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Lisduff herd lead way for Munster

Martin Ryan

Published 05/04/2011 | 05:00

Munster breeders dominated at a superb IHFA bull show and sale, with the prices paid for bulls being described as the best in several years.

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But the real success of the event, which attracted a turnout of 42 bulls at Nenagh Livestock Mart, was achieved by the well-known Cork-based Lisduff herd. The O'Sullivan family's six entries cleaned up in the sales ring under the hammer of Cork-based auctioneer Denis Barrett.

Four of the Lisduff bulls out of the famed sire O-Bee Manfred Justice were winners both in the judging ring and sales ring.

After missing out on first place in Class 1, which went to the Reserve Champion of the Show, Crossnacole Goldman ET from the herd of Victor Jackson, Kiltegan, the Lisduff-bred bulls won the five other places in the class, adding the EBI award, with the sixth bull the EBI winner in Class 3.

Despite being placed sixth in its class, Lisduff Mandolin ET, out of Lisduff Ransom ET, out of Lisduff Leslie by Ramos, topped the sale at €6,400.

In a profitable day for the Lisduff herd, the O'Sullivans watched their four OJI bulls also reel in the top prices on the day, making €5,700, €5,000, €4,700 and €4,100 each.

Champion

Overall Champion Bull of the Show, Laurelmore Jogger from the herd of John and Ricky Barrett, Ballinhassig, Co Cork, sold for €2,900.

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The Reserve Champion, Crossnacole Goldman ET from the herd of Victor Jackson, Kiltegan, sold for €5,000.

Donal Carey, IHFA, described the sale as the best in several years with very strong demand.

The sale average for 37 bulls sold from the turnout of 42 was more than €3,000 and well ahead of the average last year.



  • Class 1: 1) Victor Jackson, Crossnacole, Kiltegan, Co Wicklow; 2) John O'Sullivan, Lisduff, Whitechurch, Co Cork; 3) John O'Sullivan, Lisduff, Whitechurch, Co Cork; 4) John O'Sullivan, Lisduff, Whitechurch. EBI award: John O'Sullivan, Lisduff, Whitechurch, Co Cork.
  • Class 2: 1) Thomas Kelly, Phillipstown Farm, Drogheda; 2) Kevin Dillon, Ballymacowen, Clonakilty, Co Cork; 3) John & Ricky Barrett & sons, Ballinhassig, Co Cork; 4) Richard Drohan, Rathgormack, Co Cork. EBI award: Maurice Harty, Ballylongane, Ballyheigue, Tralee.
  • Class 3: 1) John & Ricky Barrret & sons, Ballinhassig, Co Cork; 2) John Hurley, Clonpadden, Ballymoyle, Arklow, Co Wicklow; 3) John O'Callaghan, Farnivane, Bandon, Co Cork; 4) Paul Hannan, Friarstown, Crecora, Co Limerick. EBI award: John O'Sullivan, Lisduff, Whitechurch, Co Cork.
  • Class 4: 1) John Hurley, Clonpadden, Ballymoyle, Arklow, Co Wicklow; 2) John Hurley, Clonpadden, Ballymoyle, Arklow, Co Wicklow; 3) Paul Hannan, Friarstown, Crecora, Co Limerick; 4) John O'Callaghan, Farnivane, Bandon, Co Cork. EBI award: Thomas Kelly, Phillipstown Farm, Ballymakenny, Drogheda.


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