Haven Kingpin Progeny Dominate the Bull Section at the Annual UK Hereford Christmas Calf Show

The Hereford Cattle Breeders’ Association (HCBA) Annual Christmas Calf Show at Shrewsbury Mart produced another superb line up of top quality calves this year.

Grand Male Champion Haven Neptune: Taking the limelight was Haven Neptune from EL Lewis & Son, Dilwyn, Herefordshire. This 13 month old calf, who is in the top 1% for 200 day weight and has Terminal Sire and Self-replacing indices in the top 10% of the  Breed, is out of Haven Shela 27th and by Haven Kingpin. Following seven very strong bull classes it was Haven Neptune who took the Grand Male Championship sponsored by The Hutchinson Partnership.

Grand Male Champion Haven Neptune with Haven stockman Mike Chandler
Grand Male Champion Haven Neptune with Haven stockman Mike Chandler

Reserve Male Champion Haven Northstar: Standing Reserve was stablemate Haven Northstar another top notch bull calf by “Kingpin”. Nine month old “Northstar”, who is out Haven Curly 124th, has an excellent range of EBV traits with many in the top 10% of the Breed.

 L to R, Breed President Michael Clark, with Haven Northstar, breeder Edward Lewis, Haven Neptune Stockman Mike Chandler and Show Judge John O'Connor
L to R, Breed President Michael Clark, with Haven Northstar, breeder Edward Lewis, Haven Neptune Stockman Mike Chandler and Show Judge John O’Connor

Pair of Bulls (Haven Neptune and Haven Nugget – both by Kingpin) – Haven Herefords

Group of Three by the same sire (Haven Neptune, Haven Northstar and Haven Nugget – all by Kingpin)- Haven Herefords. In reserve were another well-known local herd, Free Town Herefords from RA Bradstock & Partners, Tarrington, Herefordshire with three smart matching animals sired by Mara Humorous.

Progeny of Kingpin have been making its mark here in Ireland also. Semen of Kingpin (HKP) is available through the Society’s breed improvement program and has been moving steadily since its arrival. Those wishing to obtain Kingpin semen should be place their orders with the Society soon as quantities are becoming limited given demand in recent months since progeny was first exhibited.

Results National Hereford Calf Show 2016

Judge: Richard Mann, ‘Spinney Herefords’ UK

Supreme Male Champion: Riverrock Goldstar – Owner: Tony Hartnett

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Supreme & Senior Male Champion Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett and assistant Gerry O’Riordan

Supreme Female Champion: Moyclare Rose – Owner: Michael Molloy

Supreme and Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy
Supreme and Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy

Reserve Supreme Male Champion: Shiloh Farm Dynamite – Owner: S & H Murray

Junior Male and Reserve Supreme Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray
Junior Male and Reserve Supreme Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray

Reserve Supreme Female Champion: Grianan Orange P752 – Owner:  T & A Fitzgerald

Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald
Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald

Senior Male Champion: Riverrock Goldstar – Owner: Tony Hartnett

Senior Male Champion Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett
Senior Male Champion Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett

Reserve Senior Male Champion: Moyclare Oliver – Owner Michael Molloy

Reserve Senior Male Champion Moyclare Oliver with Michael Molloy
Reserve Senior Male Champion Moyclare Oliver with Michael Molloy

Senior Female Champion: Moyclare Rose – Owner: Michael Molloy

Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with Michael Molloy
Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with Michael Molloy

Reserve Senior Female Champion: Grianan Orange P752 – Owner:  T & A Fitzgerald

Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald
Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald

Junior Male Champion: Shiloh Farm Dynamite – Owner S & H Murray

Junior Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray
Junior Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray

Reserve Junior Male Champion: Clouncagh Perfection – Owner: John O’Connor

Reserve Junior Male Champion Clouncagh Perfection with Jack O'Connor
Reserve Junior Male Champion Clouncagh Perfection with Jack O’Connor

