15 November 1996

Black-&-white NIrecord bull

A CENTRE record of 6100gns was paid for a Holstein Friesian bull when the N I breeders club held its autumn Portadown event.

Sired by Rotate Jed, Relough Rainbow was shown by J R McLean and Sons and was the first son of the great cow Joylan Blackstar Roxie to be offered from their herd at Dungannon, Co Tyrone. Buyer was Downpatrick breeder R Elliott.

Judge Jim Reid, Lockerbie, found his supreme champion in another Jed son from the Inch herd of T J Morrison and Sons. This one, bred from the herds renowned Avice family, made 2500gns to R Cochrane, Coleraine.

Relough Remarkable, a Dannix son out of the Roxie cow, made 3000gns to A Magee, Larne.

Average: 59 bulls £1634. (Automart)