|Given the current difficult trading conditions the second Charolais Society run sale this spring went well with good interest from commercial men keen to get a good Charolais bull however price played a big part in decision making for a number of men.
Championship honours and top price of the sale €4,500 went to fifteen months old Fieldview Hi Tech, bred by David Erskine, Crosses, Monaghan. By Prime Roberto and out of a home bred dam by Lyonsdemesne Napoleon, he was purchased by Sean Gillespie, Killyea, Co. Armagh. He has the top 5 star rating in both the Terminal and Replacement Indexes.
Next highest at €4,050 was first prize winner Galbally Hank bred by Trevor Masterson, Ballyhogue, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. By the easy calving sire Pinay and out of a home bred dam by Sesame he was purchased by Martin Higgins, Rushwood, Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh. He also has the top 5 star rating in both the Terminal and Replacement Indexes. In addition with a Muscle score of 127 and a Skeletal score of 127 he is in the top 1% of the breed for both traits.
First prize winner Cloughbrack Hotspur sold for €4,000. Bred by Mattie Kelly, Cloughbrack, Newbridge, Ballinasloe he was purchased by Jimmy Giblin, Carrowbeg, Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Just 14 months of age he is by the easy calving sire Pirate and out of a home bred dam by Doonally New. He has the top 5 star rating in the Terminal Index and 4 stars in the Replacement Index.
First prize winner Roughan Hume, bred by Pat McClean, Roughan, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal sold for €3,600 to Thomas Flynn, Menlough, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. By Roughan Echo and out of a home bred dam by Roughan Viceroy, he has 4 star rating in the Terminal Index and the top 5 star rating in the Replacement Index.
€3,350 was received by Pat McClean for his second sale offering Roughan Homme by Roughan Feodal and out of a home bred dam
by Hollowtree Nicholas. He has 4 ½ stars in the Terminal Index and the top 5 star rating in the Replacement Index and was purchased by Brian Farrell, Cloughan, Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford. Pat McClean’s third sale offering and second prize winner sold for €3,000 to Martin Rattigan, Fermoye, Lanesborough, Co. Longford. Roughan Hauban is by Roughan Echo and out of a home bred dam by Roughan Ultimatum. He has 3 ½ stars in the Terminal Index and the top 5 star rating in the Replacement Index.
€3,250 was received by John O’Grady, Creggane, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway for Glenree Hector by Liscally Eti and out of a home bred dam by Prime Roberto. He was purchased by John Eyres, Crossderry, Kilrush, Co. Clare.
€3,200 was received by Seamus Nolan, Firoda, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny for Firoda High Lander. By Thrunton BonJovi and out of a home bred dam by Ton-Univers he was purchased by John Costigan, Clonad, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Reserve championship went to Richard O’Beirne, Ardour, Cloghans Hill, Tuam, Co. Galway for Doon Honduras. By Grimaldi and out of a home bred dam by Lyonsdemesne Tzar he was unfortunately not sold having failed to meet his reserve.
Price range was from €2,000 to €4,500 with a clearance of just over 60% and a good average of €3,202
Next Charolais Society Show and Sale is in Ennis on Saturday 15th March.
The Premier Show and Sale will be on Saturday 22nd March in Carrick-on-Shannon.