Kilkenny May Bull Sale 2023

Kilkenny annual multi breed bull sale was held on 10th May 2023.

There were 25 bulls catalogued for sale but only 12 presented on the day – a sign of continued demand for Hereford bulls off farm nationwide. The sale was a flyer to finish the season in Kilkenny with the average price coming in at €3,490 and 10 out of the 12 bulls presented for sale being sold on the day.

The sale topper was lot 64 – Cave Hill George 3 by Padraig Farrell who earned €4,100. This October 2021 born bull was sired by Trillick George and bred from Cave Hill Germoine, a Kilsunny Goliath dam.

Cave Hill George 3 topped the sale at €4,100.

The joint second top price for the day was €3,800. Boveen Vince by Joe O’Connor, Offaly, was sired by Caislean Jake and bred from a Freetown Nadal dam. Vince has four stars for the terminal index and carcase conformation along with an easy calving figure of 1.1%. Vince sold for €3,800.

Boveen Vince sold for €3,800

Lot 69 – Knockduffpoll 1 Ladman by Mairead Curtis & Michael Jones, Wexford, also sold for €3,800. This January 2022 born bull was sired by Duibhgiolla Lad and bred from Knockduffpoll 1 Tuilip Et, a Rathcor Ranger daughter.

The next top price of the day was awarded to lot 65 – Mountwilliams Pirate, by Aidan Farrell, Westmeath. Pirate, born October 2021, was sired by Cill Cormaic Marvel and bred from a Kilsunny Goliath dam. Pirate has four stars for the terminal index and carcase weight.

Another Caislean Jake also sold well – Moyclare Upton by Michael Molloy, Offaly, sold for €3,600. Also bred from a Free Town Nadal dam, Upton has four stars for the terminal index, five stars for carcase weight, a very easy calving figure of 1.4% and is also tested free from Hypotrichosis.

Moyclare Upton sold for €3,600

John Farrell of Boyanna and Pike Herefords, Westmeath, had a successful days trading when he sold two bulls for €3,500. The first lot was polled bull Pike 1 Eriksen, sired by Solpoll 1 Lawman and bred from Pike 1 Tess, a Glaslough Esquire dam. This June 2021 bull has five stars for both the terminal and the replacement index.  

Boyanna Ashton, fully horned bull by John Farrell also sold for €3,500. This January bull was sired by Boyanna Storm 1st and bred from a Bowmont Storm dam.

Boyanna Ashton sold for €3,500

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