The Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association will hold its final major sale of the year at the newly refurbished mart in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim on Saturday, November 11th. The sale comprises of 39 lots, with 22 bulls and 17 heifers due to go under the hammer.
The re-launched Society Autumn sale of pedigree stock was held for the first time last year, after an absence of several years. The event proved a valuable addition to the Society’s autumn schedule and boasted a top price of €4000, with many lots exported to Northern Ireland and sold into pedigree herds. This year, several high profile prize-winning bulls and heifers from the summer show circuit will be offered for sale, including both the supreme male and female championships from the recent Irish Aberdeen-Angus Calf Show, the Munster junior bull of the year, the reserve Munster junior bull of the year, the Connaught/Leinster bull calf champion and the Leinster provincial trophy holder as well as many other prize-winners at local, regional and national level.
Almost all of the lots included in the sale are 4 or 5 stars on ICBF terminal and replacement index (suitable for herds participating in the BDGP scheme) and are bred from very easy calving and proven bloodlines.
For the first time, in-calf heifers will also be offered for sale, which is a change from last year’s event. Maiden heifers and younger females will also be included, as well as a whole host of mature, service age and yearling bulls. Several cattle from well-known Northern Ireland herds will also be catalogued for sale and it is a superb opportunity to acquire pedigree stock from some of the leading Aberdeen-Angus herds across the length and breadth of the entire country.
The show of bulls and heifers starts at 11am with the sale kicking off at 1pm. Catalogues are available on the website now here and for more information, please contact the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association office on 071 9632099.