Irish Moiled Cattle Society Online Timed Auction

26th September 2020


The Irish Moiled Cattle Society’s inaugural Online Magnificent Moilie sale was topped by a breed record price at auction, of  £3,750 for lot 19, a spring-born heifer calf, Ballyreagh Lily 6730 consigned by N & M Moilies (Nigel Edwards & Michelle McCauley), owned by William Edwards of Tempo, Co. Fermanagh. The purchaser of this elite calf, a new comer to the breed, Robin Dunlop from Ayrshire, Scotland set his sights on purchasing the eye catching Ballyreagh Lily cow and heifer calf outfit and also purchased the mother of lot 19, a quality 3 year old, 2nd calver cow, Ballyreagh Lily 6691 at £2,950, the third highest price of the sale bringing about a resounding combined total price of £6,700 for the impressive Ballyreagh Lily cow and heifer calf outfit.

The second highest price of the day was £3,200 for another superb spring born heifer calf, Beechmount Scarlett owned by Robert Boyle of Millisle, Co. Down which was purchased by newly involved in the breed, Eammon Mc Cann of Newry, Co. Down.

Beechmount Scarlett 5440 – £3200

Continuing a trend, the demand for heifer calves was evident when Ballynahinch breeder Sam Smiley sold two of his powerful homebred Glassdrummond Cherry spring born heifer calves for £2,750 and £2,650 both of these going to Dermot Gardiner of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, a newcomer to the breed.

The youngest female entry in the sale was the very stylish May 2020 born heifer calf, Ravelglen Romana owned by Brian O’Kane of Martinstown, Co. Antrim which sold for £2,600, purchased by the Killua Castle herd, Navan, Co. Meath. Killua Castle are newly involved with the breed and were the bulk buyers of the Magnificent Moilie sale purchasing the grand total of 10 females throughout the sale.

Ravelglen Ramona 5498 – £2600

There was a 100% clearance of all the 25 female lots, 11 selling for over £2,000. All 25 female lots averaged £1,952. 11 heifer calves averaged £2,200. 6 Intermediate females average £1,658.33. 6 Junior females average £1716.66, 2 Senior females averaged £2,175 and 5 bulls averaged £1,290.

The IMCS would like to thank its breeders for entering and supporting the sale, the standard of cattle entered was a credit to all who took park. Appreciation also to Harrison & Hetherington  Auctioneers for all their assistance and attention to detail, acknowledgement must also go to the press and social media for the fantastic coverage given.

The Magnificent Moilie online sale really exceeded the Society’s expectations, and gratitude must go to all the buyers from Scotland, England, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. The Society looks forward to seeing you all do well with your new Irish Moiled cattle.

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society are presently selling raffle tickets for Beechmount Eve, a beautiful year old, perfectly coloured Irish Moiled heifer from the Beechmount herd of Robert Boyle’s.  The draw has been rescheduled to take place on Christmas Eve 2020 details of which are on the Irish Moiled Cattle Society website.