|Charolais females topped €3,400, closely followed by another at €3,350 at the unhaltered female sale in Elphin on Saturday last (18th October).
Top price of the sale €3,400 went to Michael & Mary Quin, Clenagh, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare for their in calf heifer CLENAGH GYPSY. In calf to Roundhill Doc and with 4 ½ stars in the Replacement Index she is by Texan Gie and out of a home bred dam by Pirate. She was purchased by Brendan Pendred, Curraghboy, Ballynacargy, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Close behind was €3,350 received by Thomas Hanly, Bridge St., Strokestown, Co. Roscommon for his coming two year old heifer KILDALLOGUE HEIDI. By the easy calving buy Pirate she is out of a home bred dam by Excellent. With 4 ½ stars in both the Replacement and Terminal indexes she was purchased by Gerry Lynott, Corbestown, Killucan, Co. Westmeath.
Two lots were sold at €3,000 each.
First up was CREEVE HARRIET bred by local breeder, Jackie Caslin, Kyle, Elphin. She is by Cottage Devon and out of a home bred dam by Doonally New (CF52). She was purchased by Terry Bradley, Ballydrown, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
Next at €3,000 was WINDMILL ISOBELLE by Inverlochy Ferdie and out of a home bred dam by Doonally New. Bred by Michael Nerney, Chapel St., Elphin she has 3½ stars in the Replacement Index. Purchaser was Gerry McGovern, Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Co. Leitrim.
Gerry also purchased a second heifer Windmill Imelda from Michael Nerney. Just 13 months of age she is by Gerard (AI code GRF) and out of a home bred dam by Indurain. She sold for €2,200.
Happy breeder was David Erskine, Crosses, Monaghan who sold all three of his young heifers for a total of €7,600. He received €2,800 for FIELDVIEW HONEY by Corrie Alan (CZL) and out of a Lyonsdemesne Tzar bred dam. Purchaser was Declan McGoldrick, Knockminna, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. His other two heifers were purchased by Tim Cleary, Gortnahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary for €4,800. FIELDVIEW HYACINTH is by Pirate and out of a home bred dam by Eddercloon Brutus and FEILDVIEW HANNAH is by Dartonhall Dougal (son of Corrie Alan) and out of a home bred dam by Jupiter.
Co. Clare Breeder, Peter McNamara, Ballymakea, Mullagh, received €2,400 for his maiden heifer BALLYMAKEA HENRIETTA. By Lyonsdemesne Tzar she is out of a home bred dam by Doonally New. Purchaser is Denis Moroney, Ballyglass, Scarriff, Co. Clare.
Three heifers were exported to Northern Ireland.
NEXT SOCIETY SALE IS ON SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER IN TULLAMORE with 81 BULLS ON OFFER.