The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association held their second sale on Wednesday 26 April in Mid-Tipp mart, Thurles. This was the first year the Association have hosted a spring bull sale in Thurles, but both timing and bull quality proved just right.
Such was the demand a total 24 bulls sold to represent a massive 89% clearance rate. This was accompanied by a super average of €3,591. The solid trade meant that 70% of bulls sold for €3,000 or more.
This sale followed on from the last sale in Tullow with no presale show but instead a pre-sale parade of bulls which allowed the potential buyers to be their own judge on the day.
There was also four €250 cash back vouchers on offer with two sponsored by Angus Beef Ireland and the remaining two sponsored by the Irish Aberdeen Angus Associations. These were on offer for the four highest priced bulls with a Dairy Beef Index greater than the breed average.
Topping the day’s trading was Goulding Philip Y280 from Co. Kerry based breeder Matthew Goulding. The February 2022 son of Clara Swanky ET had a Carcass weight figure of twice the breed average at +17.6kg and a Dairy Beef Index of €158. Phillip changed hands at €5,000 (Main picture)
Into the money again for Matthew Goulding was Goulding Prince Y300 another Clara Swanky ET son who sold for €4,900. Prince sold with a very attractive page of figures with a whopping carcass weight of +19.6kg.
Goulding also sold his third and final entry, Goulding Prince Y290, for €4,000. Prince was again sired by Swanky and the February 2022 born bull again had a very high carcase figure at +18.3kg.
Next into the Money was Leo McEnroe Co. Cavan with Lisduff Dream X969 selling for €4,600. Dream was sired by AI bull Rawburn Bannockburn T628 and boasted an impressive page of figures with a high Dairy Beef Index of €162 and an appealing calving difficulty figure of just +0.9%. (Pictured left)
Two bulls left the ring selling for €4,200. First to hit the mark was Lisduff Dillon Y016 from Leo McEnroe Co. Cavan. Dillon was sired by Liss Buster S621. Dillon was sold carrying a 4-star replacement index and very appealing calving figures.
Next to hit the €4,200 was John & Sean McEnroe Co. Meath with Liss Damo Y145. Damo was sired by Cairnton Kilimanjaro. This March 2022 bull carried very appealing calving ease figures and gestation length figure of -4.65 days.
Alan Hernon Co. Galway’s entry Musicfield Rhyno Y763 was sired by the popular AI sire Carrigroe Mike and from a Netherton Mr Brazilian bred dam. Rhyno sold with a very attractive dairy heifer calving difficulty of +8.8%. The hammer fell at €4,100 for Rhyno.
Leo McEnroe was back in the money when he sold Lisduff Diver X961 for €4,000. Diver was sired by Liss Buster S621 and sold carrying a 4-star replacement index and very appealing calving figures.
The Association would like to thank all the staff at Mid Tipp Thurles Livestock mart for their help and wish all the customers the very best of luck with their purchases.
The next IAAA sale will take place in Nenagh on Thursday 04 May at 1pm. Online bidding is available on Martbids, and the catalogue can be viewed here.
Other Notable Prices:
€3,700 for Lisduff Dallas Y989 from Leo McEnroe Co. Cavan
€3,600 for Masreagh Epic Roxie Y310 from John & Ann McDermott Co. Sligo
€3,500 for Liss Dawson X110 from John & Sean McEnroe Co. Meath
€3,500 for Gortnalon Little Wing Y451 from Dr Felicity & Ms Patricia McGrath Co. Galway
€3,500 for Luddenmore Fiachra Y548 from Dr Michael Sheahan Co. Limerick
€3,500 for Atlantic Vinny from John & Ann McDermott Co. Sligo
€3,400 for Gortnalon Enrie Y439 from Dr Felicity & Ms Patricia McGrath Co. Galway
€3,400 for Liss Best Move Y135 from John & Sean McEnroe Co. Meath
€3,300 for Luddenmore Mint Edition Y538 from Dr Michael Sheahan Co. Limerick
€3,300 for Masreagh Party Magician Y296 from John & Ann McDermott Co. Sligo
€3,000 for Liss Mountain Y127 from John & Sean McEnroe Co. Meath