Friday 30 September 2016

Show champion fetches €6,400

Martin Ryan.

Published 11/11/2015 | 02:30

Aidan Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, with 'Williamstown Jude' Overall Champion of the Show, and Arthur Finnan, judge, at the Irish Charolais Society Show and Sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore.
Aidan Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, with 'Williamstown Jude' Overall Champion of the Show, and Arthur Finnan, judge, at the Irish Charolais Society Show and Sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore.
Shane Hynes with 'Williamstown JA", exhibited by Aidan Farrell ,Boyanna, Moate winner of the class for bulls born June 14 -August 4, at the Irish Charolais Society Show and Sale at Tullamore.

A star-studded 14-month-old, Westmeath bred Charolais bull topped the Irish Charolais Society Show and Sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore on Saturday when the hammer fell at €6,400 for the champion.

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Exhibited by Aidan Farrell, Moate, 'Williamstown Jude' was judged overall Champion of the Show after winning the class for animals born August 11 to September 4, 2014 and was purchased by Jonathan Kelly, Limavaddy, Co Derry.

His sire 'Cavelands Adam' was purchased by the breeder for €10,000 and his dam was bred in the 'Williamstown' herd, a combination of genetics that produced a superb bull studded with stars.

The 'Williamstown' herd also produced the winner of the class for bulls born June 14 to August 4, 'Williamstown JA'.

Reserve champion was 'Rattigan Jeff ET', bred and exhibited by David Rattigan, Main Street, Elphin, Co Roscommon, another heavily star adorned bull, winner of the class for bulls born September 5 to September 28, 2014 and purchased by Martin Kenny, Cams, Cloverfield, Co Roscommon for €5,000.

Customers for bulls among the large ringside attendance at the sale had their eyes closely fixed on the star ratings of the bulls on offer and bidding, in general, reflected the genetic merit projected for the progeny as measured by the ICBF evaluation.

Several of the bulls sold for €5,000 or over, while the hammer fell on a minority of the bulls, mainly bulls with lower star ratings, at back to €2,000 with some leaving the ring without reaching their reserve.

Bulls born March 3 - April 14

1. Richard Hackett, Coolistigue Clonlara Co Clare

2. Kenneth Clarke, Ballyfinan Ardnacrusha Co Clare

3. Mary Tarpey, Carrow Elphin Castlerea Co Roscommon

Bulls born April 18 -May 17

1. William Flynn, Tullyvillage Newbridge Ballinasloe Co Galway

2. Michael Fox, Kilmurray Tullamore Co Offaly

3. Thomas O'Rourke, Hillcrest Killoneen Daingean Co Offaly

Bulls born May 18 - June 13

1. Daniel Weston, Meelick Rosenallis Portlaoise Co Laois

2. Louise Quinn, Ballymoran House Edenderry Co Offaly

3. David Erskine, Crosses Monaghan Co Monaghan

Bulls born June 14 -August 4

1. Aidan Farrell, Boyanna Moate Co Westmeath

2. Matt Ryan, Clonismullen Drom Borrisoleigh Thurles Co Tipperary

3. Aidan Farrell, Boyanna Moate Co Westmeath

Bulls born August 11 - September 4

1. Aidan Farrell, Boyanna Moate Co Westmeath

2. Michael Nerney, Chapel Street Elphin Castlerea Co Roscommon

3. John Mc Weeney, Longstore Ballinamore Co Leitrim

Bulls born September 5 - September 28

1. David Rattigan, Main Street Elphin Co Roscommon

2 Christopher Marron, Corbane Shantonagh Castleblayney Co Monaghan

Bulls born October 2 - November 7

1. Martin Ryan ,Copperfield House Cabra Thurles Co Tipperary

2. John Fleury, Coagh Killyon Birr Co Offaly

3. David Rattigan, Main Street Elphin Co Roscommon

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