The first ever Blacks on Draft production sale from Dr Michael and Martin Sheahan's Luddenmore Aberdeen-Angus herd took place at the Showgrounds, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday and enjoyed a 100% clearance and a top price of €7700.
Leading the Carrick sale and taking the female championship was Prohurst Jody J145 from Dr Michael and Martin Sheahan. She sold for €7700.
A packed ringside, with bidders from Ireland, Scotland and England, as well as phone interest, saw 16 lots average an incredible €4800.
Sale leader was the overall female champion from the pre-sale - judged by Stephen Wallace of the Baronagh herd, NI - Prohurst Judy J145, a September 2009-born Young Dale Touchdown 36M daughter out of Duncanziemere Judy D147. She was knocked down at €7700 to D King, Newcastle, Co Down, NI.
The same buyer also paid €5800 for Luddenmore Elba J070, a Rawburn Rommel E423 daughter out of the Vermilion Payweight J847 daughter Netherallan Elba F057, as well as €4200 for Luddenmore Jody K075, another Toughdown daughter, this time out of the Newcairnie Pastor daughter Duncanziemere Jody G263.
Then selling for €6800 was Luddenmore Fleur L134, another by Touchdown and out of Netherallan Fleur B199, a Dalrene Cruz 11F daughter. Buyer here was P Henry, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo.
Then trading at €6400 was Luddenmore Ellen Erica K098. This Rawburn Rommel daughter is out of Elliot Erica E019, a Roth Regulator 0405 daughter and was sold to Jonathan and Lisa Doyle, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, for their Drumhill herd.
Next best was a €6000 call for Luddenmore Elba K085, another by Touchdown and this time out of Netherallan Elba F057, a Vermillion Payweight 5847 daughter. She has stood reserve female champion in the pre-sale show and was knocked down to Ryanair chief executive Michale O’Leary, for his Gigginstwon House herd, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.
Mr O’Leary also paid €4600 for Luddenmore Kim K086, another Touchdown daughter, this time out of the Netherton Royal Sovereign A072 daughter Halbeath Kirsty E140.
And selling at €4800 to Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association President John Tait and his wife Kate, was the ET-bred Luddenmore Miss Essence J071, a DMM Posi Traction 57P daughter out of the DMM Traction 109J daughter DMM Miss Essence 147H.
A €4100 bid then secured Luddenmore Rosa Erica J065. This Young Dale Superior 14S daughter is out of Aynho Rosa Erica D231, a Belvin Kincaid daughter and was sold to Messrs Ronayne, Claremorris, Co Mayo, while just shy of that at €4000 was Luddenmore Jody K077, another by Touchdown and out of Duncanziemere Jody D147, making her a full sister to the sale topper. This one was knocked down to N O’Laoghaire.
Topping trade for bulls was the overall champion Bunlahy Hector from Messrs Reynolds, which sold for €6700. Pictured are Leo McEnroe and breeder Gerry Reynolds.
The Blacks on Draft sale was held in conjunction with the April Carrick sale of Aberdeen-Angus bulls and females of which the champion and top priced bull at €6700 was Bunlahy Hector from Messrs Reynolds, Longford. By Mogeely Joe H979, he is out of the Netherton Fabulous Cruz Y300 daughter Bunlahy Bianca H230 and was knocked down to The O’Kane Bros, Ballymena, Co Antrim.
Next best in the bulls at €6000 was Drumcrow Path of Life from Frank McKiernan, Ballinagh. By Luddenmore Fionn G441, he is out of The Moss Mr Eshton daughter Drumcrow Posie H313 and was sold to J McKibben, Kilkeel, Co Down.
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