shalon Rodge was Reserve Champion bull but failed to reach his reserve and remained unsold.
F. & R.D.F. Abbott, Drumcrow, Killeshandra exhibited Woodview Idel by Cloonbracken Cicero and out of Woodview Doris by Woodview Sergeant. A five star bull in the top 96% of the breed for suckler beef value, weanling export, beef carcass and daughter fertility he sold at 2,950 to Tony O’Brien, O’Callaghans Mills, Co. Clare.
Paul Larkin of Dunderry, Navan purchased Knockmountagh Tarzan sired by National Hereford Supreme Champion 2011 Grianan Firecracker at 2,800. Tarzan is out of Yarram Pompeii V055 daughter Knockmountagh Aileen and is a five star bull for SBV and beef carcass and is bred by Eamon & John McKiernan, Monasterboice, Co. Louth.
Co. Cavan breeder Patsy Smith, Tullinchin, Mountain Lodge sold his Corlismore Pompeii son Borin Bob a five star bull for SBV and beef carcass at 2,600 to David McNeece, Newtown Hamilton, Newry, Co. Down. The dam is a Churchill Storm daughter Borin Sophie.
Grianan King Lear ET just three weeks after his first birthday sold at 2,500 to Diary farmer Joe Byrne, Clonbonny, Athlone. Bred and exhibited by Tom & Anslem Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate King Lear is sired by Bowmont Storm A584 and out of Grianan Dominique dam of this year’s National Supreme Champion Grianan Firecracker. He is in the top 92% of the breed for Beef carcass weanling export and docility.
Top Price heifer at 4,200 Grianan Vera J557 with Anselm Fitzgerald Mount Temple, Moate, Co Westmeath with Michael O'Keeffe of M & B O'Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co Cork
In the female section the Fitzgerald father and son team from Mount Temple were to the fore again averaging 3,450 for two heifers. The top price heifer Grianan Vera J557 by Bowmont Storm A584 just 18 months old and unserved sold at 4,200 to Michael and Brian O’Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork and the Champion Grianan Orange J544 by Rathcor Ranger out of Grianan Orange F407 by Border General V85. The purchasers at 2,700 were husband and wife Adrian and Sandra Irvine, Derryallen Road, Trillick, Co. Tyrone the judges for the event.
Champion Female Grianan Orange J544 with Anselm Fitzgerald of T & A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co Westmeath purchased by judges Adrian & Sandra Irvine, Co Tyrone at 2,700
Reserve Champion Female Mullaghdoo Eve with Basil Arnold of B & B Arnold, Ashdene, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co Cavan Sold at 2,000 to Lawerence Moore, Carnteel, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone who is establishing a new herd.
Ardmulchan Clover 452 with Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co Meath Sold at 3,000
Ardmulchan Clover 452 exhibited by Co. Meath breeder Philip Smyth, Navan also went North at 3,000 to Gordon Buchanan, Lisbellew, Co. Fermanagh. Out of Ardmulchan Clover 32nd by Westwood Uplifter she was a first prize-winner.
Pauline Casey, Lisnalurg, Sligo exhibited Lisnalurg May Bea by Trillick Best and incalf to Bowmont Storm A584 out of Lisnalurg Daisy Bea by Breaney Sam. She was purchased at 2,500 by Paul Flynn, Carraventra, Clones who is currently establishing a new herd.
Dunsinane Jenny by Glaslough Esquire exhibited by Glenn Jacob, Dunsinane, Enniscorthy also sold at 2,500. Her dam Dunsinane Christie 2nd is by Breaney Sam.
Glaslough Janet from S & N Heatrick Glaslough, Co. Monaghan was purchased at 2,450 by Henry Parr, Tourtane House, Clough, Castlecomer. She is out of Glaslough Gail and sired by herd sire Rathregan Napoleon.
Bulls averaged 2,667 with a range of 1,800 to 4,400 and a 68% clearance while heifers averaged 2,307, range 1,500 to 4,200 and a 72% clearance.