Dungannon Herefords sell to 3,000gns

Hereford bulls met a solid trade at Dungannon Farmers Mart on Friday (23 January).

Sale leader at 3,000gns was 16-month-old Solpoll 1 Lumberjack from J and W McMordie, Co. Down. Sired by Panmure 1 Henry, he took the pre-sale reserve championship and later sold to Raymond and Maurice Hughes, Kircubbin.

Solpoll 1 Lumberjack,Reserve Champion  & Top price with William McMordie

The second best price of 2,900gns was paid for the 21-month-old Benaughlin Tommy, a son of Lisblake Henery, and bred by G and W Burleigh. Tommy, who is out of Lisrace Bridge Girl V, was purchased by Robert Anderson, Dungannon.

Two bulls sold at 2,700gns.

First to go was Newtownbutler 1 Jackdaw, an 18-month-old Graceland 1 Giorgio son, from Tom Mohan.

He was followed by the 16-month-old Solpoll 1 Lightning, another Panmure 1 Henry son, from J and W McMordie.

Dorepoll 1 Knight Hawk, Champion with William Haire, Kenny Linton, Dunbia and judge Robin Boyd

Females sold to 2,000gns for the first prize winner Solpoll 1 Starlet K13. This in-calf heifer by Remitall Super Duty 42S sold to Mervyn Thompson, a new breeder from Tandragee.

Averages: 13 bulls, £2,390.