The Hereford Society's bull sale at Nenagh was very well attended with strong demand for the bulls forward and a top price of €3,700. Due to current demand a number of bulls entered had already been sold at Kilkenny, Kilmallock or through farm to farm sales. The top price on the day was paid for the Champion a five star bull from the herd of Sam and Nigel Heatrick, Glaslough Co Monaghan. This well grown bull is sired by herd sire Rathregan Napoleon and out of Glaslough Nell a Gageboro Suave daughter. He was purchased at €3,700 by Ger O'Brien, Ballyvarra, Lisnagry, Co Limerick.
The Reserve Champion Steil Timopthy 186 was exhibited by Joe McCormack, Steil, Tulsk, Co Roscommon. Sired by Yarram Star General out of a homebred dam Steil Ellen by Trillick Best he sold at €3000 to Robert Lanigan, Tullamaine, Fethard, Co Tipperary. Another son of Star General Knockmountagh Basil entered for this sale was sold at Kilkenny a few days earlier for €3950 by Louth breeders Eamon and John McKiernan.
Griananpoll 1 Kaptan a Romany 1 Captain R22 C1 son shown by T & A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate found a new home when the auctioneer's hammer dropped at €3250. Out of Grianan Curly Sue by Yarram Pompeii the purchaser was Pat and Gavin Larkin, Dunderry, Navan, Co Meath.
Another bull to sell at €3250 was Fionn Tra Emperor by Glaslough Esquire ot of Ocean Promise 6th by Trillick Best. Bred by Fergal O'Se Ceann Tra, Tralee he was exhibited by Kieran Harty, Ballylongane, Ballyheigue who bred the dam. The purchaser was well known Co Limerick breeder Pat Hayes of Kildromin, Kilteely.
Padraig Farrell, Fardrum, Athlone exhibited Corrmore Bovine an Ardlahan Ginger son out of Cave Deidre by top maternal sire Smithston Something Special at €3000 to John Sheehy, Ballyphilip, Nenagh. This bull was bred by Enda Brazil, Ballinahown, Athlone. The general run of prices were from €2400 to €2850 with an average of €2585 a range of €2000 to €3700 and a clearance of 80%.
The Society's next sale takes place at GVM Kilmallock this Friday the 27th of April.