Tales From The Fields: Eire buyers make their presence felt

Mr A E Gibson, a director of Messrs Samuel McCausland, with Desmond Johnston of R J Allam Ltd at the 'Blaris' herd dispersal sale in October 1970
Mr A E Gibson, a director of Messrs Samuel McCausland, with Desmond Johnston of R J Allam Ltd at the 'Blaris' herd dispersal sale in October 1970

Southern buyers made their presence felt this week in October 1970 at the dispersal sale of the “Blaris” herd of pedigree Friesian cattle owned by Messrs Samuel McCausland Ltd – taking the cream of the top priced animals.

Samuel McCausland Ltd - taking the cream of the top priced animals.

Some of the buyers from all parts of Ireland who attended the 'Blaris' herd dispersal sale in October 1970

Some of the buyers from all parts of Ireland who attended the 'Blaris' herd dispersal sale in October 1970

The sale, attracted a large attendance of buyers from both north and south of the border, and consquently bidding was brisk.

Blaris Bella 4th, a three year old in-calf cow, was purchased on behalf of Mrs M Shipley, Ballinavella, Dunmore East, Co Waterford, for 215 guineas.

Mr M Verner, Annacloy, Hillsborough paid 210 guineas to obtain four year old Blaris Bella 5th, while Blaris Buttercup 4th, a five year old cow went to Mrs Shipley for 205 guineas.

Brookmount, Craigavad buyer, Mr G Cheatley purchased Blaris Bud 3rd for 200 guineas.

Two of the Eire buyers, Mr J J Kelly, The Twenties, Drogheda, and Mr A F M Symes, Ballycullane, Co Wexford paid 190 and 182 guineas for Blaris Bunty 4th and Blaris Blonde 2nd respectively.

Pullans, Coleraine buyer Mr James Cochrane paid 160 guineas for Blaris Bette 2nd, as did Mr M Cooper, Dungorman, Castlefin, Co Donegal, for Blaris Bess 9th and Mr J N Hayes, Kelly Ingram Farm, Drogheda, for Blaris Bloom 11th.

The young bulls of offer changed hands at prices ranging from142 to 165 guineas.

Messrs R J Allam Ltd conducted the sale.