Charolais females peaked at 3,500gns in Dungannon on Monday 6 October at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s show and sale.
Fergal McKenna and judge, Martin Donaghy with the reserve champion
and leading 3,200gns heifer, Dartonhall Bluebell
Sale leader was Sandelford Tasmin, an Oldstone Egbert daughter sold with her seven month old heifer by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher. Bred by George Henderson, Bushmills the buyer was Vivian McGee, Dungannon.
Another same way bred heifer, this time Sandelford Caprice from George Henderson commanded a 1,900gns bid from Michael Deery, Eglinton.
Heading the heifer trade at 3,200gns was John Erskine’s (Killylea) reserve champion to Brian Byrne, Banbridge. Dartonhall Bluebell was by the Royal Highland champion, Ashleigh Victor.
Father and son team, Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballinamallard were among the leaders with two heifers. First to go at 2,500gns was Killadeas Bramble, a Doonally New daughter, to Seamus Houston, Strabane. At 2,100gns Killadeas Betty was knocked down sold to Ian Newell, Portadown. A Clonkeefy MacAuley daughter, she was out of a Brampton Embark sired dam.
Averages: 20 heifers £1,596; 3 cows with calves at foot £2,029.65.
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers’ Mart
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