27 pedigree registered heifers are catalogued for the Kilvilcorris Charolais production sale, which takes place at GVM Tullamore Mart this Friday, September 29th, 2023.
The Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co Tipperary-based herd, traces its roots back to 1988 and over the intervening years, has grown to 120 Charolais cattle, through a finely tuned breeding policy.
The Ryans have focused on utilising the best genetics available, including bloodlines by Grimaldi, Goldstar Echo, Bon Jovi, Major, CF52, Pirate, Invincible, Meillard, Lisnagre Elite and Carrickbrack Hutch.
Speaking to That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, PJ Ryan, who runs the herd with Matt, said:
“After sourcing our first Charolais heifer in 1988, we acquired six foundation females from Charolais breeder, Benny Keating and some at sales.”
“We built our herd up from six heifers originally using all top genetics and bloodlines, including French bulls that were available to us.”
“We extensively utilised AI up to 2015, with close to 100% use and then we purchased a very good stock bull, Bunratty Mike Tyson, in 2018.”
“His pedigree includes both Domino and Hermes and he is producing progeny with tremendous power, structure and function.”
“We continue to use AI, but we utilise our stock bull on a portion of the herd and are extremely satisfied with his progeny.”
“The cornerstone of our breeding policy are hard-working cows, ranging from 750kgs-1,000kgs, that rear their own calves. We would be very particular on feet, function, and the style of the cow in that they have to be correct in every way.”
Friday’s hybrid (online via LSL Auctions and ringside) sale will kick off at 7 pm and potential purchasers can view lots from Thursday, September 28th, 2023, and on the sale day.
The consignment includes pedigree registered Charolais genotyped and export-tested maiden heifers from 12-24 months of age, with a range of sires including:
- Bon Jovi;
- Goldstar Echo;
- Carrickbrack Hutch;
- Bunratty Mike Tyson;
- Lisnagre Elite;
You must register your intention to purchase with Tullamore Mart to acquire a bidding number.
Register, by phone by calling 057-9321196 in the days prior to the sale or on arrival at Tullamore Mart.
Alternatively, to bid online, download the LSL app in the App Store or Google Play and register to view and bid while the sale is live.
You can view the Kilvilcorris Charolais production sale catalogue (details including pedigree, myostatin results and imagery), via this link.
Previously, we interviewed the Ryans, who told us more about their herd, as part of our popular Suckler Focus segment, which you can read via this link.
All imagery captured by Tricia Kennedy.
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