Saturday last in Carrick-on-Shannon saw the Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society’s Show and Sale of Angus, Shorthorn and Hereford bulls and heifers show a marked improvement in trade from recent months with an 85 % clearance in the Sales Ring.
While 41 of the 46 Angus bulls exhibited sold at an average of €2,500, 10 of these bulls sold from €3,000 upwards.
Under the expertise of Judge, Albert De Cogan, Bunlahy Minto Jimmy, sired by Bunlahy John G, was awarded the Angus Championship for breeders GD and A Reynolds, Bunlahy, Ballinalee, but did not sell later in the day.
The Reserve Champion was Laheens Luke, sired by Nakkeg Nord and bred by Cathal Duignan, Laheen, Eslin which sold for €3,000.
The top price of the day was achieved by Cavan breeder Frank McKiernan, Drumcrow, Ballinagh when he sold Drumcrow Power Punch, sired by Netherton Americano for €5,000.
Zara Dunne, Belturbet, Cavan sold her January 2015 bull Beechill Magic Mike ET, sired by Netherton Mr Brazilian for €3,650, while other top prices included:
l €3,200 for Frank McKiernan’s Drumcrow Pronto, sired by Drumcrow Joker
l €3,100 for both Loughglynn Master Blaster, sired by Cashlelane Lord Jeremy and bred by Patrick Regan, Ballyfarna, Claremorris and Shankill Moorland, sired by Eastfield Black Buddy and bred by Patrick and Finbarr Cahill, Shankill Lower, Cavan.
Three bulls achieved €3,000 each namely – Barroe Luke, sired by Tonroe Udi and bred by James Heneghan, Rathlena, Ballinlough, Brideswell Lee, sired by Ballyshannon Eric and bred by Patrick Harrison, Brideswell, Athlone and Rocklands Morton, sired by Friarstown Ideal Eric and bred by John McWeeney, Longstone, Ballinamore.
Bernard Kerins, Carnaree, Ballymote exhibited the Champion Angus heifer Kerins Leannie, a daughter of Aynho Rossiter Eric and sold her for €3,400.
Bernard also sold her twin Kerins Leonie for €4,050.
All six Hereford bulls exhibited on Saturday were sold with Benny Mulrennan, Lisnanean, Elphin achieving the top price of €3,050 for his bull Lisnanean George, sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty.
Joseph McCormack, Steil, Tulsk sold his Hereford bull Steil Master, sired by Hollow Point Broker for €2,500, while Flowerhill Bruce, another son of Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty sold for €2,300 for Patrick and Sandra Killoran, Bunninadden, Ballymote, Sligo.
The Midland and Western Society host their Show and Sale of top quality Continental bulls and heifers including prime examples of Charolais, Simmental and Limousin breeds this Saturday, April 16.
A catalogue of animals for sale and further details are available from 086-3883112 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org