Junior Female Champion: Corlismore Betty 843 – Owner: Sean McKiernan

Junior Female Champion Corlismore Betty 843 with Gary McKiernan
Junior Female Champion Corlismore Betty 843 with Gary McKiernan

Reserve Junior Female Champion: Grianan Orange P774 – Owner T & A Fitzgerald

Junior Female Champion Grianan Orange P774
Reserve Junior Female Champion Grianan Orange P774

Young Handler Class (Under 14)

Winner Young Handler under 14 - Mark Hyland, Corawallen, Carrigallen
Winner Young Handler under 14 – Mark Hyland, Corawallen, Carrigallen
  1. Mark Hyland
  2. Sarah Murray
  3. PJ Maloney
  4. Jack O’Connor

Young Handler Class (Under21 & over 14)

Winner Young Handler under 21 - Grace Bateman
Winner Young Handler under 21 – Grace Bateman, Slieveror, Riverstick
  1. Grace Bateman
  2. Sinead Conway
  3. Leah Mullen
  4. Ciara McNamara

Hereford Heifer born September / October 2015

  1. Moyclare Rose, IE301254980401, 1st Sept 15, Brocca Saviour, Moyclare Ursula 4th – Owner: Michael Molloy
  2. Grianan Orange P752, IE361055840752, 11th Sept 15, Bowmont Storm A584, Grianan Dominique – Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  3. Clonroe Elcie, IE371456441438, 16th Sept 15, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Lize- Owner: John Jones
  4. Kye Holly 726, IE311412110726, 4th Oct 15, Steil Gerard, Kye Paula 535 – Owner: Padraig McGrath
Winner September-October '15 born heifer Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy
Winner September-October ’15 born heifer Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy

Hereford Heifer born November / December 2015

  1. Riverrock Naughty Bea, IE151256530013, 1st Nov 15, Gageboro Morgan, Riverrock Ruby Bea – Owner: Tony Hartnett
  2. Knockmountagh Aster 3, IE261029140722, 1st Dec 15, Moyclare Lieutenant, Knockmountagh Purdy – Owner: E & J McKiernan
  3. Corlismore Duchess 835, IE121285570835, 3rd Nov 15, Grianan Firecracker, Brankhill Duchess – Owner: Sean McKiernan
  4. Kilsunny Lass Matilda, IE331396571536, 19th Nov 15, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem – Owner : Trevor Dudley
Winner Nov - Dec '15 heifer class Riverrock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett and Gerry O'Riordan
Winner Nov – Dec ’15 heifer class Riverrock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett and Gerry O’Riordan

Hereford Heifer born January / February 2016

  1. Corlismore Betty 843, IE121285570843, 2nd Jan 16, Grianan Firecracker, Corlismore Betty – Owner: Sean McKiernan
  2. Hillockpoll 1 Michaela, IE231288830465, 11th Jan 16, Solpoll 1 Handsome, Hillockpoll 1 Ann – Owner: Mark Hyland
  3. Appel 1 Joanne, IE141402741413, 6th Jan 16, Solpoll Lawman, Appel 1 Anna – Owner: J & F Appelbe
  4. Foyleview 1 Primrose, IE161197012580, 15th Jan 16, Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Dernaroy 1 Ivory – Owner: Justin Porter
Winner Jan - Feb born heifer Corlismore Betty 843 with Garry McKiernan and Bruce of Austrex Cattle Exporters
Winner Jan – Feb born heifer Corlismore Betty 843 with Garry McKiernan and Bruce of Austrex NZ Ltd., Cattle Exporters

Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st March 2016

  1. Grianan Orange P774, IE 361055810774, 10th May 16, Grianan Freddy, Grianan Orange J530- Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  2. Shancorpoll 1 Naomi, IE12215550014, 6th Apr 16, Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid, Corlismorepoll 1 Esta 734 – Owner: B & E Duignan
  3. Grianan Orange P769, IE361055840769, 6th Apr 16, Grianan Freddy, Grianan Orange H629 – Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  4. Corlismore Poll 1 Lady 853, IE121285590853, 4th Mar 16, Grianan Firecracker, Corlismore Poll 1 Unwed 576 – Owner: Sean McKiernan
Winner Heifer born after March 1st '16 Grianan Orange P774
Winner Heifer born after March 1st ’16 Grianan Orange P774

Hereford bull born September / October 2015

  1. Riverrock Goldstar, IE151956520012, 19th Oct 15, Gageboro Morgan, Riverrock Fifi Bar – Owner: Tony Hartnett
  2. Moyclare Oliver, IE301254930405, 1st Oct 15, Brocca Saviour, Moyclare Rose 19th – Owner: Michael Molloy
  3. Grianan Parker, IE361055820750, 7th Sep 15, Grianan Freddy, Cill Cormaic Kirsty – Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  4. Appel 1 Federation, IE141402741405, 19th Oct 15, Pallas 1 Jubilee, Appel 1 Ann Marie – Owner: J & F Appelbe
Winner Sep-Oct'15 Bull Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett, assistant Gerry O'Riordan and Denis Brennan, sponsors Slaney Foods International
Winner Sep-Oct’15 Bull Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett, assistant Gerry O’Riordan and Denis Brennan, sponsors Slaney Foods International

 Hereford Bull born November / December 2015

  1. Corlismore Ted 832, IE121285540832, 1st Nov 15, Cill Cormaic Leo, Corlismore Tara 618 – Owner: Sean McKiernan
  2. Knockmountagh Fiddler, IE261029180718, 9th Nov 15, Moyclare Lieutenant, Knockmountagh Jill – Owner: E & J McKiernan
  3. Trillick Emmet, IE251104791680, 20th Nov 15, Haven Kingpin, Trillick Lynda – Owner: JJ Farrell
  4. Kye Harry 735, IE311412120735, 13th Dec 15, Free Town Hotspur, Kye Paula 477 – Owner: Padraig McGrath
Winner Nov- Dec born bull Corlismore Ted 832 with Gary McKiernan
Winner Nov- Dec born bull Corlismore Ted 832 with Gary McKiernan

Hereford Bull born January / February 2016

  1. Shiloh Farm Dynamite, IE301208240500, 6th Feb 16, Grianan Freddy, Cill Cormaic Lass – Owner: S & H Murray
  2. Clouncagh Perfection, IE241502312203, 23rd Jan 16, Adrigole Pat, Clouncagh Ritana – Owner: John O’Connor
  3. Crowenstown Brinsley, IE281503130003, 15th Feb 16, Cavehill Storm, Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy – Owner: Christine Drumm
  4. Appel 1 Mighty, IE141402781417, 6th Jan 16, Solpoll Lawman, Appel Beatrice – Owner: J & F Appelbe
Winner Jan-Feb born bull Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray
Winner Jan-Feb born bull Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray

Hereford Bull born on or after 1st March 2016

  1. Knockmountagh Flyer, IE261029160732, 12th Mar 16, Moyclare Lieutenant, Lislaughtin Jessica. – Owner: E & J McKiernan
  2. Moyclare Phoenix, IE301254960416, 26th Mar 16, Cill Cormaic Kasper, Moyclare Rose 22nd – Owner: Michael Molloy
  3. Trillick McGregor, IE251104781779, 7th Apr 16, Castledaly Messi, Trillick Sally – Owner: JJ Farrell
  4. Shroidpoll 1 Connolly, IE251119540166, 27th Mar 16, Drumgoon Hill Hercules, Boshillpoll 1 Brandy – Owner: Michael Lynch
Winner Bull born after March '16 with John McKiernan
Winner Bull born after March ’16 Knockmountagh Flyer with John McKiernan

