The Kilsunny Herd of Trevor Dudley & Family, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary is pleased to announce the private export sale of the 12 month old, yearling bull, Kilsunny Rambo to Ballycrune Herefords, Northern Ireland.
Kilsunny Rambo had just reached his first birthday at the end of January and is a son of the Dudley’s well-known show cow, Kilsunny Lass Lily who has won three consecutive 1st prizes at the National Hereford Show, Tullamore from 2017 – 2019 inclusive, just missing out on a chance to make it 4 wins in a row after last year’s show was cancelled due to Covid-19. Rambo’s grand-dam, Kilsunny Lass Gem also won three consecutive 1st prizes at Tullamore (2010 – 2012) with his great grand-dam, Kilsunny Lass Scarlet also taking a coveted red ribbon at Tullamore in 2000, making him a potential 4th generation national title holder himself.
In addition to his stellar pedigree, Rambo also carries a 5 star terminal index from ICBF with a carcass weight figure of +11.5kg, which is nearly three times the official breed average. His aforementioned dam also boasts a calving interval of 358 days between her last two calvings (and a 335 day calving interval for the two calvings before that) with the national average recorded by ICBF for calving interval in suckler cows standing at 395 days for 2020. Lass Lily has also proven herself to be a prolific brood cow with her first son, Kilsunny Ozzy selling to Springvilla Herefords at the 2018 IHBS Autumn Premier in Tullamore and her first daughter, Kilsunny Lass Porscha selling privately at just 9 months to Toberleigh Herefords in the winter of 2019.
It was this balance between proven show ring performance and superior genetic potential on the back of his outstanding breeding figures that made the 12 month old Rambo an attractive proposition for buyer, Colin McCord who snapped him up to stand as junior herd sire for his pedigree Hereford herd in Co. Down. The sale was initiated over social media (with the Dudley’s now selling about 50% of their pedigree bulls online, with a following of over 80,000 on Instagram alone) with the bull departing Kilsunny for his new home in Co. Down last weekend.