Roscommon Premier Sale Top of €18500 with an 85% clearance.
One of the largest crowds seen at a Roscommon Simmental Sale for years were not disappointed as a quality entry of Bulls & Heifers put forward for sale met strong demand resulting in a clearance of close to 85% with averages up for both bulls & heifers.
The Junior Champion was exhibited by A & G Brickley, Coolrain, Portlaoise and sold at €5,500 to Suckler farmer John Carroll, Abbeydorney, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This December `12 born bull “Celtic Delphi ET” is sired by “Cloondroon Nugget” and by a “Curaheen Tyson” dam “Celtic Wonder ET”.
The Reserve Junior Champion also went to Tony O`Leary, Ballincollig, Co. Cork with his January `13 born bull “Seaview Ever Charming ET”. By “Carnkern Titan” and by a “Gretnahouse Supersonic” sired cow “Seaview Hillary”, this full brother to “Seaview Prince Charming” was purchased at €4000 by Adrienne Deane, Ballytore, Co. Kildare for her Mountford Pedigree Herd.
Hitting the €6,000 mark was lot 11 “Bearna-Dhearg Duke” for William O`Halloran, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Sired by “Dripsey Superking” and out of a “Kilbride Farm Newry” dam “Mohona Alana” this bull joins the suckler herd of James & Enda McGee, Glasson, Athlone.
Other bull prices included:
- €4000 to Eamon Flanagan, Rosenallis, Portlaoise for a “Curaheen Vio” bull from Ger O`Connor, Kinvara, Co. Galway.
- €3600 to Peter & Marion O`Connell, Mallow for a “Drumlone Anchor” son from Christy Curley, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
- €3300 to John Stone, Bandon, Co. Cork from Gerard Moran, Ennis, Co. Clare for a “Hillcrest Butcher” sired bull.
- €3100 to David Brickley, Coolrain, Portlaoise, for a “Anatrim Via” bull from John Walshe, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow.
Overall in the bull section there was a 77% clearance with an average price of €3522 up €370 on 2012.
In the female section which included draft sales from the Corbally & Raceview Herds there was a clearance of 83% with an average price of €3323 which was up from €2900 in 2012.
The Junior Heifer Champion also moved the same direction from McGarry’s to Wood’s at €10,000. “Clonguish Diamond ET” a February `12 born heifer was sired by “Kilbride Farm Newry” and also out of “Brogeen Victoria”
The Reserve Junior Champion went to Ray Bracken, Daingean, Tullamore with “Cruithill Destiny”. This “Curaheen Wakeman” daughter out of a “Ballingar Kieran” sired dam “Ballingar Peach” was purchased by John Delaney, Clonmore, Templemore at €3,400
In the Yearling Heifer Section the Champion went to David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin with “Curaheen Dochas” an August `12 heifer sired by “Curaheen Warrior” out of a “Smithbilt Molson 21m” sired dam “Curaheen Adana ET”. €3,600 was the selling price for this lot to Overhill House Herd, West Lothian, Scotland.
Standing Third in a strong Yearling Class was “Cruithill Dreamer” for Ray Bracken, Daingean, Tullamore. This “Curaheen Wakeman” heifer out of a “Hillcrest Champion” dam “Cruithill Wonder” sold to Chris Traynor, Armagh at €5,200.
At €8,500 “Raceview Dawn Matilda ET” joins the Denizes Herd of Michael Barlow, Lancashire, England. Exhibited by Peter & Marion O`Connell, Mallow, Co. Cork this 12 month old heifer was sired by “Hillcrest Champion” and out of the “Raceview King” dam “Raceview Matilda Stella”.
Selling at €6,600 to the Roma Herd of RS & ME Weatherup, Roxburghshire, Scotland was “Raceview D Patricia Kim”. Sired by “Raceview Bertie” and out of the “Ballingar Franco” dam “Ballingar Kim” this heifer was born in March `12.
The last Raceview heifer to sell was born in February `13, “Raceview Evita Winty”. Martin Mooney, Shannon Harbour, Birr, Co. Offaly purchased this “Drumlone Anchor” heifer out of the “Kilbride Farm Newry” dam “Raceview Winty Matilda” at €5,500.
The last females of the day were put forward for sale by James & Fiona Browne, Corbally, Co. Cork from their “Corbally Herd”. Hitting the €6,200 bracket was “Corbally Eires VIP” a February `13 heifer. Kieran Mullarkey, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo purchased this “Milnafua Graduate” heifer who is out of “Corbally VIP Katie” a “Raceview King” dam.
Selling at €6,600 was “Corbally Eternal ET” a “Hillcrest Champion” sired heifer. Born in January `13 and out of a “Raceview King” dam “Corbally Vintage Katie” this heifer was purchased by Padge Mulhare, Cloghan, Co. Offaly.
The last lot under the hammer was “Corbally AOK Katie ET” a September `09 cow sired by “Raceview King” and out of the “Kealod Desmond” dam “Corbally Katie”. This cow sold with a three week old “Glebefarm Tyson” heifer calf at foot and sold for €7,000 to Richard McCulloch’s Overhill House Herd in West Lothian, Scotland.