Demand for Charolais bulls continued unabated at the Northern Ireland
Club’s April show and sale in Dungannon on Monday 30 April
where bidding peaked at 7,000gns and 22 entries sold to average £2,314.
Dartonhall Amazon sold for 7,000gns
Sale leader at 7,000gns was the day’s overall male and supreme
champion, Dartonhall Amazon, a superior carcase bull by Major from
John Erskine, Killylea, Armagh. Amazon sold to the judge, Danny McKay,
Next to go at 3,400gns was Cecil McIlwaine’s (Newtownstewart),
Corrick Aristocrat, a Doonally New son rated superior for both carcase
and maternal traits. He was knocked down sold to Sean Small, Dungannon.
Caldwell McAskie, Omagh took the reserve senior male with Mountjoy
Amulet, a superior carcase bull by Tullgarley Superman. He was bid
to 3,000gns by Malcolm Fleming, Magherafelt.
Selling at 2,900gns was Tullygirvan Gondolier, an Elite bull from
Cecil Robinson, Ballygowan. This Doonally New son was out of an Oscar
daughter and went home with R Kennedy, Claudy.
Two lots shared a bid of 2,700gns. First to go was Dernaseer Archie,
another Doonally New son, this time from Dominic Arthur, Dungannnon
to Fred Hanna, Ballymoney. Also making 2,700gns was Ballyvaddy Braveheart,
the event’s junior male champion and overall reserve champion
exhibited by William McVey, Carnlough. A Roundshill Ohoh grandson,
he went home with Tony Brady, Galway.
The female section was led at 3,300gns by Drumlone Anna, a Brampton
Embark daughter exhibited by Kenneth Veitch, Lisbellaw. The buyer
was John McMordie, Ballygowan. The same exhibitor took the female
championship with Drumlone Abba, a Simpsons Gregg daughter and out
of the NI National Charolais Show junior female champion, Drumlone
Tarka. Abba made 2,900gns to James McCurdy, Broughshane.
Averages: 22 bulls £2,314
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart
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