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Tuesday 20 February 2018

See the bull which cost Sligo Charolais breeders over €30k

Gretnahouse Lord, purchased at the sales in Stirling by Brendan and Greg Feeney, Enniscrone, Co Sligo for 25,000 gns.
Gretnahouse Lord, purchased at the sales in Stirling by Brendan and Greg Feeney, Enniscrone, Co Sligo for 25,000 gns.

Martin Ryan

Sligo-based pedigree Charolais breeders Brendan and Greg Feeney paid the top price at the recent Stirling Pedigree Sale when they handed over stg 25,000 gns (€30,144) for the reserve supreme and reserve senior champion, Gretnahouse Lord.

The bull, bred and exhibited by Alastair Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, is a 21-month old son of Balthayock Gladiator, which was purchased four years ago for £17,000.

He will join the Feeney’s Bostonia Charolais Herd in Enniscrone.

Meanwhile, Woodpark Longbow sired by the Irish bred, Deeside Gulliver sold for the third top price of 16,000 gns at the sales in Scotland. 

Longbow who was bred and exhibited by Will Shortt from Omagh, Co. Tyrone was one of the youngest lots for sale on the day at just 15 months old. His sire, Deeside Gulliver is a son of the french bull, Esperanto, which was bred by the Mc Cabe's from Ardee, Co. Louth. 

Longbow was snapped up by Jan Boomaars of the well known Vexour herd in Surrey, UK.

Woodpark Longbow sired by the Irish bred, Deeside Gulliver sold for the third top price of 16,000 gns at the sales in Scotland.
Woodpark Longbow sired by the Irish bred, Deeside Gulliver sold for the third top price of 16,000 gns at the sales in Scotland.

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