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Strong Demand for Hereford Continues in Kilmallock

Last Friday saw the IHBS host the second of it’s Autumn Show & Sale events in Kilmallock Co. Limerick. Weather conditions were in deter form again with very heavy fog affecting many exhibitors on the morning resulting in a delayed starting time, but things weren’t long getting in to full swing once the sale started. Bulls sold to a top of €4,200 and average of €2,420 with a 93% clearance, which equates to just two bulls unsold.

The top price for a bull was paid by Mr Oliver Cullinan, Tuber Co. Clare when he purchased Padraig mcGrath’s bull at €4,200. Sired by Free Town Hotspur this bull “Kye Knight 750” had great shape and length with the figures to match scoring 5 and 4 stars on the terminal and replacement indexes. Having been entered in the Premier Sale in Tullamore and failing to meet his reserve, it’s clear that Padraig made the correct decision in holding off until Kilmallock as he made approximately a €2,000 profit from the price he refused to take the previous Saturday.

Padraig McGrath with his first prize winner of the 3rd class, Kye Knight 750, which was sold for the highest price at the sale -> €4,200.

€2,850 was the next highest price at the sale, which was achieved by two Hereford members on the day. First in to the ring was Timothy Minogue with his bull Ryle Glen Deed born Jan 2016, followed shortly by Larkin’s bull Cill Cormaic Octavia, a home bred bull born April 2016 and sired by Cill Cormaic Lincoln.

20171027_142557Timothy Minogue just after making the sale of his bull Ryle Glen Deed for €2,850

The Cill Cormaic Octavia bull that sold for €2,850 with owner David Larkin and Theresa Cunningham.

Birr_7948Theresa Cunningham preparing David Larkin’s bull “Cill Cormaic Osama”. 2nd prize winner in class 2 and sold for €2,700.

Champion at the event went to Mr Tom Brennans 20 month old bull Ballen Merlin, but unfortunately failed o meet his reserve.20171027_132454Owner Tom Brennan showing his Champion Bull Ballen Merlin.

Taking home the rosette for Reserve Champion at the show was Henry Stanley’s Cullaun Popeye, sired by Kye Storm 508 and sold for €2,800. Michael O’Keffee from Newmarket Co. Cork had his Hereford Bull Calf Champion from this year’s Nenagh Show on exhibition. With a star rating 4 and 5 stars for terminal and replacement indices and sired by Trillick Best, Michael’s bull “Gurteragh Rossa 699 ET” sold for €2,800 to Donal Curtin Temple from West Limerick.

GVM Irish Hereford Society Bull Show & Sale Oct 27th 2017Ladies day in Kilmallock. Theresa Cunningham, Sinead Conry, Catherine Smyth and Susan Dudley pictured with their bulls, all of which won a rosette in their classes.

20171027_132551Ladies to the fore at GVM Kilmallock. Catherine Smyth with her bull Ardmulchan Manager sold at €2,700 and Susan Dudley with Kilsunny Nixon sold at €2,400.

Our next Hereford event is our National Calf Show which will take place Sunday November 12th at GVM Auctioneers Tullamore.

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