Shorthorn prices: Tops of €3,500 at Moyside/Croghan club sale
Moyside/Croghan Shorthorn Breeders’ Club Sale set a new record male price at its annual spring sale of pedigree registered and non-registered breeding stock at Elphin Mart on Monday evening (April 4th, 2022).
Topping the trade on the night at €3,500 was Walshestown Cian, property of Mr Oliver Brennan. 13-month-old 500kg Cian (lot 107A) is by DRS Super Mario and out of a granddaughter of Creaga Dice.
The second-highest price in the male category went to lot 105B, the property of Michael and Dan McKeon.
At €2,000 was 550kg Moygara Invincinebull, by stockbull, Coxhill Karl, and dam, Carrarock Sandy, a daughter of Sprys Patent Ace.
Shorthorn cattle prices
A club spokesperson told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, that overall, there was a 50% clearance in the male section and entries levelled at €1,650.
They explained that males “proved a harder sell, but achieved some good prices”.
Meanwhile, “a full house in ring two witnessed a very lively trade with a special interest shown in the females resulting in a 90% clearance”.
Maiden and yearling heifers
In the maiden heifers (born in 2020), Mr Patrick Hehir secured €2,250 and €2,200 for lot numbers 82A and 82B, respectively.
These are twin heifers by Hussar of Upsall and an Alta Cedar Perfect Storm dam.
He also achieved the top price of €2,100 in the 2021-born heifer category with lot number 83B. Ardnaskea Ruby is by Hussar of Upsall and out of a Bushypark Enda 4th dam.
The top price in this category came in the form of the €2,550 Creaga Razzle Dazzle.
Lot number 78B, by Creaga Nord and a Winalot Rodney dam, the property of Noel and Lisa Dowd sold in-calf scanned seven months, carrying a heifer calf.
The next best was lot number 75B, a November-2017 born cow, the property of Mr Albert Oldfield.
The hammer fell at €2,400 for this Castletroy Bertie daughter, scanned eight months in-calf to a pedigree Shorthorn stockbull.
Meanwhile, according to the club spokesperson, the commercial section recorded a full clearance with a top price of €1,540.
Top of the town in this category was the April-2021-born lot number 117A, property of Mr Adrian Flatley of Glann Shorthorns.
Concluding, the spokesperson told this publication:
“The Moyside and Croghan Shorthorn Clubs wish to thank the management and staff of Elphin Mart and our auctioneer, Mr Tom Cox. A special thanks to all our sellers and buyers who made our sale a success.”
“The Moyside Club meets regularly in the Yeats County Inn in Curry, Co. Sligo. New members are always welcome – contact 086-6010633.”
“The Croghan Club meets regularly in the Carrack Showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon Co Leitrim. New members are always welcome – Contact 087-9319885,” the spokesperson concluded.