Sales Reports 2018

Steady trade for Charolais Bulls continues in Tuam

The ready trade experienced for Charolais bulls this spring continued at Saturday’s show and sale in Tuam Mart. Once again suckler farmers were out in force to secure a Charolais bull for the upcoming breeding season, resulting in 71% of the bulls on offer selling to an average €3,261. Leading the way at €5,100 was the classy, Garracloon Notorious exhibited by Aidan Mc Hale from Ballina, Co. Mayo. A son of Thrunton Bonjovi and a Major bred dam, this bull carries a 5 star terminal index of €128 and a calving figure of 7.8%. At just over 14 months old, the stylish Notorious attracted some lively bidding before being knocked down to Peter Carney from Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Garracloon Notorious who sold for the top price of €5,100

Kieran Hillary from Ballinasloe, Co. Galway had a wonderful day in the sales ring, trading his two bulls for €4150 and €4,050, respectively. First up was Whitepark Nicky, a 15 month old son of Pirate and a CF 52 bred dam. This high index bull sold with a five star terminal index of €160, a five star replacement index of €74 and a calving figure of 5.4%. Wrapping Nicky up at €4,150 was Michael Lynch from Ennis, Co. Clare. His stablemate, Whitepark Nathan followed shortly after at €4,050. This 15 month old son of Tombapik and a Vosgien Vf bred dam sold with a decorative set of indexes, which included a five star terminal index of €156, a five star replacement index of €108 and a calving figure of 7%.

Judge, Paddy Farrelly from the Dromiskin herd based in County Louth awarded the Overall Champion to Camber Macy ET, exhibited by Vincent Mc Brien from County Leitrim. A son of CF 52 and a Lyonsdemesne Tzar bred dam, this 17 month old bull went under the hammer at €3,000. In reserve was Rattigan Noah ET, 15 month old son of Oldstone Egbert, exhibited by David Rattigan from County Roscommon. This bull failed to meet his reserve in the sales ring.

Overall Champion, Camber Macy ET exhibited by Vincent Mc Brien

County Longford breeder, Noel Mc Goldrick was next best in the sales ring, as he received a call of €3,700 for his 14 month old bull, Cloonohill Notorious. Sired by Goldstar Echo, this young bull carries some of the breed’s old favorites in his pedigree, in Oldstone Egbert and Domino. He sold with a five star terminal index of €139 and a calving figure of 8.4% to Michael Grogan from County Clare.

Jim Geoghegan from Streamstown in County Westmeath realized €3,550 and €3,500 for his two offerings, Lisnagre Nevin and Lisnagre Michael ET. At €3,550 was Lisnagre Nevin, a 14 month old son of Cloverfield Excellent and a Pirate bred dam. This bull sold with the highest terminal index in the catalogue at €180 and a five star replacement index of €74. Snapping this one up was Peter Gallagher from Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. His herd mate, Lisnagre Michael ET who traded at €3,500 is a son of Prime Roberto and a Major bred dam. Securing this September 2016 born bull was Patrick Sweeney from Caltra, Co. Galway.

Local breeder, Mattie Kelly from Newbridge, County Galway had a productive day’s trading, selling his two bulls for €3,450 and €3,300, respectively. At €3,450 was Cloughbrack Nero, a 12 month old son of the popular NCBC sire, Fiston. This five star terminal index bull was secured by County Cork suckler farmer, Daniel O’ Shea. Hitting the €3,300 mark was Cloughbrack Norman, a 14 month old son of Pirate. Another five star terminal index bull, Norman was purchased by Galway suckler farmer, Ronan Jennings.

Joe Clancy from Oughterard, Co. Galway realized €3,400 for his December 2016 born, Western Muscle Maker. A son of Major and a Meillard Rj bred dam, Muscle Maker carries a five star terminal index of €136 and a calving figure of 6.8%. Once again, it was a local suckler farmer who was the successful bidder.

Other leading prices included:

€3,200 for Caltun Montanna by Fiston, exhibited by Martin Calvey from County Mayo

€3,200 for Rattigan Nani by Thrunton Bonjovi, exhibited by David Rattigan from County Roscommon

€3,050 for Perennial Nutcracker by Meillard Rj, exhibited by Nicholas Byrne from County Galway

€3,000 for Tullyvillage Nailer by Cavelands Fenian, exhibited by William Flynn from County Galway

The next Society Show and Sale takes place in Tullamore Mart, Co. Offaly on Saturday the 26th May 2018

 

Charolais bulls breach €7,000 twice in Tullamore

Charolais bulls met a solid trade in Tullamore on Saturday last, with 68% of the bulls on offer selling to an average of €3,581. Despite the rare sight of beautiful sunshine, buyer’s traveled from all corners of the Country to source a Charolais bull. Once again, buyers were willing to go the extra mile to secure quality bulls with high indexes and low calving figures. Topping the trade at €7,200 was the Overall Champion, Cloughbrack Matthew exhibited by Mattie Kelly from Newbridge, Co. Galway. A son of Vosgien Vf and a Grimaldi bred dam, this 18 month old bull carries a five star terminal index of €141 and a calving figure of 7.4%. Securing the Champion was County Galway suckler farmer, Maeve O’ Higgins.

