Strong demand for Herefords continued at Nenagh the Hereford Society’s final sale of the Spring Season.
The day’s top price was reached when the hammer dropped at €3,100 for Kye Storm 571 from the herd of Padraig McGrath, Elphin. He is out of Kye Sorcha 4th a Churchill Storm daughter and sired by Bowmont Storm A584. He was purchased by Joe Ryan, Coolnamona, Doon, Co. Limerick.
The Reserve Champion Springvilla Magic a Kilnagralta Earl son out of Kilgubban Jasmine was exhibited by Dunmanway, Co. Cork breeder Tom Roycroft and sold at €3,000 to Leslie Wakefield, Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
The Champion Gageboro Klaus sired by the homebred Gageboro Hercules out of Ballymartin Ethel a Gageboro Samson daughter was bred and exhibited by well known Co. Westmeath breeder John Holloway, Horseleap. The purchaser at a somewhat disappointing €2,600 was Sean O’Hanlon, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Other principal prices included Church Hill Jamie by Glaslough Esquire out of Church Hill Galdys from Brian Clarke, Carnaross at €2,900 to Martin Murray, Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Mr. Clarke also sold Church Hill John by Grianan Emperor at €2,500 to Rody Teehan, Clonaganna, Dunkerrin, Birr, Co. Offaly.
Cloonart Freddie from Anne Flynn, Bornacoola, Carrick-on-Shannon also sold at €2,500. By Banemore Pompeii T036 out of Cloonart Jessica he was purchased by William Lynch, Lissane, Clarecastle, Co. Clare.
Prices ranged from €1,850 to €3,100 with an average of €2,410 and a 79% clearance.