Moira Blues in demand with 84% clearance

An eager crowd of bidders resulted in an 84% clearance and a 6750gns top price at Saturday’s sale of British Blues at Moira.

Kenneth Veitch’s Annaghone Elijah, reserve male and reserve supreme champion from the pre-sale show led the prices when selling to Messrs McAllister and Chestnutt, Co Antrim. Elijah is an August 2009 son of Gitan, out of Annaghone Wilma, a Tintin daughter.

Selling at 4850gns was Hill View Elton from Adrian Richardson. This son of Sjaka out of Baronagh Blues Abi was knocked down to C Johnston, Enniskillen.

And making 4000gns was Springhill Ever Ready from Martin Bros. A Tamhorn Sumo son out of ‘Springhill Rainbow’, he joined John McCullough, Newry.

Taking the reserve female championship and top female call of 2900gns Alan Cleland’s Ballee Ethel, a June 2009 daughter of  Ballee Charmer out of Ballee Classi. She sold to Nigel Matchett,, Portadown.

Averages: 26 bulls £2761, six females £1872 two embryos £210 (Taafe Auctions).