Overall Champion Cloughbrack Matthew with Mattie Kelly, Exhibitor, and Stuart Wilson, Judge

Judge for the day was Stuart Wilson, Farm Manager at the Coolnaslee herd in Northern Ireland. Stuart selected the 15 month old, Forestview Nugget as his Reserve Champion. Exhibited by Sean Mc Loughlin from Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrim, Nugget went on to sell for the day’s second highest price of €7,000 to a Northern Ireland suckler farmer. Sired by the legendary CF 52, this classy young bull boasted a five star terminal index of €151 and a calving figure of 8.6%.

Reserve Champion Forestview Nugget exhibited by the Mc Loughlin brothers

It was a tremendous day in the sales ring for County Mayo breeder, Martin Calvey from Westport. Martin parted ways with his two bulls for €6,600 and €5,000, respectively. Two full embryo brothers, Caltun Mighty ET and Caltun Mossy ET set the sale alight as they attracted bids from every corner of the ring. First into the ring was Caltun Mighty ET, who received the call of €6,600 from a County Tyrone suckler farmer. Mossy followed directly after, selling for €5,000 to Pat Cox from County Roscommon. Sons of the popular Pirate and a CF 52 bred dam, both bulls carried a five star terminal of €154 and a calving figure of 7.2%.

Caltun Mighty ET and Caltun Mossy ET exhibited by the Calvey family 

Jim Geoghegan from Streamstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath also excelled in the sales ring, selling his two offerings for €5,500 and €5,100. First up at €5,100 was Lisnagre Monty ET, a September 2016 born son of Jupiter. Monty will now take up residence with Michael Burke from Thurles, Co. Tipperary. His stablemate, Lisnagre Noel ET, then traded hands at €5,500. This 15 month old son of Major was snapped up by James Newell from County Antrim.

Next best at €4,800 was Kilvilcorris Mansell exhibited by Matt and PJ Ryan from Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This Pirate son out of a Prime Roberto bred dam, displayed a decorative set of indexes, comprising of a five star terminal index of €158, a five star replacement index of €71 and a calving figure of 5.9%. Wrapping this one up was Deirdre Grace from the Curragh, Co. Kildare. The Ryan’s also traded Kilvilcorris Nelson at €4,300. Once again this 13 month old bull is a son of Pirate, this time out of a CF 52 bred dam.

Dreena Marty then hit €4,700 for County Kerry breeder, Pat O’ Hara. A son of the well known NCBC sire, Fiston and a Blelack Digger bred dam, Marty displayed one of the best set of indexes in the Catalogue. He carries a five star replacement index of €111, a five star terminal index of €151 and a calving figure of 6.2%. Securing this November 2016 born sire was Gerard Donnelly from Ennis, Co. Clare.

Three bulls shared a price tag of €4,000. The first to go under the hammer was Tawny Midfielder exhibited by Ciaran Daly from Tullaghan in County Leitrim. This 17 month old son of Goldstar Echo and a Sesame bred dam, carries a five star terminal index of €146 and a calving figure of 7.2%. The first prize winner, Rosanna Mustard exhibited by Pat Stephens from County Carlow also received a call of €4,000. A son of the french sire, Sesame and a home bred dam, this November 2016 born bull boasts a five star replacement index of €78, a five star terminal index of €145 and a calving figure of 6.2%. The final call of €4,000 was received by Kieran Hillary from County Galway for his 15 month old bull, Whitepark Miley. A son of the french sire, Utrillo Mic and a TZA bred dam, Miley was snapped up by a Northern Ireland suckler farmer.

Other leading prices included:

€3,900 for Noble Michael by Goldstar Echo, exhibited by Harry Noble from County Longford

€3,800 for Tawny Max Power by Tawny Full Throttle, exhibited by Ciaran Daly from County Leitrim

€3,800 for Williamstown Moate by CF 52, exhibited by Aidan Farrell from County Westmeath

€3,500 for Colomane Mr Right by Alwent Goldbar, exhibited by John Ward from County Cork

€3,500 for Tullyvillage Nathan by Fiston, exhibited by William Flynn from County Galway

€3,500 for Baurnafea Manvin by Utrillo Mic, exhibited by John Bambrick from County Kilkenny

The next Society Show & Sale takes place in Tuam Mart, Co. Galway on Saturday the 5th May 2018, with 50 Charolais bulls cataloged. 

