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Average Price of Hereford Bulls at Bandon Increase by €460 on 2014

The Hereford show and sale of bulls at Bandon this week had one of the largest crowds ever in attendance. This is a strong indication of the interest in Herefords in the region which was reinforced by the clearance of bulls later with just three bulls failing to reach their reserve.

Champion Furaleigh Prince 907 with owner Ted O'Sullivan receiving the Appelbe Cup from John Appelby
Champion Furaleigh Prince 907 with owner Ted O’Sullivan receiving the Appelbe Cup from John Appelby

The Champion was exhibited by Ted O’Sullivan the well-known Hereford breeder from Bartlemy, Fermoy. This is the third year in succession that Ted has taken the Championship at the venue. Furaleigh Prince 907 a son of long time Bandon AI sire Carhuefree Prince with an estimated calving difficulty figure of 3.6% was the selection of the judge and youngest ever Hereford Society President Ivor Deverell of Ballyaville Herefords. The dam is Furaleigh Lass 716 by Furaleigh Generator. He sold at €3,300 to Oliver O’Brien, Crough, Fermoy.

Reserve Champion Fortregal Ezra with owner Gearoid Lucy, Pat McCarthy, Council membver IHBS and judge Ivor Deverell, President IHBS
Reserve Champion Fortregal Ezra with owner Gearoid Lucy, Pat McCarthy, Council membver IHBS and judge Ivor Deverell, President IHBS

The Reserve Champion Fortregal Ezra exhibited by another local Hereford breeder and regular in the winner’s enclosure at Bandon Gerard Lucey, Forrest, Coachford is sired by a Scottish bull Ervie Classic S30 a very consistent sire. He was purchased at €3,050 by Fachtna O’Driscoll, Ardgehane, Skibbereen.

Sale topper Arlinstown Star 4th with owner Declan Murphy and purchaser John Dunne, Ladysbridge. €3,400
Sale topper Arlinstown Star 4th with owner Declan Murphy and purchaser John Dunne, Ladysbridge. €3,400

The sale topper at €3,400 Arlinstown Star 4th, is a son of Australian sire Yarram Star General W251 a sire with a five star rating for both terminal and maternal traits whose semen is regrettably no longer available. Out of a home bred dam Arlinstown Helen 5th this useful bull was exhibited by Declan Murphy, Arlinstown, Ballinhassig. The herd was founded and managed very successfully for many years by Declan’s uncle the late Gerry Murphy. This long very useful bull was purchased by extensive dairy farmer John Dunne, Ladysbridge who brings all progeny to slaughter for the Hereford branded beef schemes.

Other principal prices included Droumdaniel Johnny the youngest bull in the sale at sixteen months he is sired by Allowdale Excellent a Mawarra Sentimental son and was   shown by Gene Lynch, Droumdaniel, Bantry. He sold at €2,850. John Cronin, Mourneabbey, Mallow received €2,800 for his Clyde Knight a Bowmont Storm A584 son out of Allowdale Laura by Border General V25. Kieran Noonan, Tullylease, Charleville exhibited Double Tree Ivan an Ardlahan Ginger son out of Clondrina 646th which sold at €2,700.

Overall this is a very welcome result for Herefords at Bandon with such an effective clearance, an increase of€460 on the average price there last spring. Hereford cross calves at the venue are enjoying excellent demand with a top price of €525 for a five week old bull calf on the Monday prior to the bull sale.

One of the largest crowds ever, attend the Hereford judging and sale at Bandon
One of the largest crowds ever, attend the Hereford judging and sale at Bandon

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.

Bandon Show May 2014

Bull Class

1st Tom Roycroft West Green Dunmanway

 

Cow in Milk 

1st Owen O Neill, Coolroe West Village, Ballincollig – Glaslough Jade

2nd Tom Roycroft

3rd Trevor Dudley, Dovea, Thurles – Kilsunny Lass Fluffy

 

Heifer Class

1st  Tom Roycroft

2nd Albert De Cogan, Killamuckey, Castlemartyr. – Imokilly Sash

3rd  Mary Pat Dineen, Lislevane House, Bandon –  Dunworley Poll Ruby

 

Bull Calf

1st Tom Roycroft

2nd Mary Pat Dineen – Dunworley Gold Star

3rd John Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty – Appel Superduty

 

Heifer Calf

1st Trevor Dudley – Kilsunny Lass Kendall

2nd Tom Roycroft

3rd John Appelbe – Appel Alice

 

Champion went to Mr. Owen O Neill

Reserve Champion went to Mr.Trevor Dudley

Hereford Calf Promotion Bandon Mart

The Munster and West Cork Hereford Club held a successful Hereford calf promotion at Cork Marts Bandon

The quality of the calves on offer was very good and prices for Herefords were well ahead of other breeds on offer.

