Twelve Hereford bulls were sold at the Kilkenny multi breed show and sale on Wednesday the 19th of April, with 7 of these making €3,000 or more. Local Kilkenny man and new breeder Seamus Rohan had a successful day at the previous Kilkenny sale and went on to dominate the Hereford class this time around with his bull Listrolin Lad when judge David Larkin awarded him the champion rosette.
The young bull born in September 2015 sold for €4,000 has a terminal and replacement rating of 5 and 4 stars respectively. This bull is a son of Balleen Pansy 762 bred by well know Hereford breeder and Kilkenny native Tom Brennan and sired by Kye Rodge 553, a former RDS Champion of Champions.
Seamus Rohan and sons with their Champion bull Listrolin Lad
Reserve champion went to Christy Finn’s homebred bull Bawngarriff Sonic, a 4 star terminal bull born in July 2015 that sold at €3,800 the second highest price of the day.
Christy Finn with his Reserve Champion Bawngarriff Sonic
Third highest price for the Hereford breed was €3,300 which was shared by three Leinster men;
- Knockfin Yukon by Francis Scott, Rathdowney: A 4 star terminal bull born September 2015
- Arnagross General 2 by Tomas Plunkett, Mullingar: An October calf from 2015, and son of Trillick Ranger.
- Chastworth Keeper by Thomas Hennessy Castlecomer: A 2015 November calf sired by Allowdale Valour.
Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture was also present on the day and made a purchase of a very stylish bull from Ballyraggan Herefords, a long established pedigree farm and one of the oldest Hereford herds in Ireland dating backing to 1938. The 21 month old bull bred by James Thompson sold for €3,000 with full marks in the terminal and replacement index’s scoring 5 stars for both. This bull is a grandson to the well know Australian bred bull Hollow Point Broker who is famous for his depth and thickness.