Progeny from Pinehill Blondes took the top price at Ballymena pedigree Blonde sale on Friday (11 April).
Supreme champion Pinehill Hooray Henry, bred by C Todd from Lisburn, made the day’s top price of 2,500gns when selling to Mr J Shaw, Dungannon. Weighing 1,028kg this April 2012 born male is sired by Edendale Jigsaw and is Palace daughter Hillhead Velma.
Achieving the second best price of 2,050gns was the October 2012-born bull Drumraymond Harold, bred by H and S Griffin from Toome, Co Antrim. Sired by Ark Diego he is out of the homebred cow Drumraymond Dana Harold and was bought by E McMenamin from Co. Fermanagh.
Messrs Griffin also made 2,000gns when selling their reserve male champion Drumraymond Ike to M McKenna, Ballymoney. Born in January 2013 he is sired by Budore Utah and is out of homebred heifer Drumraymond Efa.
At the same money was Silverwood Harold, bred by N McKnight. Born in August 2012 he is sired by Silverwood Flavio and is out of the Eder daughter Silverwood Ucca. Buyer was W Elliott from Whitecross, Armagh.
Also making 2,000gns was the Shanvally Dancer son Seaview Hugo from David and Gerard Stranney. The hammer fell to Mr J Keatley from Co. Londonderry
Mr Keatley also purchased the May 2011-born Pinehill Gloria for 1,350gns. Sired by Whistley Dollar and out of a homebred dam, he was consigned by C Todd.
Heading home with the top-priced bull was the reserve female champion Pinehall Graceful, which sold for 1,350gns. This May 2011 in calf heifer out of homebred cow Pinehill Carla .
Silverwood Honor born bred by N McKnight was knocked down to S Kirkpatrick, Co Antrim, for 1,320gns.
The Islandhill Billy daughter Drumraymond Iris sold to Mrs M Curran from Co. Down for 900gns.
Averages: Five bulls, 2,100gns; four females, 993gns.