More than €10,000 was breached on several occasions at the Irish Charolais Society Elite Heifer sale earlier this afternoon (Saturday, November 14th).
Commanding a top call of €13,200 at Tullamore Mart was Ballymorrishill Prettypolly ET, a daughter of Aimable.
Paul Sheridan, Kilcogy Via Longford, Co. Cavan presented the February-2019-born entry for sale. She was bred by Sheila Martin, Rathcronan, Granard, Co. Longford.
According to the catalogue, the sale-topper carries one copy of the Q204X gene. She is out of Tobar Lila, an Inverlochy Gurkha daughter.
Furthermore, the sale-topper has a one-star replacement rating within and across the breed and has a terminal index of €93.
Also, she has a four-star rating within and across the breed for docility and rates four stars within the breed for carcass weight and carcass conformation. Additionally, she has a five-star rating for carcass weight and carcass conformation across the breed.
Other notable prices:
- €12,200 for Goldstar Portia by Goldstar Ludwig;
- €11,600 for Goldstar Paula by Goldstar Echo;
- €10,200 for Farmer Polly ET by Aimable;
- €8,500 for Liscally Pretty Polly 1 ET by Domino;
- €8,000 for Goldstar Pearle ET by Goldstar Echo;
- €7,600 for Liscally Pretty Polly 4 ET;
- €7,400 for Goldstar Prada ET by Goldstar Echo;
- €7,100 for Knockmoyle 10 Oonagh ET by Pirate.
A spokesperson for the society said: “What a fantastic day for the Charolais breed in Ireland. Today’s Elite Charolais Heifer sale produced a trade that will test all Irish records, not just within the Charolais breed, but across all beef breeds.”
“Overall, 92% of the Charolais heifers forward sold to an average of €5,302. Just three heifers went unsold, with two of those withdrawn from the ring at €6,400 each. A day to remember and a sign of things to come for Charolais.”