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Sale Catalogue

23 JUL
Friday, 23 July 2021

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Fleckvieh Herd Dispersal

01 JUL
Thursday, 01 July 2021

Celtic Herd Dispersal

8,235 litres, 4.19F, 3.43P, 627 Kg MS. (3 year Average)

120 Fleckvieh females.  90% of milkers are in 1st  to 3rd lactations.  Sat.7th August, at 12.00 sharp, on farm and on Mart bids.

Due to the increasing demand for Fleckvieh semen and cattle, as well as providing information in response to enquiries, we are finding it increasingly difficult, year on year, to cope with all the work.  Managing the milking herd is a full time job, and we simply can not handle everything.  We have therefore decided, reluctantly, to sell the milking cows and in-calf heifers. 

We will continue to source and supply heifers and some top quality bulls, but will cease milking.  We will be focusing our energy on the promotion of Fleckvieh cattle in Ireland, in conjunction with Genetic Austria, and on further expanding the semen sales.

The herd will be Auctioned on Saturday, 7th August 2021- on farm (covid permitting), and online by Denis Barrett, Auctioneer.

The stock can be viewed from Moday 2nd - Thurs 5th August, strictly by appointment.  More information and catalog as soon as we can get it together.








Fleckvieh heifers sale in Kerry

01 JAN
Thursday, 01 January 1970

Ten Fleckvieh Cross heifers sold today in Gortatlea Mart, Kerry, for up to €2640, - about €1,000 more than other good in-calf heifers on the same day. All heifers owned by Joe Carey and by an Austrian Stock bull bought from Celtic Sires. a vew years ago.
See Video link 
https://www.facebook.com/infoGortatleaMart/videos/428897661870273

Austrian Fleckvieh overview

15 JUN
Monday, 15 June 2020

Overview of Fleckvieh breed

Study Tour

16 AUG
Friday, 16 August 2019

For those who missed our Summer Study tour of Fleckvieh in Austria, we're arranging a very similar tour in early September.  Same farms, but with the addition of one day at the Ried Show - the largest livestock show in Austria this year, and celebrating 125 years of Flecvkieh Pedigree breeding in the Ried region of Austria.  Program attached.  Early booking discount until 19th August.  Cost from €370 for B&B and transfers.  Flights and other meals at own cost.

Fleckvieh Stock Bulls

05 MAR
Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Selection of young stock bulls still available for the 2019 season, but they're going fast.  Our Fleckvieh cross bull calves sold recently to average €353 in Carlow Mart.  Some of the Black and whites on the day were as low as €3, but most sold from €10 to €80.

Excellent selection of Heifers available.

11 JUL
Monday, 11 July 2016

The Celtic Herd has a good selection of both in-calf heifers and weanlings for sale off farm.  These heifers are Austrian born, and were selected in Jan to March 2016, prior to importation.  They come from cows yielding between 6,000 and 9.000 litres, with good solids and have been AI bred for many generations.  

The in-calf heifers have been bred to some of the top proven Austrian Fleckvieh bulls - mostly to Ivan, Vox and Rumgo.

The younger heifers were all born between Sept and Dec '16 and are well grown and healthy.  They offer a value for money means of getting into some of these much sought after Fleckvieh bloodlines.