Angus break records in Bandon

The Munster Aberdeen Angus club hosted their annual spring bull sale in Bandon early April, reaching record highs. The sale attracted an entry of 25 bulls but strong private sales in surrounding areas for the month prior to the sale meant only 18 were brought out on the day. These 18 met a ready demand with 15 selling to represent an 83% clearance. This strong clearance was matched with an exceptional average of €2,820, up over €400 on the year.

Highlight on the day was when the days pre-sale show champion sold for a new sale record price of €5,100. This was secured by Inchisine Todd, a September 2020 born bull bred by Denis O’Riordan, Macroom, Co Cork.

Ranking five stars on the replacement index this bull is a son of stockbull Cooldaniel Rekie with a host of former stock bulls on the dam’s side. Todd was secured by local breeder Derek Lovell.

Tapped out as reserve champion of the day by judge Gene Lynch was Briarhill Pavarotti W018. Bred and exhibited by Bryan O’Halloran, Templemartin, Co Cork, this bull is a son of the herds stock bull Mercury Royal Figo. Born October 2020, this stylish bull goes back to The Moss Ethelorence L132 and was knocked down at €3,000.

A further three bulls hit €3,000 or more. Two of these came from the pen of previously mentioned sale topper Denis O’Riordan. At the €3,350 mark was Inchisine Toby while Inchisine Thunder sold at €3,000. Both these were September 2020 born bulls sired by the aforementioned Cooldaniel Rekie.

Last to hit the mark was Westellen Fred W889 who sold for the joint second top price of €3,350. This October 2020 born bull was bred by John Tait, Midleton, Co Cork and boasted four stars on both the terminal and replacement index. Sired by Stouphill Bomber T182 he is out of a Cheeklaw Eirwyn cow that goes back to Netherton Flora B162.