Angus bull Prices: Tops of €4,800 and average of €3,860 at Tullow
The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association reported its strongest average price to date of €3,862 at its first-ever sale at Tullow Mart on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022.
According to a spokesperson for the society, there was “exceptional demand for quality bulls from the get-go,” which gave rise to a 100% clearance.
The spokesperson noted that over 82% of the young bulls sold hit €3,000 or more.
Of the 17 bulls on offer at the hybrid sale, which the association also held virtually via MartEye, all but three were 2021-born. This resulted in the average age of bulls on offer standing at under 14 months.
Angus bull prices
Top of the town with a call of €4,800 was the 12-month-old Liss Doyle X066, a “stylish” young bull bred and exhibited by John and Sean McEnroe from Oldcastle, Co Meath.
Doyle is by the McEnroe’s former stock bull, Mogeely Dreamer T534, who claimed the overall Irish Aberdeen Angus All-Ireland championship in 2019.
His dam’s line is well proven in the show ring and features a pedigree of Liss Marty P417 and The Moss Black Angus M150. Snapping up the five-star bull was the Wexford based Murphy family of the Foundry Aberdeen Angus herd.
This topped an exceptional day for the McEnroe family, who also sold the second and third top-priced bulls.
€4,550 and under
Fetching a price of €4,550 was the youngest bull catalogued, Liss Miles X069, who turned just a year the day following the sale.
This double five-star bull was again sired by the aforementioned Mogeely Dreamer T534, with the dam again sired by the homebred Liss Marty P417.
Next up at €4,500 was Liss Magic Touch X05, a March-2021-born bull with five stars on the terminal and replacement index. By Mogeely Dreamer, he is out of Liss Mirti P496, a daughter of The Moss Black Angus M150.
Hitting €4,450 was February-2021-born Lisnafanna Patrick X057 from John Brady, Virginia, Co Cavan. This bull is out of Keirsbeath Karma with Mogeely Lord Hugh M204 on the dam’s side.
He carried the second-highest Dairy Beef Index of the sale at €93. This bull’s buyer received a €500 premium back which the association and Angus Beef Ireland sponsored.
Furthermore, the buyer of Drumcarbin Pure Ecstasy X355 also secured the €500 premium. This bull had the highest Dairy Beef Index at €108 and found a new owner for €4,000.
The Drumcarbin Rito Fromsallowglen son, bred and exhibited by Shane McKiernan, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan, boasted five stars on the terminal and replacement indexes.
This topped an exceptional day for McKiernan, who put March-2021-born Drumcarbin Lord John X354 under the hammer at €4,100.
This entry carried five stars on the terminal index and is by Ballymargine Wonder, going back to Carton-Roe Ansley.
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