Charolais trade topped at 4,400gns at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s show and sale at Ballymena Livestock Mart on Friday 19 April.
The top price of 4,400gns went to the day’s supreme champion Crosskeys Gomesy from C and K Marshall, Ballymena, County Antrim. This 19 month old by Bassett Judge and out of a homebred dam was purchased by C Maxwell, Downpatrick, County Down.
Knocked down sold at 4,300gns was first prize winner Moorlough Hugh by the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of a homebred dam sired by Oldstone Egbert. Bred by J McBride, Strabane, County Tyrone, the 14 month old Hugh was secured by J Smyth, Randalstown, County Antrim.
A call of 3,900gns was made for Adams General, a 17 month old by the Doonally New sired Melvin Gal and out of Kilnock Varanasi. Bred by E Reid, Omagh, County Tyrone, General was consigned by K C Veitch, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh and bought by T McCaster, Larne, County Antrim.
Burnside Honky ET sold for 3,000gns to D McCollum, Ballymena, County Antrim. Bred by B McAllister and Son, Ballymena, County Antrim, this 14 month old was by the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat and out of a homebred dam.
Averages: 10 bulls, £3,213.00.
Auctioneers: Ballymena Livestock Mart