A determined pack of Eire-based buyers boosted trade for British Blues at Moira on Saturday morning with 77% of the cattle forward selling for export.
Selling for the day’s leading price of 5700gns was the pre-sale champion Droit Domino, an ET bred son of Park Organiser out of Droit Alana from Richard Mowbray. He sold to souther Irish buyer Jonathan Harte, Co Sligo.
Second best at 4800gns was Littlederry Casper from Simon Loughrey. This Dafydd D’Ochain son is out of Knockagh Whisper, a Ridge Dean Mahogany daughter. He was bought by James Ryan, Co Tipperary.
Following that at 4600gns was Ballydonaghy Champion, a Ridge Dean Physical son out of Woodview Winnie, a Tintin De My daughter. This one sold to Michael Cahill, Co Roscommon.
And then making 4200gns was Clougher Dominator from Zara Chestnutt, a Twyning Ash Vaughan son ET bred out of Clougher Angel, a Ridge Dean Mahogany daughter, he went home with James Walker, Co Armagh.
Another from Miss Chestnutt then sold at the same money, this was Clougher Duke. An ET brother to Dominator, he was bought by Desmond Fulton, Co Antrim.
Finally at that level was Scad Hill Dwyne from Noel Gilchrist. This is a son of Springbank Blackstar and is out of Ballee Unique, a Seduisant De Fooz daughter. He sold to Ciaran Gallagher, Co Donegal.
Topping the female trade was a 3400gns sale for Drumlone Dotty, a Springbank Blackstar daughter out of Baronagh Blues Annie, a Hazelwood Freshman daughter. This one was snapped up by Desmond Graham, Co Donegal.
Next at 2650gns was Woodview Ellie from Andrew Craig. This nine month old Woodview Canter daughter is out of Woodview Carol. She was bought by Preston Farms, Co Tryone.
And then at 2400gns was Seygorey Damsel from Samuel Milliken. She is by Knockagh Viking and out of Seygorey Unice, a Kisinger daughter.
Average; 28 bulls £3414, 15 maiden heifers £2264, 1 cow and calf £2520 (R A Noble and Co).