WATCH| Record price of €18,000 at Simmental show and sale

Kevin Forde

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Kevin Forde

Longford Leader Farming: Simmental show and sale

The Irish Simmental Cattle society held their annual show and sale in Roscommon mart on Saturday, October 26.

This year’s show and sale featured a total of 54 bulls and 69 heifers, with judging commencing on the morning from 8:30am and the sale from 12pm.

This year’s sale saw the society claim a new record, as Clonagh Jubilant Fabulous sold for a whopping €18,000 - a record price for a female. The daughter of Kilbridge Farm Dragoon 12 daughter was owned by Midlands farmer Garrett Behan and was previously the supreme Simmental Champion at the 2019 Tullamore show.

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The Senior Bull Champion was chosen as ‘Clonagh Kung Fung Fab’, which sold for €3700. Senior Bull Reserve Champion ‘Bearna-Dhearg Keith’ - sold for €5200.

Other notable results:

  • Heifer Calf Champion - ‘Tawley Kaisse’ - €2600
  • Junior Bull Champion ‘Seaview Kango’ - €2400
  • Yearling Heifer Champion ‘Sliabhview Kacie’ - €2700
  • Weanling Heifer Champion ‘Bighill Konfetti Blossom’ - €3000