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€3,200 in-calf heifer tops Aubrac premier sale

Report with prices from the 2021 Aubrac cattle sale at Tullamore Mart.

Entries sold to €3,200 at the Irish Aubrac Cattle Society’s premier show and sale on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.

Leading the charge at this price tag was Francis Donohoe’s Johnstown Niamh 1658, a first prize-winning in-calf heifer.

According to a spokesperson for the society, 42 females and 11 males came under Tom Cox’s hammer at Tullamore Mart.

Aubrac cattle prices

Weanling heifers

A spokesperson told That’s Farming:

“Weanling heifers were first into the ring. First, prize-winner, Shrubbywood Perfection, daughter of top AI bull, Consensuel, stole the show in this class, earning a cool €2,900 for owners, Joanne and Shane Bowers, Shrubbywood Aubracs in Co Westmeath.”

“Turloughmore Pixie, from the Turloughmore herd of Mr Kevin O Brien Co Galway, left the ring with a price tag of €1,800. The average price for weanling heifers was €1,460.”

Maiden heifers

According to the spokesperson, quality was “top-notch” in the maiden heifer ring.

The champion [main image], Ballintra Paula from the famed herd of Mr John Walsh from Co Donegal, changed hands at €2,300. That’s Farming recently profiled the Walsh family, owners of the Rockhill Aubrac herd.

The reserve champion, Ashbrook Pettle [below], from Michael Hanlon’s Ashbrook Aubrac Herd from Dring, Co Longford, climbed to €3,050. He set what is understood to be a record price for an Aubrac bull at auction last year when Ashbrook Othello changed hands for €4,350.

Report with photos: Entries sold to €3,200 at the Irish Aubrac Cattle Society’s premier show and sale on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.

Meanwhile, Westmeath breeder, Francis Donohoe, returned to the ring with Johnstown Olivia 1670 and secured €2,500. Next on the price table was the Walsh family’s Ballintra Polly at €2,400.

According to a spokesperson, the average price for maiden heifers was €1,895.

In-calf cows

Ballywire Eliza from the herd of Mary Jennings and John Cunniffe Co Roscommon took first prize in the in-calf cow class and made €2,750. She is a DPZ daughter and sold with a bull calf at foot.

Second prize-winner, Thornhill K 527, and a heifer calf,  property of Kevin Ryan Tipperary fetched €2,400.

Thornhill K 400, also belonging to Mr Kevin Ryan, sold for €2,400 with a Bison son at foot. The spokesperson added that in-calf cows levelled at €2,516.

Bulls

Ballintra Pepe took home silverware for Mr John Walsh of Ballintra Aubracs, Ballintra Co Donegal in the bull class. A son of Delrieu Miami, he found a new home at €2,100.

Second-prize winner, Deerpark Pierce from the Deerpark Aubrac Herd of Mr James and Tomas Lacey from Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary climbed to €2,500.

Report with photos: Entries sold to €3,200 at the Irish Aubrac Cattle Society’s premier show and sale on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.
Laceys

Pullagh Paolo, a son of AI bull Turloughmore Magnificent from the Pullagh Aubrac herd of Brian and Christopher Gallagher from Co Sligo, fetched €2,000.

The spokesperson reported that the average price for bulls was €2,160.

“Congratulations to all the prize winners and best of luck to all our buyers,” the spokesperson concluded.

Report with photos: Entries sold to €3,200 at the Irish Aubrac Cattle Society’s premier show and sale on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.

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