EVERY now and again a sale date is announced and it stops you in your tracks as one you know is sure to ignite keen interest.
The “Festive Females” sale of elite Simmental females is one of those auctions, with just 11 handpicked heifers being offered from the Clonagh and Jennalyn herds of husband and wife team Garrett and Lyndey Behan. Friday evening, December 11, at 7pm is the night to keep free in your diary with proxy bids able to be placed from the day before via the online sales platform www.clonagh.pedigreesalesonline.co.uk
This hard-working duo needs little introduction to Simmental breeders throughout the UK and Ireland as their ability to produce show-stopping cattle is widely recognised. 2020 may not be the most inspiring year for shows and sales, but for the Behan family this is the year they smashed Irish records with their homebred bull “Clonagh Lucky Explorer,” sold for 52,000 euros.
The decision to host the forthcoming online sale has not been an easy one, as the breeders wholeheartedly regard these Autumn ’19 and Spring ’20 born prospects as simply the best they have bred to date. They represent the very best genetics right from the heart of their herds, and are daughters, granddaughters and sisters to national champion title holders.
Herd sires selected over the years have had a profound effect, stamping their authority in terms of quality and performance of progeny. These include household names such as Banwy T-Rex, Kilbride Farm Dragoon and most recently Manor Park Handsome.
The beauty of this online sale is that from the comfort of your armchair you can select and bid for your chosen lot, and following completion of sales paperwork the animal will then be delivered to a central point free of charge! In addition, the sale is in euros which is attractive to those using sterling. Purchasers can buy with confidence knowing that the herd is accredited High Health for IBR Lepto, BVD and is TB free for more than 11 years.
Interested parties are encouraged to log onto the sales platform to register well in advance of the sale and familiarise themselves with the sales process. Each sale lot will be selling within a 10 minute timeframe, and all lots are on the market once their reserve of 3000 euros has been met.
Detailed pedigree information for the sale can be found at www.clonagh.pedigreesalesonline.co.uk and features photos and videos of each individual lot. Presale enquiries are most welcome by contacting Garrett on + 353 86 8167309.