See the Charolais bull which sold for a massive €7,000 in Tullamore
A Mayo breeder secured the top price at the Charolais Society Show and Sales
A Crossmolina breeder couldn't believe his luck when the bidding for his home bred bull, Crossmolina Logan, soared to €7,000 before the fall of the auctioneer's hammer at the Irish Charolais Society Show and Sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore on Saturday afternoon.
"I just can't believe it" said breeder Alan Wood as auctioneer, Tom Cox, called for a round of applause after the June 2015 born bull, the winner of his class, had become the clear price topper of the sale.
The winning bidder was Jim Hoare, who was determined to secure the bull for his herd at Maynooth.
The bull was bred out of Crossmolina Agnes by the sire, Grimaldi.
The price leader was the forerunner to a flurry of bidding during which an average of €4,800 was paid for 12 lots.
The overall sale average was €3,550 for the clearance of 75pc.
Show judge, Pat McClean (Donegal) selected 14-month-old Bostonia Lorenzo as Champion of Show. Exhibited by Brendan and Greg Feeney, Scurmore, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, the winner was the Reserve Champion at the National Calf Show and sold for €5,100.
The champion is out of Maerdy Entry and by the sire, Elgin Davinci.