Judging at the event was John Neenan and son in law Tommy Creegan from Broadford, Charleville, Co. Limerick owner of the Tullaha herd. A number of bulls entered had previously been sold at the Premier sale held over two weeks ago in Tullamore on the 31st of March leading to a total of 29 bulls present on the day.
John and Tommy selected Glaslough Stroller as their champion at the event. This 4 star terminal bull is owned by Sam & Nigel Heatrick and is sired by their stock bull Ballyaville Ger, which they purchased from the Deverells back in 2014. The overall structure of Heatricks bull showed tremendous width and conformation which caught the eye of Offaly man William Fleury as he placed his final bid at €3,000 to become the new owner.
Champion: Glaslough Stroller with breeder Nigel Heatrick along with judges Tommy Creegan & John Neenan with IHBS president Pat McCarthy on right. (sold for €3,000)
Equalising the top price of the sale was Keenagh MacGregor a 20 month old bull that scored 5 stars for both terminal and replacement. This smashing bull was bred by Edwin & Robert Jones from Keenagh, Co. Longford and is sired by Haven Kingpin a bull whos progeny has produced a number of top prices at our premier sale. MacGregor demonstrated his capacity within the show ring as he showed great volume,length and depth which attracted the fancy of Philip Madden from Abbeyliex, Co. Laois.
Edwin & Robert Jones with their bull Keenagh MacGregor that sold for €3,000.
Having topped the sale last year Rory Farrell returned again with two cracking bulls full of power with Ballinveney Talent taking home the rosette for Reserve Champion as well as first in his class. This fertility tested bull is sired by the well known Gageboro Morgan bull who has produced numerous sale toppers and show winners down the years.
Farrells second bull secured the next highest price of the sale when Ballinveney Treasure was bought by fellow Nenagh man Mervyn Donaldson at €2,900. This bull really was a treasure to the new purchaser showing great value for money as this bull showed great breed character, demonstrating all the qualities associated with the characteristics of the breed, from the shape of his head, his color markings and the quality of its coat.
Rory, Daniel and Brian Farrell with handler Conor Gleeson in middle with Ballinveney Treasure – sold for €2,900.
Next top price on the day was Sean Neary’s Clooncullane Duke 365 selling for €2,800 to John Walker from Manister Croom, Co.Limerick. This double 5 star fertility tested bull who showcased exceptional quality is sired by Trillick George.
Kilmallock Friday 20th April 2018
41 Bulls – all sire verified and BVD tested