13 March 2017

Liam & James Muldowney, Radawn, Swinford, Co. Mayo secured both the overall supreme Aberdeen-Angus championship and the top price in the Aberdeen-Angus section at Carrick-On-Shannon, selling their 13 month old bull Rabawn Lord Jake S184 for €3500. One of the youngest bulls in the entire sale, this bull is sired by the AI bull Tubridmore Gizmo ET and is out of the homebred dam, Rawbawn Lady Jade P165. This bull sold to Robert McAuley, Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

The second highest priced bull in the Aberdeen-Angus section was Ryefort Lord Jackson P309 exhibited by Patrick Lynch, Ryefort, Carrickaboy, Co. Cavan who sold for €3000. This five star bull on ICBF terminal index is sired by the stock bull Fearbreagues Hilltop and is out of Ryefort Lady Jude L207, an Ankonian Elixir 100 daughter. This one sold to Thomas Mannion, Williamstown, Galway, Co. Galway.

Dr. Michael Sheahan, Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick claimed the next best price selling Luddenmore Master Eric 257 for €2850. Another five star bull on ICBF terminal index, this one is sired by the Irish bred stock bull, Friarstown Evolver N271.

Bernard Kerins, Carnaree, Ballymote, Co. Sligo took home €2600 for his October 2015 born bull Kerins Mac Kemi. This bull is the first calf out of Kerins Kemi who won many 1st prizes and championships during the summer of 2015.

Ballydacker Muggins, exhibited by Patrick Mulligan, Hollygrove, Ballygar, Co. Galway was awarded the reserve supreme Aberdeen-Angus championship under judges Paddy Farrell & Son but failed to meet his reserve and was unsold in the sales ring.

Overall, 22 Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold in the ring to an average of €2200 at a clearance rate of 60%, with the 2016 born bulls selling more freely than the older bulls.