The fourth annual production sale for the Lisduff Aberdeen-Angus herd of Leo McEnroe, Maghera, Virginia, Co. Cavan was another runaway success with a top price of €8,000 and a near total clearance.
The sale topper, Lisduff Red Pepper R368 attracted huge interest in the ring and after a period of intense bidding was eventually knocked down at €8,000 to secure the best price of the day. This 18 month-old bull is a son of Lanigan Red Krackerjack and he sold to the leading Irish AI station, Dovea Genetics.
Another red Aberdeen-Angus bull, Lisduff Red Pat P278 sold for the day’s next highest price at €5,500. This one is sired by Flodden Red Beau Laddy K573 and is out of a Hawkley Red Jim F278 daughter. The oldest bull in the entire sale, this one was born in August 2014.
Selling for €5,000 was the July 2015 born bull, Lisduff Dano R340. This one is a son of the former Reserve Junior All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus Champion, Goulding Jim Dandy and is out of Lisduff Denoty D529 who descends from the Duchess cow family at Lisduff.
Three bulls traded at €4,400. Lisduff Davi R335 was first to make that price, a double five star ICBF index bull, this one is out of a homebred dam sired by Haymount Wessuro B198. Also selling at €4,400 was Lisduff Red Dano R363. This bull is another double five star bull and he sold with calving ease figures of just 1.8%. The third bull to sell at €4,400 was the 14 month-old Lisduff Leonardo S387 who is sired by the homebred Lisduff Barney N139.
Lisduff Red Lad R370 sold next at €4,200. This bull is also sired by Lanigan Red Krackerjack and is out of Silverfield Red Louse L743. One of the more attractive lots in the catalogue, this bull boasted one of the highest replacement index figures in the entire sale, with a maternal beef value of €157.
Rounding out the principal prices in the male section on the day were Lisduff Dick R131 who made €3,900 and sold to a pedigree breeder, the red bulls – Lisduff Red Mike R364 and Lisduff Red Bon Bon R334 who sold for €3,800 each and Lisduff Red Lad S381, another red bull who went for €3,700.
Overall, 25 bulls sold from €2,500 to €8,000 with the small number of red bulls on offer attracting substantial interest in the sales ring.
For the first time in its four year existence, the Lisduff Production sale offered a small and select number of heifers for sale. The best female price went to Lisduff Deig S382 who sold for €4,000. A daughter of Goulding Jim Dandy, this one was born in January 2016 and is out of a Tourlestrane Eunan B071 daughter. It’s understood that she sold to a well-known pedigree breeder in Co. Cork.
Next best in the female ring was Lisduff Lady Jane S399 who went under the hammer at €3,700. Born in March 2016, this one sold on the back of a four star replacement index and is another daughter of the aforementioned Goulding Jim Dandy.
Completing the small offering of females on the day was Lisduff Eire S397 who made €3,500. Another March 201 born heifer, this one descends from the recently reduced Crerogue Aberdeen-Angus herd is a grand-daughter of the mutli-prize winning and former All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus champion, Blelack Elijah G747.