Demand for Aberdeen-Angus females was stronger than the males at Dungannon Farmers Mart which saw a top price of 4300gns for a cow and calf.
Leading male trade at 2800gns was Cluntagh Paddy H135
from Frank Morrison
Sale leader came from Alwyn and Carol Armour's noted Woodvale herd. Woodvale Beautiful Kitty D997 is an Ankonian Elixir daughter out of Woodvale Babs Z091. Her show stopping bull calf is sired by Woodvale Mr Awesome E207, an embryo son of the top performance bull in the states Vermilion Dateline out of the massive donor cow Coldstream Miss Annie. There was spirited bidding for this outfit from both new and established breeders, with the hammer falling to Trevor Wallace, Dromore.
The Old Glenort herd of James Porter was to the fore with his first calving heifer Old Glenort Mayflower F727 selling with a smart Netherton Fleur's Legacy F390 daughter at foot for 3000gns. This outfit is bred from the heart of the successful Mayflower family in the herd, which traces back to the interbreed champion at Antrim Show Mayflower of the Lodge. Back in calf to the same bull, this herd builder should prove to be a sound investment for Mike Frazer, Templepatrick, who had several lots picked out for his recently established herd.
Leading the way in the bulls was Cluntagh Paddy H135 from Frank Morrison, Crossgar. This March 2008-born son of Liss Bonny Man sold for 2800gns. The performance data for this young bull also made interesting reading, chalking up index's way above average TR+30 SR+42 in addition to one of the best milk figures in the catalogue of +10. The successful purchase for this lot was Messrs Dunbar, Newtownstewart.
The male champion (under judge Robin Lamb) sold for 2700gns for the McKeown family who currently run 20 females in their Ashvale herd based at Templaptrick. Ashvale Master Piece is sired by the herd's stock bull Woodvale Exclusive E141 who has been champion at Antrim Show and reserve male champion at Balmoral Show.
The reserve female champion Woodvale Eyrie H675 sold at 2100gns to Mike Frazer, Templepatrick. This was a well grown daughter of the sought after Woodvale Mr Awesome was exhibited by Robert Campbell, Seaforde. The same purchaser also forked out 2100gns to secure Croftburn Priceless accompanied by her DMM Traction daughter at foot from John Robson, Augher.
8 bulls £1825; 6 cows and calves £2666; 6 heifers £1350 (Dungannon Farmers Mart).
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