The Irish Angus Cattle Society will hold an Elite Show and Sale of bulls and heifers on December 10, with the event offering some of the very best Angus bloodlines.

The popularity of the Angus breed has increased in recent years and the upcoming sale will provide both suckler and dairy farmers with a chance to buy an Elite Angus bull for next year’s breeding season.

Angus bulls offer a number of benefits as their progeny are easily finished, managed and calved, while the short gestation of the breed is also a major benefit for suckler and dairy herds alike.

The Irish Angus Elite Sale is undoubtedly the best opportunity for anyone considering investing to get the very best Angus genetics that Ireland has to offer.

The sale will also offer buyers an opportunity to purchase some of the best Angus heifers available in Ireland.

This is a must attend event for farmers looking to start a new Angus herd or for farmers looking to expand their current herd with some of the best Irish Angus female bloodlines available.

What’s on offer?

Numerous of the top Irish Angus All-Ireland prize winners from 2016 are being offered for sale at this year’s Elite Show and Sale.

The sale will include 51 Elite bulls and 46 Elite heifers from exhibitor bred herds. All of the animals on offer are eligible for export.

One thing that is unique to the Irish Angus Elite Sale is the fact that all animals are pre-inspected prior to being catalogued for the sale. This is to ensure that the animals meet a very high standard.

Bulls or heifers that fail to meet this standard were not accepted into the sale.

The Eurostar ratings of all of the bulls and heifers on offer are also available in the sales catalogue.

The Elite Female Champion with breeder Michael Flanagan

The Elite Female Champion with breeder Michael Flanagan

Last year’s prices

The sale averages for the Elite Sale for both bulls and heifers have been the highest of any pedigree Angus sale in Ireland.

Last year, bulls sold for an average price of €3,500, while heifers averaged €3,100.

The high prices received in previous sales have encouraged Irish Angus breeders to bring out the very best of their cattle for this year’s Elite Show and Sale.

The Champion bull at last year’s sale made €5,700, while the Champion heifer sold for €6,500. The highest priced bull on the day made €6,400.

The Irish Angus Cattle Society is also offering a premium of €400 to the purchaser of the highest priced bull and heifer on the day, while the second dearest bull and heifer buyer will receive a €200 premium.

When and where

This year’s Elite Show and Sale will be held in the Showgrounds in Carrick on Shannon on December 10.

Showing on the day will kick off at 9.30am and the sale will commence at 12.00 noon with Auctioneer M.H McGovan holding the gabble on the day. Click Here For More Information On The Sale