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.
Timothy 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.
Theresa 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.Owner 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.
Ladies 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.
Ladies 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.