Sheriff sets date for second sale of Kingston herd

Cork’s Co. Sheriff Sinead McNamara is to make a second attempt to dispose of the entirety of the Kingston family’s Craden Hill Herd next week.

Auctioneer Denis Barret, acting on behalf of the sheriff, has now begun to advertise the sale which is set to take place on Monday, April 25.

The second attempt to dispose of the herd comes following an announcement by Denis Barrett last week that that half of the cattle auctioned off at the first auction had fallen through. It later emerged that the Kingston family had purchased over have of the stock at the sale but payment for the cattle did not go through as per the sales terms and conditions.

Peter Kingston, who farms at Novohal in Kinsale, was forced to sell his 950-pedigree cow herd after ACC Loan Management obtained judgment against him for loans of almost €2.5m against him.

According to Barrett, all animals are available for inspection on or prior to the day of the sale, however if you wish to view any of the stock you must have registered.

In order to obtain a “Bidding Number” or view the animals, bidders are required to lodge €5,000 to the Auctioneers “Client Account”. You will be required to bring with you, photo proof of ID and also an “Animal Passport” with all your information.

Non Republic of Ireland buyers have been asked to use their Relevant Herd Identifier and photo proof of Identification will be required along with “Animal Passport” from your herd containing your name and address etc.