|● Top price of €6,400 up from €5,800 at last year’s sale
● Average price of €3,729 up from €3,165 at last year’s sale
● Price range was from €2,000 to €6,400
● Eight bulls made €5,000 and over
● Three bulls exported to N.I.
● Clearance of 80%
Sale topper at €6,400 was the day’s champion WILLIAMSTOWN JUDE. Just 14 months of age he is by a Jupiter son and out of a home bred dam by Doonally New. Bred by Aidan Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath he was purchased by Jonathan Kelly, Limavady, Co. Derry.
Aidan also received:
€5,100 for WILLIAMSTOWN JA, a first prize winner and a son of Utrillo Mic and out of a home bred dam by PTI Price. He was purchased by Olivia Hanevy, Mountemple, Moate, Co. Westmeath
€4,800 for WILLIAMSTOWN JAMIE, a son of Balthazar (CF 85) and out of a Doonally New dam. He was purchased by John Barry, Pallasbeg, Newtown, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
€3,500 for WILLIAMSTOWN JOHN by a son of Jupiter and out of a Derryharney Outstanding dam. He was purchased by Michael Flanagan, Raharney, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Reserve championship went to David Rattigan, Main St., Elphin, Co. Roscommon for RATTIGAN JEFF ET by Oldstone Egbert and out of Liscally Emeraldstar whose pedigree goes back to Major and Padirac. He sold for €5,000 to Martin Kenny, Cams, Cloverhill, Co. Roscommon.
David also received €4,600 for his second sale offering RATTIGAN JACK, just 12 months of age, by Doonally New and out of a Grimaldi bred dam. He was purchased by M. McNally, Jonesboro, Newry, Co. Down.
Three other lots also sold at €5,100
First €5,100 was received by Richard Hackett, Coolistigue, Clonlara, Co. Clare for his first prize winner LIMKILN JAKE. By Meillard and out of a home bred dam by Major he was purchased by Eamon Gately, New Road, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon.
Next €5,100 was received by David Erskine, Crosses, Co. Monaghan for FIELDVIEW JORDAN, a son of Doonally New and out of an Indurain bred dam. He was purchased by Michael Rafferty, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
David also received €5,100 for FIELDVIEW JOSH another son of Doonally New and out of an Excellent bred dam. He was purchased by M. McNally, Jonesboro, Newry, Co. Down.
€5,000 was received by Nicholas Byrne, Clare, Oughterard, Co. Galway for WESTERN JUPITER a son of Pirate and out of a home bred dam by Bova Sylvain. He was purchased by Hugh Patton, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.
€5,000 was also received by Daniel Weston, Meelick, Rosenallis, Portlaoise for his first prize winner, SLIEVEBLOOM JUMBO BOY. Another son of Pirate and out of a home bred dam by Nelson he was purchased by Michael Henderson, Ballygooney, Gatherbawn, Co Kilkenny.
The next Charolais Society show and sale of the Autumn is scheduled for Saturday, 21st November in Ennis (with 45 bulls on offer)
and the final show and sale of 2015 will be the
Christmas Cracker in Elphin, Co. Roscommon on Saturday 5th December.
All animals in this sale have come through a rigorous inspection and the 116 bulls on offer have been selected from an initial entry of 224 and the 40 females on offer were selected from an entry of 81.