Sales Reports 2019


On Saturday last, one of the oldest and largest pedigree Charolais herds in the country, Skidoo, provided a sale that will be remembered for some time and showed that Charolais are still firmly in demand. It was evident from the outset that buyers travelled from far and wide to secure Skidoo bloodlines. The highlight of the day came when lot 25, Skidoo 96 Highlight 2 ET traded at €9,800. This six year old cow sold incalf, calving in February to Jumper. Sired herself by Major, she goes back on a Doonally New bred dam which goes back to a French import. Overall all 34 in calf cows calving in autumn sold to average over €3,700.

Top of the cows with spring calves at foot was the forth lot into the ring, Skidoo 96 Isolda ET, who sold for €6,500. This rising six year old is a daughter of the UK sire, Inverlochy Ferdie. Overall 82% of the cow and calf lots sold to average just shy of €4,000. Spring calves sold separate to the cows reached a top of €3,400 for Skidoo 96 Pipa 2.

The in calf heifer section seen a total of 26 forward with 22 finding new homes. These topped at €4,700, with an average price of €2,890. Topping this section was lot 86, Skidoo96 Nollaig. Born April 2017, this Goldstar Echo daughter carries five stars on the replacement index and sold in calf to Nippur.

Buyers remained around the ringside right until the very end. Last through the ring were the maiden heifers, where 27 lots sold to average €2,360. Topping these was a bid of €4,000 for lot 119, Skidoo96 Pamela. This January 2019-born daughter of Jumper goes back to a Fury Action-bred cow.

Other leading prices included –

Lot 16 Skidoo Jessica sired by Fury Action who sold for €5,400
Lot 23 Deeleview Jessica sired by Elgin Davinci who sold for €5,600
Lot 62 Skidoo96 L 1974 sired by Inverlochy Ferdie who sold for €5,000
Lot 85 Skidoo96 N 2198 sired by Artois who sold for €4,600
Lot 92 Skidoo96 N 2235 sired by Sesame who sold for €4,600


Goldstar Oasis from the herd of Martin Ryan in County Tipperary stole the show in Tullamore last Saturday, in what could only be described as a mixed trade for Charolais bulls. A small entry of just over 40 bulls resulted in a 60% clearance at an average price of €3,010. Topping the trade at €6,000 was the Overall Champion of the show, Goldstar Oasis. A son of the Texan gie bred daughter, Goldstar Jamaique, and Goldstar Hugo 2 ET, this classy 13 month old bull attracted significant interest in the sales ring before selling to a County Clare suckler farmer.

Overall Champion Goldstar Oasis

Two Roughan bred bulls from Pat Mc Clean’s herd in County Donegal exchanged hands at €5,000 and €4,400. First into the ring was the third prize winner, Roughan Once who was knocked down at €4,400 to Martin Frehill from Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. A son of Roughan Gibraltar and a Roughan Enzo bred dam, this 14 month old bull carried a five star terminal index of €141 alongside a calving figure of just 6.4%. His stablemate and second prize winner, Roughan One exchanged hands outside the sales ring, selling for the days second highest price of €5,000. Another 14 month old son of the home bred Gibraltar, this bull also carried a five star terminal index, accompanied by a well below average calving figure of 5.7%. This well made young bull sold to a suckler farmer in Northern Ireland.

Roughan Once and Roughan One 

Roughan One 

Sheafield Oscar, a stylish young bull from the Sheafield herd of Sean Moreton in County Leitrim was next best at €4,000. This 13 month old son of Cavelands Fenian and a Lisnagre Elite bred dam stood top of the line in his class in the pre-sale show. Oscar sold with full set of indexes and will now take up residence on a suckler farm in County Tipperary.

Sheafield Oscar

Judge for the day, Patrick Mc Cabe from the Blakestown Charolais herd in County Louth tapped up Dereskit Nathan 923 as his Reserve Overall Champion. Exhibited by Basil Bothwell from Killeshandra in County Cavan, this September 2017 born bull is a son of Fiston and a Blakestown Seigneur bred dam. Selling with a five star terminal index of €133, the Cavan bred bull exchanged hands at €3,500.

Dereskit Nathan 923

Other leading prices included:

€3,000 for Dalehill Otto sired by Fiston and exhibited by Basil Kells from Killeshandra in County Cavan

€3,000 for Kilvilcorris Oscar sired by Goldstar Echo and exhibited by Matt Ryan from Thurles in County Tipperary

€3,000 for Sheafield Omar sired by Cavelands Fenian and exhibited by Sean Moreton from County Leitrim

€3,000 for Cuillmore Oisin sired by Fiston and exhibited by Thomas Keane from Westport in County Mayo

€3,000 for Windmill18 Officer sired by Blelack Digger and exhibited by Richard Nerney from Elphin in County Roscommon




On Saturday last, Tuam Mart played host to the Irish Charolais Cattle Society’s annual Show and Sale of Charolais Bulls. The Sale provided a brisk and lively trade, with suckler farmers out in force to secure quality bulls for the upcoming breeding season. Overall 87% of the Bulls on offer sold to an average of €3,022. Topping the day’s trade at €4,350 was the first prize winner from the pre-sale show, Landleague Nixon ET, exhibited by Francis Ryan from Rosscahill, Co. Galway. This powerful October 2017 born bull is a son of CF 52 and a Baurnafea Baccarat bred dam. He sold with a five star terminal index of €156 and a calving figure of 9.6%.

Landleague Nixon ET

Not far behind at €4,000 was the first prize winner from the second class, Coshleens Ollie, exhibited by Conal Tiernan from Elphin, Co. Roscommon. This stylish son of Goldstar Echo and a Cavelands Fenian bred dam carries a 4 star terminal index of €126, a five star replacement index of €81 and a below average calving figure of 6.6%.

Coshleens Ollie 

Two bulls then traded at €3,600. The first to do so was the day’s Overall Champion, Kilvilcorris Owen, exhibited by Matt and PJ Ryan from Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A classy son of the French sire, Glasgow, Owen carries a four star terminal index of €115 and a four star replacement index of €69. Also selling at €3,600 was Dereskit Obama exhibited by Basil Bothwell from Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. This 16 month old Alwent Goldbar son displayed a decorative set of indexes which included a five star terminal and replacement index.

Kilvilcorris Owen 

Next best at €3,450 was Sliabhbawn Ollie exhibited by County Roscommon man, James Duke. A son of Roughan Lincoln and an Indurain bred dam, Ollie went under Tom Cox’s hammer with a boastful set of indexes and a below average calving figure of 6.4%. Judge for the day, Seamus Nagle, found his Reserve Champion in the form of Cloughbrack Oaktree exhibited by Mattie Kelly from Newbridge, Co. Galway. This 14 month old bull is a son of Sylvaner and a Grimaldi bred dam. He was knocked down in the sales ring at €3,300.

Cloughbrack Oaktree

Two bulls exchanged hands at €3,250, Perennial Nama exhibited by Ncky Byrne from Oughterard, Co. Galway and Knockinroe16 Oisin exhibited by Declan Bourke from Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Nama is a son of Cavelands Fenian and a Oscar bred dam, who carries a calving figure of 6.8%. The Tipperary bred bull, Knockinroe16 Oisin is a son of the french sire, Bourgogne, who displayed a wonderful array of indexes, which included a five star terminal and replacement index accompanied by a calving figure of just 6%.

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society will hold their final sale this Spring on Saturday the 25th May in Tullamore Mart, Co.Offaly, with 80 Bulls cataloged