Charolais bulls went to 4,000gns twice with an overall average of £3,027.50 at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official April show and sale at Ballymena on Friday 20 April.
Supreme Champion Killadeas Fearless exhibited by David Bothwell with judge Sandra Cochrane and Michael Stewart representing sponsor Moore Concrete, Ballymena
First to be knocked down at 4,000gns was the 20 month old pre-sale supreme champion Killadeas Fearless TI +20, SRI +20, also taking home the Simpson Trophy. By the 18,000gns Derryharney Outstanding and out of a home-bred dam by Oldstone Egbert this entry from S and D Bothwell, Ballina Mallard, County Fermanagh was purchased by D Rainey, Ballymoney, County Antrim.
The pre-sale reserve supreme champion, Coolnaslee Foremost from G Crawford, Maghera, County Derry also sold for 4,000gns. By the 9,000gns Goldies Carnival and out of Mullagh Sylvia, this 17 month old was secured by a bid from R Workman, Larne, County Antrim.
Kilturk Frank by Anneskeagh Ulysses and out of Rossharbour Augusta went for a call of 3,400gns. Bred by P Grue, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh this 17 month old was acquired by J Gilfillan, Limavady, County Derry.
A call of 3,100gns won 15 month old Cargin Gallant ET for Glencrew Farms, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. This one was bred by M Murphy, Newry, County Down and was by Oldstone Egbert and out of Monksland Claire.
Female trade saw only one lot entered with 14 month old Rowandale Gem from D McKay, Ballymena, County Antrim selling for 1,200gns. Out of Rowandale Drake and a home-bred dam, she was knocked down sold to P O’Neill, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
Averages: 9 bulls, £3,027.50. 1 yearling heifer £1,260.
Auctioneers: Ballymena Livestock Mart