A top call of €9,800 was recorded at the dispersal sale one of Ireland’s oldest and largest Charolais herds on Saturday, September 14th.
The Skidoo Charolais herd, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin — a mere 10-minutes from Dublin Airport — was established in 1966 by Omer Van Landeghem.
“Buyers remained around the ringside right until the very end.” a spokesperson for the Irish Charolais Cattle Society said.
“One of the oldest and largest pedigree Charolais herds in the country provided a sale that will be remembered for some time and showed that Charolais are still firmly in demand.”
The sale topper came in the form of Skidoo 96 Highlight 2 ET — a 6-year-old Major daughter due in February to Jumper.
Suckler pairings reached €6,500 — a price that was paid for Skidoo 96 Isolda ET — a rising 6-year-old Inverlochy Ferdie daughter — with her spring-born calf at foot.
22 of the in-calve heifers on offer found new homes with entries hitting €4,700. Topping this category, was Skidoo96 Nollaig – an April-2017-born Goldstar Echo daughter which sold in-calf to Nippur.
Moving to the maiden heifers, 27 entries changed hands, with €4,000 forked out for Skidoo96 Pamela — a January-2019-born daughter of Jumper which goes back to a Fury Action-bred cow.
Other notable prices:
- Lot 16 — Skidoo Jessica sired by Fury Action — €5,400;
- Lot 23 — Deeleview Jessica sired by Elgin Davinci — €5,600;
- Lot 62 — Skidoo96 L 1974 sired by Inverlochy Ferdie — €5,000;
- Lot 85 — Skidoo96 N 2198 sired by Artois — €4,600;
- Lot 92 — Skidoo96 N 2235 sired by Sesame — €4,600.
- 34 autumn-calving cows — €3,700;
- In-calve heifers — €2,890;
- Maiden heifers — €2,360;
- 82% of the suckler pairings sold to an average just under €4,000.
Image source: Tricia Kennedy via Irish Charolais Cattle Society \ Facebook