Top notch Beef Shorthorns gear up for on-line sale

Rowanberry Hustler is by the Canadian sire Paintearth Rama 53U and out of one the top brood cows in the Rowanberry herd.
Rowanberry Hustler is by the Canadian sire Paintearth Rama 53U and out of one the top brood cows in the Rowanberry herd.

Following on from the successful launch of www.pedigreesales.co.uk in 2016, plans are well in hand for a second online sale of pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle featuring the noted Caramba herd of Tom Staunton, Galway.

In addition to a first class line up from Caramba there are also guest consignors in the form of Rowanberry (Shane and Frances Brigdale) and Martyn Moore.

Caramba Ultra Kebbie was the 2016 All Ireland Junior Bull Calf Champion

Caramba Ultra Kebbie was the 2016 All Ireland Junior Bull Calf Champion

The on line catalogue comprises of two in calf heifers, 12 yearling heifers, three service age bulls, four junior bulls and eight grade one embryos.

This offering combines some of the very best Canadian, Australian, UK and Irish genetics available. Sires include HC Free Spirit 6Y, Carrarock Chalkie, Rowanberry Finest, Bushypark Ultra, and Kamilaroi Meat Packer to note just a few.

Already there has been strong interest in the cattle that are for sale, with the pre sale videos having chalked up hours of views to date. Sale lots include the All Ireland Junior Bull Champion, full sister to the highly acclaimed Caramba Hottie, and the first progeny of the exceptional Rowanberry Finest.

Buyers of the cattle can sit back and wait for their purchases to be delivered without charge as Caramba and Rowanberry will take care of this as a “luck penny”.

Caramba Rothes Kissable is a full sister to the multi award winning Caramba Hottie

Caramba Rothes Kissable is a full sister to the multi award winning Caramba Hottie

All lots are detailed with reserve prices and registered users are able to bid above these threshold figures. This then activates a countdown time which starts at 72 hours and counts down to zero. If there are no higher offers then the bidder is successful!

Each lot has been photographed, and in some cases video footage is also available. Full pedigree history is detailed for consideration, with any points of interest such as show and sale success history of parents.

Beef Shorthorn cattle are a beautiful breed of cattle with much to offer today’s farmer. They are a docile, milky mother and under various schemes Shorthorn beef is in demand with large retailers. Their ability to thrive and prosper under minimal management systems has boosted their popularity immensely, and confidence in the breed is at an all time high.

This online sale offers established herds and those investing in their first animal a unique opportunity. Buyers from the 2016 sale have been delighted with their purchases which is rewarding feedback.

An interesting line up of embryos are listed for sale eligible for export throughout Europe. These include sires such as the sought after Kamilaroi Meat Packer

An interesting line up of embryos are listed for sale eligible for export throughout Europe. These include sires such as the sought after Kamilaroi Meat Packer

Tom Staunton is delighted with the interest in his Beef Shorthorns to date, and believes that www.pedigreesales.co.uk offers a simple and effective method of buying livestock.

The added bonus of course is that stock do not have to move from the seller’s farm until they are sold and this maintains high levels of health status.

For those interested, the bidding will be live using www.pedigreesales.co.uk on 9th April.

Viewing is welcome on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April, and visitors are invited to meet at Mother Hubbard’s Kilcolgan, Galway for 11-11.30am where light refreshments will be provided. They will then travel a short distance to view the Caramba herd, and the sale lots.

Visitors will then proceed to the Rowanberry herd (approx 30 minutes away).

For more information contact Tom Staunton 00353 8660 47333 or log onto www.pedigreesales.co.uk.