Heifer sale

Irish Independent - Farming - - PEDIGREE AND SALES -

Li­mousin bull Castle­view Gazelle (ZAG); her dam was sired by Charo­lais bull Fis­ton (FSZ). More than half the en­try were bred from such well-known AI bulls as Castle­view Gazelle (ZAG); On-Dit (ONI); Haute­clair (HCA); Seav­iew Tommy (SEV); Rio (RIO); High­field Odran (SA2153); Fis­ton (FSZ).

All of the breed­ing heifers on of­fer had been scanned not in-calf and suit­able for breed­ing by Dr Dan Ryan.

The sale, as­sisted by Bally­bay Mart, had grown from strength to strength over the past five years, with re­peat buy­ers from through­out the coun­try re­turn­ing year-onyear to avail of the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase top-qual­ity suck­ler breed­ing stock for their herds. writes John Fa­gan.

Given the win­ter that farm­ers have had, it was a wel­come break for farm fam­i­lies who came from all over the coun­try to see the su­perb stock that farm man­ager Joe O’Ma­hony and his team had pre­pared.

There were 50 lots on of­fer and prices for the An­gus bulls were in ex­cess of €2,200, with Gig­gin­stown

Above: Gig­gin­stown Kingston S524 made €3,500 at the Gig­gin­stown House An­gus Sale at Fen­nor Farm, Mullingar, on Sat­ur­day. Top: Farm man­ager Joe O’Ma­hony and auc­tion­eer Paul Murtagh with Gig­gin­stown Sea­cat S534,which made €3,000 at the Gig­gin­stown House...

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