IHFA Premier Bull Sale & Show 2011

Big Demand for Quality Holstein Friesian Breeding Bulls. The 36th  IHFA Annual Bull  show and sale  was held at Nenagh Livestock Mart on Wednesday 30th March 2011. Forty seven bulls of exceptional quality were catalogued as ensured by the Association’s pre sale inspection. The bulls offered for sale were  of superior health status, tested BVD virus free, whose parentage was verified by DNA. Minimum  conformation standards for both the Dam & G.Dam  classified GP or better with the Dam to have recorded a minimum of 600kgs combined Fat & Protein per lactation. Indeed the dams of the bulls on offer had yields to 15,234 Kgs Milk,Protein % to 4.07%,classification to EX 93 6E with EBI of the bulls to 188. The quality on offer was reflected with a near complete clearance at an average price of €3208 for 37bulls sold from 43 forward for sale. David Boyd  from the “Glaslough” herd performed Judging duties on the day and awarded Champion to  Laurelelm Jogger – owned byJohn & Ricky Barrett ,Cork, sold for €2,900 and Reserve Champion to Crossnacole Goldman – owned by Victor Jackson, Wicklow,  sold for €5,000.  Top Price of €6,400 was achieved by Lisduff Ransom ET owned by John O’Sullivan, Lisduff, Whitechurch, Co. Cork . This was an all round bull  of excellent conformation, a Ramos son from an Oman ( OJI) dam from the Leslie family with 6 generations of VG or EX ,dams,protein% to 3.53% and EBI 180. The Lisduff herd have to be complimented for the standard of bulls forward from their herd. Quality bulls demand quality prices and indeed this was reflected in the prices . Six bulls averaged €5,116.


Class 1:1. Crossnacole Goldman ET – Victor Jackson 2. Lisduff Lenin 2 ET – John O’Sullivan 3. Lisduff Mandolin ET – John O’Sullivan Highest EBI: Lisduff Mandolin ET – John O’Sullivan Class 2: 1. Monamore Eyeball – Tom Kelly 2. Mountcarmel Larry ET – Kevin Dillon 3. Laurelelm Lamb – John & Ricky Barrett Highest EBI: Ballylongane Claires Oman ET – Maurice Harty Class 3:1. Laurelelm Jogger – John & Ricky Barrett 2. Clonpaddin Mf Sanchez – Garry Hurley 3. Mountfarna Springsteen – John O’Callaghan Highest EBI: Lisduff Random – John O’Sullivan Class 4: 1. Clonpaddin Mr Sandman – Garry Hurley 2. Laurelelm Vita – John & Ricky Barrett 3. Lisnalty Watha 12 – Paul Hannan Highest EBI: Monamore Extraman – Thomas Kelly
Champion: Laurelelm Jogger – John & Ricky Barrett Reserve: Crossnacole Goldman – Victor Jackson Hon Mention: Clonpaddin Mf Sandman – Garry Hurley
Highest Price: Lisduff Ransom ET – John O’Sullivan   €6,400 Champion: Laurelelm Jogger – John & Ricky Barrett  €2,900 Reserve: Crossnacole Goldman – Victor Jackson   €5,000 Average Price €3208
47 bulls entered, 43 turned up on the day, 37 sold.

IHFA Bull Show champion