Northern Ireland buyers just couldn’t get enough of the commercial Simmental heifers at Ballymote recently with a significant number purchased. This included the top price on the day of E4340 which was a new record price for the event which was paid for a in calf heifer bred by Gerry Lenehan, Co Sligo. Sired by Rathlee Trevor and in calf to Curaheen Tyson, this outstanding heifer was snapped up by Carrickmore father and son Eugene and Tony Hughes who are regular buyers at this event.
The quality of the stock was perhaps the best yet with the 230 head selling at a record rate. The new export status helped to attract buyers from NI with many attending for the first time