42 Angus bulls to be sold in the heart of dairy country
The Munster branch of the Irish Angus Cattle Society will hold its 26th annual Premier Show and Sale on Saturday, April 1, with 42 bulls and two heifers set to go under the hammer.
The sale will take place in Kilmallock Mart, a central location for dairy farmers in the counties of Limerick, Tipperary and Cork.
The popularity of the Angus breed has increased in recent years, as many dairy and beef farmers opt for traits such as calving ease, short gestation and easily-finished progeny.
The sale includes an entry of 37 four and five-star bulls and all of the animals on offer have been inspected prior to the sale.
The bulls and heifers are being offered by their breeders, so potential purchasers can know exactly where the animals have come from.
Some 21 of the bulls on offer have a calving difficulty of 2% or less, making them an “ideal sire” for either dairy or suckler herds.
On the day there will be a premium of €400 for the purchaser of the highest-price bull and €200 for the purchaser of the second highest-priced bull.
This premium is sponsored by the Irish Angus Producer group.
The sales committee comprises Chairman John Murphy, Banteer Co. Cork; Vice Chair Patrick Noonan, Co. Limerick; Michael Cronin, Scartaglen, Killarney, Co. Kerry and PRO Michael O’Connor, Banteer, Co.Cork
When and where?
The sale will take place in Kilmallock Mart on Saturday, April 1. The show will start at 10am and the sale will commence at 1pm.
View the sales catalogue here