Magnificent Moilies – Sale Report

Magnificent Prices for Irish Moiled Cattle in the Online Timed Auction

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.

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.

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 H&H 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.

Buyers List

Lot VendorVendor adressName of AnimalPriceBuyerBuyer Address
 Senior Females    
1Brian O’KaneCo. AntrimRavelglen Kate£1,400Declan O’KaneCo. Derry
2N&M MoiliesCo. FermanaghBallyreagh Lily 6691£2,950Robin DunlopAyrshire
 Intermediate Females    
3Derek SteenDrumfriesshireBallylinney Alice £2,400Michael BelcherLeicestershire
4Albert BaxterCo. TyroneBeauty Hill Honor£1,400Karen GrayCo. Donegal
5Phillip MellorYorkshireDilhorne Twinkle£800Steven AndersonIsle of Wight
6Robert BoyleCo. DownBeechmount Connie£1,650Killua CastleCo. Meath
 Junior Heifers     
7N&M MoiliesCo. FermanaghCurraghnakeely Penny-Lee£2,000Killua CastleCo. Meath
8Brian O’KaneCo. AntrimCarn Tochair Caoimhe£1,700Killua CastleCo. Meath
9Clandeboye EstateCo. DownClandeboye White Lilac£1,500Killua CastleCo. Meath
10Derek SteenDrumfriesshireBallylinney Alice 1874£2,200Robert BoyleCo. Down
11Derek SteenDrumfriesshireBallylinney Alice 1877£1,850Robert BoyleCo. Down
12Clandeboye EstateCo. DownClandeboye Dora£1,100Merlott Chitty Farms Ltd  Shropshire
13Clandeboye EstateCo. DownClandeboye Louella£2,000William EdwardsCo. Fermanagh
14Annamarie StoneStaffordshireWoodhouse Pearl£1,650Steven AndersonIsle of Wight
 Heifer calves     
15Robert BoyleCo. DownBeechmount Bonnie£1,350Killua CastleCo. Meath
16Robert BoyleCo. DownBeechmount Betty£1,300Killua CastleCo. Meath
17Robert BoyleCo. DownBeechmount Lizzie£1,400Killua CastleCo. Meath
18Brian O’KaneCo. AntrimRavelglen Jill£1,350Killua CastleCo. Meath
19N&M MoiliesCo. FermanaghBallyreagh Lily 6730£3,750Robin DunlopAyrshire
20Sam SmileyCo. DownGlassdrummond Cherry 118£2,650Dermot GardinerCo. Antrim
21Sam SmileyCo. DownGlasdrummond Cherry 121£2,750Dermot GardinerCo. Antrim
22N&M MoiliesCo. FermanaghCurraghnakeely Pandora 0558£2,400Joe BoyceCo. Limerick
23Robert BoyleCo. DownBeechmount Dixie£1,450Killua CastleCo. Meath
24Robert BoyleCo. DownBeechmount Scarlett£3,200Eamonn McCannCo. Down
25Brian O’KaneCo. AntrimRavelglen Ramona£2,600Killua CastleCo. Meath
 Senior Bulls     
27Brian O’KaneCo. AntrimRavelglen Ruben£1,850Sally CroweCaithness
26Phillip MellorYorkshireGlassdrummond Tom£1,000JN & HA GrahamCumbria
 Junior Bull     
31Patrick FerryCo. DonegalFairy Glen Cuchulainn£1,100Phillip MellorYorkshire
 Bull calves     
36Sam SmileyCo. DownGlassdrummond Tom 24437£1,550Eamonn McCannCo. Down
35N&M MoiliesCo. FermanaghCurraghnakeely Pr. Charming£950Phillip MellorYorkshire