Report from Irish Aubrac Annual Show & Sale.

The Irish Aubrac Society Annual Show and Sale was held in Tullamore Mart on Saturday 24th of October.

Judging took place at 11:30am by Mr. Martin McCullough.

The Pedigree sale took place at 1am, followed by the Commercial Pedigree sale.

Top price of the day went to Ardara Irene, who fetched €3000. She also claimed Supreme Champion title of the show and was the winner of the springing heifer class. She was bred by Daniel Brennan, Donegal and owned by William Walsh, Ballintra, Co Donegal. Born in May 2013, she is sired by Despagnou(DPZ- Bova AI Aubrac Bull) and was sold in-calf to Johnstown Harry calving in January 2016.  She comes from a bloodline of showlines.


Champion of the Show & Sale 2015.

The Reserve Champion of the show and sale Shrubbywood James, was owned by Alan and James Geelan from Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim and bred by Shane and Joanne Bowers, Shrubbywood, Coole, Co. Westmeath.  He has an excellent pedigree background, sired by Johnstown Glen 944, who has Armenien and Turin Bloodlines. His dam, Shrubbywood Felicity is sired Perlou (PRZ), available from Progressive Genetics.



Ballintra Isobel. Maiden heifer, Sire: Caporal, Dam: Ballintra Damaee. Sold for €1710.



De Buitlier Jade. Weanling heifer Sire: Ballinclea Howard, Dam: Johnstown Holly. Sold for €1450.


Turloughmore Julius an August 2014 born bull, sired by Turloughmore Harry and bred by Kevin O’Brien, Athenry Co Galway, sold for €2,600,


Ardara Johnny, Owned by Daniel Joseph Brennan. Sired by Despagnou, Dam Ballintra Edma. Sold after the sale.