The Gigginstown House Angus sale will take place on Fennor Farm (N91 K026) in Co. Westmeath, on Saturday, April 22. Viewing will commence at 11:30a.m and the sale will get underway at 12:30p.m.

Crumlin Children’s Hospital is the charity partner for this year’s sale and all proceeds from the top-priced animal sold on the day will be donated to the hospital.

Included in the sale will be 45 pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle, 25 bulls and 20 heifers.

The on-farm sale is taking place in conjunction with Ballyjamesduff Mart, Co. Cavan and MartEye.

The Angus bulls on offer range in age from 12-20 months, and have high terminal and replacement figures.

Most of the bulls in the sale are four- and five-star animals and there are a range of bulls on offer to suit dairy, suckler, and pedigree farmers. All bulls are fertility tested and have received up-to-date vaccinations.

The buyer of the highest-priced bull and the highest-priced heifer at the sale will each receive a cheque for €500 as a luck penny which is set to add a bit of value to this year’s sale.

The heifers on offer will feature 15 in-calf pedigree Angus heifers and five maiden heifers. Almost all of the pregnant heifers are in calf to the 2022 All-Ireland Champion Bull, Mogeely Dram.

An interesting feature of this year’s sale is that two bulls and two in-calf heifers are Red Angus.

The Red Angus lots always attract significant interest at the Gigginstown sale and last year’s top-priced lot was a Red Angus heifer that sold for €7,100.

The lot numbers for the bulls and heifers in the sale are as follows:

Last year, Gigginstown Angus purchased 21 animals at the Shadwell Aberdeen Angus dispersal sale, including the 2022 Perth Champion, Stouphill Master Prince, who joined the All-Ireland 2022 Champion, Mogeely Dram, and the Champion Bull from the 2021 Carrick sale, Drumcrow Twenty Twenty as new Gigginstown stock-bulls.

Champion bulls, Stouphill Master Prince, Mogeely Dram, and Drumcrow 2020 will all be on display at this year’s sale.

The Gigginstown Angus herd now comprises 400 cows and breeding heifers, including a Red Angus herd numbering 30 cows and breeding heifers, all of which run alongside a commercial Angus herd that numbers just over 100 head.

The herd continues to be managed by Joe O’Mahony and assistant manager, Max Zinchenko.

There will be seating for approximately 600 people on the day. Buyers can either bid in person at Fennor Farm, or online via the MartEye, which will be on a big screen display at the sale.

A link to the catalog is avaliable here.