Lisduff 2018 – Sale Report

100% Clearance at Lisduff Sale 2018!

There was an exceptional full clearance at the 35th Lisduff sale featuring the herd’s top cow families having deep pedigrees with conformation, production and fertility. John O’Sulivan and family offered 100 head in total including 30 fresh-calved heifers and very many heifer calves at foot, representing the youngest generation of Lisduff breeding.

The trade for in-calf heifers was very strong. All were sold having been served to sexed semen with expected calving dates from early January. The potential for a heifer calf to be born no doubt is an added bonus, enhancing appeal in the market-place.

Top price Lisduff Mary 181 (lot 70) sold for €2,650. She is bred from three consecutive generations of dams having over 9,000kgs milk. Grand-Dam Lisduff Mary 24 EX90 2E recorded protein to 3.90%. Next dam Lisduff Mary 16 EX92 5E achieved IHFA Diamond Cow status, achieving 3,880kgs protein. In her lifetime she yielded 109,000kgs milk.

Average Prices on the day;
– Calved Heifers €1,890
– In-Calf Heifers €1,815
– Heifer Calves €655

Reflecting the recognition for Lisduff breeding, bidding was very brisk and the buyers were from Donegal, Monaghan, Louth, Westmeath, Longford, Galway, Laois, Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Cork.

A selection of prices includes;

Lisduff Dellia 19 (lot 23) sold for €2,500, top priced calved heifer. A Numero Uno from the Dellia family.

Lisduff Sasha 214 (lot 9) and Lisduff Emmy 110 (lot 11) sold for €2,400.

Lisduff Mary 191 (lot 40) and Lisduff Dairybreiz 138 (lot 45) sold for €2,350.

Lisduff Letale 40 (lot 29) sold for €2,200 and her heifer calf sired by Mayday sold for €770.

Lisduff Rinella (lot 25) sold for €2,200. Her heifer calf by Wintersell Titan sold for €700.

Lisduff Sunflower 354 (lot 47) sold for €2,200.

Lisduff Beatrix 182 (lot 10) sold for €2,150. Her heifer calf by Westcoast Perseus sold for €1,000.

Lisduff Dairybreiz 136 (lot 19) sold for €2,200. Her heifer calf by Wintersell Titan sold for €750.

Lisduff Ellen 247 (lot 4) sold for €2,100. Her heifer calf by Westcoast Perseus sold for €620.

Lisduff Beatrix 186 (lot 64) sold for €2,200.

Lisduff Leslie (lot 6) sold for €2,100.

Lisduff Letale 37 (lot 30) sold for €2,000. Her heifer calf by Mayday sold for €600.

The sale was conducted by C. Johnson & Co. Auctioneers.

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