 Commercial Hereford Sired Calf Male or Female born in 2016

  1. Dan, IE301062730421, 1st May 16, S: IE211196261057, D: IE301062760358 – Owner Hugh P Murray
  2. Hereford Cross, IE281384860919, 27th Mar 16, S: Port 1 Bob, D: N/A – Owner: J & J Canty
  3. John, IE221118393967, 30th May 16, S: IE211196261057, D: IE221118372884- Owner: Hugh P Murray
  4. Hereford Cross, IE281384830916, 25th Mar 16, S: Port 1 Bob, D: N/A – Owner: J & J Canty
Winner commercial Hereford cross calf born in 2016 with owner Hugh P Murray and Lester Roe of sponsors Irish Hereford Prime
Winner commercial Hereford cross calf born in 2016 with owner Hugh P Murray and Lester Roe of sponsors Irish Hereford Prime
Judge Young Handlers- John Kemp, Cattle Judge Richard Mann pictured with part of the large Finnish Hereford group at the show as part of their tour of Irish Hereford Herds
Judge Young Handlers- John Kemp, Cattle Judge Richard Mann pictured with part of the large Finnish Hereford group at the show as part of their tour of Irish Hereford Herds
The Hardworking Organising Committee- Catherine Smyth, Michael Molloy, Hugh P Murray, Robert Jones, Edwin Jones, Joe O'Connor & Joe Deverell
The Hardworking Organising Committee- Catherine Smyth, Michael Molloy, Hugh P Murray, Robert Jones, Edwin Jones, Joe O’Connor & Joe Deverell
Judge Richard Mann, 'Spinney Herd' UK receives a presentation from Robert Jones Secretary North Leinster Branch IHBS on behalf of the branch
Judge Richard Mann, ‘Spinney Herd’ UK receives a presentation from Robert Jones Secretary North Leinster Branch IHBS on behalf of the branch

Photos: Tricia Kennedy

Hereford Demand Continues at Kilmallock

Given current cash-flow pressures on dairy and beef farmers following a very difficult year with prices and ground conditions demand, clearance and prices were well above expectations at the Irish Hereford Society’s final autumn bull sale held at GVM Kilmallock. Numbers on offer at Kilmallock were reduced given the volume of bulls double entered and already sold at a very good sale at Tullamore.

Top Price Bull Coisceim Hector with owner Timmy Breen - €3,400
Top Price Bull Coisceim Hector with owner Timmy Breen – €3,400

The top price of €3,400 was paid for a 17 month old bull Coisceim Hector exhibited by Timmy Breen of Kiskeam, Mallow, Co Cork. This young bull was purchased in utero when Timmy purchased his dam Tullaha Raindrop which had previously been exhibited on the Society’s stand at the NPC by owner John Neenan, Tullaha, Broadford, Co Limerick. The bull is sired by the Neenan stockbull Clondrina 1069th bred by Gerry Donnelly, Lissycasey, Co Clare. The purchaser is winter milk producer Niall Power, Newcastle, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Reserve Champion Ballyaville  Imprint with owner Ivor Deverell and show judge Liam Philpott - €3,200
Reserve Champion Ballyaville Imprint with owner Ivor Deverell and show judge Liam Philpott – €3,200

The Deverell Family, Geashill Co Offaly provide the Reserve Champion Ballyaville Imprint a son of stock bull Ballinvenna Frankie out of the homebred Ballyaville Fleur by Tasmanian sire Hollow Point Broker. Pat Ryan O’Brien, Currely, Thurles was pleased to secure him on a bid of €3,200.

Glaslough Rocky with owner Nigel Heatrick - €3,000
Glaslough Rocky with owner Nigel Heatrick – €3,000

S & N Heatrick, Glaslough, Co Monaghan regular and successful exhibitors at this event had Glaslough Rocky catalogue. Sired by Ballyaville Ger out of a Cill Cormaic Playboy dam he sold at €3,000 to Hereford breeder Pat Hayes, Kildrummin, Kiltealy, Co Limerick whose brother John had paid the top price of €5,600 at Tullamore the previous week.

