Keith and Caroline Vickery of the Carbery Angus herd in Rosscarbery, Co Cork, held their first online Rebelettes sale recently.
All 2021-born females, along with two spring 2022-born weanling heifers from the herd, were up for sale and they were sold through a timed auction in conjunction with Cork Marts, Skibbereen.
Top price of €9,100 went to Carbery Urban Boss by Rawburn Boss Hogg, one of the two in-calf heifers in the sale. She was purchased by Brailes Livestock in the UK.
Next highest was Carbery U Kiirsten by Friarstown Ideal Pete. This stylish yearling heifer soared to €6,200 early on in the sale and was bought at that price by Cullenagh Farm Angus.
Chris Whooley, who is establishing a new herd near Bantry, bought the next three highest-priced heifers, all sired by HF Rebel. First was Carbery Ultracool who reached €5,600 followed by Carbery Unita at €5,500 and Carbery Ursula at €3,650.
Whooley also bought two more lots, bringing his total purchases to five heifers.
John Smith, Castlemartyr, was the purchaser of Carbery Ursula at €3,000, another daughter of HF Rebel.
Trading hands at €2,950 was Carbery U Heather, also by HF Rebel.
She was purchased by Gigginstown Angus Mullingar. The sale averaged €3,553/head.