May 2015

May 26, 2015 Charolais bulls in high demand at Dungannon

There was a brisk trade for Charolais bulls at Dungannon on the 25th May when 19 bulls sold to an average of £3023 and a top price of 5,600gns with a clearance rate of 86%.

The top price of 5,600gns went to Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry for his supreme and male champion Coolnaslee Jenson. This 16 month old son of the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend and out of a homebred dam going back to the 14,000gns Allanfauld Superscot was purchased by James Richardson, Annaghmore, Co Armagh.

Supreme & Male Champion Champion Coolnaslee Jenson at 5,600gns

Supreme & Male Champion Champion Coolnaslee Jenson at 5,600gns

From the same vendor was another Maerdy Fiend son, the 15 month old Coolnaslee Josh who had claimed the junior male championship earlier in the day. He sold to RD Armstrong, Lisburn, Co Antrim for 4,000gns.

Junior Male Champion Coolnaslee Josh 4,000gns

Junior Male Champion Coolnaslee Josh 4,000gns

Next, selling to R Pedlow from Lurgan, Co Armagh for 3,700gns came the reserve junior male champion, 13 month old 16,000gns Blackford Dynamite son Killadeas Jonny, exhibited by Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballina Mallard, Co Fermanagh.

Reserve Junior Male Champion Killadeas Jonny 3,700gns

Reserve Junior Male Champion Killadeas Jonny 3,700gns

The same purchaser also bought the 17 month old reserve supreme champion Innisrush Igor TI +44 SRI +39 for 3,400gns. Exhibited by William Whyte of Portglenone, Co Antrim Igor is sired by Lochend Apache and out of a homebred dam going back to Doonally New.

Reserve Supreme Champion Innisrush Igor 3,400gns

Reserve Supreme Champion Innisrush Igor 3,400gns

Cappagh James sold for 3,500gns to Aiden Hughes, Dungannon, Co Tyrone. This 13 month old Blelack Dynamite son came from Robin and Agnes Todd, Corbet, Co Down.

Cappagh James 3,500gns

Cappagh James 3,500gns

Next being purchased for 2,900gns by James McDowell, Magherfelt, Co Derry was the 19 month old class winner Corryglass Iceberg TI +52 SRI +46 sired by Blelack Digger and exhibited by Brian Phair, Letterbreen, Co Fermanagh.

Class Winner Corryglass Iceberg 2,900gns

Class Winner Corryglass Iceberg 2,900gns

Two bulls were purchased for 2,800gns. Liam Johnston, Tempo, Co Fermanagh was the first with Mountain Jack. This 16 month old Lisbawn Valour son went to Gregory Birney, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh. Then a 15 month old Goldies Eddy son Solitude Justthejob TI +51 SRI +44, from John and William McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down sold to JHS Fraser, Belfast, Co Antrim for the same price.

A bid of 2,700gns secured Dartonhall Imperial for William McMaster, Carvagh, Co Derry. Bred and exhibited by John Erskine, Killylea, Co Armagh, Imperial is a 17 month old by the 15,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Burradon Talisman.

Next up at 2,600gns from Patrick Grue, Kilturk, Co Fermanagh was Knoxwell Jack, a 16 month old son of the 10,000gns Perth supreme champion Thrunton Bonjovi, he was purchased by B Allison, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone.

Three bulls sold for 2,500gns each. First up was the 16 month old Toberlane Invincible from William Causey, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, sired by the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat, he was knocked down sold to RW Gourley, Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

Next purchased at the same price by Paula Cullen, Coleisland, Co Tyrone was Kiltybane Jake. This 16 month old son of the 19,000gns Corrie Alan was bred and exhibited by Seamus Bellew, Cullyhanna, Co Down.

The final call of 2,500gns was made by Andrew Bailie, Newry, Co Down for Coolnaslee Jupiter from Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry. A 15 month old, Jupiter is by the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite.

Female Section

The female trade was led at 2,800gns by the class winner Moorlough Impulse, a 22 month old by Corrie Alan and out of a homebred dam going back to the 18,000gns Fury Action, she was sold in calf. Bred and exhibited by James McBride, Strabane, Co Tyrone she sold to A O’Kane, Ballykelly, Co Londonderry.

Top price female Moorlough Impulse 2,800gns

Top price female Moorlough Impulse 2,800gns

Finally at 2,300gns was Dartonhall Isla from John Erskine, Killylea, Co Armagh and purchased by William Harron, Crumlin, Co Antrim. This 18 month old is sired by Dartonhall Golddigger.

