Calf and maiden heifers pique interest at Gigginstown Angus sale
SPRING wouldn’t be spring in Westmeath without the annual Angus sale at Gigginstown House, Kingston topping the sale at €3,500. There was plenty of interest for in calf and maiden heifers with Gigginstown Black Cap topping the sale amongst the heifers, making €3,856.
John Appelbe from Clonakilty, who is president of the Irish Angus Cattle Society, said that there is more and more interest in the Angus breed for various reasons such as ease of calving, dairy beef and also the general age profile of farmers who need easy care, low-maintenance, strong stock.
Also, John said, “bonuses of up to €0.40c/kilo for Irish Angus producer groups is making Angus dairy-beef” extremely attractive for beef farmers.
Also on display were some former Cheltenham and Grand National winners.
Tiger Roll was missing in action after his recent Grand National win, but Don Cossack, War of Attrition and Rule the World were on show on the day.