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VIDEO: In-calf heifers reach €5,000 at Balla Mart

A roan in-calf heifer set Walter Brennan’s hotly-anticipated 13th annual sale alight when she rose to €5,000 last night (Friday, November 20th).

The sale-topper, lot 10, was served on March 25th, 2020 to AI Limousin sire, EBY. The purchaser of the highest-priced lot received a €200 lucks penny, sponsored by Boyne Valley Meats.

Raymond Clarke officiated as auctioneer at the sale, which saw a full clearance.

Pictures and prices 

On the night, several heifers breached the €4,000 mark with sample prices outlined below:

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[Lot 4 – €4,000 – Out of a pedigree Limousin cow by Cerebrus and Belgian Blue bull, Castlecuff (CGF). Served on March 19th, 2020 to EBY]

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[Lot 7 – €4,000 – Served by LM bull from Ampertaine Abracadabra and dam is a BBX by Ringfort Cormac]

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[Lot 13 – AI’d to EBY on March 18th. Out of MBP and dam is a Belgian Blue out of BBQ]

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[Lot 14 – €3,950 – Served to LM stockbull on April 8th. Sire is by EBY and dam is a Belgian Blue out of Jackson]

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[Lot 17 – €4,150 – AI’d to EBY on April 23rd, 2020]

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[Lot 19 – €3,200 – Served by stock bull on May 31st. Sire is a CH bull by Gerard]

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[Lot 23 – €3,000 – Served by stockbull on July 17th, 2020]

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[Lot 28 – €3,800 – Served to EBY on April 16th. Sired by CH bull and dam by Belgian Blue, SFL]

[Lot 31 – €4,100 – Served by stockbull on June 30th]

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[Lot 37 – €4,050 – AI’d to EBY on March 18th. Dam is by Belgian Blue, Ross Ulick.]

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