March 2015

March 6, 2015 Charolais is high demand in Dungannon

Charolais bulls peaked at 5,400gns with a bull clearance rate of 91% and an average of £3,066 for the 29 bulls sold at the breed’s Northern Ireland club sale in Dungannon on Friday 6th March.

The reserve senior male champion, a 19 month old Blelack Digger son Tullygarley Imp TI +54 SRI +54 brought the top price of the day being purchased by Pat Fox, Carrickmore, Co Tyrone from J and R Currie, Ballymena, Co Antrim for 5,400gns.

Tullygarley Imp fetched highest price of 5,400gns, exhibited by JK Currie with Rodney Brown from sponsors Danske Bank

Tullygarley Imp fetched highest price of 5,400gns, exhibited by JK Currie with Rodney Brown from sponsors Danske Bank

The second top price of 4,600gns was paid by John McPartlane, Newry, Co Down for the 18 months old Ballyoak Iceman from S and A McKenna, Clogher, Co Tyrone, son of the 15,000gns supreme Carlisle champion Burradon Talisman.

The male and supreme champion Drumlone Invader TI +46 SRI +34 by Cottage Devon from Kenneth Veitch, Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh sold for 4,500gns to Andrew Canning Dungiven, Co Londonderry.

Drumlone Invader the Supreme Champion exhibited by Kenneth Veitch with Rodney Brown from sale sponsor Danske Bank

Drumlone Invader the Supreme Champion exhibited by Kenneth Veitch with Rodney Brown from sale sponsor Danske Bank

At 4,200gns came Topline International the junior and reserve male champion. This 16 month old son of the Balmoral show champion Rumsden Fawkes was exhibited by Mr N O’Kane, Cookstown, Co Tyrone and was purchased by Malcom Fleming, Magherafelt, Co Londonderry.

Junior Male Champion Topline International exhibited by Richard Devine with Niall O'Kane, Judge Liam Devine and sponsor Rodney Brown of Danske Bank

Junior Male Champion Topline International exhibited by Richard Devine with Niall O’Kane, Judge Liam Devine and sponsor Rodney Brown of Danske Bank

Next for LA Richardson and Sons, Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh was the Blelack Digger son Hillviewfarm Iceman TI +50 SRI +47, this 15 month old was purchased by Ivan Wright, Garvaghy, Co Down for 3,700gns.

Two 18 month old Blelack Digger embryo transplant sons were amongst the top prices for C O McAskie, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Mountjoy Icecube TI +69 SRI +67 was sold to Johathan Muldoo, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh for 3,600gns and his brother Mountjoy Icebreaker TI +68 SRI +66 achieved 3,100gns from GJ Devine, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone.

Solitude Ingot TI +37 SRI +34 from J and W McMordie, Newtownards, Co Down, was knock down sold to Derek Johnston, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh at 3,400gns. This 16 month old is sired by Oldstone Egbert and his dam Goldstar Guadlupe was senior female champion at the National Charolais show.

Selling to Ian Smyth, Castlewellan, Co Down for 3,300gns from J McGrath, Omagh, Co Tyrone was the 18 month old class winner Drumconnis Imense TI +54 SRI +33 by Newhouse Bigal.

Stephen Hunter showing Tedd Ivan to Judge Liam Devine of Brownhill Charolais

Stephen Hunter showing Tedd Ivan to Judge Liam Devine of Brownhill Charolais

Two bulls sold for 3,000gns. The first was purchased by Oscar Clingen, Augher, Co Tyrone, the 19 month old Tedd Ivan TI +38 SRI +30 by the 13,000gns junior Highland show champion Kelton Trident from Mr S Hunter, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh. Then the 15 month old Newhouse Bigal son Drumacritten Ivan from W and M Nelson, Rosslea, Co Fermanagh was bought by John Kelly, Ballymena, Co Antrim.

Female Section

Top price of 3,000gns in the female section went to the female and reserve supreme Charolais champion Drumacritten Irene TI +50 SRI +38 from W and M Nelson, Rosslea, Co Fermanagh. This 15 month old heifer, the youngest female at the sale and daughter of the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal was purchased by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Londonderry.

