Bull trade at this week’s sale of Holsteins at Moira was a 3500gns call for a Picston Shottle son out of a dam from the noted Danna family. This was a highly contracted Goldwyn daughter classified VG89 and chamoion at last year’s Balmoral Show. He came from Malcolm McLean.
Second top was one from Robert and Stuart Smyth, Londonderry, witha smart young bull by Mascol and out of 11,000kg dam Canvas Saskia. He sold for 3300gns.
Taking a 2150gns call was the reserve overall champion, a Mascol son from Jim Morrison, Downpatrick. He was bred from eight generations of Ex or VG dams with his dam being an Ex93 Maughlin Storm daughter.
In the heifers sold on the same day the top price of 2500gns was paid for a Gillette Final Cut daughter from Robbie and Stuart Smith, Londonderry.
Also at this price was a granddaughter of Goldwyn from Jim and Edward Stevenson, Kilkeel. Making 2400gns was another from the Smiths, while one from the McLean family took another bid at the same money. (R A Noble and Co, Clogher).