In the bull section, the Judge Albert Bagnall tipped forward “Littlerock Cracker” as his Overall Champion. exhibited by Benny McNamara from Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare. This December `12 born “Kilbride Farm Newry” sired bull was out of a “Brington Brilliant” homebred dam “Littlerock Ruth 5”. James Ryan, Drangan, Thurles was the purchaser at joint top price of €3500.
Also selling for €3500 was the Reserve Champion “Clonguish Danno” exhibited by Joe & Sean McGarry, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. This January `12 “Raceview King” son was purchased by John Ryan, Ballydavis, Portlaoise.
Another hitting the €3500 mark was Lot 49 “Clonagh Darling Boy” exhibited by Garrett Behan, Ballyfin Portlaoise. William Champ, Cloneyquin, Portarlington, purchased this “Banwy T-Rex” sired bull born April `12.
Garrett Behan also got €3400 for another “Banwy T-Rex” son “Clonagh Dynamo Star”. This January `12 born bull was purchased by Edward Butler, Danesfort, Co. Kilkenny.
Dairy Farmer, Pat Lane from Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick gave €3300 for Lot 20 exhibited by Anselm Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath. This “Banwy T-Rex” bull “Grianan Dictator ET” was born February `12.
Overall in the bull section there was an average price of €2650 with prices ranging from €1900 to €3500.
In a smaller than usual female section the Overall Champion went to David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin with “Curaheen Calista”. This October `11 maiden heifer was sired by “Curaheen Vio” and out of a “Kilbride Farm Newry” dam “Auroch Afton”. This heifer was purchased by Noel McDonnell, Moate, Co. Westmeath at €3400.
The Reserve Heifer Champion went to “Mohona Diana” exhibited by Gordon & Susan Salter, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. Martin Mooney, Shannonharbour, Co. Offaly gave €2850 for this “Curaheen Vio” sired heifer.
The Salter’s also got €2800 for Lot 65 “Mohona Delia”. Born in February `12 this “Curaheen Vio” heifer was purchased by Aonghus Foley, Grenagh, Co. Cork.
The average price for heifers was €2150 ranging from €1650 to €3400.