Averages: 19 bulls £3,023, two females £2677.50

Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart

Female Champion Tonaghmore Jasmine

Female Champion Tonaghmore Jasmine

Reserve Female Champion Tonaghmore Juliet

Reserve Female Champion Tonaghmore Juliet

Female Champions

Female Champions

Charolais Showing Class Results

Class 1 – Bulls born 14/07/13 -08/10/13

1st:             Corryglass Iceberg owned By Brian Phair

Class 2 – Bulls born 10/10/13 – 31/12/13

1st:             Innishrush Igor ET owned by W Whyte

2nd:            Dartonhall Imperial owned by John Erskine

3rd:            Toberlane Invincible owned by W Causey

Class 3 – Bulls born 12/01/14 – 30/01/14

1st:             Coolnaslee Jenson owned by G J Crawford

2nd:            Mountain Jack owned by Liam Johnston

3rd:            Coolnaslee Jupiter owned by G J Crawford

Class 4 – Bulls born 01/02/14 – 20/02/14

1st:             Coolnaslee Josh owned by G J Crawford

2nd:            Derrygiff Jester owned by K S Brady

3rd:            Solitude Justthejob ET owned by J & W McMordie

Class 5 – Bulls born 08/03/14 – 01/05/14

1st:             Killadeas Jonny owned by S & D Bothwell

2nd:            Cappagh James owned by R & Mrs A Todd

3rd:            Drumconnis Juno owned by John McGrath

Class 6 – Females born 03/03/13 – 14/11/14

1st:             Moorlough Impulse owned by James McBride

2nd:           Dartonhall Isla owned by John Erskine

3rd:           Silverbridge Isbel owned by WJJ Brown

Class 7 – Females born 26/01/14 – 23/07/14

1st:             Tonnaghmore Jasmine owned by H & K Crawford

2nd:            Tonnaghmore Juliet owned by H & K Crawford

3rd:            Tonnaghmore Julia owned by H & K Crawford

 

Championships:

Female Champion:                                             Tonnaghmore Jasmine owned by H & K Crawford

Res. Female Champion:                     Tonnaghmore Juliet owned by H & K Crawford

Senior Male Champion:                      Coolnaslee Jenson owned by G J Crawford

Res. Senior Male Champion:             Innishrush Igor ET owned by W Whyte

Junior Male Champion:                      Coolnaslee Josh owned by G J Crawford

Res. Junior Male Champion:              Killadeas Jonny owned by S & D Bothwell

Male Champion:                                  Coolnaslee Jenson owned by G J Crawford

Res. Male Champion                           Innishrush Igor ET owned by W Whyte

Supreme Champion in Show:            Coolnaslee Jenson owned by G J Crawford receives the Elmpark Cup

Res. Supreme Champion:                  Innishrush Igor ET owned by W Whyte

We are indebted to our sponsor Moore Concrete Ballymena representative Jeff Haslett for giving up his time to attend the show and sale. We would like to thank the staff at Dungannon Mart for their assistance with this sale. To our judge Paul Kingham Cullaville herd for judging the classes and championships and to all who supported us at the sale.

 

 

 

 

 


May 22, 2015 Beef Expo 2015

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (12)

Congratulations to James Bonner who’s family use Charolais bulls and Drew Patrick the Charolais Welsh regional secretary on placing first and third respectively in the inaugural Beef Expo Future Beef Farmer Challenge.  The competitors had four challenges to complete which demonstrated their overall understanding of the beef industry.  One of the challenges was to correctly classify four finished cattle using the EUROP grid, which took place on the Charolais Society stand using Charolais cross cattle chosen because they are representative of today’s British Beef Industry.  Next, they demonstrated their knowledge of breeding and genetics with EBLEX where they were asked to compare the EBV’s of six bulls and select the most appropriate choice in different scenarios, including for use of first time heifer breeding your own replacements and for producing beef.  XL Vets had a multiple choice health questionnaire, covering a range of issues including the biosecurity measures to turn a farm into a fortress against viruses and disease.  Finally, Thompsons tested entrants on their nutrition knowledge, asking them to identify seven straight feeds, four forage silages and decide whether each is primarily a source of fibre, energy or protein.

Congratulations to James Bonner who’s family use Charolais bulls and Drew Patrick the Charolais Welsh regional secretary on placing first and third respectively in the inaugural Beef Expo Future Beef Farmer Challenge.
The competitors had four challenges to complete which demonstrated their overall understanding of the beef industry.
One of the challenges was to correctly classify four finished cattle using the EUROP grid, which took place on the Charolais Society stand using Charolais cross cattle chosen because they are representative of today’s British Beef Industry.
Next, they demonstrated their knowledge of breeding and genetics with EBLEX where they were asked to compare the EBV’s of six bulls and select the most appropriate choice in different scenarios, including for use of first time heifer breeding your own replacements and for producing beef.
XL Vets had a multiple choice health questionnaire, covering a range of issues including the biosecurity measures to turn a farm into a fortress against viruses and disease.
Finally, Thompsons tested entrants on their nutrition knowledge, asking them to identify seven straight feeds, four forage silages and decide whether each is primarily a source of fibre, energy or protein.

Beef Expo 2015

Results for animals bred by Simon Frost of Hopping Farm, Youlgreave, Bakewell, exhibited by Alan Dore of Home, Farm, Glapwell, Chesterfield

The Charolais advantage for heifers is exceptional daily carcase gain as follow:

Tag Date of birth Age in days Carcase weight Daily carcase gain Classification Sire
701688 14.5.2014 373 328.7 0.88 -U3 Vexour Freddy
401657 9.4.2014 408 338.5 0.82 U+4L Maerdy Grubby
701646 31.3.2014 417 330.2 0.79 R4L Maerdy Grubby
501602 9.3.2014 439 339.7 0.77 -U4L Maerdy Grubby

 

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (20)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (16)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (10)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (3)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (2)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (1)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (19)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (18)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (14)

Charolais stand NBA Beef Expo 2015 (13)


