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12 April 2021

The Munster Aberdeen-Angus Club hosted its annual high health status sale of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus bulls at Bandon last week with a record clearance of bulls recorded on the day, with just one single bull present on the day failing to reach his reserve in the sales ring. The high clearance was a welcome boost for the Munster Aberdeen-Angus Club after the near total cancellation of its annual calendar of activities in 2020 due to Covid-19. The Munster club must also be commended for their hard work in re-establishing the sale for 2021 despite the lingering uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation nationally.

The sale leader came from the Ashview Aberdeen-Angus Herd of William & Billy Fitzgerald, Beanfield, Youghal, Co Cork who sold Ashview Lord Hamlet V408 for the day’s top price of €3200. This September 2019 born bull was sired by three-time All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus champion, Rosemead Karona J957 and was out of Mogeely Lady Hazel R398 who was a daughter of Coneyisland Legend E112.

Another September 2019 born bull from Ashview, Ashview Derry V405 sold for €2550 to cap a successful outing to Bandon for the Fitzgerald family.

Tim & Bryan O’ Halloran, Templemartin, Bandon, Cork claimed the next two highest prices of the sale, with Briarhill Piper V978 (sired by HW Farghal T516) and Briarhill Perez V979 (sired by Sallowglen Jamie T771) selling for €2900 and €2850 respectively. Three bulls from the Briarhill Aberdeen-Angus herd sold on the day with young breeder, Bryan being a familiar face to many on the pedigree circuit, having won the senior section of the YDP finals in 2019.

Ned & James Boyce, Creggane House, Creggane, Charleville, Co Limerick also sold three bulls on the day, with one of the three making €2500 to round out the principal prices achieved in the sales ring.

Overall there was 92% clearance of bulls on the day (a club record for Bandon), which is testament to the strong and lively demand for Aberdeen-Angus bulls of all ages in the region. The Munster Aberdeen-Angus Club would like to thank Cork Marts for facilitating the sale and wish all of the purchasers the very, very best of luck with their new stock bulls.