The recently formed Munster Angus Breeders rounded off a “very successful” first year with its final spring sale on Saturday, May 6th, at Kilmallock Mart, where quality bulls met with a “strong” trade, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.
The top price of the day was set by Ardglass Valentino from the herd of Aidan Crowley, Charleville, with a top bid of €4,600. Valentino is a March-2022-born son of Drumcarbin Prince Mambo, whose pedigree also includes Beryl Jamie & Rosemead Karona.
The next highest price on the day went to Cloonsuck Valentino from the herd of Mark Flanagan, Meelick, Co Clare. Valentino is a 4-star son of Hw Farghal, whose pedigree includes Rawburn Rommel & Tara Bobbie.
Next on the price table at €3,400 was Boiheamach V Profit from first-time exhibitors, John & Lucie Walsh, Duagh, Listowel. V Profit is a 5-star son of Cherbrook Profit, whose pedigree also includes Steil Knock Ranny & Shankill Max.
Michael O’Connor from Banteer, Co Cork, was the sale’s show judge, and he tapped out selected Valerian from the herd of Pat Carmody, Ballybunion, Kerry as show champion.
Valerian is a February-2022 born 4-star son of Stouphill Bomber, and he went to sell for €2,900.
Speaking following the sale, a spokesperson for the group said:
“Farmers continue to place trust in the quality standards set by the Munster Angus Breeders’ Club, where all bulls presented were exhibitor-bred, met new Dairy Calf Scheme stockbull criteria, are sire verified/genomic tested, inspected and weighted on entry to mart as well as all being fertility tested.”
“Our auctioneer, Richard Ryan, oversaw another 100% clearance with an average of €3,340.”
“The committee would again like to thank all the buyers, exhibitors, our judge, Michael O’Connor, stewards, Danny Fleming, Ray Cronin, Timmie Taylor & Jerry O Sullivan, Denis Kirby and all the team at Kilmallock Mart, Fergal O Gorman, photographer and Richard Ryan, our auctioneer, for making our final spring sale a success,” the spokesperson concluded.
The group will hold its autumn sale of females and males in November.
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