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Tullaha Donny at €4,600 tops the Premier Autumn Hereford sale at GVM Tullamore

What a day for Tullaha Herefords from Charleville, Co. Limerick. The Tullaha herd of the late John Neenan who passed away so suddenly and unexpectedly almost a year ago provided the day’s top price of €4,600. Tullaha Donny selected from the herd to represent it at last year’s national calf show by John himself missed out on that event due to John’s untimely death.

The herd now in the hands of daughter Maura and her husband Tommy made no mistake in the preparation for Saturday’s event. This smashing 5 star Terminal, son of Rossmore Nelson Mandela out of the homebred Tullaha Stephanie was also fertility tested.  Once opened the bidding was spirited until the hammer dropped at €4,600. In fact, the underbidder had difficulty in gaining access to the bidding ring due to the cap on numbers around the ring. This fine bull has moved onto new pastures in neighbouring Tipperary.

Lot 5 – Tullaha Donny sold for €4,600.

It was a shining day for the North West of Ireland too with Ardstewart Eby Gum fetching the second highest price of the day of €3600. Ardstewart Eby Gum is sired by Cill Cormaic Prince 2 & bred from Borin Emma. This 5 star Terminal Bull is a tremendous herd sire with a pedigree to match; bred by the McCrabbe family in Donegal, he was purchased by a fellow Donegal farmer. It is very positive to see quality bloodlines remaining in that part of the country.

Lot 8 – Ardstewart Eby Gum sold for €3600.

K & M Diffley from Co Leitrim exhibited Duibhgiolla Lad a Blackwater Lad son, bred out of a home bred cow Duibhgiolla Marta which sold for €3,100 to a pedigree breeding herd in the sunny south east.

Lot 28 – Duibhgiolla Lad sold for €3,100.

Trillick Showman bred by JJ Farrell, Longford, is a bull with a lot of style along with having good indexes sired by Glaslough Rooney. This fertility tested bull sold to a pedigree Hereford Breeder in County Dublin on a bid of €2,900.

Lot 32: Trillick Showman sold for €2,900.

Beaghmore Pilot, an 18 month old Gageboro Morgan son bred by Leila McCabe, Carrigallen sold at a satisfactory €2,800 to Ballinasloe, Co Galway.

The top price for a heifer was paid for Appel 1 Savannah, a 5 star, Solpoll 1 Lawman daughter with excellent figures & from one of the best cow families of the Appel Herefords belonging to John Appelbe from Cork. This heifer, scanned suitable for breeding sold at €3050 to Dungannon in Northern Ireland – thus expanding this quality gene pool nationwide.

Lot 54: Appel 1 Savannah sold for €3050.

Padraig McGrath a regular exhibitor from Roscommon had Kye Holly 867, a 4 star heifer sired by Glaslough Rooney & bred from Kye Holly 684 on offer. She sold at €3,000 to a Tipperary herd having been pipped for the top price by a tight margin.

Lot 44: Kye Holly 687 sold for €3,000.

A number of bulls were sold at home by breeders in advance of the sale as some purchasers were uncertain if Covid regulations would change requirements in relation to travel, attendance etc. Amongst those were two five, star bulls Corlsimorepoll 1 Bradstock 028 & Corlsimorepoll 1 Henry 033 bred by Sean McKiernan, Co Cavan both sold privately off farm at €3,000 & €3,500 ahead of the Premier Sale.

Lot 2: Duibhgiolla Henry sold for €2,200.
Lot 9: Ardstewart Eggbert sold for €2,000.
Lot 20: Mullaghdoo Duke sold for €2,500.
Lot 31: Grianan Universal sold for €2,450.
Lot 33: Grianan Uncle Sam sold for €2,600.
Lot 43: Glaslough Uptown girl sold for €2,600.
Lot 51: Kye Paula 874 sold for €2,300.
Lot 56: Appel 1 Dawn Break sold for €2,750.

In spite of the current restrictions – The Society are happy with the outcome of the Premier Autumn Hereford sale & feel that even though normal circumstances were not available i.e. showing, washing, maximum numbers allowed around the ring etc, the sponsorship by Irish Hereford Prime to the purchasers of the top five highest priced bulls provided an incentive to those interested in securing the top animals. Irish Hereford Prime will once again provide a similar incentive at Kilmallock to the purchasers of the five top priced bulls. Overall, exhibitors were well satisfied with the demand and clearance of stock.

Well done to all exhibitors on the day & the very best of luck to all purchasers & breeders.

The Society holds its final sale of the 2020 season at GVM Kilmallock this coming Friday October 23rd where 27 useful Hereford bulls will be put forward. The sale starts at 1.00 pm. Online bidding is available by contacting GVM Kilmallock in advance of the sale on (063) 98555. Full sale catalogue is available HERE!

Coisceam Hereford Dispersal Sale

Coisceam Herefords are presenting a full herd dispersal of Registered Pedigree Hereford Cows with calves at foot, In-Calf Cows & Maiden heifers for sale in Kanturk Livestock Mart on Tuesday 27th October 2020  in conjunction with the weekly sale.

