Charolais sold to a top of 3,500gns twice at the breed’s Northern Ireland Club sale which featured a small entry of 11 bulls forward in Ballymena on Friday 25 April.
First through the ring at 3,500gns was Ballyreagh Hero, a 22 month old Mogador son bred by S Somerville and offered by Patrick Grue, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh. The buyer was JH Fraser, Glencairn, Belfast.
Next entry in the ring was another 22 month old from Mr Grue, this time the homebred Kilturk Hero, a Cottage Devon son making 3,000gns to John McKeague, Ballymena, Antrim.
The day’s second leading 3,500gns call was made by David McClurkin, Ligoneil, Belfast for Aughafad Harry, an 18 month old Thrunton Voldemort son from RH Sinnamon, Pomery, Tyrone.
Next at 3,400gns was Coolnaslee Harold, a 17 month old by Corcreevy Dingle from Gilbert Crawford, Magherra, Derry. The buyer was TA Fenton, Ballymena.
Averages: eight bulls £2,756
Auctioneers: Ballymena Livestock Mart