The Irish Angus Cattle society held their 12th Annual Elite Show & Sale on Saturday December 14th in the Showgrounds, Carrick on Shannon.
A total of 84 animals were presented for sale on the day and a sale clearance of 66% was achieved overall. The average sale price of the bulls was up by €300 on last year’s sale along with a 10% increase in the number of bulls sold.
Topping the trade at €6500 was the Reserve Overall Male Champion Laheen Rebel bred by Cathal and Cormac Duignan, Laheen House, Eslin Bridge,Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Rebel is sire by Hf Rebel and out of Rosemead Karona bred dam. He sold to the Longbank Pedigree herd in Scotland.
Judge on the day Michael Cronin tapped forward Driney Rock Star as his over all Male Champion. Rock Star was bred by Gerard Regen,Driney Loughglynn, Castlerea,Co Roscommon and he sold to Paul Cooney, Tunnyduff, Bailieboro, Co Cavan for €3200.
Overall Female Champion was awarded to Carrigroe R Dakota for the Appelbe Family, Carrigroe, Clonakitty Co. Cork. She then went on to be the top priced female on the day selling for €5700. R Dakota displayed the highest replacement value in the sale catalogue with a figure of €209, She sired by Rathosheen Hugo and her dam is Carrigroe Lady Tinge. R Dakota will now reside on the farm of Pat Gleeson, Carrigal,Carrigatoher, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
Loughlynn Ruby Jane took the Reserve Female Champion Rosette for Patrick Regan, Cloonmore, Ballyfarna,Claremorris, Co Mayo. This November 2018 born heifer is bred by Netherton Americano and she sold for €2400.
Judge: Michael Cronin, Carker, Scartaglen, Killarney, Co Kerry
Overall Male Champion Driney Rock Star. Sire Loughlynn Hum Dinger sold €3200. Breeder Gerard Regan, Driney Loughglynn,Castlerea,Co Roscommon.
Reserve Male Champion Laheens Rebel sold €6500. Breeders Cathal & Cormac Duignan,Laheen House, Eslinbridge, Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim. Purchaser Longbank pedigree herd, Whithall Farms, Dumfries, Scotland.
(Pic Left to Right: Cormac Duignan, Anthony Flatherty (Show Sponsors Connolly Redmills), Michael Cronin (Judge), Padraig O’Connor (Irish Angus President)
Steil Romeo. Sire Ballyshannon Eustace. Sold €5600 Breeders Cathal & JJ Mc Cormack, Steil,Tulsk,Castlerea,Co Roscommon. Purchaser Desmond Fulton,Ballymoney,Co Antrim
Drumcrow Reeko. Sire Drumcrow Joker sold €5000 Breeder Frank McKiernan, Lacken Lower, Ballinagh, Co Cavan. Purchaser Bull Bank, Doolin, Co Clare.
Dillion Ricky THE 2ND. Sire Duibhgiolla Mario. Sold €4500. Breeder John & Cathy Farrell,Mountdillon, Curraghroe, Co Roscommon. Purchaser James Walsh, Kilmurray Farmhouse, Slieverue, Co Kilkenny
Kerins Revolver. Sire: Lanigan Red Deep Canyon. Sold €4200. Breeder Bernard Kerins, Carnaree, Ballymote, Co Sligo. Purchaser Longbank pedigree herd, Whithall Farms, Dumfries, Scotland.
Corlismore Rambo. Sire Wall Royal Leo. Sold €4000 Breeder Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House,Corlismore Co Cavan Purchaser D & K Graham , Birsca Farm, Corrie,Lockerbie, Scotland
Carrowboy Ri. Sire Kerins Jubilee. Sold €3800. Breeder Alan Gibbons,Caggle,Strokestown,Co.Roscommon. Purchaser Barry O’Leary, Poundhill,Newmarket, Co Cork
Steil Rory. Sire Ballyshannon Eastace. Sold €3700. Breeder Cathal & JJ Mc Cormack, Steil,Tulsk,Castlerea,Co Roscommon. Purchaser Joe O’Neill, Mounthussey,Athlone, Co Roscommon
Lot 24 Drumcrow Peak. Sire Cartronroe Ernie. Sold €3500 Breeder Frank McKiernan, Lacken Lower, Ballinagh, Co Cavan. Purchaser Pat & Finabar Cathill, Shankill Lower,Co Cavan
Lot 12 Ballykeevican Ron. Sire Kingbrook Emperor. Sold €3100. Breeder Jonathan Maye, Ballykeevican, Boyle, Co Roscommon. Purchaser Bernard Brennan, Achonry, Ballymote, Co.Sligo
Lot 26 Currycramp Ronald. Sire Baronagh Producer. Sold €3000. Breeder Gerard Mulligan,Currycramp,Dromad, Co Leitrim. Purchaser Pat Smith, Dromore, Co Tyrone
Lot 31 Portanes Rinky.Sire Lisduff Rinky. Sold €3000. Breeder John & Michael Lynch, Portauns,Kilmallock, Co.Limerick. Purchaser David Hutchinson, Moneymore, Magherafelt,Co Derry.
Overall Female Champion Carrigroe R Dakota. Sire Rathosheen Hugo. Sold €5700. Breeder J & F Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Purchaser Pat Gleeson, Carrigal, Carrigatoher, Nenagh,Co Tipperary
Pic left to right: Sinead Conroy, Beatrice Appelbe, Shelia Cronin (presenting the Mary Smith memorial cup), Michael Cronin (Judge), Anthony Flatherty (Show Sponsors Connolly Redmills), Oliver Flanagan (Ring steward), Padraig O’Connor (Irish Angus President), John Appelbe (Exhibitor)
Reserve Female Champion Loughlynn Ruby Jane. Sire Netherton Americano. Sold €2400. Breeder Patrick Regan, Cloonmore, Ballyfarna,Claremorris, Co.Mayo. Purchaser Catherine O’Hara, Rathsharkin, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Luddenmore R358 Ebony. Sire Friarstown Prairie Cloud. Sold €4100. Breeder Martin & Michael Sheahan,High Park House, Cappawhite Co Tipperary. Purchaser Deirdre & Eustace Burke, Ballyginnane, Carrigaline, Co Cork
Luddenmore R357 Ebony. Sire Friarstown Evolver. Sold €3900. Breeder Martin & Michael Sheahan,High Park House, Cappawhite Co Tipperary. Purchaser Ray Teirnan, Priorstown, Termonfeckin, Drogheda, Co Louth
Newbridge Rena. Sire Lanigan Red Lombard. Sold €3700. Breeder Brendan and Edel McCawley, Cornamuckla, North Dowra, Co Leitrim. Purchaser John Walsh, Knockadrineen, Duagh, Listowel, Co Kerry
Drumboy Ritaora. Sire Tubridmore Gizmo. Sold €3600. Breeder Shane Kilrane, Drumboy, Mohill, Co Leitrim. Purchaser John McKibbin, Kilkeel, Co. Down
Lot 90 Knockadrinan Rudie Sire Drumgowna Norman Sold €3600. Breeder Thomas Reynolds, Knockadrinan, Johnstone Bridge, Bornacoola, Co Leitrim. Purchaser Joe McGarry, Caldra. Co Longford
Lot 85 Carrigroe Real Angel Sire Rathosheen Hugo. Sold €3000. Breeder Breeder J & F Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Purchaser James & Eamon Shanahan, Shannonview, Killeedy,Ballagh,Co. Limerick
Top priced male: €6500
Male average: €2900
Top price female: €5700
Female Average price: €2700