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Top price of €3,550 at Kilmallock

Out of the 53 bulls entered in to the Kilmallock show & sale, a total of 30 arrived on the day, with only 9 being unsold resulting in a clearance rate of over 70%. The sale had a price range of €2,000 – €3,550 and working out at an average of €2,880.

Retired bank manager Eamon McKiernan, who is originally from Cavan but lives in Louth received the top price on the day for his 5 star terminal bull Knockmountagh Fionn, who is from Ireland’s easiest calving Hereford sire Cill Cormaic Kasper. Mr Joe Kett put on a good show when he entered a bidding battle with a fellow spectator and came out triumphant when he placed his last offer of €3,550 to become the new owner.

Top price bull at €3,550 Knockmountagh Fionn with owner John McKiernan and purchaser Jodie Kett

Declan Donnelly from Ennis and Ted O’Sullivan from Fermoy were next in line as they shared second highest price for their bull’s Clondrina 1171st and Furaleigh Kobe 1049 when they sold at €3,200 a piece.

Clondrina 1171st sold at €3,200 with owner Declan Donnelly

Furaleigh Kobe 1049 sold at €3,200 with owner Ted O’Sullivan

Padraig McGrath and Dermot Whelton secured the third highest price of the day when their bull’s Kye Gerard 727 (1st place class 3) and Hazel Grove Braxton (2nd place class 3) made €3,000 each.

Padraigh McGrath with his bull Kye Gererd 727 that sold for €3,000 scoring 5 stars for Terminal & 4 stars for Replacement

Owners Keith and Dermot Whelton with their 5 star replacement bull Hazel Grove Braxton sold for €3,000

Mullaghdoo Arthur €2,800 with owner Basil Arnold

The society would like to wish all purchasers the best of luck with their new bulls, we hope they serve them well.

We look forward to our next sale in Nenagh on Saturday the 20th of May.

Excellent Clearance of 88% and a Top Price of €3,700 for Herefords at GVM Kilmallock

Recent strong demand for Herefords continued at the Irish Hereford Society’s recent sale at Kilmallock. Bulls sold to a top price of €3,700 to average €2,900 with an excellent clearance of 88%.

The Champion Clondrina 1110th by herd sire Balleen Gilbert was bred and exhibited by well-known Co Clare breeders Gerry and Declan Donnelly, Lisseycasey, Ennis. Out of a homebred dam Clondrina 881st by Dunlever Umbert he sold for the top price of €3,700 to Sam and Nigel Heatrick, Glaslough, Co Monaghan.

 Champion Clondrina 1110th with owner Declan Donnelly and Judge Martin Murphy €3,700
Champion Clondrina 1110th with owner Declan Donnelly and Judge Martin Murphy €3,700

Padraig McGrath, Elphin, Co Roscommon a regular exhibitor at Kilmallock had two bulls on offer at the event. Kye Hotshot 647 and Kye Harry 665. Both bulls are sired by UK import and herd sire Free Town Hotspur which also sired the €4,600 top price bull at the recent Nenagh sale. Hotshot 647 out of Kye Shelia sold to Garret Ducey, Youghal, Co Cork at €3,500 while Harry 665 out of a Churchill Storm daughter Kye Sorcha 2nd sold to Richard Heffernan, Donohill, Tipperary at €3,400 a satisfactory day out for the Roscommon man.

Kye Hotshot 647 with owner Padraig McGrath €3,500
Kye Hotshot 647 with owner Padraig McGrath €3,500
Kye Harry 665 with owner Padraig McGrath €3,400
Kye Harry 665 with owner Padraig McGrath €3,400

Towra Brilliant a thirteen month old son to Mawarra Sentimental was shown by relative newcomer to the scene John Nash, Towra, Cloughjordan. This promising young thirteen month old sire is out of a Yarram Pompeii V055 daughter Towra June and was purchased at €3,250 as a potential herd sire for the Balleen herd of Tom Brennan, Freshford, Co Kilkenny.

Towra Brilliant with owner John Nash €3,250
Thirteen Month old Towra Brilliant with owner John Nash €3,250

The Reserve Champion shown by veteran Hereford breeder Tommy Dunne, Kildorrery was Oldcastletown Terence. The purchaser was Frank Matthews, Drumcollogher, Co Limerick. This bull is out of a homebred cow Oldcastletown Pearl by Trillick Best.

