The final Irish Hereford Breed Society Bull sale for Spring 2021 was held last Saturday in Nenagh mart. There were a large number of entries with 49 bulls catalogued, however the strong demand for Hereford bulls that has been seen consistently this Spring along with strong home sales left many of the bulls being sold previous to the sale.
There was over 50% clearance rate on the day & the average price paid out was just shy of €2500 at €2479.
The top of the town was earned by Moyclare Seamus, bred by Michael Molloy of Moyclare Herefords, Offaly, who sold for €3900 to a Kerry Dairy Farmer. Born October 2019, Seamus was sired by Church Hill Nigel and holds a Five Star Terminal & Five Star Replacement Index as well as having Five Stars for Carcase Weight & Carcase Conformation.
It was a successful day for new breeder; Michael Browne, of Gortacullin Herefords, Clare, who brought out Gortacullin Donald for the breeders first day at the sales. Donald, born October 2019 & bred from Gurteragh Maximus and Balleen Molly 1015, has a 2.5% easy calving index as well as Four Star Replacement rate . Donald sold for €2700.
Kieran Noonan of Double Tree Herefords, Cork also sold Double Tree Pete for €2700 to a fellow Cork dairy farmer. Pete was born in October 2019 & is a Trillick Best son as well as being bred from a milky fertile FH Noel cow. Pete has a Five Star Terminal & Replacement Index.
There was a double success for West Cork breeder; John Cahalane, of Droumgarriffe Herefords, who went home with an empty trailer after selling both of his bulls entered for sale. Lot 6 – Droumgarriffe Lucky, born August 2019 & bred from Allowdale Rory 594, has a Five Star Terminal & a Four Star Replacement index with Five stars across the board for Carcase weight & conformation. This fertility tested bull sold to a local Tipperary farmer for €2600.
Garriffe 1 Miah was also sold to a Galway herd for €2600. Miah, born August 2019 & bred from Cill Cormaic Kapser & from a Kilsunny Goliath dam, has a Five Star Replacement & a Four Star Terminal Index as well as being fertility tested also.
The Society would like to wish all purchasers the best of luck with their bulls from all of the Society sales this Spring & wish all breeders the best of luck for the remainder of the season. The Society would also like to thank Irish Hereford Prime for their support & for sponsoring each of the Spring sales.