The March sale at Carrick-On-Shannon saw a top call of €3500 in the Aberdeen-Angus section for Rabawn Lord Jake S184 exhibited by Liam & James Muldowney, Radawn, Swinford, Co. Mayo. One of the youngest bulls in the entire sale at just 13 months, this bull is sired by the AI bull Tubridmore Gizmo ET and is out of the homebred dam, Rawbawn Lady Jade P165. This bull was also successful in securing the overall supreme Aberdeen-Angus championship in the pre-sale show under joint judges Paddy Farrell & Son, Co. Leitrim.
Patrick Lynch, Ryefort, Carrickaboy, Co. Cavan secured the second highest price in the Aberdeen-Angus section with Ryefort Lord Jackson P309 selling for €3000. This five star bull on ICBF terminal index is sired by Fearbreagues Hilltop and is out of Ryefort Lady Jude L207, an Ankonian Elixir 100 daughter.
Dr. Michael Sheahan, Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick claimed the next best price selling Luddenmore Master Eric 257 for €2850. Another five star bull on ICBF terminal index, this one is sired by Friarstown Evolver N271.
Rounding out the main prices in the Aberdeen-Angus section, Bernard Kerins, Carnaree, Ballymote, Co. Sligo took home €2600 for his October 2015 born bull Kerins Mac Kemi, a son of Owenmore Kit.
Ballydacker Muggins, exhibited by Patrick Mulligan, Hollygrove, Ballygar, Co. Galway was awarded the reserve supreme Aberdeen-Angus championship but failed to meet his reserve and was unsold in the sales ring.
Overall, 22 Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold in the ring to an average of €2200 at a clearance rate of 60%, with the 2016 born bulls selling more freely than the older bulls.
There was a small entry of Aberdeen-Angus heifers present on the day with a top price of €2500 coming for the reserve female champion, Currycramp Michelle, exhibited by Gerard Mulligan, Currycramp, Dromod, Co. Leitrim. This four star replacement index heifer is sired by the noted stock bull Clooncarne Frank and is out of a homebred dam.
The overall female champion, The Grove Majella, exhibited by Gerard McGarry, Corduff, Aughamore, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim failed to meet her reserve and was unsold in the sales ring.
The next pedigree sale of bulls and heifers takes place at the Showgrounds, Carrick-On-Shannon on Saturday, April 8th.