The Midland & Western Livestock Improvement Society saw a smaller entry of bulls for its May sale but trade was brisk for any quality bulls present.
The top call of the day at €4,000 went to Brian McWeeney, Balinamore, Co Leitrim, for his March 2020-born Goldstar Echo son. He had a four-star terminal index of €111 and a calving figure of 5.4% and was knocked down to a Northern Ireland purchaser.
Next highest price went to Eoin O’Neill for his March 2020-born Derryolam Impeccable son. He has a five-star terminal index of €135 and a calving figure of 6.6%. He was sold at €3,750.
Leitrim breeders Andy and Niall McGovern had a good day out selling their Aughavadden Ivan son for €3,550. He has a four-star terminal index of €129 and a calving figure of 5.9%.
Thomas Gormley sold his June 2019-born Carrowkeel Jerome son for €3,250. This grandson of Padirac had a four-star terminal index of €116 and a calving figure of 7.1%. Young Cavan breeders William and Andrew Woods sold their February-born Goldstar Echo son for €3,200. He has a four-star terminal index of €124 and a calving figure of 8%.
The small Limousin section saw a top call of €2,750 for Patrick Beirne’s May 2020-born bull. This Tomschoice Lexicon son, out of an Ampertaine Foreman cow, boasted a five-star terminal index of €149 and a five-star replacement index of €143.
The average price was €2,726/head for the 28 bulls sold at the sale with an 80% clearance rate.
Next Saturday, 15 May, sees the traditional breeds of Aberdeen Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn through the ring with 73 bulls and one heifer catalogued for the sale.