The final Hereford Spring Show & Sale was held last Saturday in Nenagh and was a successful end to an already successful season for Hereford breeders. Again, Irish Hereford Prime kindly sponsored €200 to the buyer of each bull sold for €2800 and over during this sale.
With home sales being strong throughout the Spring and demand exceeding supply, only 10 of the 31 bulls were exhibited for sale on the day. Of the 10, eight of the bulls were sold and four were sold for over €3000.
Supreme by Name – Supreme by Nature! Bred by Phil & Catherine Smyth,Meath; Nenagh sale Champion was awarded to Ardmulchan Supreme by judge Mr. Adrian Bateman. This March born bull was sired by Ballinveney Tiger and bred from a Yarram Pompeii grand-dam and is a half brother to Ardmulchan Sydney, who sold for €3000 at the end of the Nenagh April sale. Ardmulchan Supreme was purchased by a breeder from Kilkenny for €3900.
The Reserve Champion earned the second top price of the day and was also purchase by the same Kilkenny breeder. Carrick Hector, bred by Philip Lynch, Cavan, was sired by Cill Cormaic Orson and bred from a Grianan Firecracker grand-dam. Hector was purchased for €3300.
There was success also for Glaslough Herefords by Nigel Heatrick, Monaghan. Nigel’s first lot into the ring; Glaslough Warrior, sired by a Gageboro Eugenic grandson and bred from a Ballyaville Ger dam, was purchased by a Galway farmer for €3100.
The Heatrick’s second & final lot into the ring; Glaslough Wellington, also moved onto greener pastures when he sold for €2800. This December bull was sired by Ballyaville Ger and bred from Glaslough New Look.
Of the three bulls catalogued for sale from Ryanstown Herefords, only one was left for sale following good home trade for the herd. Ryanstown Copper, bred by Sean Ryan from Nenagh, sold for €3100 to a fellow Tipperary farmer. Copper was sired by Balleen Generator and bred from a Gageboro Eugenic grand-dam.
There was also one heifer exhibited and sold on the day; Boyanna Sheila; sired by Cill Cormaic Kasper and bred from a Bowmont Storm grand-dam, was sold by Pat Lynch of Rossdelia Herefords, Clare to a Tipperary breeder.
Congratulations to all breeders and the very best of luck to all purchasers.
Many thanks are extended to the judge; Mr. Adrian Bateman, auctioneer; Mr. Eamonn Gaffney, Steward: Mr. Tommy Cregan, Philip and the staff of Central Auctions Nenagh and to Irish Hereford Prime for once again sponsoring this sale.