The annual Premier Pedigree Show & Sale took place on Wednesday 5th of April at Cork co-operative mart Bandon with bulls of approximately 18 months – 2 years of age on show.
The sale attracted a total of 25 exhibitors of which 15 were sold resulting in a respectable 60% clearance rate with a correlating average price of €2,553.
Christopher Mullins from Bantry in Co. Cork received the champion sash for his fine looking animal Island View Alex who is a son of Droumdaniel Hector, which sold for €2,650. John Appelbe from Clonakilty Co. Cork stepped up to claim the title of Reserve Champion with his well muscled bull Appel 1 Federation a son of the UK bull Pallas 1 Jubliee.
When we finally got to the sale ring, prices started at around the €2,600 mark and were in the range of €1,900 – 2,900 for the duration of the auction. John Appelbe thought he had claimed the honour of top price bull when his Reserve Champion departed the ring with a price tag of €2,900 but he was content not to have this title completely stripped away as he shared the accolade with Jerry ‘O’ Sullivan when his bull Hollycrest Nidge (a son of the well known Kilsunny Goliath) left the ring with a price to match Appelbe’s bull.
Champion Bandon Island View Alex owner Christy Mullins receiving the Appelbe cup from John Appelbe and Judge Liam Philpott President IHBS
Reserve Champion Bandon Apple 1 Federation with John Appelbe and Judge Liam Philpott
Sincere thanks to IHBS President Liam Phipott who was our judge for the day, our auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill and last but not least to all the staff who organised and held the event at Bandon mart.