The annual Hereford & multi-breed sale was held in Bandon mart last Thursday 15th April. With 20 bulls catalogued – only 14 attended the sale, again another sign that home sales are strong.
The top price on the day went to Lot 15 – Skehanore Festive, bred by Tom Hickey, Ballydehob. This bull was sired by Free Town Peerless & is a Four Star Terminal Index bull. Festive was sold to a fellow Hereford breeder from West Cork for €2500.
Lot 19 – Butlerstown Simba, bred by Shane O’Driscoll of Butlerstown herefords, Bandon was sold to Carrigaline for €2200. Simba, born in September 2019, is sired by Gurteragh Romeo 697 Et and bred from Skehanore Buttons A 802, has a Three Star Replacement rate & a Five Star rating for milk.
All of the bulls that sold were sold for €2000 or over including;
Lot 16 – Droumdaniel Master sold for €2000. This July 2019 born bull, bred by the Lynch family from Bantry, has a Five Star rating for carcase conformation as well as a very low calving figure on cows of just 1.1%. Master was sired by Droumdaniel Rambler, an Allowdale Exceller son & bred from Droumdaniel Jennie, a Kingsgrove daughter.
Lot 20 – Droumdaniel Django also sold for €2000. Bred by the Lynch family of Droumdaniel Herefords, Bantry – Django was sired by Droumdaniel Rambler, an Allowdale Exceller son & bred from Skehanore Dancer B 851. This September 2019 born bull, has a Four Star Replacement index figure.
Well done to all breeders who sold their stock & the very best of luck to all the purchasers!
Many thanks again to Irish Hereford Prime who sponsored €200 to the five highest priced bulls above.
Upcoming Hereford 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 is available at irishhereford.com & by contacting the society office.
Sale Guidelines will be available shortly at irishhereford.com