The Irish Hereford Spring Sale was held in Nenagh last Saturday 10th April. Of the bulls that were sold – sold very well with good prices earned. Home sales are very strong this Spring which was evident where only 19 out of the 32 bulls catalogued showed up for sale, the remaining 23 bulls being sold from home pre-sale. The Sale average price was €2871 – a very respectable figure & a good help to breeders selling bulls at home of which sales have gotten slightly earlier this year than usual.
Top Price of the day went to Ballinalick Herefords, belonging to Willie Duff, Tpeerary. Ballinalick Murty, born in October 2019 & homebred by Balinalick Gold, was sold to a Tipperary dairy farmer for €3400! Willie Duff also had great success at the Premier Hereford sale in Tullamore two weeks ago when he sold Ballinalick Felix for €3100.
Lot 11 – Ardmulchan Riddick was sold to a repeat customer from Limerick for €3000. Riddick, who was fertility tested, was born in August 2019 & bred from Church Preen Galileo. The buyer had bought a bull from Ardmulchan Herefords, Co. Meath four years previous.
Portanob Herefords, Co. Meath were also on the map. Portanob Gerry, born in August 2019 was sired by Cill Cormaic Leo. Gerry was fertility tested & bred from Portanob Erica – who won the March class in the National Hereford Calf Show in 2015. Gerry was sold to a farmer in Galway for €3000.
Ballyraggan Upstart 976th also moved onto new ownership to a Tipperary farmer. Bred by the Thompson family of Ballyraggan Herefords; Upstart, born in July 2019 is a Five-Star Terminal Index & sold for €2800.
Moyclare Sergio, born July 2019 made his way from the Offaly Moyclare Hereford herd, belonging to Michael Molloy, to his new home in Roscommon. Sired by Freetown Nadal; an easy calving sire, & is a Five Star Terminal & a Four Star Replacement index bull. Sergio’s Dam was bred from a Ballinalick bull, Ballinalick Ledger. Moyclare Sergio was sold for €2700.
Nigel Heatrick of Glaslough Herefords, also travelled home to Monaghan with an empty trailer after selling their two entries, the two youngest bulls in the sale.
Glaslough Vinson – the youngest bull at the sale, born in November 2019, was sired by Clooncullane Major 343, a Trillick Hotspur son & sold to local Tipperary dairy farmer for €2700.
Glaslough Val, born November 2019 & sired by Ballyaville Ger, was sold to Co. Clare for €2500. Nigel also sold the second higest priced bull at the Premier Hereford sale two weeks ago in Tullamore; Airhill Raffael sold for €4000.
Well done to all exhibitors & buyers on the day! Thanks to Irish Hereford Prime who also sponsored €200 to the FIVE highest priced bulls on the day.
Upcoming Hereford Bull Sales;
Bandon this Thursday 15th April at 12pm – Bidding via marteye.ie
GVM Kilmallock on Friday 16th April at 1pm! Bidding via LSL Auctions – presale viewing available by contacting Kilmallock direct on 063 98555. Catalogue available HERE!
Irish Hereford prime will also Sponsor €200 to the FIVE highest priced bulls at each of the above sales!