Charolais met a ready demand both from home and from Scottish buyers selling to 5,800gns at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official November show and sale at Dungannon last week.
Heading the trade at 5,800gns was the male and supreme champion Fymore Glory TI +37, SRI +33. This 14 month old from S McCaughey, Augher, County Tyrone, was by the 18,000gns Fury Action and out of a homebred dam. He was knocked down sold to V McErlain, Armoy, County Antrim.
The second highest bid of the day was made by Dumfriesshire-based M Barr, Crocketsford at 5,400gns for the 16 month old Derryharney Gentleman TI +29, SRI +23 from H C Stubbs and A A Burleigh, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh. Gentleman was by the 10,000gns Perth champion Thrunton Bonjovi and out of a homebred cow.
Next came class winner Ramrad Graham at 5,200gns, a 17 month old by the 7,500gns Balmaud Vincent and out of a homebred dam. He was bred by R D A Morrow, Coleraine, County Londonderry and went home with A Butler, Ballycastle, County Antrim. The same buyer also bid 3,400gns for the senior male, reserve male and reserve supreme champion Ballyreagh Goldstar TI +23, SRI +21, an 18 month old from S Somerville, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. This one was by the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of a homebred dam.
Sold for 4,600gns was Ballyoak Gucci TI +44, SRI +32, a Doonally New son and out of Killadeas Bovril. This 16 month old from S and A McKenna, Clogher, County Tyrone was secured by D Kane, Ballymena, County Antrim.
Up next at 4,200gns was the 21 month old Lissadoair Gladiator TI +28,, SRI +21 from G Mullan, Omagh, County Tyrone. Gladiator was by Ashleigh Victor ET and out of Beechdale Rosa, selling to R Lyons, Omagh, County Tyrone.
Corryglass Galaxy TI +35, SRI +32, was sold for 4,000gns. Purchased by M Thompson, Kesh, County Fermanagh, this 15 month old was by the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat and out of a homebred cow going back to Doonally New. Galaxy was bred by B Phair, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. The same breeder took 3,700gns for the 15 month old Corryglass Golden TI +48, SRI +38, by Doonally New and out of a homebred dam. He was secured by I Meldrum, Kesh, County Fermanagh.
A call of 3,600gns was made for Drumilly Gino TI +17, SRI +15, a 17 month old by Killadeas Jack and out of Coolnaslee Regina. Sold to B Halliday, Rathfriland, County Down, he was bred by J R Paynter, Armagh, County Armagh.
Mullaghbane Greg TI +26, SRI +22, was knocked down sold at 3,400gns to J Daly, Pomeroy, County Tyrone. This 17 month old from W E F Elliott, Florencecourt, County Fermanagh, was by Fury Action and out of a homebred cow. .
Leading the female trade at 4,200gns was the reserve female champion Dartonhall Faith TI +28, SRI +29. Bred by J Erskine, Killylea, County Armagh, this two year old was by the 19,000gns Corrie Alan and out of a homebred cow was purchased by S Mohan, Emyvale, County Monaghan.
Next at 3,600gns was Brogher Fortune TI +15, SRI +16, from T Phair, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Fortune was a 22 month old by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo, out of Lenaghran Rachael, and she was knocked down sold to J Wright, Ballymena, County Antrim.
Two heifers made 2,800gns. First up was Drumacritten Gigi TI +42, SRI +39, from G Nelson, Rosslea, County Fermanagh. Gigi was a 19 month old by Thrunton Bonjovi and out of a homebred dam, and sold to F Reid, Ballinahinch, County Down for 2,800gns. Also sold at 2,800gns was Lisnadill Georgia TI +26, SRI +25, a 15 month old by Doonally Olmeto and out of Mullagh Polly. She was bred by G King, Lisnadill, County Armagh, and was secured by N Cochrane, Craigavon, County Armagh.
The leading 2,600gns bid for the Rowandale herd dispersal from D McKay, Ballymena, County Antrim was made by W Short, Omagh, County Tyrone, for Rowandale Tiree TI +33, SRI +30, a 10 year old cow by Carrowcowan Platonic and out of Killadeas Noelle, with her nine month old bull calf Rowandale Hawkeye TI +33, SRI +36, by Corrie Alan, at foot.
Averages: 27 bulls, £3,242; 15 heifers, £2,198. Rowandale dispersal: 4 cows with calves at foot, £1,680.
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart