A top call of €3,050 was recorded for Ballyconneely Napoleon at the Irish Aubrac Cattle Society spring show and sale at Tullamore on Saturday (April 13th).
The January-2018-born Dolby son - bred by Sean and Terence McSweeney – has a replacement index of €178 and a terminal index of €150.He was selected as the reserve Aubrac Bull for the 2019 G€N€ Ireland Programme, according to the sales catalogue.
Hitting the €2,500 mark was Thomas Pollard’s Grawn Mr Larry – a Hussard son with a replacement index of €153 and a terminal index of €139.
The Kilkenny breeder’s Grawn Neddy pushed up to €2,450; the January-2018-born Dolby son carries a replacement index of €165 and a terminal index of €120.
Following hot on his heels at €2,400 was Omaumore Maxi 0792 bred by Martin Bermingham from Barnaderg in Co. Galway.Another Dolby daughter, this July-2017-born entry boasts a replacement index of €147 and a terminal index of €130.
Her stablemate - Omaunmore Mia 1498 – changed hands at €2,300; this August-2017-born Roussel daughter has a replacement index of €149 and a terminal index of €110.
Next up at €2,200 was Tipperary Murty bred by James Bernard Ryan from Doon, Co. Limerick; the Montrozier 8197 son has a replacement index of €125 and a terminal index of €133.
Turloughmore Lady owned by Nigel Gill, Cloneygowan, Co. Offaly and bred by Kevin O’Brien from Athenry, Co. Galway sold for €2,050; the January-2016-born Obelix daughter has a replacement index of €201 and a terminal index of €143.
Gill returned to the ring to put Yenoh Cottage Nova under the hammer. Sired by Cesar, this February-2016-born entry was presented for sale with a replacement index of €155 and a terminal index of €136 and made €1,500.
PJ Pollard fetched €1,300 for Dama Nicole – a December-2017-born Calverstown Koala daughter with a replacement index of €140 and a terminal index of €145.
[One of the entries offered for sale]
Speaking following the sale, a society spokesperson said: “With 20 females and 20 males on offer, there was plenty of interest from all sectors; a 56% clearance was recorded.”
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