Herefords sell to a top of €4,700 at new venue in Tullamore
The decision by the Hereford Society to move its Premier sale to a more central location at GVM Tullamore was rewarded with a packed ringside, a lively trade and a good clearance.
The days top price was reached when Co Cork breeder Tom Ludgate Kilgubban, Mallow placed the final bid of €4,700 to secure Reserve Show Champion Gageboro Jason. Bred by well known local breeder John Holloway Horseleap, Moate, Co Westmeath The top priced bull was sired by the Tully tested and possibly the most successful Hereford bull ever at Enfield AI Bishophill General. The dam Gageboro Dolly by Australian sire Yarram Pompeii V055 is breeding very well and is an excellent milker with a five star rating for docility. There was some disappointment that Show Champion and Beef Expo Champion Slieverroe Hickup exhibited by Adrian Bateman left the sale ring failing to reach his reserve.
Kye Storm 523 from Padraig McGraths Kye Elphin a five star bull in the top 1% of the breed for weanling export ant the top 4% for beef carcass sold at €3,100 to Pakie Cahill Shankhill Co Cavan. Sired by Australian bull Bowmont Storm A584 his dam Kye Spot 4th is by Lisnabin Jovial which bred so well at the Kye herd and prior to that at the herd of David Massey in Mayo. Mr McGrath also sold Kye Robert 524 by Ballyaville Hadden out of Kye Robin 1st at €2,900 to Patrick Brophy of Windgap, Co Kilkenny and Kye Storm 523 by Bowmont Storm A584 at €2,300 to Colm Quinn, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan and later again went on to sell Kye Robert 518 at €2,000 to ensure a succesful day out for the Roscommon man with a total of €10,300 on the day.
Kilkenny man Tom Brennan never too far from the top honours exhibited the five star bulls Balleen Seth and Balleen Zoom both by his very succesful sire Gageboro Eugenic by Churchill Storm for €2,700 and €2,000 respectively. Seth was in the top 9% of the breed for SBV and the top 1% for beef carcass while Zoom stands in the top 2% of the breed for SBV, top 1% for weanling export and the top 3% for Beef Carcass. Well known Breeder Michael Molloy from Belmont, Co. Offaly purchased the last and youngest bull into the sale ring at €2,450. The 12 month old Brocca Saviour from Noel Farrell, Castledaly, Moate, Co. Westmeath, by Bowmont Storm A584 is in the top 14% of the breed for weanling export and a five star for docility.
Other principal prices included Sean McKiernan’s five star Corlismorepoll 1 Remitall 544 for €2,350 to Finian Farrell, Streamstown, Co. Westmeath, Corlismorepoll 1 Knightflyer for €2,000 to Michael Cass, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Dubliner Brendan O’Donoghue bought JJ Farrells Trillick Rodge at €2,300 while local breeder David Larkin Kilcormac secured €2,300 for Cill Cormac Isaac from dairy farmers and hereford breeders Sam & Nigel Heatrick Glaslough Co Monaghan. The Deverell Family well established local breeders from Geashill,Co. Offaly sold their five star Ballyaville Dai by stockbull Corlismore Swampy at €2,250 to Stephen Hunter all the way from faraway Ramelton in Co Donegal.
Overall a very satisfactory result in this new venue at Tullamore and a very good outing for the first progeny of new Australian sire Bowmont Storm A585 to come for sale averaging a very respectable €2,400.
Overall average price on the day was €2,307with a 73% clearance, range €1500 to €4,700.