Pics: Hereford bulls reach a €2,880 average at Kilmallock sale

The Irish Hereford Breed Society held a sale in Kilmallock Mart last Friday, April 21, where bulls reached an average price of €2,880.

There were 30 bulls on offer on the day – down from the 53 entered –  and 21 of the bulls found new homes, giving a clearance rate of over 70%.

The prices were slightly down on those achieved at the Spring Show and Sale held in Nenagh on April 8.

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There was a price range of €2,000 up to €3,550. The top price went to Eamon McKiernan, originally from Co. Cavan, for his five-star Terminal bull Knockmountagh Fionn, who is from Ireland’s easiest calving Hereford sire Cill Cormaic Kasper.

Joe Kett bought the bull following a successful bidding war with a fellow spectator for the figure of €3,550.

Top price bull at €3550 Knockmountagh Fionn with owner John McKiernan and purchaser Jodie Kett
Top-priced bull at €3550: Knockmountagh Fionn with owner John McKiernan and purchaser Jodie Kett

The joint-second highest price of €3,200 went to both Declan Donnelly from Ennis and Ted O’Sullivan from Fermoy for their bulls Clondrina 1171st and Furaleigh Kobe 1049 respectively.

Clondrina 1171st sold at €3,200 with owner Declan Donnelly
Clondrina 1171st sold at €3,200, with owner Declan Donnelly
Furaleigh Kolbe 1049 sold at €3,200 with owner Ted O'Sullivan
Furaleigh Kolbe 1049 sold at €3,200, with owner Ted O’Sullivan

There were also joint recipients for the third-highest price of the day. Both Padraig McGrath and Dermot Whelton each made €3,000 for their bulls Kye Gerard 727 (1st place class 3) and Hazel Grove Braxton (2nd place class 3) respectively.

Padraigh McGrath with Kye Gererd 727 sold for €3,000 (5 stars Terminal & 4 stars Replacement)
Padraigh McGrath with Kye Gererd 727, which sold for €3,000 (five-star Terminal and four-star Replacement)
Hazel Grove Braxton, which sold for €3,000, with owners Keith and Dermot Whelton
Hazel Grove Braxton, which sold for €3,000, with owners Keith and Dermot Whelton

Another high-priced bull at the event was Basil Arnold’s Mullaghdoo Arthur, which sold for €2,800.

Mullaghdoo Arthur, which made €2,800, with owner Basil Arnold
Mullaghdoo Arthur, which made €2,800, with owner Basil Arnold

The Irish Hereford Breed Society announced that it would like to wish all purchasers the best of luck with their new bulls, and hope that they serve them well.

The next Hereford sale will be held in Nenagh on Saturday, May 20.

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