May 14, 2015 Balmoral Show Results

 

Albert & David Connolly taking a well earned break at Balmoral show

Albert & David Connolly taking a well earned break at Balmoral show

Supreme Champion Wesley Glamorous owned by JA & WD Connolly

Supreme Champion Wesley Glamorous owned by JA & WD Connolly

Reserve Supreme Champion Bessiebell Incredible homebred heifer owned by J&S Smyth

Reserve Supreme Champion Bessiebell Incredible homebred heifer owned by J&S Smyth

Charolais Supreme Champion WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop Reserve Charolais Supreme Champion J Smyth – Bessiebell Incredible – s. Goldies Unbeatable

Charolais Junior Champion Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger Reserve Charolais Junior Champion WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jemma – s. Brampton Petition

Charolais Bull Champion Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger Reserve Charolais Bull Champion Thomas Keelagher – Hillviewfarm Handsome – s. Mowbraypark Orlando

Charolais Junior Bull Champion Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger Reserve Charolais Junior Bull Champion WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jaguar – s. Royal Capitan

Charolais Female Champion WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop Reserve Charolais Female Champion J Smyth – Bessiebell Incredible – s. Goldies Unbeatable

Charolais Junior Heifer Champion WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jemma – s. Brampton Petition Reserve Charolais Junior Heifer Champion Gilbert Crawford – Deeleview Jo – s. Elgin Davinci

Best Group of Three Animals Champion – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Reserve – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee

Reserve Interbreed Champion
WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop

Reserve Bull in the Performance Class
Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger

Brigadoon Jaguar owned by WD & JA Connolly 3rd Res in the INTERBREED BEEF PERFORMANCE

Brigadoon Jaguar owned by WD & JA Connolly 3rd Res in the INTERBREED BEEF PERFORMANCE

Interbreed Pairs Champions Wesley Glamorous owned by WD & JA Connolly and Hillviewfarm Handsome owned by Thomas Keelagher

Interbreed Pairs Champions Wesley Glamorous owned by WD & JA Connolly and Hillviewfarm Handsome owned by Thomas Keelagher

Stranagone Jones winner of the Breeders Cup for the best Charolais Bull at Balmoral

Stranagone Jones winner of the Breeders Cup for the best Charolais Bull at Balmoral

Class Winner Hillviewfarm Handsome owned by Thomas Keelagher and Adrian Richardson breeder

Class Winner Hillviewfarm Handsome owned by Thomas Keelagher and Adrian Richardson breeder

Class Winner at Balmoral Goldies Happy owned by O Kerrigan & J Conn

Class Winner at Balmoral Goldies Happy owned by O Kerrigan & J Conn

558 – Cow, born before 1 January 2012, in calf or milk having had at least one calf 1st – WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop 2nd – Gilbert Crawford – Fairway Baseline – s. Fairway Soprano 3rd – Owen Kerrigan & J Conn – Cretlevane Anastasia – s. Billingley Siralex

559 – Cow or Heifer, in milk or calf, born in 2012 1st – Owen Kerrigan & J Conn – Goldies Happy – s. Blelack Edition

560 – Heifer, born on or between 1 January and 30 June 2013 1st – J Smyth – Bessiebell Incredible – s. Goldies Unbeatable 2nd – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Icemaiden – s. Royal Capitan 3rd – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Imeria – s. Royal Capitan 4th – Frank Reid – Topnotch Infinity – s. Maerdy Grimaldi

561 – Heifer, born on or between 1 July and 31 December 2013 1st – Colin Todd – Killadeas Ingrid – s. Blackford Dynamite 2nd – Alan Sheils – Rooskeynamona Iris – s. Prime Roberto 3rd – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Ivette – s. Maerdy Fiend 4th – Edgar Johnston & Sons – Lisnadil Imperial – s. Thrunton Voldemort

562 – Heifer, born on or after 1 January 2014 1st – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jemma – s. Brampton Petition 2nd – Gilbert Crawford – Deeleview Jo – s. Elgin Davinci 3rd – Jeremy Paynter – Drumilly Jewel – s. Elgin Davinci 4th – Joe Kelly – Clogher Jolene – s. Clogher Famous

563 – Bull, born on or before 1 January 2014 1st – Thomas Keelagher – Hillviewfarm Handsome – s. Mowbraypark Orlando 2nd – Gilbert Crawford – Fairway Insonesia – s. Adonis-LP 3rd – WD & JA Connolly – Goldies Icon – s. Goldies Uppermost 4th – C & J Richardson – Blelack Immaculate – s. Blelack Digger

564 – Bull, born on or between 1 January and 31 March 2014 1st – Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger 2nd – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jupiter – s. Royal Capitan 565 – Bull, born on or after 1 April 2014 1st – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jaguar – s. Royal Capitan 2nd – Jeremy Paynter – Drumilly Jackthelad – s. Clyth Diplomat 3rd – Mr G Ardis – Shaneglish Jaguar – s. Clonoulty Andreamon 4th – Edgar Johnston & Sons – Gallion Jonah – s. Crossmolina Euro

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May 12, 2015 Record Charolais averages set at the Blelack Sale

Saturday 9 May saw a flying trade with a record average of £7476 for cows and calves at the Blelack production sale, with a top price of 16,200gns being secured by exhibitor NF Massie OBE, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

