Kilkenny held their annual April multi-breed bull sale last week.
There was a good trade at the sale with a very good clearance rate of only three out of the 16 bulls presenting not being sold. Some of the bulls catalogued were sold at home prior to the sale – a trend that has been seen repeatedly through out the sales this season. The average price paid was €2642 and there was no bull sold for under €2450.
Top price on the day went to the Wexford Knockduff Hereford herd belonging to Michael Jones. Knockduffpoll 1 Kasper, born September 2019, was sired by Cill Cormaic Kasper & bred from a Kilsunny Goliath daughter. This Five Star Terminal & Replacement Index bull was sold to a Wicklow herd for €3200.
Knockmountagh Herefords also reached the €3000 mark for Knockmountagh Rebel. Bred by Eamon & John McKiernan of Knockmountagh Herefords, Louth; Rebel was sired by Haven Kingpin & bred from a Glaslough Esquire Dam. Rebel is a Four Star Terminal Index bull with Four Star carcase weight figures & was sold to a Kilkenny herd for €3000.
The next best price on the day was for Arnagross Rory, bred by Thomas Plunkett of Arnagross Herefords, Westmeath. Born October 2019 & sired by Blackwater Master, Rory is a Four Star Terminal & Five Star carcase weight bull. Rory sold to a fellow Hereford breeder from Kilkenny for €2900.
Glenn Jacob of Dunsinane Herefords, Wexford sold Dunsinane Ultra. Ultra was born August 2019 & was sired by Bowmont Vancouver D103. Ultra, with a Five Star figure for conformation & daughter calving interval was sold to a Kilkenny herd for € 2700.
Well done to all breeders & the very best of luck to all purchasers.
Upcoming Hereford Sales
Nenagh Spring Hereford Bull Sale will be held on Saturday 15th May at 1pm.
Full Sale Catalogue is available HERE & by contacting the society office.
Bidding will be available online via martbids.ie.
Sale Guidelines will be available shortly at irishhereford.com