The annual Gigginstown House Angus Sale took place on the 22nd of April on Fennor Farm. The sale was ran in conjunction with Marteye and Ballyjamesduff Livestock Mart. The catalogue consisted of 25 bulls and 20 heifers all pre – selected. Out of the 25 bulls catalogued 21 were presented for sale while all the heifers were presented for sale.
The first wet day ever in the sales 20-year history certainly didn’t dampen the trade as all the lots put forward for sale found new homes resulting in a 100% clearance with the bulls averaging €4,814 and the heifers averaged €4190. With the 2022 sale’s top price exceeded twice.
Leading the days trading and securing the top price was Gigginstown King Mambo X396. This bull was sired by the stockbull Luddenmore Kingkong S273 and out of Luddenmore Kim K086.
Mambo was sold with an attractive page of figures, and he changed hands to a Mayo based farmer at €7,600. Mambo’s purchaser also headed away with a very sought after €500 luck penny that was to be given to the highest priced bull.
As generous as ever, the proceeds of this animals’ sale was donated by Michael O’Leary to Crumlin Hospital.
Leading the way in the females was Gigginstown Pelican Brief X341 sired by the stockbull Liss Maxy R537. Brief was sold scanned in calf to the 2022 reserve all Ireland champion Mogeely Dram X783 and changed hands at €7,500 to a Tipperary based buyer. Brief’s purchaser also headed away with a very sought after €500 luck penny that was to be given to the highest priced heifer.