Renowned Irish cattle breeders, Albert and Jennifer DeCogan, are preparing to host a major reduction sale of their famous Mogeely Aberdeen Angus herd. The sale will take place on July 1st at the Mid Tipperary Co-Operative Livestock Mart in Thurles, County Tipperary. Over the years, the Mogeely herd has won the title of supreme all-Ireland champion on seven separate occasions, along with numerous championship titles at shows throughout the country. The sale will feature 37 lots, including every weaned animal under three years of age.
To stay ahead of the competition, the Mogeely herd has invested in a number of top cow families, all of which will be featured in the sale. Albert DeCogan believes that the right bull is crucial to breeding success, and the herd has invested heavily in “bull power”. The progeny on offer in the sale are bred from sires including Rosemead Karona J957, three-time all-Ireland champion; Wedderlie Blackbox J935, all-Ireland and Tullamore Champion 2016; Laheens Reputation, 2022 Senior Male All-Ireland Champion; Drumbeera Everest U241, National Calf Show 2019 Reserve Male Champion; Cheeklaw Jake Eric R535, Overall Champion Stirling Bull Sales; Mogeely Joe H979, successful AI bull bred at Mogeely; HW Lord Horatio V538, the first-ever daughter to sell at public auction in this sale; and Kealkil Prime Lad, the number one Dairy Beef Index (DBI) bull available in Ireland. The herd has previously used three different supreme all-Ireland champions, Stirling champions, show champions, and sale toppers as stock bulls.
The Mogeely Angus Herd has been running for nearly four decades, and the DeCogan family has decided that now is the time for a major reduction to bring cow numbers back to around 30 breeding females. The sale will take place at 3:00 p.m. sharp, with all animals available for viewing from 12:00 p.m. All online bidding will be done through Marteye on the Irish Aberdeen Angus platform. Pre-sale viewing to accommodate online bidding can be arranged by appointment. All lots are pedigree registered with the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association, are genotyped, parent-verified, and myostatin-tested as non-carriers of NT821 and F94L.