Charolais bulls met a solid commercial demand selling to a top of 5,000gns at the breed’s Northern Ireland club sale in Dungannon on Friday (7 November).
Sale leader at 5,000gns was the reserve senior champion, Brownhill Isaac, a 19 month old Shaen Topper son from the Devine Bros, Strabane, Tyrone. He sold to Frank Reid, Ballinahinch, County Down.
Next at 4,700gns was the 17-month-old Glenramble Ironman TI +43, SRI +35, a Pirate son from T O’Neil, Claudy, County Derry. The buyer was A Douglas, Ballycastle, Antrim.
A bid of 4,700gns secured the reserve junior champion, Killadeas Inverness TI +34, SRI +27, a 17 month old by the 16,000gns Blackford Dynamite from father and son Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballinamallard, Fermanagh. He travelled over the water with Gordon Mackie, Forfar.
Minutes earlier Fymore Impressive TI +36, SRI +39 was bid to 3,500gns by F West, Carrickmore, Omagh. Bred by S McCaughey, Augher, Tyrone, Impressive was a 16 month old by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger.
Derryharney Icyroads TI +26, SRI +24 from Harold Stubbs and his grandson, Alan Burleigh, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh, commended a 3,100gns bid from John Gault, Ballyclare, Antrim. The team’s next entry at 3,000gns was the 18 month old Derryharney Iceman TI +33, SRI +29, a Thrunton Bonjovi son to PJ McCaffrey, Newry.
Two more entries were bid to 3,000gns each. First to go was the 17 month old Ardmachree Isaac TI +40, SRI +45, a Bollinger son from A and O Quigley, Macken, Fermanagh. He sold to Liz Conroy, Armagh.
The final 3,000gns price tag went to Killycolp Ivanhoe, a 15 month old by Gwenog Braveheart from John McGucken, Cookstown, Tyrone. Buyer was Raymond Bowden, Stewartstown, Tyrone.
The female trade was led at 3,000gns by Ballinlare Ivy, a 20-month-old heifer by the 9,000gns Goldies Carnival from JH Wilson and Sons, Newry, County Down. She headed home with John Mairs, Craigavon, Armagh.
Averages: 22 bulls £2,992; 7 heifers £2,249; one cow £2,835; one cow and calf £1,942.
(Dungannon Farmers Mart)