Charolais sold to a top of 3,500gns twice at the breed’s Northern Ireland Club sale at Ballymena on Friday (25 April).
First through the ring at 3,500gns was Ballyreagh Hero, a 22-month-old Mogador son bred by S Somerville and offered by Patrick Grue, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh. The buyer was JH Fraser, Glencairn, Belfast.
Next entry in the ring was another 22-month-old from Mr Grue, this time the homebred Kilturk Hero, a Cottage Devon son, which made 3,000gns when selling to John McKeague, Ballymena, Antrim.
The day’s second leading 3,500gns call was made by David McClurkin, Ligoneil, Belfast for Aughafad Harry, an 18-month-old Thrunton Voldemort son from RH Sinnamon, Pomery, Tyrone.
Next at 3,400gns was Coolnaslee Harold, a 17-month-old by Corcreevy Dingle from Gilbert Crawford, Magherra, Derry. The buyer was TA Fenton, Ballymena.
Averages: Eight bulls £2,756
Auctioneers: Ballymena Livestock Mart