 

Lisnagre and Carrowbeg herds to the fore as Mullawn Noble tops Premier at €11,500

Junior and Senior Male Champions, Lisnagre Nero ET and Lisnagre My Hero with Judge, Charlie Boden, James and Jim Geoghegan, and Society President, Kevin Maguire

It was a day to remember for the Lisnagre and Carrowbeg herds, who done the double in the Male and Female Championships. However, the tough Weather conditions experienced in recent months really shone through on Saturday at the Premier Show and Sale in Elphin, with some Bulls meeting a tremendous trade and others failing to meet their reserve. The demand for quality Bulls was there to be seen, but concerns over fodder shortages and Cattle getting out to Grass was also clearly evident. Overall 60% of the Bulls on offer sold to an average of €4,246. The Heifers who followed the Bulls in the Sales ring met a flying trade, with 80% of those selling to an average of €3,350. The real highlight of the day came in the form of Mullawn Noble, exhibited by Austin Garvey from Drumsna, Co. Leitrim. A son of CF 52 and a Pirate bred dam, Noble caused a stir all day, catching the eye of many potential customers. Having been placed second in his class to Reserve Junior Champion, Noble went on to top the sale at €11,500. Securing this 14 month old high terminal index sire was Michael O’ Reilly from Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

Mullawn Noble who sold for the top price of €11,500 

The Geoghegan family from Streamstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath had a wonderful day in the show ring, picking up the Senior and Junior Male Championships under Judge, Charlie Boden of the Sportsmans Herd based on the Cheshire-Derbyshire border in the UK. Securing the Senior Male Championship was Lisnagre My Hero, a son of the former Dovea AI sire, Cloverfield Excellent. Another high terminal index young bull with a index value of €160, Hero carries some of the breed’s old favorites in his mother’s pedigree, the French sires, Major and Jupiter. The 18 month old Champion would go on to sell for the day’s second highest price of €10,000.

Senior Male Champion, Lisnagre My Hero, who sold for €10,000

Next best in the sales ring at €7,900 was one of the pre-sale favorites, Crossane4 Napoleon exhibited by the Mc Govern brothers from Fivemilebourne, Co. Sligo. This 14 month old son of Prime Roberto had a successful 2017 show season, picking up red rosettes in shows throughout the Country. Having been placed second in his class in the pre-sale show, Napoleon was snapped up in the sales ring by Paddy Holian from County Galway.

Crossane4 Napoleon who sold for €7,900

The Junior Male Champion, Lisnagre Nero ET exhibted by the Geoghegan family then went under the hammer at €7,000. A son of the French sire, Jupiter, Nero descends of the same line of cows as the Senior Champion, the great Ballydownan Simone being the focal point. Just 14 months old on the day of sale, this bull sold with a four star terminal index of €116. He will now join the herd of J.A.W Rees based in Llangurig, Wales.

Junior Male Champion, Lisnagre Nero ET who sold for €7,000

Hitting the €6,300 mark was Conal Tiernan’s, Coshleens Nathan. A 14 month old son of Pirate and a Cavelands Fenian bred dam, Nathan sold with one of the best set of indexes in the Catalogue. He carries a Replacement index of €107, a Terminal index of €146 and a calving figure of 6.5%. Wrapping this one up was local man, John Clancy from Elphin in County Roscommon.

Coshleens Nathan who sold for €6,300

Grangwood Nugget ET, the Junior Male Calf Champion from last year’s National Charolais Show then exchanged hands at €6,000. Exhibited by Jerry O’ Keeffe from Knocklong, Co. Limerick, Nugget was awarded the Reserve Junior Male Champion that morning by Judge, Charlie Boden. Sired by Goldstar Echo, this 14 month old bull was purchased by fellow breeder, Michael Delaney from Mountrath, Co. Laois.

Reserve Junior Male Champion, Grangwood Nugget ET who sold for €6,000

Matt and PJ Ryan from Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary had a productive day in the sales ring, trading their two bulls at €6,000 and €5,000, respectively. Their first offering into the ring was the second prize winning, Kilvilcorris Montana. A son of CF 52 and a Pirate bred dam, this bull possessed a recipe for success. As well as having a proud pedigree, the 17 month old Montana also looked the part, attracting many viewers, before romping his way to €6,000, selling to James Cogan from Riverstown. His stablemate, Kilvilcorris Major followed closely behind, selling shortly afterwards at €5,000 to Frank Gilmartin from Lavagh, Co. Sligo. Another son of the fore mentioned, CF 52, this 16 month old bull carries a Terminal index of €158 and a calving figure of 7.6%.

