Our first Ireland Genetics auction of 2022 saw a quality line-up, a great range of 200 entries, and a clearance rate of 72%.
Starting with a strong contingent of Limousin entries, Lot 31 saw stylish heifer Esker Hill Princess ET (sired by Sympa) in high demand and sell for €5000. With strong interest for all categories of entries including 1 straw of Wilodge Vantastic which sold for €800 and other notable straws including Sympa sell to €247 per straw.
The Charolais entries also provided a good number of lots entered along with significant bidding activity; Hermes HME created great interest and sold at €510 per straw. With a number of embryos entered, the top price for a Charolais embryo went to Lot 84 – Delphine X Goldengate realising €1000.
Additional notable lots included Belgium Blue Gitan Du P Tit Mayeur selling for €325 and a cracking Hereford Recipient carrying a Dinmore Jupiter embryo (Lot 157) selling for €3,050.
Lots entered – 200
Lots sold – 144
72% Clearance rate
Number vendors – 31
Number buyers – 45
Top Price Breeding stock – €5,000 – Limousin Heifer Esker Hill Princess ET (Lot 31), €3,050 – Hereford Recip carrying Dinmore Jupiter embryo
Top Price Embryos (Per Embryo) – €1,000 – Charolais Delphine X Goldengate (Lot 84), €980 – Charolais Bresilienne X Major (Lot 79),
Top Price Semen (Per Straw) – €800 – Limousin Wilodge Vantastic (Lot 25), €500 – Charolais Hermes HME (Lot 57)
Average lot selling price – €458
A big thank you to all our vendors and buyers and we look forward to building on the success of this months auction in our next specialist Ireland Auction of Pedigree Stock Bulls which takes place on Friday 18th March-Sunday 20th March.