Two Freetown Hotspur sons exhibited by Roscommon man Padraig McGrath, Elphin topped the Irish Hereford Society’s final spring sale of the season at Nenagh today.
Kye Hulk 706 out of a Churchill Storm daughter Kye Sorcha 4th set a new record at Nenagh when Hereford breeder James Thompson, ‘Ballyraggan’, Rathvilly, Carlow made the final bid of €5,000 to secure the yearling bull as a herd sire.
The day’s second highest price also went to the same stable when Mr McGrath’s Kye Hotspur 708 this time out of Kye Sheila 603 a Bowmont Storm A584 daughter sold to Strokestown breeder Michael Conroy on a bid of €4,300.
Other principal prices included Sandra Bogan’s Millbawn Atticus a Mawarra Sentimental son at €3,000 to Con Howard, Ballymackey, Nenagh and Rory Farrell’s Ballinveney Rambo a Ballinveney Nigel son to Cornelius McCarthy, Skibbereen at a further €3,000.
The Champion shown by Society President John Neenan unfortunately failed to reach his reserve and was withdrawn.
There was an excellent clearance of 85% with a sale averaged €2,850