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Charolais in Demand at Dungannon Peaking at 8,200gns

Charolais bulls met a strong demand selling to a top of 8,200gns and with 27 lots trading to average £2,907 in Dungannon on Monday 30 May at the NI Charolais Club’s spring show and sale.

Corrick Firestone, the day’s leader at 8,200gns
and reserve senior champion

Corrick Firestone

Sale leader at 8,200gns was the senior male and overall reserve champion, the 16 month old Corrick Firestone TI+13, SRI +21, a son of the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of a Coolnaslee bred cow. Bred and exhibited by Cecil McIlwaine, Newtownstewart, Tyrone, Firestone sold to John McBride, Plumbridge, Tyrone.

Next at 5,200gns was Mountain Eddie, an 18 month old from Liam Johnston, Enniskillen, Fermanagh. Sired by Lisbawn Valour and out of a Derrygiff dam, he was knocked down sold to Thomas Grant, Donaghmore, Newry.

A bid of 4,800gns secured the junior male and overall supreme champion, the 13 month old Moorlough Falcon TI +28, SRI +26, for George Wallace, Florencecourt, Enniskillen. An Oldstone Egbert son, he was out of a homebred cow from James McBride, Strabane, Tyronne.

The 15 month old Tonaghmore Firestone TI +28, SRI +31 changed hands at 4,100gns to the Devlin Brothers, Coagh. Bred by Harold Crawford, Fintona, Tyrone, he was by Mullaghbane Topline and out of a homebred dam.

Corcreevy Fyfe TI +34, SRI +38, a 15 month old by Doonally New and out of a Glencardon bred dam from Desmond Orr, Fivemiletown, Tyrone, was bid to 3,600gns by James Kane, Doagh, Antrim.

Mullanary Edddally TI +19, SRI +21, a 21 month old from C Daly, Dungannon, Tyrone made 3,250gns to David McIlwaine, Newtownstewart, Tyrone. A Bova Banker son, he was out of Oscar Samantha who goes back to Derrygiff lines and earlier in the day was awarded the reserve senior title.

Next at 3,200gns was Aughafad Fantastic, a 16 month old by Gwenog Banker and out of a Tullylagan cow. Bred and exhibited by RH Sinnamon, Pomeroy, Dungannon, he sold to Robert Watson, Augher, Tyrone.

Two lots shared a 3,100gns bid. First to go was Drummeer Fido TI +17, SRI +32, a 16 month old by Killadeas Jack and out of a homebred dam from E Morrison, Maguiresbridge, Tyrone. The buyer was M Hamilton, Castlederg, Tyrone.

The second 3,100gns call was made by Brian Kerlin, Donemana TI+16, SRI +23, for Bellarena Fitzroy from Mark McConway, Limavady, Derry. A Thrunton Voldemort son, he was out of a Tongahmore bred cow and secured the reserve junior male title.

Heifers also met a strong demand selling to a top of 3,500gns for the reserve female champion, the rising two year old Derryharney Edna TI +19, SRI +20. Sired by the 10,000gns Perth champion Thrunton Bonjovi, she was out of a homebred dam from Harold Stubbs, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh and sold to M Murphy, Ballynahinch.

Two lots made 3,000gns. First was the female champion, Ovill Emerald TI +20, SRI +20, a 21 month old by Lyonsdemesne Tzar and out of a homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by the O’Kane Brothers, Dungiven, Derry she went home with B Reavey, Newry. Minutes later the second 3,000gns call was made by Sam Flanagan, Armagh for Drumlone Floss TI+35, SRI +39, a 16 month old by Fury Action and out of a Ballygarris bred dam going back to Doonally New. Floss was bred and exhibited by Kenny Veitch, Lisbellaw, Fermanagh.

Averages: 27 bulls £2,907; eight females £2,507

Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers’ Mart

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