The prizewinning Bull calf was presented to Mr. Paddy Fitton of Waterfall, Co.Cork and sold for €395.

The prizewinning Heifer Calf was bred by Mr. William Collins, Reavouler, Drinagh and sold for€325.

 

Pictured at the annual Irish Hereford Society calf show and sale at Bandon Mart on Monday was Pat McCarthy Hereford Council presenting the prize for the best Bull calf of the day to Patrick Fiton from Waterfall Co Cork and at right was JJ Barrett Treasurer of the West Cork Hereford society. Picture Denis Boyle
Pictured at the annual Irish Hereford Society calf show and sale at Bandon Mart on Monday was Pat McCarthy Hereford Council presenting the prize for the best Bull calf of the day to Patrick Fiton from Waterfall Co Cork and at right was JJ Barrett Treasurer of the West Cork Hereford society. Picture Denis Boyle

 

Pictured at the annual Irish Hereford Society calf show and sale at Bandon Mart on Monday was Pat McCarthy Hereford Council presenting the prize for the best Heifer calf of the day to William Collins, Drinagh and at right was John White chairman West Cork Hereford society. Picture Denis Boyle
Pictured at the annual Irish Hereford Society calf show and sale at Bandon Mart on Monday was Pat McCarthy Hereford Council presenting the prize for the best Heifer calf of the day to William Collins, Drinagh and at right was John White chairman West Cork Hereford society. Picture Denis Boyle

Hereford Bulls Sell to a Top Price of €3,550 at Bandon

There was a fantastic turn out for the Bandon Bull Sale this week as crowds arrived in large numbers to see what was on offer at Cork Marts, Bandon. The Hereford section consisted of 23 entries which made judging difficult due to the standard of all involved.

Mr Ted O’Sullivan, Bartlemy, Co Cork who produced the Champion at last year’s event this year pulled off a double gaining the day’s top price and the Championship. His Bull ‘Furaleigh Ranger 843’ a well grown son of Rathcor Ranger out of Furaleigh Lady 668 went for the top price of the day at €3,550 and sold to Mr. Finbar Crowley, Roovesbeg, Coachford, Co. Cork. His second bull ‘Furaleigh Prince 857’ a son of Sire ‘Carhuefree Prince’ and Dam ‘Furaleigh Lady 663’ was awarded the Championship and later sold for at €2,700 to well- known Hereford breeder Mr. Tom Hickey, Skehanore, Ballydehob, Co.Cork.

Mr Hickey himself had three strong useful bulls on offer and sold all three. Skehanore Taylor by Moyclare Courallie and Skehanore Tempest by Balleen Plomber both at  €2,700 while Skehanore Titus found a new home at €2,200.

‘Loughfieldpoll 1 Boulder 662’ selected as Reserve Champion is a son of Sire ‘Allendale Waterloo B50’ and Dam ‘Udel 1 BI Coral Gem’ bred by Mr. Dermot McCarthy, Banteer. He was sold later on in the auction along with Mr. McCarthy’s second bull ‘Loughfieldpoll 1 Bluechip 663’ a half-brother to the Reserve Champion, giving him an average of €2,375 across the board.

Another top average was made by Mr. Liam Philpott with his two bulls ‘Allowdale Samurai’ a son of ‘Ervie Classic S30’ and Dam ‘Allowdale Queen 190’ who sold for €2,700 and ‘Allowdale Kingsman’ a five star son of Sire ‘Bowmont Storm A584 WMO’ and Dam ‘Allowdale Tinkle 182’ who sold for €2,400 giving Mr. Philpott an average of €2,550 on the day.

The atmosphere at the auction was great and the buyers were alive as they bid on the quality bulls on offer. Overall average on the day was €2,205 with a clearance of 91%. Breeders were extremely happy with the outcome given that only two bulls failed to reach their reserve and that some prospective customers failed to buy. Buyers were happy with their purchases as they headed for home after deeming it a successful day overall.

The society has further Spring Sales coming up with the next one in Carrick-on-Shannon on the 12th of April. There is a big entry for Nenagh on Saturday April 19th. For more information about any of our upcoming sales please call our office on 044 93 48855 or email irishhereford@gmail.com.