Blelack Jeffrey

Blelack Jeffrey

The sale leader was a four year old cow with her eight month old bull calf sold for a combined price of 16,200gns. Blelack Gretel TI +70 SRI +61 who is sired by the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite sold to J and A Price, Staunton-On-Wye, Herefordshire for 12,000gns while her bull calf a Caylers Hustler son Blelack Jeffrey went for 4,200gns to C and E McCombie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Next to go at 11,000gns was a cow and calf outfit. The three year old Goldies Dynamite daughter Blelack Heidi TI +55 SRI +46 went with her six month old heifer calf Blelack Julia who is sired by Caylers Hustler, to purchasers NA Wattie, Alford, Aberdeenshire. The same buyer also paid 9,000gns for another three year old cow and six month old heifer outfit, the Ugie Echo daughter Blelack Hollyhock TI +50 SRI +43 and calf Blelack Jill sired by Caylers Hustler.

Also selling at 11,000gns was the two year old in-calf heifer Blelack Iris TI +60 SRI +57 by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle. Her buyer was W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire who also paid 10,000gns for Blelack Frond TI +50 SRI +56 by Swalesmoor Bayonet and her eight month old heifer calf Blelack Jacaranda who is sired by the 9,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Glencoe Hagrid. Messrs Robb later purchased the six month old heifer calf Blelack Jasmine, a daughter of the 25,000gns Balbithan Vespasian for 2,800gns. While her five year old dam Blelack Eloise TI +23 SRI +23 sired by the 12,000gns Coolnaslee Adversary sold for 3,500gns to Glyn Owen, Wells, Powys bringing a total for the pair to 6,300gns.

Selling at 8,000gns to Neil Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire was a five year old in-calf cow also by Adversary, Blelack Ethel TI +31 SRI +33. Mr Barclay also purchased another in-calf Adversary daughter the six year old Blelack Dulcie TI +41 SRI +42 for 6,000gns.

Another Cow and Calf outfit sold for a total of 8,000gns, Blelack Fawn TI +54 SRI +50 by Goldies Dynamite went to AJ Ewing, Annan, Dumfriesshire, at 5,000gns, while 3,000gns secured her seven month old son of Blelack Digger, Blelack Jackdaw for A and A Provan, Douglas, Lanarkshire.

Blelack Ginny TI +57 SRI +54, a daughter of Goldies Dynamite and her heifer calf Blelack Juliet sired by Caylers Hustler were the next to sell for a combined price of 7,100gns. With Ginny going to Messrs Morr and Bow for 4,300gns, while her daughter was purchased for 2,800gns by Reelow Livestock, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Two in calf heifers sold for 7,000gns. Firstly the 23 month old Blelack Ivy TI +45 SRI +31 by the 11,000gns Maerdy Dublin was bought by GJ & CD Smith, Liskeard, Cornwall, followed by J Preece & Sons, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire who purchased Blelack Isis TI +52 SRI +54, a 25 month old daughter of the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle.

The final lot to sell for 6,000gns was another Goldies Dynamite daughter, the four year old Blelack Foxglove TI +54 SRI +51. She was purchased by LH Wardle, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire along with her six month old heifer calf Blelack Janey who is sired by Glencoe Hagrid.

Averages: 15 cows with calves at foot £7476, 15 in-calf cows £4578, seven in-calf heifers £5910 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.

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May 8, 2015 Goldies Iceman tops the Carlisle Charolais sale at 13,000gns

Charolais met a solid demand with 73 bulls selling to an average of £5085 and peaking at 13,000gns and eight heifers in the female section averaged £4620 to a top price of 8,200gns at the Carlisle Spring Charolais sale on Saturday 9 May.

Left to right, President Mervyn Parker, judge Chris Curry, Neil Blyth with the supreme senior champion Marwood Intrepid, Eimear McGovern with the reserve senior and reserve supreme champion Ratoary Irishman, Murray Smith (Harbro) and Carol Rickerby (In-Livestock)

THE CHAMPION & RESERVE CHAMPION left to right, President Mervyn Parker, judge Chris Curry, Neil Blyth with the supreme senior champion Marwood Intrepid, Eimear McGovern with the reserve senior and reserve supreme champion Ratoary Irishman, Murray Smith (Harbro) and Carol Rickerby (In-Livestock)

 

Left to right, Chris Curry, Caoimhe McGovern with the intermediate champion Ratoary Icebreaker, Murray Smith and Carol Rickerby

THE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONS Left to right, Chris Curry, Caoimhe McGovern with the intermediate champion Ratoary Icebreaker, Murray Smith and Carol Rickerby

Left to right, Chris Curry, Tudur Edwards with the junior champion Maerdy Jamaica, Dane Ivison with Balmyle Jasper, the reserve junior champion, Murray Smith and Carol Rickerby

THE JUNIOR CHAMPIONS Left to right, Chris Curry, Tudur Edwards with the junior champion Maerdy Jamaica, Dane Ivison with Balmyle Jasper, the reserve junior champion, Murray Smith and Carol Rickerby

The Alsnow Female Champions Left to right, Steve Lawson with the reserve female champion Alsnow Imaculate, Chris Curry and Alan Lawson with the female champion Alsnow Isla