Overall Female Champion Drumacritten Irene exhibited by Mrs Margaret & Mr WM Nelson, Rosslea

Overall Female Champion Drumacritten Irene exhibited by Mrs Margaret & Mr WM Nelson, Rosslea

Two heifers sold for 2,500gns. The first was the 23 month old, 19,000gns Corrie Alan daughter Moorlough Ivy from J McBride, Strabane, Co Tyrone purchased by Robert Watters, Stewartstown, Co Tyrone. Harold Stubbs and Andrew Burleigh, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh sold 20 month old Derryharney Innocent TI +21 SRI +15 by the 10,000gns supreme Perth champion Thrunton Bonjovi to Hugh Rutledge Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh.

Reserve Female Champion Moorlough Ivy exhibited by James McBride

Reserve Female Champion Moorlough Ivy exhibited by James McBride

Averages: 29 bulls: £3066, 8 Females: £2140

Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart

Full report to follow

Show Results

Senior Male Champion
Mr KC Veitch – Drumlone Invader
Reserve Senior Male Champion
Mr JK Currie – Tullygarley Imp

Junior Male Champion
Mr N O’Kane – Topline International
Reserve Junior Male Champion
S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Immanuel

Overall Male Champion
Mr KC Veitch – Drumlone Invader
Overall Reserve Male Champion
Mr N O’Kane – Topline International

Female Champion
Mr W & Mrs M Nelson – Drumacritten Irene
Reserve Female Champion
Mr J McBride – Moorlough Ivy

Supreme Champion
Mr KC Veitch – Drumlone Invader
Reserve Supreme Champion
Mr W & Mrs M Nelson – Drumacritten Irene

Class One – Bulls born on or between 29 April and 6 July 2013
1st – Mr G Moane – Altmartin Ivory
2nd – Mr W Causey – Toberlane Imp
3rd – Mr J & Mrs H Gervis – Drumcullion Irvine
4th – Mr J & Mrs H Gervis – Drumcullion Isaac
5th – Mr & Mrs JA Watson & Son – Cornascriebe Ivanhoe

Class Two – Bulls born on or between 1 and 30 August 2013
1st – Mr KC Veitch – Drumlone Invader
2nd – Mr JK Currie – Tullygarley Imp
3rd – Mr S Hunter – Ted Ivan
4th – Mr J McBride – Moorlough Imperial
5th – Mr DJ Jones – Bacburn Isaac

Class Three – Bulls born on or between 5 September and 11 October 2013
1st – Mr J McGrath – Drumconnis Immense
2nd – Mr J McGrath – Drumconnis Ideal
3rd – WH Robson & Sons – Kilbridefarm Ivor
4th – S & A McKenna – Ballyoak Iceman
5th – Mr C O McAskie – Mountjoy Icebreaker ET

Class Four – Bulls born on or between 20 October and 2 December 2013
1st – Mr N O’Kane – Topline International
2nd – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Immanuel
3rd – Mr E Ellison – Liscorran Ideal
4th – Mr W & Mrs M Nelson – Drumacritten Ivan
5th – LA Richardson & Sons – Hillviewfarm Iceman

Class Five – Bulls born on or between 27 December 2013 and 5 February 2014
1st – Mr CG King – Lisnadill Justnew
2nd – C Chartres & D Farrell – Glenbridge John
3rd – J & W McMordie – Solitude Iceman

Class Six – Females born on or between 6 September and 15 October 2012
1st – Mr W Causey – Toberlane Helma
2nd – Mr JA Erskine – Dartonhall Holly ET

Class Seven – Females born on or between 6 March and 10 July 2013
1st – Mr J McBride – Moorlough Ivy
2nd – Mr HC Stubbs & Mr AA Burleigh – Derryharney Innocent
3rd – Mr N O’Kane – Topline Incredible
4th – Mr N O’Kane – Topline Impressive
5th – Mr JA Connolly – Brigadoon Ideal

Class Eight – Females born on or between 11 August and 4 December 2013
1st – Mr W & Mrs M Nelson – Drumacritten Irene
2nd – J & W McMordie – Solitude Ida
3rd – J & W McMordie – Solitude Imogen
4th – Mr GC King – Lisnadill Iris
5th – J & W McMordie – Solitude Ivy