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A steady but not spectacular trade for bulls was how breed Secretary Dr. Ger Ryan described the days trading last Saturday in Roscommon. The sale resulted in a clearance rate of 65% to average €2,096 for the bulls present (down €204 on the corresponding sale last year).

The real excitement came in Roscommon came when the Champion Female Ballyfin Universe entered the ring. The heifer was sold in a matter of seconds with the bidding fast & furious to reach the days top price of €7,000. This much admired heifer was presented from the father & son team of Stanley & Mark Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. This heifer bred by Richard Duff, Ballyfin, Co. Laois had impeccable breeding sired by Mas du Clo and out of Ballyfin Sabrina, a Ferry daughter with the breeding going back to Gourmand. The excellent breeding was also boosted by impressive BLUP figures for muscle of 129 and docility of 126 putting her in the top 5% of the breed. The final bidder was well known Philip Francis Crowe of the Honeylodge pedigree herd and also proprietor of semen company Powerful Genetics. It was an exceptional days trading for the Richardson’s who also had the Male Champion Newtown Abraham 1 who reached the top male price of €4,000 (see below).

Ballyfin Universe

Ballyfin Universe (Mas du Clo x Ferry) with the Richardson family and judge Gareth McGuinness

The second highest price in the female section of €3,200 went to David Abbott, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan for a September 2004 born heifer. The Reserve Female Champion on the day this was another Mas du Clo daughter out of a homebred dam Woodview Gail, a Vagabond daughter. The purchaser was new pedigree breeder James Coffey, Ballaghdareen, Co. Roscommon. The small female section resulted in a 78% clearance to average €2557 (up €447 on corresponding sale last year).

Woodview Violet

Woodview Violet (Mas du Clo x Vagabond)

Leading the days trading in the bulls was Newtown Abraham 1 from Stanley & Mark Richardson. A first prizewinner and Male Champion this January 2005 son of Lino was out of a homebred cow Newtown Trixie, a Dauphin daughter boasted BLUP figures in the top 10% of the breed. This very stylish bull was purchased by Eamon Gibbons, Banra, Co. Kilkenny to join his commercial suckler herd.

Newtown Abraham 1

Newtown Abraham 1 (Lino x Dauphin) with Mark Richardson & Gareth McGuinness (judge)

The next highest price of €3,00 was shared between two bulls Springvalley A501 and Beaghmore Vagabond. Springvalley A-501 from Martin Killeen, Mullagh, Co. Clare was a first prizewinner and Reserve Male Champion in the pre sale show. He was born in late March 2005 and is a son of the A.I. sire Nino and out of a homebred dam Spring Valley Sheila, a Gamin daughter. This muscular bull also had impressive BLUP figures for muscle & docility in the top 10% of the breed. The purchaser was Sean O’ Dowd, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

Spring Valley A501

Spring Valley A501 with Martin Killeen & Gareth McGuinness (judge)

The other sire at €3,000 was Beaghmore Vagabond from Michael Reilly, Carrigaline, Co. Leitrim. This December 2004 bull was a third prizewinner in the pre-sale show. He is a son of Highlander and out of an imported French cow Marguerite, a Geant daughter. The final bidder was Mark McDonald, Milltown, Co. Cavan

Beaghmore Vagabond

Beaghmore Vagabond (Highlander x Geant).

Other leading prices for bulls;

  • €2,600 to Patsy Creighton, Castlerea for a son of Ferry
  • €2,500 to Tim Corridan, Fedamore for a son of Lino
  • €2,500 to William Smith, Oldcastle for a son of Ferry
  • €2,400 to David Gilsenan, Oldcastle for a son of Epson
  • €2,400 to John Lynch, Ballinalee for a son of Ferry
  • €2,400 to Stanley & Mark Richardson for a son of Otan

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