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Demand Outstrips Supply at Breaney Herd Dispersal

Spirited bidding throughout the sale ensured a full clearance in record time with a top price of 4,100 and an overall average just a tenner under 2,500 for the cows, heifers and stock bull on offer.

Given current interest in the Hereford breed it was no surprise that there was a packed ringside from the off at Granard mart for The Breaney Hereford Herd dispersal. The herd on offer represented a lifetimes toil and endeavour by Henry and Kathleen Tynan, Breaney, Ardagh, Co Longford. Reluctantly offered for sale due to ill health and advancing years the stock have now found new homes at various destinations from south Tipperary to Donegal.

The herd carefully developed over the years through the use of the best bulls available through AI and natural service. Stock from the herd has been successfully exhibited at Society sales and at local shows and more recently direct from the farm to repeat customers. The successful Dovea AI bull Breaney Sam is possibly the best known from the herd. On offer were good honest, solid cattle offering potential to existing and new entrants to the breed.

Breaney Kim top price @ 4,100 purchaser William Kennedy
Breaney Kim top price @ 4,100 purchaser William Kennedy

The evening’s top price of 4,100 was paid for a well-made young cow Breaney Kim. Five months pregnant with her second calf she is by Ballyaville Wally a Gageboro Burly son and out of Breaney Gillian a Churchill Storm daughter. The purchaser was William Kennedy, Coolatubber, Ballyforan, Co Roscommon.

Nelson McCrabbe who has in recent times been selectively putting together a nice herd Demesne, Raphoe, Co Donegal purchased an additional four females for his Ardstewart herd. These included Breaney Marisa a Gageboro Horatio daughter out of Breaney Heidi by Ballyaville Wally. The breeding goes back on the sire side to Bishophill General and Gageboro Suave two of the most successful Hereford sires to stand at Enfield AI. Mr McCrabbe took out several interested parties to secure this very promising maiden heifer at 3,700. He had earlier purchased her dam Heidi which has had three calves to date and is currently scanned seven months in calf at 2,600.Breanry Leticia an in calf heifer by Ballyaville Wally out of Churchill Storm daughter Breaney Daisy was purchased at 2,850 while the in calf Breaney Laura again by Wally out of Breaney Hilda by the homebred Breaney Don a Churchill Storm son at 2,550completed his purchases to average 2,925 for the four females.

New entrant to the breed Richard Lalor, Lisrough, Clonmel secured two females. Breaney Gillian a Churchill Storm daughter and dam of the 4,100 top priced cow Breaney Kim with her four month old heifer calf Niamh at foot by stock bull Grianan Krusader was a snip at 2,800. Mr Lalor also purchased Breaney Gina an SNS Generator 28X daughter out of Breaney Daisy scanned five months in calf at 2,550.

Other sales included Breaney Katelyn a rising four year old cow by Wally out of Breaney Dorothy to James Thompson, Ballyraggan, Rathvilly, Co Carlow at 2,500 and Breaney Leah again a Wally daughter and seven months in calf heifer at 2,500 to James Brady, Clonleam, Delvin, Co Westmeath.

The majority of cows and heifers were running with or in calf to the well-bred, three year old stock bull Grianan Krusader a bull of tremendous length and substance by Grianan Highflyer ET a GH Neon 17N son bred by T & A Fitzgerald. With several interested parties he was purchased by Peter Lalor, Mounttelier, Bohernabreena, Co Dublin when the hammer dropped at 3050.

Following the sale Society auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill stated that given the quality of stock on offer and the number of active customers his job was made very easy. He went on to state that demand for Hereford sired stock at GVM Kilmallock where he sells each Monday has reached an all-time high drawing new customers to the venue from as far away as Wexford.

The Society will offer all stock from the Lislaughtin Herd for sale on farm for the Fitzell Family at Ballylongford, Co Kerry on Saturday August the 30th at 1.00pm

 Part of the large crowd in attendance at the opening of the Breaney Dispersal by Society Auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill

Part of the large crowd in attendance at the opening of the Breaney Dispersal by Society Auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill
Last animal into the ring Stock bull Grianan Krusader sells at 3,050 to Peter Lalor
Last animal into the ring Stock bull Grianan Krusader sells at 3,050 to Peter Lalor

Dispersal Breaney Herd at Granard Mart Monday July 14th at 7.00pm

A total of twenty three lots of pedigree registered Hereford including Cows with spring calves at foot, in-calf cows calving majority from August onwards, in-calf and maiden heifers plus the stock bull will be offered for sale at Granard mart on July 14th next at 7.00pm.

Reluctantly a decision has been made due to advancing years and ill health to disperse the well-known Breaney herd home of the familiar and very successful AI sire Breaney Sam.

Breaney Sam
Breaney Sam

The herd has been carefully developed through the use of the best bulls and bloodlines available through AI and natural service. Successfully exhibited at Society Sales and at local summer shows this is a good solid herd offering tremendous potential for existing and new entrants to the breed.

Scanning data will be available at the sale. Any animals sold for export will be returned to the home farm to complete the necessary testing for export.