THE ALSNOW FEMALE CHAMPIONS
Left to right, Steve Lawson with the reserve female champion Alsnow Imaculate, Chris Curry and Alan Lawson with the female champion Alsnow Isla

The sale leader was the 18 month old Dingle Hofmeister son Goldies Iceman TI +62 SRI +57 who was knocked down for 13,000gns. Exhibited by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire, and out of a homebred dam going back to Goldies Uppermost, he was purchased by W & J Causey, Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

The top priced bull was the 13,000gns Goldies Iceman

The top priced bull was the 13,000gns Goldies Iceman

The Next top price of 11,000gns was paid for the reserve junior male champion Balmyle Jasper TI +64 SRI +64 from WP Bruce Ltd, Meigle, Perthshire. This 15 month old Gwenog Banjo son was jointly purchased by Messrs Brown, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and A MacGregor Allanfauld Ltd, Kilsyth, Glasgow.

The intermediate male champion Ratoary Icebreaker ET TI +49 SRI +48 was the first of two lots to sell for 10,000gns. The 19 month old Oldstone Egbert son was purchased by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry from exhibitor Sean McGovern, Clogher, Co Tyrone.

AG Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire was the other exhibitor to receive 10,000gns for his 17 month old reserve intermediate champion Gretnahouse Ivory TI +56 SRI +53. This Wesley Equinox son was purchased by Graeme Leggat, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenhire and was the first of six bulls to sell for Mr Houston to average £6650. His next top price was an 18 month old, Blelack Digger son Gretnahouse Iliad TI +72 SRI +70, who was purchased by Webster & Trewhitt, Whixley, North Yorkshire for 8,000gns. Another Digger son the 24 month old Gretnahouse Icarus TI +64 SRI +54 went for 7,000gns to T Epps, Isle of Islay, Scotland.

Also at the 8,000gns mark was Gretnahouse Iliad

Also at the 8,000gns mark was Gretnahouse Iliad

Sean McGovern also sold the reserve supreme champion Ratoary Irishman ET TI +53 SRI +48 for 9,500gns. This 20 month old had previously gained accolades in the show ring including RUAS reserve junior champion and Bank of Ireland Interbreed Bull Derby Champion. Irishman who is sired by the 13,000gns Conval Frank was purchased by SI & LJ Evans, Swansea, West Glamorgan.

JW Millar, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire sold their class winner Lochend Jura TI +40 SRI +34 for 8,000gns. The 15 month old who was previously crowned junior male champion at the Stars of the Future show is sired by the Royal Show male champion Gretnahouse Archangel and was purchased by A and J McIlwrick, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.

Lochend Jura made 8,000gns

Lochend Jura made 8,000gns

The supreme champion a 23 month old Marwood Flyer son, Marwood Intrepid TI +43 SRI +39 who is out of a homebred dam going back to Coolnaslee Advocate, was bought by WA Stephenson Bishop Auckland, County Durham for 7,800gns from exhibitors RA and J Blyth, Hartlepool, Cleveland.

J and D Longlands Ltd, Hexham, Northumberland paid 7,200gns for the 20 month old Thrunton Incorporator TI +43 SRI +25 sired by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal who was exhibited by JHC Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Thrunton Incorporator made 7,200gns

Thrunton Incorporator made 7,200gns

Three bulls sold for 7,000gns. First to go was Trefonnen Invincible TI +52 SRI +52 from NR Barclay, Insch, Abderdeenshire. The 18 month old Invincible who is sired by Blelack Digger was purchased by J and A Brown, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Then DE Evans, Mold, Flintshire sold the 16 month old junior male champion Maerdy Jamaica TI +52 SRI +39 by Maerdy Dynamite who was jointly purchased by A Quigley, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh and W Short, Beragh, Co Tyrone.

The third bull to sell at 7,000gns to CJ White, Oakham, Leicestershire was the Thrunton Dominator son Caylers Jackson TI +45 SRI +33 from exhibitor Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire. The same vendors went on to sell a total of four bulls to average £6284 including Caylers Impeccable TI +45 SRI +30. A 16 month old Ramses son who sold to J Nelson, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire for 6,000gns.

Also at 7,000gms was Caylers Jackson

Also at 7,000gms was Caylers Jackson

A 6,500gns price tag was shared by two bulls. Firstly W Brown, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire sold Barrance Intrepid by Elgin Davinci to G McClanachan & Sons, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. Then T and J Leslie, Balfour, Orkney purchased Westcarse Incredible TI +42 SRI +40, a son of the 10,000gns Mortimers Echo, who was exhibited by JH Christie, Stirling, Stirlingshire.

Westcarse Incredible sold for 6,500gns

Westcarse Incredible sold for 6,500gns

Two more bulls sold for 6,000gns the first of which was Forcebeck Isaac TI +61 SRI +59 from first time exhibitor JM Wood, Penrith, Cumbria. A 17 month old son of the 12,000gns Wesley Equinox, he was purchased by GC Howatson & Sons, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Then AH Fisher, Stranraer, Wigtownshire bought the 16 month old Elgin Josh TI +50 SRI +50 sired by the 12,000gns Caylers Gladiator from RA Milne and Sons, Elgin, Morayshire.

