The first 2013 Show and Sale of Simmental Bulls in Kilkenny took place on Wednesday 20th March. This saw good demand for quality bulls with emphasis on easy calving and maternal figures.
Leading the days trade at €3,600 was a Banwy T-Rex son, Clonagh Devilishly Charming from Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise. This January 2012 bull was out of an FBX cow, Clonagh Norma and sold with five star maternal figures €167.
Next best also from the Behan family was the pre sale Champion ‘Clonagh Captain Flint’ selling for €3,100. He was born in September 2011 and was by Seabank Flint out of a Banwy T-Rex daughter Clonagh Angelina.
The Reserve Champion ‘Towerhill Callaghan’ from Seamus Aherne, Cappamore, Co. Limerick was unsold, failing to meet his reserve.
Selling at €2,500 was Third prizewinner ‘Celtic Corrib’ from Angela Brickley, Coolrain, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. This December 2011 Curaheen Tyson son is out of a Celtic Rock daughter Celtic Tiny and sold with a €140 maternal value.
Clonagh Captain Flashtastic by Banwy T-Rex sold for €2,450 with a maternal value of €147. He is out of a Cleenagh Flasher daughter Clonagh Wanda’s Flash.
Ballyedmond Casey from Tom O’Riordan, Midelton, Co.Cork sold for €2,400. This September 2011 born bull was by Kilbride Farm Newry out of a Hillcrest King daughter Brownstone Jenny. He again boasted a high maternal value of €149.
The next Kilkenny Bull Sale takes place on Wednesday 17th April with 26 Pedigree Simmental Bulls entered and should be in the sale ring at approximately 2pm.
Catherine O’Connell, Club PRO