Dispersal Breaney Herd >>>Catalogue Dispersal Breaney Herd

HEREFORD – SPRING SHOW & SALE DATES 2014

  • Tullamore Tuesday March 25th 2014  –  Catalogue
  • Bandon Wednesday April 2nd 2014
  • Nenagh Saturday April 19th 2014 – Catalogue
  • Kilmallock Friday April 25th 2014 –  Catalogue
  • Nenagh Saturday May 17th 2014 –  Catalogue
  • National Hereford Show Tullamore Sunday August 10th 2014

Dispersal Sale Breaney Herd –  For Mrs. Kathleen Tynan, Breaney, Ardagh, Co Longford

At Granard Mart on Monday July 14th at 7.00pm. – Dispersal Breaney Herd Catalogue

Complete cow herd including cows with spring born calves at foot, incalf cows, incalf and maiden heifers, stock bull, harvest calves not included.

Hereford Final Spring Sale – Nenagh May 17th

The final sale of the Spring took place in Nenagh on May 17th 2014, the turnout was as can be expected for the last of the sales but people were still in high spirits on the day. There were prices ranging from €1,900 – €3,600, a fantastic clearance of 88% and an overall average €2,550 made on the day, keeping in target with the averages of all other sales throughout the past 3 months showing that even late in the Spring the Hereford Breed are always on top.

The Champion on the day went to a Bull from the herd of Davina and David Lewis from Glosterberg, Brosna, Birr, Co.Offaly. ‘Glosterberg 263’ is a son of Sire ‘ Kilsunny Goliath’ and Dam ‘Glosterberg 245th’ and went for a great price of €2,800 to Mr. Nolan of Bridgetown, O’ Briens Bridge, Co. Clare, later that day in the sale.

The Reserve Champion went to WA & IH Jones of Creagh House, Keenagh, Co. Longford with their Bull ‘Creaghpoll 1 James’ another progeny of Sire ‘Kilsunny Goliath’ and Dam ‘Creaghpoll 1 Pauline’. The Jones’ had only one Bull entered on Saturday and received a price of €2,700 from Mr. Sean Hunt, Coole Ease, Athea, Co. Limerick, for their Reserve Champion in the sale ring.

Mr. Joe Deverell, Ballyaville, Geashill, Co. Offaly, had a great day as his Bull ‘Ballyaville Geordie’ went for the top price of the day at €3,600 and was sold to Mr. Michael Oxley from Clonfert, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. ‘Ballyaville Geordie’ is a son of Sire ‘Killeaney Pompeii’ and Dam ‘ Ballyaville Vita’. Along with his top price bull, Mr. Tony Ryan of Carrigal, Carrigatoher, Nenagh bought Mr. Deverell’s first prizewinning Bull ‘Ballyaville Gary’ for €2,800 giving him an overall average of €3,200 accumulated on the day.

Another top price on the day went to Mr. Patsy Smith of Tullyinchin Mountain Lodge, Cootehill, Co. Cavan with his Bull ‘Borin Dan’ a son of Sire ‘Corlismore Pompeii’ and Dam ‘Borin Winkle’. Mr. Smith’s bull was purchased by Mr. Kieran McCabe from Ballinamult, Co. Waterford for €2,850.

There was a great atmosphere at the sale and as the clearance was at a high percentage the final sale finished with a good result, congratulations to everybody who sold or bought on the day. The upcoming National Hereford Show will take place on Sunday the 10th of August followed by the Autumn Sales in Tullamore on the 10th of October and Kilmallock on the 24th of October. More information about the Show and Sales will be posted on the website closer to the time. If you require any other information regarding Sales or Shows please contact our office on 044 93 48855 or email us on irishhereford@gmail.com .

Irish Hereford Breed Society Calf Promotion, Corrin Mart, Fermoy.

Bull Calf sold by Nickie Flavin, Barnageehy, Youghal, Co. Cork €305.

Heifer Calf sold by Cors Cronin, Ballinadough, Carrig Na Phear €215.

champion heifer owned by Corneilus Cronin, Carrignavar which sold for €215 with Pat McCarthy, Hereford Council Member & Ted O'Sullivan, Bartlemy, Hereford Breeder.
champion heifer owned by Corneilus Cronin, Carrignavar which sold for €215 with Pat McCarthy, Hereford Council Member & Ted O’Sullivan, Bartlemy, Hereford Breeder.
champion heifer which sold for €215 with Pat McCarthy, Hereford Council Member, Oliver Manley representing owner Corneilus Cronin, Carrignavar & Ted O'Sullivan, Bartlemy, Hereford Breeder.
champion heifer which sold for €215 with Pat McCarthy, Hereford Council Member, Oliver Manley representing owner Corneilus Cronin, Carrignavar & Ted O’Sullivan, Bartlemy, Hereford Breeder.
champion bull which sold for €305 with Pat McCarthy, Hereford Council Member, owner Elaine Flavin, Barnageehy, Youghal & Michael Morrisson, Killeagh, Hereford Breeder.
champion bull which sold for €305 with Pat McCarthy, Hereford Council Member, owner Elaine Flavin, Barnageehy, Youghal & Michael Morrisson, Killeagh, Hereford Breeder.