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Catherina Cunnane
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Hereford bulls average under €2,900 in Nenagh

Report from Irish Hereford Breed Society sale held in Nenagh Mart on Saturday, April 10th, 2021: 

Bulls sold to an average price of €2,871 at the Irish Hereford Breed Society’s spring sale in Nenagh Mart on Saturday, April 10th, 2021.

A society spokesperson reported that “home sales are very strong this spring which was evident where only 19 out of the 32 bulls catalogued showed up for sale”.

Meanwhile, breeders sold the remaining 23 bulls privately before the society sale.

The top price of the day went to Ballinalick Herefords, belonging to Willie Duff. Ballinalick Murty, born in October-2019 & homebred by Balinalick Gold, was sold to a Tipperary dairy farmer for €3,400.

Duff also had great success at the premier Hereford sale in Tullamore two weeks ago when he sold Ballinalick Felix for €3,100.

€3,000 and under 

Lot 11 – Ardmulchan Riddick was sold to a repeat customer from Limerick for €3,000. Riddick, who was fertility tested, was born in August-2019 and is a Church Preen Galileo, son. The buyer had bought a bull from Ardmulchan two years previous.

Ardmulchan Riddick, Hereford cattle, beef prices farming news
Lot 11 Ardmulchan Riddick sold for €3,000

Cill Cormaic Leo sired Portanob Gerry, born in August 2019. Gerry was fertility tested and bred from Portanob Erica – who won the March class in the National Hereford Calf Show in 2015. A Galway farmer snapped him up for €3,000.

Portanob Gerry, Hereford bull prices, farming news, Hereford sale April 2021,
Lot 15 Portanob Gerry sold for €3,000

Ballyraggan Upstart 976th also moved onto new ownership to a Tipperary farmer. Upstart, born in July-2019, is a five-star terminal index and changed hands for €2,800.

Ballyraggan Upstart 976th, Hereford bull, Nenagh Mart, beef prices
Lot 8 Ballyraggan Upstart 976th sold for €2,800

€2,700 Moyclare Sergio, born in July-2019, made his way from the Offaly Hereford herd to his new home in Roscommon.

Moyclare Sergio, Hereford cattle, mart prices, beef prices, Hereford sale April 2021
Lot 7 Moyclare Sergio sold for €2700

Glaslough Herefords also travelled home to Monaghan with an empty trailer after selling their two entries, the two youngest bulls in the sale.

Firstly, Glaslough Vinson – the youngest bull at the sale, born in November 2019 – is by Clooncullane Major 343, a Trillick Hotspur son and sold to a local Tipperary dairy farmer for €2,700.

Glaslough Vinson, bull prices, Hereford cattle, Hereford sale April 2021
Lot 27 – Glaslough Vinson for €2,700

Glaslough Val, Ballyaville Ger son, born in November-2019, found a new home in County Clare for €2500.

Nigel also sold the second-highest priced bull at the premier Hereford sale, Airhill Raffael, a fortnight ago in for €4,000.


Speaking following the sale, a society spokesperson said: “Well done to all exhibitors and buyers on the day! Thanks to Irish Hereford Prime, who also sponsored €200 to the five highest-priced bulls on the day.

“The average sale price was €2,871 – a very respectable figure and a good help to breeders selling bulls at home, of which sales have gotten slightly earlier this year than usual.” the society spokesperson added.

Upcoming Hereford bull sales:
  • Bandon Mart on Thursday, April 15th at 12pm;
  • GVM Kilmallock on Friday, April 16th at 1pm. Presale viewing available by contacting Kilmallock direct on 063 98555.

According to the society, Irish Hereford Prime will also sponsor €200 to the five highest-priced bulls at each of the above sales.

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