Kilvilcorris Montana who sold for €6,000

Local man Tommy Gormley from just outside Elphin traded his young bull, Carrowkeel08 Mervin at €5,000. A son of the renowned UK sire, Blelack Digger, Mervin carries a five star terminal index of €145, a five star Replacement index of €128 and a calving figure of 7.7%. After some lively bidding, this young bull was knocked down to Catherine Mc Donnell from Charlestown.

Carrowkeel08 Mervin who sold for €5,000

Martin Herity from County Sligo received a call of €4,500 for his stylish young bull, Coolembley Magic. A son of the former Dovea AI sire, Prime Roberto, Magic sold with a five star Terminal index of €153. Once again, CF 52 was behind the dam of this 15 month old bull. Buyer here was Owain Llyr from Ruthin, Wales. The Welsh man would go on to purchase five Bulls in total. Islandview Nico ET, a son of the French sire, Tombapik, was next best at €4,350. Exhibited by Tommy Mc Laughlin from Malin in County Donegal, Nico sold with an impressive set of indexes, comprising of a Terminal index of €162, a Replacement index of €117 and a calving figure of 7.1%.

Other leading prices in the Bulls included:

€4,000 for Roughan Magic 2 sired by Roughan Gibraltar, exhibited by Pat Mc Clean from County Donegal

€4,000 for Tonroe Mick sired by Tonroe Eminem, exhibited by Vincent Callaghan from County Mayo

€4,000 for Culcashel Nelson sired by Cavelands Fenian, exhibited by Charles Harkin from County Donegal

€3,800 for Clewbay12 Nero sired by Gedeon, exhibited by Charles Hughes from County Mayo

€3,700 for Dalehill Macbeth sired by Cavelands Fenian, exhibited by Basil Kells from County Cavan

€3,700 for Glera New sired by Goldstar Echo, exhibited by Rory Cullen from County Longford

€3,650 for Laheens Michael sired by Derryolam Impeccable, exhibited by Cathal Duignan from County Leitrim

€3,600 for Firoda Master sired by Derryolam Impeccable, exhibited by Seamus Nolan from County Kilkenny

€3,500 for Cloughbrack Mustang sired by Burradon Tallisman, exhibited by Mattie Kelly from County Galway

€3,500 for Fivestar Magic ET sired by CF 52, exhibited by Lewis Regan from County Leitrim

Champion and Reserve Female Champion, Carrowbeg Magic 2 and Carrowbeg Magic 3 exhibited by Michael and Kevin Graham with Judge, Charlie Boden

Topping the female trade at €5,500 was the Female Champion of the show, Carrowbeg Magic 2, exhibited by Michael Graham from Boyle in County Roscommon. The rising two year old is a daughter of the ever consistent, Prime Roberto and a Bova Sylvain bred dam. She sold in calf to the popular Pirate and will now take up residence with the Bostonia herd in County Sligo.

Female Champion, Carrowbeg Magic 2 who sold for €5,500

The Father and son duo, Michael and Kevin Graham capped of a wonderful day, as they went on to clinch the Reserve Female Champion with their second offering, Carrowbeg Magic 3. This 17 month old daughter of the well known NCBC sire, Fiston, carries a five star Replacement index of €82. She was knocked down at €3,700 to fellow breeders, Sal and Desmond Boyd from Carrick-on-Shannon.

Reserve Female Champion, Carrowbeg Magic 3 who sold for €3,700

The Quin family from Newmarket-on-fergus in County Clare parted ways with Clenagh Lola 2 ET for €4,300. This powerful, 30 month old Heifer sold in-calf to the Eurogene AI sire, Whitecliffe James. Lola who is a daughter of Texan gie, will now join the Crossane4 herd, owned by the Mc Govern bothers in County Sligo.

Clenagh Lola 2 ET who sold for €4,300

Tawny Meeney Miney Moo exhibited by Ciaran Daly from County Leitrim realized a bid of €4,200. A May 2016 born daughter of Blelack Digger, this Heifer sold with a five star Replacement index of €93. Securing this one was Terence Boyle from County Leitrim. Jerry O’ Keeffe from Knocklong in County Limerick seen his rising two year old Heifer, Grangwood Mistress sell for €4,000. A daughter of the French sire, Heracles M, Mistress headed North with Michael Tumelty from Downpatrick. The Sugrue family from County Kilkenny traded their two and a half year old Heifer, Kilbline 1 Lavender for €3,600. This in-calf Pirate daughter, who carries a five star Replacement index of €69, was secured by Michael Mullen from Roundstone.

The next Society show and sale will take place in Tullamore Mart, County Offaly on Saturday the 21st of April 2018, with 100 Bulls on offer