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Roscommon breeder’s €10,000 ‘Untouchable’ heifer

Carrowboy Untouchable ET unarguably lived up to her name when she went under the hammer in Carrick-on-Shannon last Saturday (December 10th, 2022).

The first to be offered for sale from the Carrowbow Angus herd, property of Alan Gibbons, Caggle, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, she secured the highest price tag of €10,000 at the Irish Angus Cattle Society’s 2022 elite show and sale.

By Rawburn Boss Hogg N630 and out of Kilteevan Damsel, a Bohey Jasper daughter, the January-2021-born female has been successfully shown for the past two years.

She has picked up several titles, including the Angus female calf champion silverware at the 2021 calf show.

Moreover, she was tapped out as the senior heifer champion at Saturday’s sale, having stood first in the senior heifer class line-up.

According to the sales catalogue, she is a myostatin non-carrier for C313Y, D182N, E226X, E291X, F94L, NT419, NT821, Q204X and S105C.

She is scanned in-calf carrying a heifer calf to Keirsbeath Karma and was served on August 26th, 2022, the catalogue states.

€8,200

It was also a day to remember for another Co. Roscommon family, who secured €8,200 for Lavally Ultra, a March-2021-born son of Hw Farghal T516.

Property of the Mullooly family, he was the All-Ireland Irish Angus senior male champion at Strokestown Show earlier this year.

The sales catalogue states that he is a myostatin non-carrier: C313Y, D182N, E226X, E291X, F94L, NT419, NT821, Q204X and S105C.

The sale included all exhibitor-bred bulls born from March 1st, 2021, to January 31st, 2022 and heifers born from August 1st, 2019, to January 31st, 2022.

In summary:

  • Heifers sold to an average of 3,200 with 74% clearance;
  • Bulls sold to an average of €3,600 with an 81% clearance.
President’s words

Irish Angus Cattle Society president, Sean Kilkenny, commented:

“Amongst the key interest for potential buyers was a large mix of old and new genetics.”

“The large selection of high-genetic-merit Angus stock, offered easy-calving, growth, shape and excellent maternal traits.”

“There was the presence of lots of prize winners from various shows throughout the year. This included the Irish Angus All-Ireland National Calf Show in Adare and the Irish Angus All-Ireland Junior and Senior Championships, which took place in Strokestown.”

Premiums

The society offered a €400 premium to the purchaser of the top-priced bull and heifer and a €200 premium for the purchaser of the second highest-priced bull and heifer.

Purchasers of all other bulls & heifers at €3000 or over were entered into a raffle for a €400 premium.

In addition, the society is giving new members free membership for 2023, to those wiho purchased a female at this sale and will also cover the cost of her first calf registration.

Full report to follow…

At last year’s sale, the €13,200 Unbeatable Kim made headlines when she hit the sales ring.

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