Sellers leave with smile as new heights hit in Nenagh
Bull sale buzzing as prices soar and 83pc of stock is cleared
One of the most sought-after Holstein-Friesian sires in Europe scored on the double for the Lisduff Herd in the IHFA Annual Bull Show and Sale.
The two highest-priced bulls at the Nenagh Mart sale were exhibited by John O'Sullivan from Lisduff, Whitechurch, Co Cork, and sired by O-Bee Manfred Justice.
Lisduff Omega ET, with an EBI of €187, sold to Roger Rice from Ardfert, Co Kerry, for the highest price paid at the sale, €4,500. His dam, Lisduff Mary, was a yielder of 10,226kg of milk at 4.25pc fat and 3.49pc protein.
Lisduff Ominous (EBI €182) sold for €4,300, the second highest price paid at the sale. He was bred from Lisduff Beatrix, a yielder of 10,150kg at 4.38pc fat and 3.6pc protein.
After the sale, John's son Victor said interest in the sire of the two bulls was a big factor in the sale of both and they were very happy with the outcome.
The Lisduff Herd sold three other bulls for €3,300, €2,800 and €2,700 respectively.
The champion of the show was awarded to a September 2008 bull; Evergrange Goldsmith exhibited by Mervyn Eager, Castlebaggott Road, Newcastle, Co Dublin.
Sold for €4,100, the bull was sired by Braedale Goldwyn out of Sunnylodge Rudolph Spec, a yielder of over 14,000kg at 4.30pc fat and 3.60pc protein.