CHAROLAIS bulls met a solid trade at Tullamore, to achieve a 69 per cent clearance rate and average €3,659 (£3,113.30).
Sale leaders came from new breeders John and Brenda Murphy, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, with their two CF 52 sons. Peaking at €6,100 (£5,190.25) was Garryphelim Lar, a son of the Texen Gie daughter, Galbally Debbie. Having stood first in the pre-sale show, it sold to Edmund Burns, Lattin, Co Tipperary, and topped its herd mate, Garryphelim Leader, which sold for €5,500 (£4,679.73). By Galbally Graceful, it found a new home with Michael O’Sullivan, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry.
Following at €5,100 (£4,339.39) was the Liscally Eti son Bostonia Littlejon, from the Feeney Brothers, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. After standing top of its class in the show, it was knocked down to Peter Fahy, Tuam, Co Galway.
Selling at €5,000 (£4,254.30) was Sliabhbloom Lucky lad from Daniel Weston, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Sired by Pirate and also a red rosette winner, it headed to the herd of Paddy Tiernan, Co Louth.
At the same money was a lot from Pat McClean, Co Donegal, with the Roughan Dix De Coe son Roughan Lenard. The buyer was Daniel McGarel, Northern Ireland.
The same vendor sold the stock bull Roughan Enzo at €4,800 (£4,084.13) to Marian Fox, Ballinlough, Co Roscommon.
Heading the championship was Alan Wood, Crossmolina, Co Mayo, with his Alwent Goldbar-sired Crossmolina Marcus. It later sold for a matching €4,800 to Martin Gilroy, Ballina, Co Mayo.
Total bull average, €3,659 (£3,113.30).
Auctioneers: Tullamore Mart.