A successful day was had at the Hereford Spring Show & Sale in Nenagh on Saturday the 8th of April. Home sales continue to be the farmers preferred method of doing business, leading to 21 bulls arriving on the day which was about half the amount registered in the catalogue (41 bulls- 2 heifers). The glorious weather brought out a big crowd and Hugh Mulvihill did the rest as his charismatic sense of humor had buyers in good form and digging deep into their pockets resulting in a average of €3,100 being achieved on the day with a price range from €2,350-3,700 along with a 95% clearance rate.
Our judge for the day, Mr. Adrian Bateman from Co. Cork did an excellent job on grading the 4 classes, leaving our exhibitors happy with the results they achieved.
Padraig McGrath’s winner of class 4, Kye Harry 734 won champion bull on the day and sold for €3,600, and will now serve John Jones in Co. Wexford. Frank Harrington’s F.H. Star took the rosette for Reserve Champion, wih Barney O’Sullivan from Co. Wicklow becoming the new owner when he placed his last bid at €3,400. However, it was Rory Farrell from Nenagh who gained the most interest from the crowd when his bull Ballinveney Superstar reached the €3,700 mark, with Nelson McCrabbe becoming the new owner all the way from the hills in Donegal.
Padraig McGrath with his Champion bull Kye Harry 734 sold at €3,600. Judge Mr. Adrian Batman.
Reserve Champion F.H. Star by Frank Harrington sold at €3,400.
Rory Farrell and family with their top priced bull Ballinveney Superstar who sold for €3,700.
Working back from the remaining classes we had Philip Smyth and his bull Ardmulchan Lunar winning class 1 and selling for €3,650 to Patrick Lane from Co. Limerick.
Catherine Smyth showing her Class 1 winner Ardmulchan Lunar.
John Canty won the second class with his bull Portanob Brutus selling at €3,000 with Michael Mulcahy from Nenagh becoming the new owner.
John Canty with his second class winner Portabob Brutus.
Finally, the winner of the 3rd class goes to Nigel Heatrick who can’t seem to enter a competiton without winning something at the minute. His bull Glaslough Red Rum sold for €3,050 and now resides in the Garden of Ireland with James Kavanagh in Co. Wicklow.
Nigel Heatrick with Glaslough Red Rum, winner of class 3.
Huge thanks to all who participated and helped out on the day, we hope to see you all at our Kilmallock show on Friday the 21st April. Pictures of other top priced bulls on the day are attached below for you interest.
Nigel Heatrick with Glaslough Ruler who placed 3rd in Class 4 sold at €3,550 to Coolacurragh Farms in Co. Laois.
2nd place in Class 2, Kilkeary Simba by Tom Fogarty sold for €3,500 to Patrick Hayes Co. Limerick.
Kye King 733 by Padraig McGrath sold at €3,400 to Patrick McMahon from Co. Clare.
Rory Farrell’s Ballinveney Scholar made €3,400 who will now head to Glenaveigh Farm Co. Tipperary.
Declan Lavin’s Forestview Laurence placed 4th in Class 4 and sold for €3,400 to Henry Stanley Co. Tipperary.
Noel Allen came 3rd in the 1st Class with his bull Gurtlabawnpoll 1 Jake selling at €3,000 to Thos Casey Co. Tipperary.