Following a flurry of bids, the hammer hit at €14,500 for 13-month-old Roughan Madilin at the first Elite Charolais Heifer show and sale, hosted in Tullamore Mart on Saturday.
Pat Mc Clean from County Donegal, offered Madilin, a Roughan Dix De Coe daughter, for sale, who was the winner of the Donegal Charolais Club Calf Championship back in August.
Following hot on the heels of Madilin, at €8,000 14-month-old, Liscally My Fair Lady 6 ET from Lewis and Jon Regan, Tawley, Castlegal, Co. Leitrim sold. The Balmyle Vagabond daughter also enjoyed an eventful show season, picking up silverware around the west of Ireland all year.
Hitting the €6,500 mark was the Reserve Junior Champion, Goldstar Mirabelle, October 2016 born daughter of Texan gie, from the herd of Martin Ryan and family, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Junior Champion, 17-month-old Crossane4 Milly, a daughter of Liscally Eti exhibited by the Mc Govern brothers from Fivemilebourne, Co. Sligo left the ring unsold at €6,200.
John Fluery, Co. Offaly took home €6,000 for Drumcullen Lily, a March 2015 born daughter of Vexour Granville, who sold in-calf to the easy calving Dovea AI sire, Bivouac.
Hailing from Streamstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath the Geoghegan family’s first offering setting the bar high, totting up €5,400 was Lisnagre Lovely Lady ET, a 23-month-old daughter of Prime Roberto.
Co. Clare’s Michael Quinn’s first offering went under the hammer at €5,000. Clenagh Lady 2 ET, a daughter of Dromiskin Viceroy and Clenagh Tranquil, sold in-calf to the NCBC sire, Cavelands Fenian.
The Mc Govern brothers, Fivemilebourne, Co. Sligo secured €4,800 and €3,600, for their offerings after their Crossane4 Milly left the ring unsold earlier in the day.
A buoyant trade
The hammer fell at €4,800 for 17-month-old Alwent Goldbar daughter, Crossane4 Mia.
€4,700 was the price of Gallaway Malissa, a daughter of the UK sire, Thrunton Flyingscotsman, the Reserve Senior Champion from the herd of Leitrim-based breeder Michael Kiernan.
Leitrim’s Lewis and Ron Regan also secured €4,700 for Liscally Liscally 3 ET, an October 2015 born daughter of Liscally Eti, who sold in-calf to the high performance sire, Blelack Digger.
The success of Tipperary-based Ryan family did not halt following successful proceedings earlier.
At €4,350 Virtuose daughter, Goldstar Melodie exchanged hands, while €3,450 was the price of Lisnagre Elite daughter, Goldstar Melanie.
The Geoghegan family returned to offer Lisnagre Lovely Lady ET’s full sister, Tullamore Lisnagre Longford Lady ET, securing €4,300, while two-year-old Lisnagre Lavender ET found a new home at €3,200.
The Geoghegan’s next two up were Clenagh Lexie and Clenagh Libby who sold for the same sum of €4,000 each. Lexie, who is a daughter of Cottage Devon, sold in-calf to the 2016 Christmas Cracker Champion, Clenagh Lyle. Libby, who is a daughter of Elgin Fergal, also sold in calf to Clenagh Lyle.
Offaly’s John Fluery returned and continued to leave a powerful mark on the day and fetched €4,000 for Drumcullen Mimosa, a 15-month-old daughter of the herd's former stock bull, Camber Jameson.
At €3,600 was the March 2015 born daughter of Nippur, Crossane Lily, who sold in-calf to NCBC sire, Cavelands Fenian.
Donegal’s Pat McClean returned to offer Roughan Linda, a daughter of Roughan Galant and a Roughan Dix De Coe daughter Roughan Louise 4 passed through the week, fetching the same figure of €3,500.
At €3,150 was Liscally My Fair Lady 2 ET, a full sister to the €8,000, My Fair Lady 6 ET sold.
The Geoghegan family drew their sale proceedings to a close with their last lot Lisnagre Mona, daughter of the home bred, Lisnagre Hansome exchanged hands for €2,400.
Other notable prices on the day included:
- €4,100 for Cornadrung Laurel by Lyonsdemesne Tzar exhibited by Tom and Karl Farrell
- €4,000 for Fieldview Limelight by Inverlochy Ferdie exhibited by David Erskine
- €3,600 for Luddenmore Miss Veronica by Maerdy Sinndar exhibited by Michael Sheahan
- €3,600 for Grangwood My Lady by Grangwood Jack exhibited by Jerry O' Keeffe
The sale witnessed a 82% clearance rate, with heifers selling to an average price of €3,798.
The next Society show and sale is the Christmas Cracker, which is calendared to occur on Saturday 2nd of December in Elphin Mart, Co. Roscommon. We will have all the details of the sale, followed by a report.