Brisk bull trade at Balmoral tops at 3,600gns

There was brisk bidding at Balmoral multi-breed bull sales last weekend (29 October), with prices topping at 3,600gns for a British Blue bull.

Chatham Josh, an all-white British Blue from Jack and Anne Morrison, Armoy, is a son of the highly successful stock bull Chatham Auchenlay Eli2.

Chatham Josh

Sale leader at Balmoral was the white British Blue bull Chatham Josh, from Jack and Anne Morrison © Alfie Shaw

Hot on the heels of this at 3,300gns was a Charolais from the Woodpark herd of Will Short, Omagh. This was a July 2015-born son of Deeside Gulliver, out of a Corrie Alan dam.

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Limousin bulls met with steady trade, topping at 3,200gns paid to J and J Aiken, Dromara. Carnew Linesman is by Plumtree Deus and out of a Sympa dam.  

A single Beef Shorthorn heifer sold at 2,850gns. This red and white heifer from Denise Bailie & Sons, Dromara, is a daughter of Glenisla Explorer. Embryos from the same seller sold for 500gns a pair.

Aberdeen Angus bulls reached 2,550gns paid out to Alywn and Carol Armour for their April 2015-born son of Wedderlie Net Profit.

(Richard Beattie Livestock Sales)