The first production sale of the Hogan family’s Rathnashan Simmental herd took place on the sales platform pedigreesales online.co.uk over the weekend, with prices topping €10,000. The sale offered every heifer born in the herd over the autumn 2019 and spring 2020 season.

Securing the top price was Rathnashan Lettuce P. This October 2019-born heifer is a daughter of outcross bull PHS Polled Worldwide. The dam is one of the herd’s foundation females Curaheen Golda P, a Diset Darwin daughter purchased for €10,500 at the Curaheen Dispersal.