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Glebefarm progeny secure two championships at Roscommon Premier Sale

Sunday 15 November 2009

A son of Tyson was All Ireland 2009 Male Calf Champion at Strokestown Show in September for breeder Jenny Aherne, with red ribbons also being won at the Irish Simmental Society Sale held at Roscommon at the weekend. "Rubyjen Axel J" has the same carcase and easy fleshing traits that have made his sire a household name, and was snapped up for 3000 euros at just ten months of age.


 
The 2008 born heifer section at Roscommon was won by the baby of the class "Shiloh Winter" who clearly showed that despite a December birthday there was no match for her exceptional quality. This entry was bred and exhibited by Hugh Murray, County Westmeath who could not bear to part company with her even with an offer of 4000 euros in the sale ring. "This is a special heifer with real potential" commented well known Scottish judge Douglas Barr, who described the Tyson progeny throughout the catalogue as "like peas in a pod".