The Hereford breed continues to be the popular choice among buyers as evident at the Pedigree Registered Bull Show & Sale in Ballybay mart. A total of 16 bulls were registered to attend the event of which only 12 arrived as a number of private sales had been agreed upon before the show. Of these 12 exhibitors, 11 were sold resulting in a 92% clearance rate, working out at an average value of €2,572.
The number of Herefords bulls was strong in number on the day as they compiled a total of 3 classes, a class extra then any of the other breeds present. The winner of the first Hereford class was Derek Woods with his bull Makief Rodge. Nigel Heatrick took the limelight for the following 2 classes, and kept his winning streak going as he did the double, winning Champion and Reserve Champion for his bulls Glaslough Rumble who sold for €2,120 and Glaslough Rolo who sold for €2,100. Derek Woods stole Heatrick’s thunder when he entered the sale ring with his winner of the first Hereford class Makief Rodge as he took home the most important title for top price bull on the day when the hammer dropped at €3,000.
Nigel Heatrick with his Champion Bull Glaslough Rumble who sold for €2,120.
Nigel Heatrick with his Reserve Champion Bull Glaslough Rolo that sold for €2,100.
Derek Woods with his top price bull Makief Rodge that sold for €3,000.
A big thank you is in order to the judge Mr. Donald Beattie and the auctioneer Mr. Pat Crosbie for their hard work on the day. Last but not least, compliments to all the staff at Ballybay Livestock Sales for the organisation and running of the event, they did a fantastic job.
The society would like to wish the best of the luck to buyers of the bulls and hope that they serve them well. We hope to see you at our next show & sale in Nenagh on Saturday the 8th of April.