57th Monamore Annual Sale 2021
Cow families backed by generations of top performance and quality yields one of the best Monamore sales to date.
2,327 guineas average achieved from quality catalogue offering
The 57th Monamore annual sale, for Tom, Rhona and James Kelly, took place on Saturday October 30th last. With an average price of 2,327 guineas achieved on the day, the sale must rank among the best ever sales for the Monamore herd.
The very brisk trade throughout the day was a very positive endorsement for the strength of cow families backed by generations of top performance for production, conformation and quality overall. The catalogue offering was a choice selection of over 110 high calibre lots. The sale was conducted by Taaffe Auctions and the venue was Carnaross Mart, Co. Meath.
Established Monamore families were once again to the fore including Torch, Darlene, Vera, Ellymae, and Raven to mention a few. Choice cow families acquired over the years to embellish the mix of high genetic lines such as Lila Z, Redrose, Papoose, Fame, Roxy, Butterfly and Ada were also on offer, adding to the depth of appeal.
The high consistency of quality cow family breeding helped to achieve a milestone for Monamore earlier this year when the herd achieved a total of 104 Excellent (EX) classified cows on IHFA conformation within the herd. The brisk trade right throughout the sale reflected the quality stock offered for auction.
Four fresh heifers achieved prices over 4,000gns
Six fresh heifers achieved prices over 3,500gns
- Fresh calved heifers and cows averaged 2,870 gns. Top price 4,100gns.
- Autumn/winter calving heifers averaged 2,460 gns. Top price 2,750gns.
- Spring calving heifers averaged 2,164 gns. Top price 2,750gns.
- Baby heifer calves averaged 1,160 gns. Top price 2,050gns.
Monamore Casp Raven (Lot 23) topped the sale selling for 4,100gns. A fresh calved heifer, calved six weeks she is a potential eighth generation VG/EX. Bred from the Raven family, she is backed by three generations of dams, having 3.50% protein and higher.
Her dam, Monamore HY Raven VG86, produced 10,446kgs milk, 744kgs milk solids in her 2nd lactation (305 d). Her grand dam, Monamore Goldie Raven EX90 4E, is an IHFA Diamond Award recipient and she is one of four maternal sisters all classified Excellent (EX) on conformation.
Currently milking 36 litres per day, Monamore Casp Raven is one of the top yielding fresh heifers in the herd. She is sired by Claynook Casper (FR4416). Her heifer calf sired by Westcoast Yamaska VG86 (FR4368) was the top priced heifer calf selling for 2,050gns. Combined, mother and daughter realised a total auction price of 6,150gns.
Monamore Yama Evon (Lot 4) achieved the next highest price selling for 4,050gns. A fresh calved heifer, calved six weeks she is currently milking 35 litres/day. She is backed by eight generations of 3.50% protein dams including dam, Monamore Evon 54 EX – 3rd lactation yield 10,804kgs milk, 832kgs milk solids, 4.07% fat, 3.63% protein (305 d) – and grand dam, Monamore RMan Exon EX91 – 3rd lactation yield 10,239kgs milk, 788kgs milk solids, 3.89% fat, 3.80% protein (331 d). Sired by Westcoast Yamaska VG86, she was the highest EBI fresh calved heifer in the sale. Her heifer calf sired by Sandy-Valley-I Batman sold for 1,750gns. Combined, mother and daughter achieved a total auction price of 5,800gns.
Monamore Aladdins Torch RC (Lot 11) also sold for 4,050gns. She is a potential 11thgeneration VG/EX. Freshly calved just over a month, she is currently yielding 33 litres/day in the parlour. A red factor heifer from the Torch family, a cow family that is so synonymous with both Moneymore and Monamore breeding.
Her dam, Monamore Torchs Admiration, is currently classified VG89 in her third lactation with EX91 legs & feet and a projected yield of 9,964kgs milk, 683kgs milk solids. Her heifer calf sired by Kenmore Triple Crown Red (FR5554) sold for 1,350gns. Combined, mother and daughter achieved a total price of 5,400gns.
Monamore MVP Darlene (Lot 28) completed a trio of fresh calved heifers who achieved a price of 4,050gns. Calved ten days she is currently yielding 29 litres/day.
Her dam, Monamore Spencers Darlene VG87, yielded 12,295kgs milk, 913kgs milk solids, 3.86% fat, 3.57% protein (325 d) in her 5th lactation. Backed by six generations of VG/EX dams having yielded over 3.50% protein, her 3rd dam, Monamore Darlene 30 EX94 6E DMD, won Baileys All Ireland Protein Cow 2006 and she also twice won Baileys All Ireland EBI Cow.
Replete with consistent high milk solids production, top conformation quality, components and longevity over multiple generations, the Darlene family includes two consecutive generations of IHFA Diamond Award recipients to date, including grand dam Monamore Darlene 77 ET EX DMD who has five EX and three VG maternal sisters.
Monamore Aladdins Netta Red (Lot 8), a promising Red & White heifer one month fresh, sold for 3,550. Her heifer calf sired by Kenmore Triple Crown Red sold for 1,900gns yielding a combined price of 5,450gns for Red & White mother and daughter.
Monamore Pepper Evon (Lot 5), bred from nine generations of VG/EX dams, sold for 3,500gns. Calved six weeks, she is sired by Delaberge Pepper VG86 (S2049).
Monamore Boldi Butterfly VG 2 year old (Lot 16), was the top priced cow of the auction selling for 3,050gns. Backed by five generations of VG/EX dams with a deep lineage tracing back to the Grove Herd, she has yielded components to 3.61% protein in her current lactation.
Monamore W.P. Layla GP 2 year old (Lot 13), sold for 3,000gns, was the joined second-top priced cow in milk. Calved three weeks in her second lactation she recorded 8,655kgs milk, 673kgs milk solids, 4.03% fat, 3.75% protein as a heifer (305 d).
Monamore Miss America 37 GP 2 year old (Lot 15), three weeks fresh in her second lactation, also sold for 3,000gns. She is a potential eighth generation VG/EX. Her heifer calf by Claynook Zasberilla sold for 1,500gns achieving a combined price of 4,500gns for mother and daughter.
A trio of heifers achieved the joined top price of 2,750 guineas for in-calf heifers;
Monamore Silvio Merrill (Lot 62) is backed by eleven generations of VG/EX dams. Served to SHG Rainstorm Red (sexed), she is due to calve in early December.
Monamore Prasers Iris (Lot 61) whose dam, Monamore AB Iris VG86, recorded 7,750kgs milk, 586kgs milk solids, 3.86% fat, 3.70% protein as a heifer. Served to Siemers Lambda Haniko ET (sexed), she is due to calve in early December.
Monamore Allie 8 (Lot 72) is bred from five generations of VG/EX dams from a Red & White family. Served to SHG Rainstorm Red (sexed), she is due to calve early February next year. Her VG89 dam and EX92 3E grand dam averaged 66,830kgs milk, 4,919kgs milk solids lifetime production.
Monamore Caspers Roxy (Lot 65) sold for 2,700gns. Served to Sandy-Valley I Batman (sexed), she is due to calve at the end of December.
Monamore Fames Pepper (Lot 66) also sold for 2,700gns. Bred from five generations of VG/EX dams with protein over 3.50% she is also due to calve at the end of December, served to Sandy-Valley I Batman (sexed).