At 6,000gns came Forcebeck Isaac

At 6,000gns came Forcebeck Isaac

Female Section

Charolais Females met with a ready trade with the sale leader and female champion secured for 8,200gns by Boden and Davies Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire. Alsnow Isla TI +41 SRI +44, a two year old in calf heifer sired by Goldies Eddy and out of a homebred dam going back to Burradon Talisman was purchased from exhibitor Alan R Lawson, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, who went on to sell two more lots. His three year old heifer Alsnow Honor TI +55 SRI +59 sired by Blelack Digger and her five month old heifer calf Alsnow Jan sired by Alsnow Hurricane was purchased by JJ & MC Baxter, Carlisle, Cumbria for 5,000gns. Mr Lawson’s final sale was the reserve female champion, the 23 month old Alsnow Imaculate TI +36 SRI +41. A daughter of the 10,000gns Puntabrava Federico, she was bought for 3,600gns by DT & M Stobart, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire sold five heifers to a top price of 5,200gns for Goldies Interflora TI +39 SRI +40 who was purchased by GJ & CD Smith, Liskeard, Cornwall, then MR McCornick, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire paid 3,500gns for Goldies Itsybitsy TI +41 SRI +43. Both were 22 month old and sired by the 12,000gns Blelack Edition.

Averages: 73 bulls £5085, eight heifers £4620 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.

CHAROLAIS CHAMPIONS

The supreme and senior champion Marwood Intrepid sold for 7,800gns

The supreme and senior champion Marwood Intrepid sold for 7,800gns

 

The reserve senior and reserve supreme champion Ratoary Irishman sold for 9,500gns

The reserve senior and reserve supreme champion Ratoary Irishman sold for 9,500gns

The intermediate champion Ratoary Iceberg sold for 10,000gns

The intermediate champion Ratoary Iceberg sold for 10,000gns

The reserve intermediate champion Gretnahouse Ivory also sold for 10,000gns

The reserve intermediate champion Gretnahouse Ivory also sold for 10,000gns

The junior champion Maerdy Jamaica sold for 7,000gns

The junior champion Maerdy Jamaica sold for 7,000gns

The reserve junior champion Balmyle Jasper sold for 11,000gns

The reserve junior champion Balmyle Jasper sold for 11,000gns

The 8,200gns Female champion Alsnow ISla

The 8,200gns Female champion Alsnow ISla

The reserve female champion Alsnow Imaculate was cashed at 3,600gns

The reserve female champion Alsnow Imaculate was cashed at 3,600gns

Show Results Carlisle Friday 8 May 2015

Supreme Champion
RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
Reserve Supreme Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET

Senior Male Champion
RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
Reserve Senior Male Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET

Intermediate Male Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Icebreaker ET
Reserve Intermediate Male Champion
AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ivory

Junior Male Champion
DE Evans – Maerdy Jamaica
Reserve Junior Male Champion
WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jasper

Female Champion
Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Isla
Reserve Female Champion
Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Imaculate

Best Group of Three Bulls
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse
2nd – PM & PM Rhodes – Aglam

Class One – Bull born between 14 March & 31 May 2013
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Inferno
2nd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Icarus
3rd – Mortimers Farms Ltd – Mortimers Isis
4th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Charbron Influential
5th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Hurcott Inexplicabull

Class Two – Bull born between 1 & 30 June 2013
1st – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Invader
3rd – Jean Atkinson – Bassett Ilex
4th – W Brown – Barrance Intrepid
5th – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Inplay ET

Class Three – Bull born between 1 & 16 August 2013
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Impressive
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Influence
3rd – Mosses Irwin – Nugent Igor
4th – Martin McCornick – McCornick Intel
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Iceman

Class Four – Bull born between 17 August & 6 September 2013
1st – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET
2nd – Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Inspector
3rd – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Incorporator
4th – Dykes Farm – Hodges Infinity
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Imperialist

Class Five – Bull born between 7 & 20 September 2013
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ince
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Instructor
3rd – AH Hunter & Sons – Jurieshouse Indiana
4th – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Interpol
5th – DT & M Stobart – Congress Invincible ET

Class Six – Bull born between 21 September & 19 October 2013
1st – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Icebreaker ET
2nd – JH Christie – Westcarse Incredible
3rd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Iliad
4th – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Impact
5th T & S Gatherer – Barnsford Image

Class Seven – Bull born between 20 October & 2 November 2013

1st – Newroddige Charolais – Newroddige Innovation
2nd – NR Barclay – Trefonnen Invincible
3rd – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Inspire ET
4th – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Instant ET
5th – NR Barclay – Harestone Iago

Class Eight – Bull born between 3 & 25 November 2013

1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ivory
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Iceman ET
3rd – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Isaac
4th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Izaro
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Image

Class Nine – Bull born between 26 November & 14 December 2013
1st – Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Icarus
2nd – EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Impeccable
3rd – RM Adam & Son – Newhouse Ironduke
4th – W Short – Woodpark Iceberg
5th – JH Christie – Westcarse Immaculate

Class Ten – Bull born between 15 & 26 December 2013
1st – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Invictus
2nd – RDA Morrow – Ramrad Iggy
3rd – P & S Janoch – Leckaway Isaiah
4th – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Impeccable
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Impress

