Trade for Limousin bulls and females at Dungannon was classed as steady by the NI Limousin Cattle Club with buyers prepared to offer good prices for selected lots with overall 24 bulls selling to an average of £2025.

The day’s top price of 5200gns went to the reserve senior bull champion, Rahoney Benjamin, an embryo calf by Nectar, a shapely bull with a Beef Value of LM+36 and out of Rahoney Ubekah, a Tanat Mostyn cow.

Rahoney%20Benjamin%20blog.jpgThe Rahoney Herd followed this up with the 2800gns realised for the junior bull champion, Rahoney Boaz, by Limo Tanat out of a Shire Handsome dam, Rahoney Twinkle.

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Meanwhile Greenmount College entries, Limo Vocal (LM+36), by Shire Milton out of a C and F McAuley-bred cow Carmorn Orna and Limo Bionic (LM+37) by Dyfri Sundance out of Limo Uptodate grossed a respectable 3500gns each.

The necessary adjustment of the Dungannon sale day and date to fit in with the changed sale dates at Perth and Carlisle contributed to 45 bulls and 31 females being forward on the day. From this offering, 24 Bulls and 24 females were sold at an overall clearance rate of 63%.

In the pre-sale Show, Judge Norman Cruickshank, Cowford Farm, Cleghorn, Lanarkshire, who runs the noted Normande Herd put up Slieve Balmoral as his Supreme Champion. Exhibited by J I McGeeham, Slieve Balmoral is by the French sire, Super, and out of the dam Newtownsaville Nora. Sporting a Beef Value of LM+25, he was purchased for 2400gns by W Arthurs, Kircubbin.

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Leading Prices

BULLS

Rahoney Benjamin (H & D McFarland), 5200gns to R McCurdy, Ballymena
Limo Vocal (Greenmount College), 3500gns to E Hawthorne, Downpatrick
Limo Bionic (Greenmount College), 3500 gns to D Thornton, Enniskillen
Rahoney Boaz (H & D McFarland), 2800 gns to F Stewart, Dungannon
Ashmore Bigman (R J Campbell), 2400 gns to Oliver McCann, Mullaghbawn
Slieve Balmoral (J I McGeeham),
Drumcrow Bobby (J Fowler), 2200gns to Sean McCabe, Ballyjamesduff
Drumduff Alberta (F P Owens), 2000gns to Ian McKee, Strabane
Derrylough Brigadier (D M Smyth), 2000gns to M McCombe Donemana

FEMALES

Lot 95: Ballyrickard Anne (I Davidson), 2000gns to M McKenna, Maghera
Lot 102: Ballykelly Autumn (H P Hamill), 1600gns to D Jardine Banbridge.
Lot 133: Hillgate Babe (M Loughran), 1400gns to McKinney Bros, Maghera
Lot 99: Drumadarragh Amy (N Drennan), 1050gns to R McAdoo, Co Monaghan
Lot 101: Stateside Amy (D McElroy), 1000gns to A Doherty, Kircubbin
Lot 118: Botera Bluebell ( J & M McKinley) 1000gns to E Shaw, Portadown
Lot 124: Millgate Brock (M Loughran), 1000gns to M Cunningham, Pomeroy

Averages
24 Bulls £2025
24 Females £1025