MED members excel at Elphin Show and Sale

Elphin show and sale proved a happy hunting ground for MED members on 16/03/2024

Overall, 43 Charolais bulls sold for an eye watering average of €5,020. The heifers topped at €10,000 for the Overall Champion, Whinfort Tiffany, a fantastic heifer exhibited by life long breeder, Jeremy Mc Gonigle from County Donegal. The heifers sold averaged just short of €4,500.

Whinfort Tiffany

Judge Murray Lyle wasted no time in awarding the Female Championship to Whinfort Tiffany, who was exhibited by long standing Donegal breeder, Jeremy Mc Gonigle. This tremendous heifer displayed all the characteristics of a real Charolais, coincided with a nice balance of indexes, along with a calving figure of just 4.6% on beef cows. A daughter of the great maternal French sire Bourgogne and a Nippur bred dam, Tiffany topped the female trade at €10,000, selling to fellow Donegal breeder James O’ Donnell.

Liscally Tulip 2 ET

Jon Regan from North Leitrim parted company with Liscally Tulip 2 ET for a sum of €5,200. This November 2022 born heifer is a daughter of the French sire Ballym Mylove and a homebred dam going back to Maerdy Entry. Once again, indexes were in abundance, along with a calving figure of just 4.3% on beef cows. She was snapped up by Cormac Mc Breen from County Cavan.

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