Exceptional demand at final spring sale

The Irish Aberdeen Angus Associations final spring bull sale took place in Nenagh on the 2nd May. Trade was described as exceptional with 80% of bulls finding new homes to average over €3,500.

It was particularly strong for the remaining strong autumn bulls suitable for cows all breaking the €4,000 mark.

Leading proceedings at €4,900 was the second bull into the ring Lisduff Emirates Y091 from Leo McEnroe, Virginia, Co Cavan. This August 2022 born bull is sired by the herds stock bull Liss Minter with Bohey Jasper breeding on the dam’s side.

This topped an exceptional day for the Cavan man who sold his only other entry, Lisduff Dandy Y090 at €4,500. This bull was sired by the aforementioned Liss Minter and from the Duchess cow family.

Next in line was Sligo breeder John McDermott who sold Maseragh Mr Essence Y325 at €4,600. This son of the famous KYA goes back to an embryo bred dam from Miller Wilsons. This bull carried a massive DBI of €162.

At €4,500 was Luddenmore Virgil from Dr Michael Sheahan, Co Tipperary. This bull is sired by the herds stock bull Drumhill Lord Hampstead and carried a DBI figure of €157. Topping a good day, Luddenmore Epsom Z594 also hit the market at €4,000. This bull was also sired by Lord Hampstead and out of Mercury Lovely Tinge.

First time exhibitor Paul O’Brien made a debut to remember when he sold Weperous Master Z658 at €4,400. This son of Lisduff Red Pepper is out of a Rawburn Boss Hogg mother and again carried a high DBI of €141.

The Muldowney’s made the trip back to Mayo a short one selling both their exhibits at €4,100 and €4,000 respectively. The upper of these prices was for Rawban Lad Joe Z091, a HW Farghal son with a DBI of €133. While Rawban Mister Z253 was a son of Drumcrow Tribesman and also had a DBI of €133.

The buyers of the four top priced bulls which hit the bred average on DBI again received €250 each back on their purchase price. This money back initiative is again kindly sponsored by Angus Beef Ireland and the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association.

Phots courtesy of Shanon Kinahan