Pedigree Limousin heifer, Sassy Girl, has made headlines again today (Tuesday), after selling for a record-breaking £36,000 (just over €41,000) to a phone bidder.
The Trueman Idol daughter out of Rocky-sired, Ashmara Classygirl was tapped out as reserve champion at the Welsh Winter Fair 2022.
She previously scooped the supreme champion silverware at Harrison and Hetherington’s 13th Borderway Agri Expo last month, as reported by That’s Farming, and secured the first prize winner at the Limousin Society’s 50th-anniversary show.
She made her debut on the show circuit at Balmoral in May before she went on to claim first prize in the national at Carlisle in July.
The Limousin heifer is from the joint (Katrina and James from Wigton) and Shortt (Allen and Little Emma Shortt, Co. Tyrone) partnership and was bred by Chris Johnson, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone.
That’s Farming understands that Emma Shortt purchased Sassy Girl as an embryo as a gift for Allen Shortt from Chris Johnson.
Earlier today, the auctioneer described the May-2021-born heifer as “perfection personified” before he requested an opening bid of £30,000.
He secured a starting bid of £15,000, and the hammer was just about to hit at £34,000 before a further deal-breaking £1,000 advance.
This was followed by several bids to a final call of £36,000, which at today’s currency conversion rates equates to circa €41,655.
Prices to €14,500 in Carrick
The news comes just hours after Chris Meehan, Co. Mayo, clinched €14,500 for a BBX heifer at the 2022 Carrick Winter Fair.
Lot 525 – a BYU daughter from the Charlestown, Co Mayo native – was the 2022 fair’s junior blue champion.
She was born in May 2022, crossed the scales at 331kgs and stood first in her class 37: Belgian Blue-cross female calf 350 kgs or under, sponsored by Eurogene AI Services.
Meehan produced the show champion – a BBX by EPI, which found a new home at €10,000, at the same event in 2019.