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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Tops of €3,900 at Hereford Society’s final spring 2021 sale

Report (with prices) from the Irish Hereford Breed Society’s bull sale held at Nenagh Mart on May 15th, 2021.

The Irish Hereford Breed Society held its final bull sale of spring 2021 on Saturday, May 15th at Nenagh Mart.

According to the society, there was over 50% clearance rate on the day and the average price paid out was just shy of €2,500 at €2,479.

There were a large number of entries with 49 bulls catalogued.

However, the strong demand for Hereford bulls that has been seen consistently this spring, along with strong home sales, left many of the bulls being sold previous to the sale,”

Leading the ranks at €3,900 was Moyclare Seamus, bred by Michael Molloy of Moyclare Herefords, Offaly.

Born in October 2019, Seamus, a Church Hill Nigel son, has a five-star terminal & five-star replacement index and five stars for carcase weight and carcase conformation.

Under €3,500 

Furthermore, it was a successful day for new breeder; Michael Browne, of Gortacullin Herefords, Clare, who made his debut in the sales ring with Gortacullin Donald.

Born in October 2019 and bred from Gurteragh Maximus and Balleen Molly 1015, he has a 2.5% easy calving index and Four Star Replacement rate; he changed hands for €2,700.

Kieran Noonan of Double-Tree Herefords, Cork also put Double Tree Pete under the hammer for €2,700. October-2019-born Pete is a Trillick Best son and has a five-star terminal and replacement index.

There was a double success for West Cork breeder; John Cahalane of Droumgarriffe Herefords.

He went home with an empty trailer after selling both of his bulls entered for sale.

First up was Lot 6 – Droumgarriffe Lucky – an August-2019-born Allowdale Rory 594 son.

He has a five-star terminal and a four-star replacement index with five stars across the board for carcase weight and conformation. This fertility tested entries found a new home at €2,600, respectively.

On the other hand, fertility-tested €2,600 Garriffe 1 Miah, bred from Cill Cormaic Kasper and from a Kilsunny Goliath dam, presented for sale with a five-star replacement & a four-star terminal index.

Further reading 

You can read more reports from Hereford Society sales.

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