 Ballinveney Repose pictured with purchasers John Canty and Tom Brennan also breeder Rory Farrell - €2,850
Ballinveney Repose pictured with purchasers John Canty and Tom Brennan also breeder Rory Farrell – €2,850

Ballinveney Repose by Ballinveney Nigel a Yarram Star General son out of a BB Power 0270 dam was exhibited by Rory Farrell, Balinveney, Toomevara. This young bull was purchased by a syndicate including John Canty, Kildalkey, Trim and Tom Brennan, Balleen, Freshford at €2,850 which was less than anticipated given that Mr Farrell had sold a herd sibling of very similar breeding the previous week at Tullamore for €3,400.

Champion Cill Cormaic Nevada with owner David Larkin and show judge Liam Philpott
Champion Cill Cormaic Nevada with owner David Larkin and show judge Liam Philpott

The Champion Cill Cormaic Nevada exhibited by David Larkin, Kilcormac, Co Offaly a half- brother to the €4,500 Cill Cormaic Napoleon at the Tullamore sale failed to reach his reserve. A second entry from Mr Larkin Cill Cormaic Nicholas sired by Cill Cormaic Lance sold at €2,800 to Sean Culligan, Kilrush, Co Clare.

Overall there was a very good clearance with averages similar to last year at the same venue.

National Hereford Calf Show- Saturday November 19th

at the GVM  Show Arena

Denis Kirby GVM Kilmallock present a sponsorship cheque for the National Hereford Calf Show to Show Chairman Joe O'Connor
Denis Kirby GVM Kilmallock present a sponsorship cheque for the National Hereford Calf Show to Show Chairman Joe O’Connor
Minister for Arts Heritage, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs launches the National Hereford Show at the recent NPC. The Minister is pictured with Show sponsors, organisers and council representatives
Minister for Arts Heritage, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs launches the National Hereford Show at the recent NPC. The Minister is pictured with Show sponsors, organisers and council representatives

Bulls to €5,600 Heifers to €3,500 at the IHBS Premier Autumn Show & Sale held at Tullamore

A very large crowd was in attendance for the Irish Hereford Society’s autumn show and sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore an illustration of the growing interest in the breed. Many were customers on the day while others never having had a Hereford bull were checking out the stock on offer with the intention of purchasing a Hereford bull in the spring given the growing demand for Hereford sired beef. Several Hereford breeders amongst the top bidders made purchases against strong competition from both dairy and beef producers.

The top price €5,600 was paid by John and Darren Hayes, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath for Kye Harry 721 Pictured with breeder Padraig McGrath
The top price €5,600 was paid by John and Darren Hayes, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath for Kye Harry 721- Pictured with breeder Padraig McGrath

The top price of the day €5,600 was paid by John and Darren Hayes, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath for the very promising thirteen month old Kye Harry 721 a son to the UK bred Free Town Hotspur out of the homebred dam Kye Sheila 572 a daughter to the successful Steil Gerard. Bred by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin this young bull now joins the Curraghliffe herd of John and Darren Hayes as junior herd sire to compliment and follow on from the current successful herd sire Blean Dex  purchased when champion some years ago at the Society sale in Nenagh.

Champion Portanob Revival with breder John Canty and show judge John Holloway
Champion Portanob Revival €3,800 with breeder John Canty and show judge John Holloway

The Champion Portanob Revival is a well- bred bull from the herd of J & J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co Meath. Sired by Balleen Revival a Bowmont Storm A584 grandson he is out of Portanob Julia 2nd a cow that is breeding well and has had some considerable success in the show-ring. The purchaser at a very reasonable €3,800 was Enda Quirke, Hill of Down, Enfield who has recently established the Cnoc an Duin Hereford herd with the purchase of a number of quality females.

