The Drumcrow Aberdeen-Angus herd of Frank & Margaret McKiernan, Drumcrow, Corlismore, Co Cavan provided the overall sale topper in the Aberdeen-Angus ring at the multi-breed bull sales at Kilkenny yesterday. The top priced bull, Drumcrow Pontiac T717 was born in December 2017 and was out of Drumcrow Princess Jewel J363 who is a daughter of Coldstream Genetic Trend 80F. This is the second time in succession for the Drumcrow Aberdeen-Angus herd to top the trade at Kilkenny with their bull, Drumcrow Pilbara selling for the top price of €3800 at the April sale last month.
John McDermott, Farnaharpy, Skreen, Co Sligo sold the January 2018 born bull, Masreagh David U229 for €2300. This five star terminal index bull is out of the UK bred cow Cwm Dolly P162 and goes back to Pengiun Dominant K398, Blelack Prine Consort A286 and Friarstown Ideal Pete K202 in the back breeding.
Also trading at €2300 was Liss Duke U747 from John McEnroe, Liss, Oldcastle, Co Meath. This one is sired by the homebred Liss Tango G854 and comes from the well-known Duchess cow line at Liss. The Liss Aberdeen-Angus herd sold a total of four Spring 2018 born bulls to an average of €2100 on the day.
Overall, customers proved to be selective at the third and final sale at Kilkenny for 2019 with the sale resulting in a 55% clearance at an average price of €2100. There was no pre-sale show on this occasion at Kilkenny so opportunities for photographs were limited but please make sure to take a look at the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association social media channels for more videos and photos from the sale.