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...