Portanob Hugo €4,000 with breeder John Canty and purchaser Brian Clarke
Portanob Hugo €4,000 with breeder John Canty and purchaser Brian Clarke

Mr Canty also exhibited herd sibling Portanob Hugo again a son to herdsire Balleen Revival this time out of a bought in female Ballymartin Karen from the herd of Elizabeth Kingston, Lismore. At €4,000 he was purchased by Brian Clarke, Derver, Carnaross, Kells for the well- known Church Hill Herd established by his late father Mervyn who following a long and distinguished career as a Hereford breeder was laid to rest recently.

Reserve Champion Beaghmore Romeo 2 bred by Margaret and Leila McCabe €4,150 - pictured with neighbour and friend John Morrow
Reserve Champion Beaghmore Romeo 2 bred by Margaret and Leila McCabe €4,150 – pictured with neighbour and friend John Morrow

The Reserve Champion bull Beaghmore Romeo 2nd was bred and exhibited by Margaret and Leila McCabe, Beaghmore, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim who are amongst the society’s longest serving members. While coy about their age these two girls have been breeding and exhibiting Herefords for over sixty years. Amongst their many successes Beaghmore Pirate is possibly the most famous influencing the breed throughout the 1960’s and beyond. Romeo is sired by Dovea AI bull Gageboro Morgan (GGM) the dam is Beaghmore Melody. Once again it was a breeder Sean Sheil, Coolnacritta, Rathdowney, Co Laois who placed the final bid securing him as herd sire at €4,150.

Cill Cormaic Napoleon €4,500 - Pictured with Joey and David Larkin with purchasers Glenn Jacob & John Johnston
Cill Cormaic Napoleon €4,500 – Pictured with Joey and David Larkin with purchasers  John Johnston & Glenn Jacob.

Local breeder David Larkin, the Hermitage, Kilcormac, Co Offaly had quite a successful day with his Cill Cormaic Napoleon a 22 month old son to his stockbull Cedar Liam out of Cill Cormaic Maxine. Bidding closed at €4,500 achieving the second highest price on the day. The bull will share domicile at two Co Wexford farms being jointly purchased by Glen Jacob, Dunsinane, Enniscorthy and John Johnston, Tomagaddy, Gorey.

Champion Female Cill Cormaic Niamh €3,500 - with David Larkin
Champion Female Cill Cormaic Niamh €3,500 – with David Larkin

The Kilcormac herd had further success in the female section first securing the Female Championship with Cill Cormaic Niamh again by Cedar Liam she later sold as the day’s top price female at €3,500 to Madeline Boyd, Loughros Point, Ardara, Co Donegal while her half- sister Cill Cormaic Natasha sold to Aylmer E Power, Cappagh, Askeaton, Co Limerick at €2,900.

Cill Cormaic Natasha €2,900 pictured with Joey Larkin
Cill Cormaic Natasha €2,900 pictured with Joey Larkin
Cloncullane King 322 - €3,800, with owner Coleman Neary and Susan Dudley representing purchaser Trevor Dudley
Cloncullane King 322 – €3,800, with owner Coleman Neary and Susan Dudley representing purchaser Trevor Dudley

Sean Neary, Cloncullane, Strokestown who provided last year’s champion at this venue exhibited a Kilsunny Goliath son Cloncullane King 322. His dam is Cloncullane Holly and the purchaser at €3,800 was well known breeder Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles..

Tony Bracken, Rhode, Co Offaly attended the sale to purchase a bull to go to cows next spring and selected Duibhgiolla Ed a Kill Cormaic Kasper (KZP Dovea) son out of Glaslough Esquire (GSQ) daughter Duibhgiolla Delight 2nd at €3,550 from the herd of K & M Diffley, Clooncolligan, Bornacoola, Co Leitrim.

