The Irish Hereford Society Autumn Show & Sale took place in Kilmallock on Friday October 21st. Of the 28 bulls catalogued for the sale, 20 were exhibited and 15 of those sold to new homes. There was a great atmosphere around the mart with buyers travelling long distances to secure their new purchases.
Mr. John Appelbe of Appel Herefords, Co. Cork, took on the task of judging the pre-sale show. The Champion of the show went to lot 20 Balleen Account owned by Tom Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Account is sired by Cill Cormaic Quade and goes back to a Towra Brilliant sired cow. Account was later sold in the sale for €3,400.
The top price of the day went to lot 14 for Kyepoll 1 1 Nevin 944, bred by Padraig McGrath of Kye Herefords, Elphin Co. Roscommon. Nevin 944, sired by Fisher 1 Profile, has a 5-star terminal index and 5-star carcass weight index. After a flurry of bids, Nevin 944 went on to sell for €3,750. From the same pen, Lot 8 Kye Ranger 939 sold for €3,300. This February 2021 born bull was sired by Pulham Ranger and bred from a Free Town Hotspur dam.
The second top price of the day was €3,500 for the Reserve Champion; Farney Triumph. This September 2021 born bull was sired by Gageboro Morgan and boosts 5-stars on replacement and daughter’s milk. Triumph was bred by John and Mary Johnson of Farney Herefords, Co. Tipperary.
Michael & Sinead Conry of Rathnollag Herefords, Roscommon, exhibited Rathnollag Lad 91 who is sired by Pulham Powerhouse and goes back to Kye Rina 711. This October 2020 bull got the sale underway where he went on to sell for €3,200. Lad 91 boosts 4-star Replacement and 5-star Terminal indexes.
Lot 22 Ballinveney Empire for Rory Farrell of Ballinveney Herefords, Co. Tipperary went on to sell for €3,100. Empire was a July 2021 born bull and was sired by Ballinveney Nigel and goes back to a homebred Ballinveney Trudy dam. Empire has double 5-stars for the Replacement and Terminal indexes.
Well done to all exhibitors and we wish all purchasers the best of luck. The Irish Hereford Breed Society would like to thank Judge John Appelbe and Auctioneer John Gaffney for all their work on the day and Irish Hereford Prime for their practical and financial contributions to the sale also.