Charolais sold to a top of 6,200gns in Dungannon on Friday 7 March at the breed’s NI Club export show and sale.
The leading 6,200gns bid came toward the end of the day for Burnside Haf, a 17 month old maiden heifer by Clyth Diplomat and out of a homebred dam from father and son team, Brian and William McAllister, Kells, Ballymena to J Nesbitt, Sorn Mains, Sorn, Ayr.
Burnside Hadam, another same way bred maiden secured the female championship and made 3,800gns to Peter Gilmore, Kilrea, Derry.
Two entries shared the leading 5,000gns bull price. First to go was Dartonhall Hollywood, a 15 month old by Corrie Alan and out of a homebred dam by Ashleigh Victor. Bred and exhibited by John Erskine, Killylea, Armagh, he was knocked down sold to Eric Forster, Armagh.
Mountain Ideal, a 14 month old class winner from Liam Johnston, Enniskillen, Fermanagh attracted the second 5,000gns price tag from Vivien Magee, Dungannon, Tyrone. Ideal was a Lisbawn Valour son and out of a Derrygiff bred dam.
Next at 4,400gns was Hillviewfarm Halo TI +36, SRI +29, an 18 month old by Allanfauld Vagabond and out of an Elgin bred dam. Bred by LA Richardson and Sons, Maguiresbridge, Fermanagh he was secured by Roland Graham, Enniskillen, Fermanagh.
Drumlone Hunter, a 16 month old Kelton Trident son from Kenny Veitch, Lisbellaw, Fermanagh, was awarded the senior and overall supreme championship title before selling for 4,000gns to R and W Kennedy, Killaloo, Derry.
A bid of 3,800gns secured the 19 month old class winner, Carnview Henry for Eric Lyndsay, Strabane, Tyrone. Bred by JJ McGuigan and offered by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Derry, Henry was by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo and out of a Coolnaslee dam.
Solitude Harvey TI +38, SRI +37, a 17 month old class winner and Lisnagre Elite son from J and W McMordie, Newtownards, Co Down made 3,600gns to Thomas Ovens, Enniskillen. Minutes earlier, Solitude Highroller TI +41, SRI +39, a 17 month old Pirate son from the same breeders made 3,400gns to TJ Truesdale, Castlewellan, Co Down.
Next at 3,500gns was another class winner, this time Cappagh Herman TI +44 SRI +42 by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher from RS and A Todd, Banbridge, Co Down to Sean McBride, Ballycastle, Antrim. Cappagh Huron TI +44, SRI +42, a 17 month old Pirate son from the Todds made 3,100gns to Arthur Birt, Portaferry.
Two more entries were bid to 3,400gns each. First to go was Altnaveigh Hurricanefly, a 19 month old Edenhurst Cognac son from S and R Thompson, Newry, Co Down to Mervyn McCombe, Strabane, Tyrone. The final 3,400gns bid secured Corryglass Henry TI +36, SRI +28, a 16 month old Pirate son from Brian Phair, Eniskillen to Pat McKenna, Magherafelt, Derry.
Three entries shared a 3,200gns call. Father and son team, Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballinamallard, Fermanagh offered two entries by the 16,000gns Stirling supremo Blackford Dynamite. First in the ring was Killadeas Harvey TI +39, SRI +36, a 21 month old selling to William Muir, Stenness, Orkney whilst John Todd, Portadown, Amargh secured the 20 month old Killadeas Hustler TI +22, SRI +23 for 3,200gns.
The third 3,200gns bid went to Brogher Herdsman TI +35, SRI +34, a 19 month old Burradon Talisman son from Trevor Phair, Enniskillen to G Bradley, Maghera.
Averages: 34 bulls £3,150; 10 females £2,978
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers’ Mart