Females led the way at the Spring Sale with six of the eight females on offer selling through the ring brought the average to 2516 euro up 1000e on 2017, an 80% clearnance rate. The top priced heifer on the day Rowanberry Lacey bred by Shane & Frances Brigdale from Ennis sold for 3200e to a Clare Breeder. Lacey was home bred out of Rowanberry Gigolo and Rowanberry Hannah. A Sprys Patents Ace daughter Ardnaskea Ga Ga bred by Pat Hehir from Inagh, Co. Clare was next in line selling for 3050e to an Northern Ireland breeder. The Brigdales had another beauty in Rowanberry Kit. Kit an Alta Cedar Lad daughter out of a Glounlea Lightening daughter sold for 2700e to a new Breeder from Co. Carlow. Anthony Dockery was also in the money with the Reserve Female Champion -Rockville Pretender 406. This stylish traditional heifer sired by Glasgeivnagh Playboy 6th sold for 2300e . The Champion Female Ricketstown Lilly 224 remained unsold on the day but sold the next day for an undisclosed amount.
The males were a tougher trade with a 50% clearance rate to an average of 2030e. The top priced male was Lavally Parnell bred by John Mullooly, Strokestown, Co. Rsocommon. Parnell a Ballyart Lucky son out of a Dovea Sir James cow sold for 2850e to a Co. Monaghan Breeder. Martin Kelly Reserve Champion Male – Ricketstown Leader 227 remained unsold. The oldest bull entered Coolvin Typhoon was sold to a Co. Tipperary breeder for 2600e. As pedigree sales go this spring after the really difficult weather this was a really positive outcome.
Top Priced Female Rowanberry Lacey
Female Champion Ricketstown Lilly 224
Female Reserve Champion – Rockville Pretender 406
Male Champion & top priced male – Lavally Parnell
Reserve Champion Male – Ricketstown Leader 227