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Saturday 21 July 2018

Top price of €4,500 paid at Hereford sale

Martin Ryan

Hereford bulls met with a strong trade at the Irish Hereford Society Show and Sale, with an average price of €2,975.

The top price of €4,500 at the Kilmallock sale was paid by Timmie O'Sullivan, Brosna, Tralee for the December 2014 born, Kye Harry 697, exhibited by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin after the bull was awarded the overall Champion of Show rosette.

The second highest price was received by Gerard and Declan Donnelly, Lissycassey, Ennis, Co Clare for Clondrinapoll 1 Jack, a first prizewinner in his class, purchased for €3,300 by John Dillon McCarthy, Croom, Co Limerick.

Moyclare Nugget, exhibited by Michael Molloy, Belmont, Birr, Co Offaly was awarded the Reserve Championship and sold for €3,000.

Other prices paid included Glaslough Paddy, exhibited by Thomas Plunkett, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, that sold for €3,000.

Boveen Nicky, exhibited by Joe O' Connor, Sharavogue, Birr, secured €3,000, while Knockfin Rovigo exhibited by Francis Scott, Knockfin, Rathdowney also sold for €3,000.

Boyanna Timmy was sold by Thomas Farrell, Moate, Co Westmeath for €2,900, as was Brocca Michael offered up by Norman Richardson, Newtongore, Carrick-On-Shannon, for €2,900.

Glaslough Professor was sold by Nigel Heatrick, Annereagh, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan for €2,850.

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There was an overall clearance of 82pc at an average price of €2,975.

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