€4,200 tops Tullow bull sale

A small entry of bulls was met with a steady demand at the Associations sale in Tullow in early April.

Overall trade peaked at €4,200 with average settling at a strong €3,530.

Leading the way was Westellen Dixie Y926 from the herd of John and Kate Tait, Midleton, Co Cork. This five-star son of HF Alcatraz carried a carcase figure of double breed average for carcase weight. This was one of four bulls on the day in which the buyer received a €250 money back voucher. Thes vouchers were kindly sponsored by Angus Beef Ireland and the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association.

Next in line after securing a bid of €4,100 was Luddenmore Extra Special Y570. Bred by Dr Michael Sheahan, this five-star terminal bull was a son of stock bull Drumhill Exeter V105.

A further two bulls hit the market at €4,000. First at the money was the first lot into the ring Liss Mile Y179. Bred and exhibited by John and Sean McEnroe, this son of homebred Liss Darl R561 carried five stars on the replacement and four stars on the terminal. He was knocked down to a pedigree breeder.

Matching him at the money was his stable mate Liss Knockout Y184. This August 2022 born bull is a son of HW Evander and carried five stars down the line.