Great trade in Kilmallock last Friday for Hereford bulls. Again home trade is remaining strong which was evident as only 23 of the 38 bulls catalogued showed up for sale with the remaining being sold off farm prior to the sale. Home sales are particularly strong this year and quite early in comparison to last year with many farmers opting to buy bulls in breeders yards. There was a 60% clearance rate at the sale with the average price sitting at a very respectable €2464 – just shy of €2500.
Top of the town was shared by two breeders;
Kye Morgan 883 was bred by Roscommon breeder; Padraig McGrath of Kye Herefords. Kye Morgan 883, born July 2019 & sired by Gageboro Morgan, is a Four Star Replacement Index bull with a Five Star figure for milk. Morgan was fertility tested and was sold to a commercial farmer from Cork for €3300.
Joint top price of the day was also earned by new breeder; John Hartigan of Hayfield Herefords, Limerick, who had a very succesful day out for his first sale. Hayfield Maxulius George, with a tag number of 001, sold for the top price of €3300. Described as “a tremendous bull with a pedigree to match” – George is a Four Star Terminal & Four Star Replacement Index bull, sired by Trillick George.
It was well worth a second day out for Rathnollag Racer, bred by Sinead Conry of Rathnollag Herefords, Roscommon who sold for €3000. Born September 2019, Racer has a great pedigree being sired by F.H William & bred from a Steil Gerard Dam. This bull has both a Four Star Replacement & Four Star Terminal Index aswell as being fertiltiy tested & having served cows.
There was success for the Aliehs Hereford herd in Kerry when breeders; Timmee & Sheila O’Sullivan sold Aliehs Harry 6 for €2700. Bred from Kye Harry 697, a Free Town Hotspur son, Harry is a Four Star Replacement & Four Star Terminal Index bull with stars across the board in terms of Carcase weight & Milk.
Moyclare Sander, bred by Michael Molloy of Moyclare Herefords, Offaly, also sold on the day for €2500. Sander, born in June 2019 is a son of Free Town Nadal – an easy calving sire.
Boveen Ted, bred by Joe O’Connor of Boveen Herefords, Offaly also for €2500. Ted, born in October 2019, is sired by Ballyvlinngold Captain – a Cill Cormaic Kasper son & is a Five Star Replacement Index & Four Star Replacement Index bull.
Well done to all exhibitors & buyers on the day! Thanks to Irish Hereford Prime who also sponsored €200 to the FIVE highest priced bulls on the day.
Upcoming Hereford Bull Sales;
Nenagh Spring Hereford Bull Sale will be held on Saturday 15th May at 1pm.
Bidding will be available online via martbids.ie.
Full Sale Catalogue will be available later this week at irishhereford.com & by contacting the society office.
Sale Guidelines will be available shortly at irishhereford.com
Irish Hereford prime will also Sponsor €200 to the FIVE highest priced bulls on the day!