Charolais bulls met a strong trade peaking at 5,600gns in Dungannon on Friday 6 November at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official autumn show and sale.
Sale leader at 5,600gns was the reserve champion, Brogher Domino, an 18 month old who was within the breed’s top 10% with a TI +30 and SRI +35. A Doonally New son and out of a homebred dam by Oldstone Egbert, Domino was bred and exhibited by Trevor Phair, Enniskillen, Fermanagh and sold to Alex Ferguson, Aughnacloy, Tyrone.
Next at 5,400gns was the 17 month old Clogher Diamond, a 17 month old and one of twins by Major and out of a Clogher bred dam going back to Doonally New. Consigned by Joe Kelly of Clogher Valley Cattle Breeding Services, Clogher, Tyrone he was knocked down sold to A Loughran, Cookstown.
Drumconnis Dallas, a 17 month old from John McGrath, Omagh, Tyrone made 5,000gns to TJ Kelly, Derry. Another entry by Doonally New, he was out of a homebred cow by Moyness Lincoln. Shortly after John McGrath offered his second entry, the July 2008 born Drumconnis David, again by Doonally New, for 4,400gns to Mark Thompson, Kesh, Fermanagh.
Harold Stubbs, Lisnaskea offered his 16 month old, Derryharney Dreamer for 4,800gns to I Hetherington, Omagh, Tyrone. A Hillviewfarm Perfect son, he was out of homebred dam going back to Arney lines.
A bid of 4,500gns secured the supreme champion, Dunmore Duran for Kyle McCall, Collone, Armagh. This 19 month old Doonally New son was out of a Derrygiff Mills sired cow from Derek Campton, Cookstown.
Two more entries shared a 4,400gns price tag. First to go was Corryglass Dazzler, June 2008 born Doonally New son and out of a homebred cow going back to Brampton Embark. Bred and exhibited by Brian Phair, Enniskillen, Dazzler returned to Enniskillen with Ian Brown.
The final lot through the ring, Gortdonaghy Dice, from Gordon Cutler, Enniskillen attracted the day’s third 4,400gns call, this time from Sam Calvin, Coleraine, Derry. This 13 month old youngster was by Cloonmore Bernard and out an Allanfauld bred cow by Allanfauld Tennessee.
Pat Quigley, Enniskillen sold his 19 month old Burradon Talisman son, Rossavalley Dart for 4,200gns to JA McNulty, Strabane, Tyrone.
Average: 26 bulls £3,159.45.
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
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