Dungannon Charolais achieve 90% clearance

Charolais bulls met a healthy demand on Saturday at Dungannon, with 90% of those offered finding new homes, with a breed centre record of 57 entries selling to level at £2962.

Topping the trade at 7800gns was Drumeer Donald from Edwin Morrison, Maguirebridge. This Burradon Talisman son is out of a homebred dam by Doonally New, he sold to Noel McIlwaine, Plumbridge, Omagh, having stood reserve junior champion in the pre-sale show.

Dungannon10DrumeerDonald.jpgSecond top at 5100gns was the senior champion Dartonhall Dougal. This son of Corrie Alan out of a Lyonsdemesne bred cow sold for John Erskine, Killylea. Taking this one was David Erskine, Crosses, Monaghan.

A brace sold at 5000gns, the first of which was the reserve overall champion, Brogher Dandy from Trevor Phair, Enniskillen. This one is by Sang-d’Or and out of a homebred dam going back to Oldstone Egbert. He sold to S Taylor, Ligoniel, Belfast.

The second at this money sold across the water to Billy Glazebrook, Strathaven, Lanark. This one as Hollyvale Diego, an Ashleigh Victor son out of Brogher Beverley.

Then at 4700gns was the junior and overall champion Drumfin Dynamite from Basil Buchanan. This is a son of Malicieux out of Drumfin Blanche and has a TSI of +35 and an SRI of +38. He sold to M and S Maguire, Maguiresbridge.

Dungannon10DrumfinDynamite.jpgAt 4500gns was Innisrush Dante from John Whyte and Sons, Portglenone. He is a son of Ballindalloch UFO out of an Artresnahan sired cow and sold to John McCloskey, Caludy, Derry.

Top female price of the day was a 3700gns call for Ferryroad Dora, an Allanfauld Superscot daughter out of a Roundhill Ohoh daughter. Bred by Paul and Marie O’Kane, Bellaghy, she sold to John Watson, Portadown.

Dungannon10FerryroadDora.jpgAverages; 57 bulls £2962, 13 females £1954.05 (Dungannon Farmers Mart).