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Tullamaine Hereford Herd Dispersal Sale

Tullamaine Hereford Herd is presenting a full herd dispersal sale in Cashel Mart on Wednesday 9th December at 2pm.

Bob and Deirdre Lanigan will present 29 lots of Top Quality Pedigree Hereford cattle for sale including;

  • Cows in calf to both the current stock bull; Balleen Towers & Cave Hill General 2
  • Cows with calves at foot
  • Weanling heifers
  • Weanling bulls

This is a sale not to be missed for anyone interested in increasing their breeding herd as it is a great chance; giving all Hereford breeders access to acquire top quality registered pedigree Hereford Cows, Heifers, Young bulls and a Stock Bull.

All cattle are available for viewing between now and the day of the sale on farm by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 0862532783.

Cattle will be available for viewing on the morning of the sale in the mart also.

Please note restrictions may apply on the day of sale due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government restrictions i.e. restricted numbers around the ring etc. Please keep an eye out at for further updates closer to the time. Bidding will also be available online via along with contacting Cashel mart on (062) 62500 in advance of the sale.

Wishing the Lanigan family and all of the prospective buyers the very best of luck.

Full Sale Catalogue HERE!

Coisceim Hereford Herd Dispersal Sale

Coisceim Herefords held their dispersal sale in Kanturk Livestock Mart on Tuesday 27th October 2020.

The sale consisted of cows, calves and heifers making this the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in starting up their own pedigree Hereford herd or any established breeder interested in introducing new bloodlines to their herd.

The sale was held fully online as the entire country moved to a level five lockdown just one week before this date. This meant that no purchasers were allowed to bid around the ring. Viewing of the cattle was allowed during a set time and all buyers had to purchase their stock online away from the mart.

Despite these trying times and awkward circumstances, the sale went quite well with a full clearance and an average price reached of €2058.

Top price was €2800 for Coisceim Kit whose genetics go back to the Quinsboro Rose and Meiltron Leisure lines. This 2018 born heifer is due to calve her first calf this November and is carrying to Lisnalurg Celtic.

Coisceim Kandi made the second highest price of €2700. This 4 star, 2018 heifer, which was bred from Tullaha Raindrop, was a junior heifer prize winner at Tullamore Show. Kandi is also due to calves in November to Lisnalurg Celtic.

Coisceim Minnie, an April 2020 born heifer calf sold for €1500. Minnie is bred from Gurteragh Linsey; a herd show cow who has won many prizes including the Champion at Bantry Show 2018 , Ballyroe Show 2018 and 2nd in the Senior Cow class at Tullamore Show 2018 & 2019. Guerteragh Linsey, born in 2011 & bred from Gurteragh Gladiator was sold for €1850.

Gurteragh Linsey
Gurteragh Linsey with her March born bull calf at the National Hereford Show in Tullamore Show 2019.

New Star Allegra, a 4 star cow sold for €2500. This top quality cow with great milk has been consistently producing quality stock. Sired by Gurteragh Justice, who was Munster bull of the year 2014, Allegra is due to calve in late December 2020 to Lisnalurg Celtic.

The Society would like to take this opportunity to wish Tim Breen the very best in the future & wish all purchasers the very best with their stock.

Up Next!

Tullamaine Hereford Herd Dispersal Sale will take place on 9th December in Cashel Mart at 2pm. Entry to the mart will depend on the restrictions on the day. Keep an eye out on the Irish Hereford Website for further updates closer to the time. Full catalogue will be available shortly.

West Cork takes the top of the town at the Autumn Sale in GVM Kilmallock 2020

The final Autumn Hereford Sale took place in GVM Kilmallock last Friday 23rd October. A number of double entered bulls which were sold the previous week in Tullamore along with a number of private sales led to a total of 19 bulls appearing on the day out of the catalogued 27. Of the 19 exhibited, 9 were sold leading to a clearance rate of just shy of 50% and a combined average price of €2,190 which was reflective of the sudden National Lockdown that came into effect earlier in the week & the strict restrictions around access to view the bulls in the mart & having to bid online which all proved to be hurdles for this sale.

However, despite the unfavourable sale conditions, 50% clearance rate is significantly up on the same sale last year and very respectable considering the wider circumstances.

West Cork breeders; the Lynch Family of Droumdaniel Herefords took home the top price of the day for Lot 27; Droumdaniel Captain. This 5 star Terminal bull was sired by Brocca Kieran & home bred from Droumdaniel Delia 12th, with his page full of stars was sold to Co. Limerick for €2900. Captain, being the top performing bull in the herd; is a full brother to Droumdaniel Devine who placed second in the Tullamore Show, Champion of the Cork Summer Show, Reserve Champion in Dunmanway Show and also in the top five of the interbreed class, all in 2019.

Lot 27 – Droumdaniel captain sold for €2900

Further success for the West Cork herd came when Droumdaniel Chaser sold for €2300 to a fellow Cork farmer. This 15 – month- old bull has shown a great growth rate with little input. He is the bull that should put height and legs in his new herd.

Lot 24 – Droumdaniel Chaser sold for €2300

Clouncagh Herefords from Limerick took home the second best price of the day when Airhill Rory was sold to fellow Hereford breeders; the Dudley family of Kilsunny Herefords in Tipperary for €2500. This is a lovely quality bull with natural muscle and ease of fleshing and has proved himself already by having cows served. Rory is sired by Cill Cormaic Napoleon and bred from Airhill Luiseanna of the Airhill Hereford Herd in Wexford. Airhill Herefords held a successful reduction sale in September 2019.

Lot 19 – Airhill Rory sold for €2500

In spite of the current restrictions – There has been a positive outcome from both Autumn Hereford sales this year & even though normal circumstances were not available i.e. showing, washing, no buyers allowed around the ring etc, the outcome was much better than anticipated. A huge help was also down to the sponsorship by Irish Hereford Prime to the purchasers of the top five highest priced bulls which provided an added incentive to those interested in securing the top animals & proved very beneficial to breeders alike.

Lot 8 -Droumgarriffe Buddy sold for €2100
Lot 18 – Kye Rooney sold for €2100

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

Don’t forget to send in your entries for the National Calf Show 2020 via Full category & entry requirements available there also. All queries can be directed to Louise via e-mail at Entries close next Monday 26th October!

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 10-: Corran Hill Geldoff sold for €2,400.
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.