 Reserve Champion Oldcastletown Terance owner Tommy Dunne €3100
Reserve Champion Oldcastletown Terance owner Tommy Dunne €3100

Pat Molloy of Lurgan, Moate, Co Offaly another relative newcomer to the scene exhibited Kilfoylan Saviour a son of Ardlahan Julie he is sired by Brocca Saviour. He sold at €3.150 o Michael Kennedy, Fermoy.

Other prices of note included Furaleigh Ben from Ted O’Sullivan at €3,000 to Noel O’Grady, Kilmallock, Oldcastletown Jim at €3,000 from Tommy Dunne to John Myers, Knockevevin, Kilmallock and Moyclare Nelson from Michael Molloy again at €3,000 to Sean Cagney, Granagh, Kilmallock.

Hereford cross calves, store steers and heifers are consistently making the top prices at GVM Kilmallock each week a fact which has not gone unnoticed by those in attendance at the mart on a regular basis. This no doubt has a positive influence on current demand for Hereford bulls.

The Society’s next sale is at Nenagh on Saturday May 16th where 43 bulls are on offer.

Championship winner Declan Donnelly is congratulated by IHBS resident Ivor Deverell on his win Photo by Ita West
Championship winner Declan Donnelly is congratulated by IHBS President Ivor Deverell Photo by Ita West

Championship at Kilmallock awarded to Glaslough Herd once again

Champion Glaslough Magnum with owner Nigel Heatrick and IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan
Champion Glaslough Magnum with owner Nigel Heatrick and IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan

The championship at Kilmallock was awarded to Glaslough Magnum a son of herdsire Rathregan Napoleon out of Glaslough Tara a Cloonbracken Mattie son from the herd of S & N Heatrick, Glaslough, Co Monaghan. The Champion sold at €3,000 which was €100 up on the price received by the Heatrick duo when winning the championship with a halfbrother Glaslough Lad at the same venue last year.The purchaser was Niall Power, Newcastle, Clonmel.

Moyclare Lunar with Judge Coote Geelan and owner Michael Molloy
Moyclare Lunar with Judge Coote Geelan and owner Michael Molloy

Well known Co Offaly breeder Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co Offaly who exhibited Moyclare Laurence sired by his successful herd sire Brocca Saviour a Bowmont Storm A584 parted with him to purchaser Maurice Gilbourne, Kilmeedy, Co Limerick at €2,900.

Fortregalpoll 1 Eric exhibited by Gerard & Sheila Lucey,Coachford, Co Cork is a son of Dorepoll 1 93N Transatlantic out of a Yarram Star General daughter Fortregal Nancy 2nd. The purchaser at €2,500 is Pat Kiely, Glanworth, Co Cork.

John Collins also paid a similar sum ¨€2,500 for Baytown Frankie an Allowdale Meringo son bred by Tom Barry, Baytown Park, Dunboyne. He was exhibited by Norman Richardson, Co Leitrim.

Co Kilkenny breeder Tom Hennessy, Castlecomer reluctantly accepted €2,400 for his Chatsworth Hercules by Allowdale Valour a Bowmont Storm A584 son and out of Chatsworth Mary Lou to local man Thomas Blackbourne, Kilmallock.

Prices ranged from €3,000 to €1,900 with an average of €2,260. This was slightly down on last years average. However given that many of the top quality bulls were sold earlier in the year than usual and that few Hereford  bulls remain unsold this autumn it is quite a satisfactory result.

 Judging in progress Judge Coote Geelan
Judging in progress Judge Coote Geelan
Denis GVM Kilmallock presents a cheque for sponsorship for the National Hereford Calf Show to Show Secretary Joe Deverell
Denis  Kiely GVM presents a cheque to Joe Deverell Secretary National Hereford Calf Show on behalf of Sponsors GVM Kilmallock

HEREFORD – AUTUMN SHOW & SALE DATES 2014

  • Tullamore Saturday October 18th 2014 –  Catalogue
  • Kilmallock Friday October 24th 2014 –  Catalogue

Dispersal Sale Lislaughtin Herd – For Mr. Andrew Fitzell, Lislaughtin, Ballylongford, Co Kerry

on farm at 1.00pm on Saturday August 30th

Complete herd including, cows incalf, cows with calves at foot, incalf and maiden heifers plus young bulls & stock bull

Entry forms for the show  – Sale Entry Form 14