Ivor Anderson, Corran Killeshandra had Corran Hill Countryboy by Glaslough Levi and out of Corran Hill Beauty a Churchill Storm daughter exhibited. This 19 month old caught the eye of the Deverell Family of Geashill who purchased him at €3,500.

Griananpoll 1 Oz exhibited by T & A Fitzgerald sold at €3,500 to Johnathan Cahill, Ballycumber
Griananpoll 1 Oz exhibited by T & A Fitzgerald sold at €3,500 to Johnathan Cahill, Ballycumber

Regular exhibitors at the event Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate had two bulls on offer Griananpoll 1 Oz by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier (GPZ) out of a Yarram Pompeii V055 daughter which sold at €3,500 to Co Offaly breeder Jonathan Cahill, The Island, Ballycumber, Co Offaly. The second offering Grianan On Line by Grianan Marksman sold at €3,000 to Cornelius Moylan, who made the long journey from Kanturk, Co Cork to secure his purchase.

Ballinveney Sunrise -€3,400 -Pictured L to R - Owner Rory Farrell, purchasers Lester & Edward Roe with assistants Sheamus, Daniel and Brian Farrell
Ballinveney Sunrise -€3,400 -Pictured L to R – Owner Rory Farrell, purchasers Lester & Edward Roe with assistants Sheamus, Daniel and Brian Farrell

Hereford enthusiast Lester Roe and son Edward viewed Ballinveney Sunrise early in the day and decided he was the bull most suited to their requirements. A son to Ballinveney Nigel out of a BB Power 0270 cow provided a now diverse bloodline and sold at €3,400 to the Roe Family, Ballybrit, Roscrea.

Reserve Female Champion Caonachpoll 1 Anna pictured with David Jones, show judge John Holloway and Willie Jones
Reserve Female Champion Caonachpoll 1 Anna pictured with David Jones, show judge John Holloway and Willie Jones

Females to catch the eye other than the champion and her herd sibling mentioned above included the Reserve Champion Caonachpoll 1 Anna from the herd of William Jones now in his 95th year and his grandson David. She was purchased at a rather disappointing €2,700 by Kenton Crowe, Mohill, Co Leitrim.

Glaslough Pepsi - €3,000 pictured with show judge John Holloway and owner Nigel Heatrick
Glaslough Pepsi – €3,000 pictured with show judge John Holloway and owner Nigel Heatrick

Glaslough Pepsi by Kye Sting 595 from S & N Heatrick Glaslough sold at €3,000 to John Martyn, Kilrush, Co Clare.

Tourtanepoll 1 Red Flame 20 - €2,950 pictured with Mervyn Parr and purchaser Derek McGrath
Tourtanepoll 1 Red Flame 20 – €2,950 pictured with Mervyn Parr and purchaser Derek McGrath

Henry & Mervyn Parr’s Tourtanepoll 1 Red Flame 20 a Glaslough Hurricane daughter sold to Derek McGrath, Killakee Road, Dublin at ¨€2,950 while they parted with Tourtanepoll 1 Winnie a Kilsunny Goliath daughter to Kevin Treanor, Emyvale, Co Monaghan at €2,800.

Overall there was a very satisfactory clearance of bulls at prices similar to last year. Female prices did not reach the highs reached at the same venue in 2015. There was general agreement that the many heifers on offer were not of as high quality as last year and that the number of heifers which has changed hands privately and including the Allowdale sale in August last was well ahead of normal.  Breeders with land and resources to expand their herds are holding on to their better stock while others are consolidating their herds with a view to herd improvement.

The Society’s next sale takes place at GVM Kilmallock on Friday October 21st next with 65 bulls and 9 females on offer.

Kye Harry 721 - €5,600 with Padraig McGrath and purchasers John and Darren Hayes - Curraghliffe Herd, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath
Kye Harry 721 – €5,600 with Padraig McGrath and purchasers John and Darren Hayes – Curraghliffe Herd, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath

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