Angus bull secures top price of €4,700 in Carrick sale

Martin Ryan

A County Leitrim bred Aberdeen Angus bull, Cannon Park Bestman R327, topped the prices when he sold for €4,700 at the mixed breed sale of bulls run by the Midland and Western Improvement Society at Carrick-on-Shannon.

The 12-month-old, a son of Bunlahy John G, was exhibited by Tom Reynolds, Knockadrinan, Bornacoola, and was judged Reserve Aberdeen Angus Champion of the Show which preceded the sale of Aberdeen Angus, Irish Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn bulls.

There was an overall mixed trade for bulls with most interest and strongest demand for the 'blacks'.

The overall Aberdeen Angus Championship was awarded to Drumcarbin Electric P204 exhibited by Shane McKiernan, Cavan, Co Cavan and the 14-month-old failed to meet the reserve price in the sales ring.

The Overall Irish Angus Champion of the show was awarded to Creagga Leo 303, exhibited by Sean Neary, Strokestown, Co Roscommon and sold for €3,900.

The second highest price of the day was €4,500 paid for the Reserve Irish Angus Champion, Steil Lucky 271 which was exhibited by Joe and Cathal McCormack, Tulsk, Co Roscommon.


Best of the sale was commanded by the Angus bulls on offer with a number of them finding new owners at €3,000 or slightly over and a good clearance effected.

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The Hereford Championship was awarded to Duibhgiolla Ted, exhibited by Kevin Diffley, Borna- coola, Co Leitrim.

The champion topped the breed at the subsequent sale making €2,600.

The Reserve Hereford Champion, Loughrinn 1 Vancouver 428, exhibited by Coote Geelan, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co Leitrim was sold for €2,500.

In the Shorthorn section, the Overall Championship was awarded to Finlough Falco exhibited by Benjamin Lang, Ballymote, Co Sligo. The young bull is by sire Chapelton Typhoon. He sold for €1,900.

The Reserve Championship in the Shorthorn Section was exhibited by Michael McKeon, Gurteen, Co Sligo. The bull was unsold having failed to meet his reserve.

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