Bull demand outweighs supply at Bandon

The Munster Aberdeen Angus club hosted their annual bull sale in Bandon on Wednesday 5th April with an incredible demand for good bulls. While last years sale broke the highest price paid at the sales, this year’s seen a record average sale price of €4,164 which complemented the 100% clearance rate. This average is up a massive €1,344 on the previous year.

Leading the way for the second-year running was Denis and Donal O’Riordan of the Inchisine herd. Their September 2021 born bull, Inchisine Up for sale hit the market at €4,500. This double five-star son of Cooldaniel Rekie and out of the homebred Inchisine Radek.

It was also a memorable day for Albert and Jennifier DeCogan of the Mogeely herd who exhibited both the champion and reserve on day. Champion bull on the day came in the form of Mogeely Fred Y826. This super February 2022 born bull is sired by Drumbeera Everest U241 and out of the famous Flora line. Fred met his reserve at €4,150.

Just behind Fred in the show ring was Mogeely Lord Hazel X797 who claimed the reserve championship and one bid more in the sales ring, selling for €4,200. This five-star bull is bred by AI bull Mogeely Joe H979 and out of a Wedderlie Oscalade bred dam.

Lord Hazel was also one of two bulls on the day which received a €250 back voucher. To be eligible for this bulls had to have a Dairy Beef Index on or above the national average. The vouchers were then giving to the bulls which made the highest price after that. These were kindly sponsored by Angus Beef Ireland and the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association.

The second bull to get this €250 back was the second top priced bull on the day, Kilsarlaught Lord Hector X569 who sold for €4,250. This September 2021 born bull was exhibited by Pat Joe Houlihan from Skibbereen in Co Cork.