Average Prices and Clearance Rates Up at Simmental Premier Show and Sale

Average Prices & Clearance Rates up at Simmental Premier Show & Sale

The Simmental Premier Show & Sale at Roscommon on Saturday March 14th recorded increases in both average price and clearance rates on 2014. The average price for bulls at €3560 was up over €700 on 2014 with 15 bulls selling for €3000 or greater.

Lot 19 Senior Champion 'Jennalyn Elite Tiger'
Lot 19 Senior Champion ‘Jennalyn Elite Tiger’


The Senior Bull Champion ‘Jennalyn Elite Tiger’ exhibited by Lyndsey Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise topped the sale at €8200. Judging was Gerald Smith from the Drumsleed Herd in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and he tapped forward this December `13 born Clonagh Tiger Gallant sired bull as his Senior Champion from a very strong class of bulls. Gordan McFarland from Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone was the purchaser of Elite Tiger who’s  dam Jennalyn Adaline is a Banwy T-Rex sired cow.

Lot 49 Junior Champion Barnattin Felix
Lot 49 Junior Champion ‘Barnattin Felix’

Derek Costello from Killineer, Drogheda exhibited the Junior Champion Bull Barnattin Felix. This Curaheen Vio sired bull was out of Barnattin Winnie a Raceview Tiger Karla cow. This 13 month old bull was purchased by the Judge Gerald Smith at €4500.

Lot 05 Senior Reserve Bridgemount Eric
Lot 05 Senior Reserve ‘Bridgemount Eric’

The Reserve Senior Champion went to William O`Riordan, Rathcormac, Co. Cork with Bridgemount Eric. This September `13 born bull is sired by Curaheen Tyson and is out of a Samark Superman dam Bridgemount Allegro. This bull joins the Glenanaar Pedigree Herd of John E Toye from Manorcunningham, Co. Donegal at €4200.

Lot 54 Junior Reserve Male Shiloh Freddy
Lot 54 Junior Reserve Male ‘Shiloh Freddy’

Joe Kelly from Ballynacally, Ennis, Co. Clare purchased the Reserve Junior Champion Shiloh Freddy who was exhibited by Hugh Murray, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath.  €4400 was the selling price of this 12 month old bull who was sired by Seabank Flint and out of a Hillcrest Butcher dam Dermody Tess.

Lot 08 Raceview Elton KK €7500
Lot 08 ‘Raceview Elton KK’ €7500

At €7500 Raceview Elton KK Et was the second highest priced bull. Exhibited by Peter & Marion O`Connell, Mallow, Co. Cork this October `13 born bull is sired by Raceview King and out of the Ballingar Franco dam Ballingar Kim. A full brother to Raceview All-Star KK, Elton KK was purchased by an undisclosed export customer.

Lot 56 Rabawn Flame €7300
Lot 56 ‘Rabawn Flame’ €7300

The third highest price of the day at €7300 was paid for one of the youngest bulls in the catalogue Rabawn Flame exhibited by John Brady from Swinford, Co. Mayo. This bull at just 12 months of age was purchased jointly by Eamon McCloskey, Drumagarner Herd, Kilrea, Co. Derry & Nevin Smyth, Edenbann Herd, Garvagh, Co Derry and is sired by Cairnview Snazzy and out of a Hillcrest King cow Rabawn Angel.

Lot 04 Clonagh Ewake €5200
Lot 04 ‘Clonagh Ewake’ €5200

Selling at €5200 was Lot 4 in the catalogue, Clonagh Ewake, exhibited by Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise. Sired by Curaheen Wakeman and out of a Raceview King dam Corlesmore Willow this September `13 born bull was purchased by Stephen Malcomson from Castlewellen, Co. Down.

Other notable prices included:

Lot 40 Kilduff Fernando €3600
€3600 to John Dunne, Belturbet, Co. Cavan for a Clonagh Tiger Gallant sired bull ‘Kilduff Fernando ET’ from Albert Henry, Castle Douglas, Scotland.
Lot 26 Bridgemount Eddie €3500
€3500 to William O`Riordan, Rathcormac, Co. Cork for ‘Bridgemount Eddie’ a Seaview Tommy sired bull from DW Sinnclaire, Orkney, Scotland.
Lot 45 Eskerhill Fast Tiger €3300
€3300 to Eddie Cronin, Dunmore, Co. Galway for a Clonagh Tiger Gallant son ‘Eskerhill Fast Tiger’ from Pat Golden, Templeboy, Co. Sligo.
Lot 01 Dermotstown Eurochamp €3100
€3100 for ‘Dermotstown Eurochamp’ an Omorga Regan sired bull exhibited by Chris White, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin and sold to John Pringle, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.
Lot 16 Littlerock Evra €3100
€3100 to Benny McNamara, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare for ‘Littlerock Evra’ a Curaheen Vio bull from Patrick Bourke, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Lot 07 Clonagh Eclipse Truly €3000
Lot 07 ‘Clonagh Eclipse Truly’ €3000
Lot 15 Duff Euro €3000
Lot 15 ‘Duff Euro’ €3000


In the female section a smaller than usual entry resulted in a clearance rate of 90% with an average price of €2250 which was up on the corresponding sale last year.

The Champion and Reserve Champion female both went to Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise. The Champion Clonagh Ebony Joan is sired by Omorga Murray and out of a Banwy T-Rex dam Clonagh Angelina. This November `13 born heifer was purchased by Gerald Smith at €3600.

Lot 71 Female Champion Clonagh Ebony Joan
Lot 71 Female Champion ‘Clonagh Ebony Joan’

The Reserve Champion Clonagh Fancy Pants at just under 12 months of age was purchased by Eamon Greene, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary for €3800. This Banwy T-Rex sired heifer was out of a Ballybane Nip dam Cloneygowan Vera.

Lot 80 Reserve Female Clonagh Fancy Pants
Lot 80 Reserve Female ‘Clonagh Fancy Pants’

Selling at €2900 was Broomfield Funshine a heifer exhibited by Paul McArdle, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan. Sam Farrell, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh purchased this January `14 born heifer who is sired by Cairnview Snazzy and out of a Raceview King dam Brookwood Sunshine.

Lot 72 Broomfield Funshine €2900
Lot 72 ‘Broomfield Funshine’ €2900

Hitting the €2800 mark was Mohona Eris another October ’13 born heifer exhibited by Gordan Salter, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. This Omorga Volvo sired heifer who is out of an Kilbride Farm Newry dam Mohona Anabelle was purchased by Tommy Connolly, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim.

Lot 70 Mohona Eris €2800
Lot 70 ‘Mohona Eris’ €2800

The final results in the female section showed a clearance rate of 90% with an average price of €2250 which was also up on the corresponding sale last year.

The next Simmental Sale will take place at Tullamore on Saturday April 18th.