The last society Show and Sale for 2017 took place in Tullow mart on Wednesday 15th November. The sale met with a 64% clearance rate and a top price of €4,700. The average price for bulls was €2,604.
Judge for the sale was Michael Fox. Stewart for the sale was Dan O’Mahony.
Topping the sale was the Wilodge Drummer (S1652) son Galbally Laurence 1179. Laurence was bred by Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Born in August 2016, Laurence has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Docility, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk. He is the first calf of Galbally Juliet, a Galbally Garfield daughter. Fourth prize winning Laurence was acquired by James Kavanagh, Garryhill, Co. Carlow for €4,700.
Four thousand euro was top call for third prize winner Begsrieve Lawman. Nineteen month old Lawman was bred in Navan, Co. Meath by Dermot Roe. Boasting five star ratings in many traits, this Castleview Gringo Et (GWO) son was much admired in the sales ring and was purchased by James Roche, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Multi-starred second prize winner Tomriland Luke changed hands at €3,350. Luke is a son of Ampertaine Commander (APM) and the homebred Tricot-Mn daughter Tomriland Grace Et. Luke was bred in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow by Noel Kenny. Borris, Co. Carlow based Elizabeth Sheehan purchased Luke.
Nigel Finlay from Donard, Co. Wicklow purchased second prize winner Barryroe Lord from James Wycherley, Carrignavar, Co. Cork. Lord is the first son of James’s herd sire Barryroe Jaguar Et (a Derriaghy Enfield son) to be presented at a sale. Lord’s dam is the home bred Ampertaine Commander daughter Barryroe Irene. He has five star ratings in almost all traits. Lord was sold for a final bid of €3,250.
Noel Kenny of the Tomriland herd sold the Wilodge Cerberus (WGE) son Tomriland Larry ET for €3,000. Larry’s dam is the homebred Sympa daughter Tomriland Felinda Et. This 19 month old bull has a Terminal index of €183 and a Replacement index of €106. Patrick Murphy, Gorey, Co. Wexford purchased second prize winning Larry.
Also at €3,000 was the Reserve Champion Parkhill Legacy. Born in July 2016, Legacy was bred by Joe Maher, Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny. With five star ratings in almost all traits, Legacy has a muscle score of 137 and a skeletal score of 119. Legacy was acquired by Noel Joyce from Borris.
Dermot Rowe accepted €2,680 for Begsrieve Legend. Born in March ’16, Legend has five star ratings in Replacement index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation, Daughter milk and Daughter calving interval. Legend was purchased by Richard Walsh, Inistiogue, Co. Kilkenny.
Champion bull here in Tullow was Maythorn Larry from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan based Martin McConnon. Larry is a son of Milbrook Dartangan Et (MBP) and the Limo Tanat daughter Maythorn Fiona. Micheal Murray from Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon purchased Larry for €2,600.
James Stanley, Gorey, Co. Wexford purchased Galbally Lane 1171 from his fellow county man Trevor Masterson for €2,500. Lane is steeped in Galbally genetic’s, he is a son of Galbally Danastic (F163) and Galbally Happy. Lane was placed third in his class in the pre-sale show. He has five star ratings in many traits.
The second youngest bull to sell at this sale was 12 month old Brooklands Lewis from Clive Jennings, Enniskeane, Co. Cork. Lewis is a first prize winning son of Roundhill Saturn (RHN) and Brooklands G 0987. He has a five star Terminal Index of €134 and five star Replacement index of €105. He was purchased by William Burke, Killeshin, Co. Carlow for €2,500.
Brendan Crawley, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon sold Tullyridge Kareem for €2,400. Kareem has five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He has Sympa, Pacha 19 and Castleview Virulent in his sire stack. He was acquired by James Kelly, Clonaslee, Co. Laois.
Coolrain Liam from Gearoid and Padraic Kennedy, Portlaoise, sold for €2,300. Liam is a son of the Coolrain herd sire Newtown Hardman. He was purchased by Dan Courtney, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
Multi-starred Bremore Lumberjack sold for €2,200. Lumberjack was bred in Skerries, Co. Dublin by Bobby Jones. He has On-Dit (ONI), Vivaldi and Justicier in his sire stack. Lumberjack was acquired by local farmer Frank Bailey.
At the same selling price was Coolrain Louis Dgtastic from the Kennedy brothers. Louis is a son of Drummin Goliath and Coolrain Fia Mchawk. With five star ratings in almost all traits, Louis has a muscle score of 124 and a skeletal score of 122.
- Brooklands Legoman by Ampertaine Gigolo €2,150
- Esker-Hill Larry Et by Fieldson Alfy €2,050.
- Knockiel Luther by Keltic Isaac €2,000.
- Knockiel Lorenzo by Keltic Isaac €2,000.
- Maythorn Lewis by Fieldson Alfy €2,000.
- Barryroe Lancelot by Haltcliffe Gunner €2,000.
- Maythorn Luke by Ambiteux €1,800.
Only one heifer was on offer here in Tullow – Barryroe Lislee from James Wycherley, Carrignavar, Co. Cork. Lislee is a daughter of Ampertaine Commander and Barryroe Fionnula. She left the ring unsold.