Tim Breen will present 10 lots of top quality Pedigree Hereford females for sale on the day.

All cattle are available for viewing between now & the sale on farm by appointment only. Tim can be contacted by phone to make viewing appointments or in relation to any other queries about the sale via; Mobile Phone; 087 9913266.

Cattle will also be available for viewing in Kanturk Mart on the morning of the sale – 27th October 2020.

This is an ideal opportunity for any breeder interested in expanding their herd of Pedigree Registered cows or equally anyone who is interested in starting their own Hereford Herd.

The Society would like to wish Tim the very best of luck with this sale & wish all buyers the best of luck with their purchases.

The Full Sale Catalogue is available HERE!

Lot 1 for sale; Gurteragh Linsey with Calf at Foot.

Autumn Sales Sponsorship of €200 for the top five bulls by Irish Hereford Prime

Good News!

Irish Hereford Prime will be sponsoring €200 to each buyer of the top five highest priced bulls at the upcoming Autumn Hereford sales;

GVM Tullamore – 17th October (38 Bulls & 21 Heifer)

GVM Kilmallock – 23rd October (27 Bulls)

This contribution is invaluable to our members & breeders and will hopefully prove beneficial to both the buyer & the seller.

Both sales will begin at 1pm & will be run in accordance with Government Health & Safety guidelines. Face coverings must be worn & socially distancing must be adhered to at all times.

Online Bidding will be available for both sales – please contact either mart in advance of the sale to set up an account;

  • GVM Tullamore – 057 9321196
  • GVM Kilmallock – 063 98555

Check out the catalogues for both sales HERE!

The Society would like to wish all buyer & sellers the very best of luck in both sales.

13th Annual Commercial Hereford Cross Show & Sale

𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐰 & 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐞 will take place in Newport Mart in Co. Tipperary on Saturday 10th October at 12 noon.

Hereford X Store Steers, Heifers, Cows & Weanlings will be exhibited & sold on the day.

Irish Hereford Prime Producers will be in attendance.

Bidding is available online – contact Newport Mart in advance of the Sale on 061 378121.


Irish Hereford Virtual Calf Show 2020

The North Leinster Hereford Branch are delighted to unveil the schedule for the Irish Hereford Virtual Calf Show 2020. This event promises to be an event like no other, with the best of Hereford genetics being showcased from the pedigree, commercial & dairy herd.

There are very generous prizes up for grabs for those lucky enough to win, thanks to generous sponsors; HerdwatchMoocall – Allsure – Dectomax & Irish Hereford Prime.

Entries open 7th October & can be uploaded via the website;

Schedule of Classes;

Class 1: Heifer born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th September 2019.

Class 2: Heifer born on or between 1st October 2019 & 31st December 2019

Class 3: Heifer born on or between 1st January 2020 & 31st March 2020

Class 4: Heifer Calf of the Future born from April 1st 2020 onwards

Moocall Senior Female Champion – Classes 1 & 2

Allsure Junior Female Champion – Classes 3 & 4

Overall Female Champion

Class 5: Bull born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th September 2019

Class 6: Bull born on or between 1st October 2019 & 31st December 2019

Class 7: Bull born on or between 1st January 2020 & 31st March 2020

Class 8: Bull Calf of the Future born from April 1st 2020 onwards

Herdwatch Senior Male Champion – Classes 5 & 6

Dectomax Junior Male Champion – Classes 7 & 8

Overall Male Champion

>>>Classes with a Difference<<<

Class 9: Dairy Beef Index – Pedigree Genotyped Bull born on or between 1st July 2019 & 31st December 2019. Criteria for judging will be based 60% on appearance and 40% on Dairy Beef Index (October 2020 Evaluations)

Class 10: Commercial Hereford Sired Calf, male or female, born in 2020

Class 11: Hereford / Hereford X Replacement Heifer of the Future – Hereford Sired female born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th June 2020. Criteria for judging will be based 60% on appearance and 40% on Dairy Beef Index (October 2020 Evaluations)

Rules of Entry;

To enter any of the classes listed above, the exhibitor must submit 3 pictures;

A Side View, A Rear View & A Front View.

All animals must be unhaltered and grooming is prohibited in photographs.

No professional photography allowed.

No entry Fee.

Exhibitors will be asked to submit the; animal’s name, tag number, DOB, class number, owners name & contact details.

Entries in Class 10 & 11 may be subject to random DNA testing by Irish Hereford Prime.

In the interest of fairness, competitors are asked to please refrain from posting their pictures on social media until the judging process is completed and the results have been released – Failure to observe these requests will mean omission from the competition.

Entries close 26th October.

Class winners will be announced online on  21st November.


For further enquiries please contact the Irish Hereford Breed Society on 044 9348855 and or

Irish Hereford Virtual Calf Show 2020 Schedule & Entry Requirements.