Class Eleven – Bull born between 27 December 2013 & 12 January 2014
1st – DE Evans – Maerdy Jamaica
2nd – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Josh
3rd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jackson
4th – WS Oates – Ravensworth Iowa
5th – K Millar – Lakelady Jasper

Class Twelve – Bull born between 13 & 29 January 2014
1st – JW Millar – Lochend Jura
2nd – WS Oates – Ravensworth Jack
3rd –EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Jericho
4th – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Jupiter
5th – BA & PT Heath – Sackville Julius

Class Thirteen – Bull born between 30 January & 9 February 2014
1st – WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jasper
2nd – Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Javelin
3rd –WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jackal
4th – S & D Bothwell – Lisnadill Justnew
5th – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Justice

Class Fourteen – Bull born between 10 & 23 February 2014
1st – Mark McGahan – Chunal Jack ET
2nd – JH Christie – Westcarse Jumbo
3rd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jack
4th – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Jerry
5th – PM & PM Rhodes – Arglam Jupiter

Class Fifteen – Bull born between 24 February & 3 April 2014

1st – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jackpot
2nd – J & A Price – Oakchurch Jackpot ET
3rd – Redhead & Watson – Tillside Jackfrost
4th – EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Jet
5th – WS Oates – Ravensworth Jaguar

Class Sixteen – Served Heifer

1st – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Isla
2nd – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Imaculate

Class Seventeen – Maiden Heifer
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Ibetha
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Iolanthe


May 5, 2015 Charolais in high demand at Welshpool

Top Price & Reserve Champion Dawson Invictus, 6,900gns

Top Price & Reserve Champion Dawson Invictus, 6,900gns

35 bulls sold to an average price of £3870, peaking at 6,900gns with a clearance rate of 74% at the Welshpool sale on Saturday 2 May.
The top price of 6,900gns went to the 21 month old reserve champion Dawson Invictus TI +63 SRI +64. Invictus who was exhibited by Rachel Dawson, Newton Burgoland, Leicestershire is sired by Blelack Digger and out of a homebred dam going back to the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo, and was purchased by RT Watkins, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

Oakchurch Immortal 6,600gns

Oakchurch Immortal 6,600gns

Oakchurch Julius 6,000gns

Oakchurch Julius 6,000gns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two lots from J and A Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire were next along. First at 6,600gns was the 19 month old Goldies Eddy son Oakchurch Immortal TI +69 SRI +68, who was purchased by RJ Roberts, Tywyn, Gwynedd. Then the 15 month old class winner Oakchurch Julius TI +66 SRI +67 by Blelack Digger sold to AV Roberts, Porthmadog, Gwynedd for 6,000gns.

Maerdy Ironist 5,600gns

Maerdy Ironist 5,600gns

The next call of 5,600gns was bid for the class winner Maerdy Ironist TI +42 SRI +32 from Esmor Evans, Mold, Flintshire. Purchased by J Jones and Co, Bala, Gwynedd this 17 month old is sired by the 20,000gns, Royal Welsh supreme champion Maerdy Grenadier.

Champion Moelfre Indra 4,800gns

Champion Moelfre Indra 4,800gns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The champion exhibited by Kevin Thomas, Castlenewydd Emlyn, Carmarthenshire was next to sell for 4,800gns. The 19 month old Moelfre Indra TI +21 SRI +25, sired by 16,000gns Anside Foreman was bought by R Jones, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd.

Trefaldwyn Imense 4,600gns

Trefaldwyn Imense 4,600gns

At 4,600gns came another Goldies Eddy son, Trefaldwyn Imense TI +43 SRI +39 who was purchased by R Ryder, Machynlleth, Powys from Arwel Owen, Welshpool, Powys. Mr Owen also sold the 17 month old Trefaldwyn Idol TI +41 SRI +42 also by Goldies Eddy later in the day to RG Jenkins and Co, Caersws, Powys for 3,800gns.

Brynffanigl Intrest 4,500gns

Brynffanigl Intrest 4,500gns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another vendor with two top priced lots was RT & DM Roberts, Abergele, Clywd, both were sired by the 11,000gns Gwenog Fieldmarshall and out of homebred dams going back to Alsnow Almighty. The first to sell at 4,500gns was the 16 month old class winner Brynffanigl Intrest TI +36 SRI +36 who was purchased by W Day, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Then Edward Brothers, Oswestry, Shropshire paid 4,000gns for the 18 month old Brynffanigl Iwan TI +35 SRI +34.

A bid of 4400gns from JR Phillips, Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire secured the 14 month old Blelack Digger son Montgomery Jack TI +52 SRI +51, exhibited by Roberts & Jones, Welshpool, Powys. The same vendor also sold the 15 month old Montgomery Jupiter TI +70 SRI +63 by Balthayock Adonis for 3,700gns to JA Piggott, Malpas, Cheshire.

Then Caylers Inspector TI +34 SRI +21, a 17 month old by Thrunton Dominator from Caylers Charolais, Royston, Hertfordshire was purchased by GKE Rees, Rhayader, Powys for 4,200gns.

The next lot in the ring securing 3,900gns, was presented by BS Jones, Brecon, Powys. Bailea Igenity a 22 month old son of the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat sold to TH Williams & Son, Welshpool, Powys.

