Out of the 53 bulls entered in to the Kilmallock show & sale, a total of 30 arrived on the day, with only 9 being unsold resulting in a clearance rate of over 70%. The sale had a price range of €2,000 – €3,550 and working out at an average of €2,880.
Retired bank manager Eamon McKiernan, who is originally from Cavan but lives in Louth received the top price on the day for his 5 star terminal bull Knockmountagh Fionn, who is from Ireland’s easiest calving Hereford sire Cill Cormaic Kasper. Mr Joe Kett put on a good show when he entered a bidding battle with a fellow spectator and came out triumphant when he placed his last offer of €3,550 to become the new owner.
Top price bull at €3,550 Knockmountagh Fionn with owner John McKiernan and purchaser Jodie Kett
Declan Donnelly from Ennis and Ted O’Sullivan from Fermoy were next in line as they shared second highest price for their bull’s Clondrina 1171st and Furaleigh Kobe 1049 when they sold at €3,200 a piece.
Clondrina 1171st sold at €3,200 with owner Declan Donnelly
Furaleigh Kobe 1049 sold at €3,200 with owner Ted O’Sullivan
Padraig McGrath and Dermot Whelton secured the third highest price of the day when their bull’s Kye Gerard 727 (1st place class 3) and Hazel Grove Braxton (2nd place class 3) made €3,000 each.
Padraigh McGrath with his bull Kye Gererd 727 that sold for €3,000 scoring 5 stars for Terminal & 4 stars for Replacement
Owners Keith and Dermot Whelton with their 5 star replacement bull Hazel Grove Braxton sold for €3,000
Mullaghdoo Arthur €2,800 with owner Basil Arnold
The society would like to wish all purchasers the best of luck with their new bulls, we hope they serve them well.
We look forward to our next sale in Nenagh on Saturday the 20th of May.