The Lisduff Angus herd run outside Virginia in Co Cavan by Leo McEnroe and his family hosted its first autumn on-farm sale on Tuesday, with prices rising to €5,100.

Taking home the top price on the evening was the April 2019-born Lisduff Della V704. Dating back to the herd’s foundation cow, Della is a daughter of herd stock bull Liss Minter S590.

The heifers kickstarted the sale and proved in high demand, with the average price rising to just shy of €2,900.

Taking the second top price was Lisduff Peggy V722, hitting the market at €3,800. This three-star heifer on the replacement index was born May 2019 and her pedigree includes Mogeely Josh, Jerusalem Faraday and Laheens Richard.

Bulls were a bit trickier but still rose to as high as €3,350. The male sale topper came in the form of Lisduff Daly. This June 2019-born bull is out of the same family as the female high-seller, with proven stock bulls Mogeely Josh and Lisduff Kit also in the direct lineage.

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