Former Final Combating Championship (UFC) Featherweight and Light-weight Champion Conor McGregor has stated he’s on the look out for Belgian Blue bulls.
The Blended Martial artwork (MMA) fighter, nicknamed ‘The Infamous’, took to Twitter on Thursday night (June 22) in search of help find appropriate cattle.
The 34-year-old Dubliner didn’t specify the variety of bulls he was in search of however stated the cattle can be going “to an excellent dwelling” in “Eire”.
McGregor, who has 10 million followers on the social media platform, added that the cattle may have “ample inexperienced land for them to roam” .
The submit from McGregor learn: “Hey guys, I’m out there for some Belgian Blue Bulls if anybody may direct me. To an excellent dwelling, Eire. Ample inexperienced land for them to roam. Thanks.”
Unsurprisingly, the request has attracted the eye of Belgian Blue breeders and farmers throughout the island, with many providing to assist McGregor to seek out the proper animal.
€52,000 Belgian Blue bull
Whereas the MMA fighter didn’t make it clear what his finances is for Belgian Blue bulls, final December, a Co. Longford farmer secured €52,000 for a Belgian Blue bull which he bought in an on-farm timed public sale.
The January 2022-born bull Fatherson Quest (372 2144752 1 4713), or Rainbows Finish as he was referred to within the on-line sale catalogue, was owned by the McGee household and was the highest-priced bull ever bought at an public sale in Eire.
The bull was purchased by Co. Limerick-based synthetic insemination (AI) agency Bova AI.
The sale was a timed public sale and occurred on the MartEye ELITE app in affiliation with Mid Tipperary Co Operative Livestock Mart (Thurles Mart).
For comparability functions, the file for the highest-priced bull at a society sale is known to be held by Co. Laois man Garrett Behan, for his Simmental bull Fortunate Explorer who bought for €52,000 on the Irish Simmental Cattle Society’s October Premier Present and Sale in Co. Roscommon in 2020.