Tipperary Bull Sales

Pedigree bull sale Wed.

Please note that calving difficulty is measured in 4 sections, i.e. for a dairy cow, for a dairy heifer, for a suckler cow and for a suckler heifer.

This catalogue shows calving difficulty for dairy cows not beef cows,

as the major proportion of our buyers are dairy producers (to see suckler figures type the animals tag number into www.icbf.com).

For Hereford bulls anything less than 4.3 for DC CALV DIF is very low,

and for Angus less than 2.8 for DC CALV DIF is very low.

This catalogue gives the DC CALV DIF (Dairy cow calving difficulty) and the DH CALV DIF (Dairy heifer calving difficulty).
Please do not confuse this with the BC (Beef cow) or BH (beef heifer) calving difficulty given for reference by other sellers.
Examples on catalogue are;
Lot 7 = dairy cow calving difficulty is 4.2%, but his beef cow calving difficulty is only 2.2%.

Lot 59 = dairy heifer calving difficulty is 12.9%, but his beef heifer calving difficulty is only 6.6%.

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bulls within 30 day TB test suitable for restricted herds

are Lots = 16, 23, 24, 26, 29, 36, 37, 38, 44, 64, 69, 70.

If you need a 30 TB tested bull please check with us to ensure these dates are correct on the day of sale.

Also please ensure that you have a permit from the Department of Agriculture to purchase a bull.

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2a Advice to purchasers.

Bulls should always be unloaded into a closed yard or shed with other cattle; this is most important. He will have been reared and handled in a group and will become uneasy if on his own. He will settle down in a strange place much quicker with company.

Remember a bull of any breed can be dangerous and must be always treated with respect.

Bulls may take a while to get used to a change in feed regime, but he should adjust to his new regime in a short time.

Children should never help load or unload bulls as this is when bulls can be most dangerous.