Bidding was fierce from start to finish as Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a top of 4,300gns at this week’s breed society show and sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Society chief executive Ron McHattie was delighted with the day’s trade, confirming a 97% clearance with 22 bulls selling to level at £2,580 a head.
Next best at 4,000gns was the reserve male champion Richhill Rambler L666, brought out by Robin Lamb and sons, Stuart, Ben and Peter, from Richhill, County Armagh. Born in March 2011, he is by the herd’s former stock bull Drumcrow Lord Hunter J354 and is out of the Baronagh Euro A043 daughter, Richhill Rosanna G067 – one of 35 cows in the herd which was founded in 1999.
This bull won his class at the NI Aberdeen Angus Club’s 8th annual Calf Show in November, while his dam won the exhibitor-bred championship at Balmoral as a two-year-old heifer. Highest bidder was Mr D Dunbar, Newtownstewart,
The third prize Drumawhey Pansonic L181 from Samuel and Timothy Scott’s herd based at Newtownards,
The husband and wife team of John and Avril Robson, Augher,
Following close behind at 3,100gns was the third prize winning Birches Daniel L956 consigned by new breeder Robert Davidson from Banbridge,
Females peaked at 1,600gns, paid to Neville and Ivan Forsythe, Moneymore,