- Top price of €7,000 twice
- Average sale price of €4,032
- Clearance of 75%
- 12 bulls sold for €5,000 or more
Many would have thought last Saturday’s Sale in Tullamore was going to be a buyer’s market, with a massive 123 Charolais bulls catalogued. Fortunately for the seller’s, this did not prove to be the case. Straight from the outset it was clear that quality bulls were highly sought after, and buyers were plentiful for them. A top price of €7,000 was achieved twice, with an average sale price of €4,032 and a clearance of 75%. Trade was greatly boosted by the fact that many bulls had been sold on farm prior to the Sale.
Selling for the joint top price of €7,000 was Crossane4 Supreme, exhibited by the Mc Govern brothers from County Sligo. This CF 52 son secured the Senior Championship under Judge Michael Hargroves earlier in the day. Turning two years old next March, Supreme catalogued with a five star terminal index of €153 and carries one copy of both myostatin genes. He sold to a suckler farm in County Offaly.
Also selling at €7,000 was the first prize winner, Baurnafea Stephen, exhibited by John Bambrick from County Kilkenny. This May 2021 born bull is a son of the herd’s stock bull Baurnafea Nelson and a Loulou bred dam. He carries a five star terminal index of €159 and a calving figure of just 5.2% on beef cows. He was wrapped up by a suckler farmer from County Limerick. The Bambrick’s success did not stop there. They also received a call of €5,000 for Baurnafea Scott, another son of Baurnafea Nelson and a Loulou bred dam. Scott was born in June 2021 and carries a five star terminal index of €152 along with a calving figure of just 4.8% on beef cows. He went West to a suckler farmer in County Roscommon.
Boltonview Sylvester from John Fleury in County Offaly was next best at €6,200. This one is a son of Coolategal O07 and a bivouac bred dam. Born in May 2021, Sylvester packed an all round impressive set of indexes, as well as picking up a red rosette in the pre-sale show. He sold to a suckler herd in Northern Ireland.
It was a great day for new breeder James Foudy from County Clare, as his young bull Abbeymore Setanta picked up the Overall Junior Championship and went on to sell for €5,600. This promising 15 month old bull is a son of Fiston and a Cottage Devon bred dam. He went to sale with a book full of stars, as well as carrying one copy of both myostatin genes. He was snapped up by a suckler farmer from County Wicklow.
Two more bulls then traded at €5,600. The first of which was Gallaway Scotty, the property of Michael Kiernan from County Leitrim. This one is a son the NCBC sire, Lapon, and a Blelack Digger bred dam. As his pedigree would suggest, stars were in abundance, along with a calving figure of just 6% on beef cows. He sold to a suckler enterprise in County Galway. The Leitrim men’s success continued when they parted company with Gallaway Standout at €5,100. This May 2021 born bull is a son of the great CF 52 and a pirate bred dam. Once again he carries a high terminal index of €162 and a below average calving figure of 4.7% on beef cows.
The last bull to hit the €5,600 mark was Caltun Seamie, exhibited by Maria Calvey from County Mayo. This one carried some heavy terminal hitters in his back pedigree, in Fiston, Pirate, and CF 52. Packing a terminal index of €150 and a calving figure of just 5%, Seamie was always going to be an attractive lot. He was knocked down to a suckler farmer from County Clare.
The days Reserve Senior Championship went the way of Brownshill14 Samson, exhibited by Michael Kavanagh from County Carlow. This powerful bull is a son of the 70,000 gns Barnsford Ferny, and a Nelson bred dam. He found a new home at €4,800.
Goldstar Sambuca from Martin Ryan in County Tipperary claimed the Overall Reserve Junior Championship. Sambuca is a son of Ballym Mylove and the show cow, Goldstar Panacotta. He offered an eye catching terminal index of €162, along with a calving figure of just 5.1% on beef cows. This 14 month old bull was knocked down at €4,400.
Other leading prices from the day included:
€5,400 for Rooskeynamona Samuel by Knockmoyle Loki for Gerard Mulligan, County Leitrim.
€5,400 for Clenagh2 Shadow by Lisnagre Elite for Barry Quinn, County Clare.
€5,000 for Roughan Shane 2 by Roughan Ourasie for Pat Mc Clean, County Donegal.
€5,000 for Monagh Sam by Goldstar Othello for Nigel Peavoy, County Laois.
€4,800 for Feakle Seamus by Derryolam Matt for Michael Greene, County Clare.
€4,700 for Inish Solomon by Major for Louis Mc Gonagle, County Donegal.
€4,700 for Tonyglasson Simon by Anside Foreman for Martin Hughes, County Cavan.
The Society would like to thank all buyers and underbidders for supporting our Sale on Saturday. We wish all purchasers the very best of luck with their bulls. The next Society Sale is the Elite Heifer Show and Sale which will take place this Saturday the 12th of November in Tullamore Mart. The final sale of the year is the Christmas Cracker bull sale, which will take place in Elphin Mart on Saturday the 3rd December.