The 19 month old Class Winner Cargriff Ironman was purchased next by T Gayden, Stow on the Wold, Glocestershire who paid GG Morris, Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire 3,800gns for his Blelack Digger son. Another of Mr Morris’ Digger sons, the 19 month old Cargriff Impeccable sold to RJ Williams, Knighton, Powys for 3,500gns.

At 3,600gns JN Pugh, Wrexham, Clwyd was next to make a purchase from exhibitor A Platt, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The class winning 15 month old Lindford Joey sired by the 25,000gns Perth Reserve supreme champion Inverlochy Ferdie.

The second lot to secure 3,500gns was exhibited by DJ Thornley and AJ Smith Swadlingcote, Derbyshire. Davally Invader ET TI +41 SRI +39, a 19 month old son of the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister was purchased by WE Evans, Llanrwst, Conwy.

The only female of the sale was a cow with her eight month old heifer calf at foot presented by RJ & BE Kimber, Chippenham, Wiltshire. The 2008 born Beanhill Damson by the 17,000gns Coolnaslee Universe and her calf Beanhill Jamelia sired by Alwent Goldbar were purchased by Ian Hollishead, Goostrey, Cheshire for 3,000gns.

Averages: 35 bulls £3,870
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales

Show Results
Supreme Champion
KJ Thomas – Moelfre Indra
Reserve Supreme Champion
RE Dawson – Dawson Invictus

Class One
1st – RE Dawson – Dawson Invictus
2nd – BS Jones – Bailea Igenity
3rd – RA Owen – Trefaldwyn Imense

Class Two
1st – GG Morris – Cargriff Ironman
2nd – KJ Thomas – Moelfre Igor
3rd –JAW Rees & Son – Hendy Inferno

Class Three
1st – KJ Thomas – Moelfre Indra
2nd – RT & DM Roberts – Brynffangil Iwan
3rd – DJ Thornley & AJ Smith – Davally Invader ET

Class Four
1st – DE Evans – Maerdy Ironist
2nd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Invader
3rd –GG Morris – Cargriff Impact

Class Five
1st – RT & DM Roberts – Brynffanigl Intrest
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Irwel
3rd –A Platt – Beanhill Igloo

Class Six
1st – A Platt – Lindford Joey
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Jumpjet
3rd –BS Jones – Bailea Jonesey

Class Seven
1st – J & A Price – Oakchurch Julius
2nd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jester
3rd –DR & B Stacey – Polgoda Jeremy


May 5, 2015 Stirling Charolais average up £945 on the year

Top Price 7,000gns Balthayock Influence

Top Price 7,000gns Balthayock Influence

17 Charolais bulls met a solid demand and sold to a top price of £7,000gns with an average of £5125 and a clearance rate of 77% at the Stirling sale on Monday 4 May.

Balthayock Immortal 6,800gns

Balthayock Immortal 6,800gns

The three top prices of the Charolais section went to DFWH & NR Walter, Balthayock, Perthshire who sold a total of four bulls to average £6168. The first to go at 7,000gns was the 17 month old Balthayock Ferdinand son Balthayock Influence TI +76 SRI +75, who was purchased by H Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire. Next along was another 17 month old this time sired by the 8,000gns Swalesmoor Cracker, Balthayock Immortal TI +73 SRI +74 who was knocked down sold to A Watson and son, Gamrie, Banffshire at 6,800gns. Then 6,200gns was the price paid by Aitken Brothers, Linlithgow, West Lothian for Balthayock Idiom TI +67 SRI +68, an 18 month old son of the 13,000gns Balthayock Eagle. The last Balthayock bull was Ivanhoe TI +49 SRI +43 sired by Balthayock Genesis sold for 3,500gns to G and A Munn, Jamestown, Alexandria.

 

Champion Harestone Inn 6,000gns

Champion Harestone Inn 6,000gns

The champion Charolais bull Harestone Inn TI +30 SRI +29 was purchased by W and W Dawson & Sons, Huntly, Aberdeenshire for a bid of 6,000gns from exhibitor NR Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire. This 16 month old is sired by the 16,000gns Stirling supreme champion Thrunton Fearless. The same vendor also sold another Fearless son for 5,500gns. This time the 16 month old Harestone Impress TI +34 SRI +36 went home with Alex J Beattie, Nairn.

 

 

Harestone Impress 5,500gns

Harestone Impress 5,500gns

Dunesk Jack 5,800gns

Dunesk Jack 5,800gns

 

 

 

 

 

 
Next along at 5,800gns was the 15 month old son of Balthayock Empire, Dunesk Jack which was purchased from exhibitor JA & MF McMillan, Brechin, Angus by Messrs Getty, Ardersier, Inverness-shire.

DM Lyle, Dunblane, Perthshire exhibited the reserve champion Ballinlare Indepence. Messrs Bridgewater and Wood, Langholm, Dumfries-shire purchased this 20 month old who is sired by the 16,000gns Newhouse Voodoo for 5,500gns.

Ballinlare Indepence 5,500gns

Ballinlare Indepence 5,500gns

Craigieford International 5,000gns

Craigieford International 5,000gns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A call of 5,000gns was paid by KM Irving, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran for Craigieford International TI +50 SRI +45. He was sired by the 8,500gns Goldies Golddust and was exhibited by M Bruce & Partners Ltd, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

JH Christie & Son, Stirling, Stirlingshire then offered the 19 month old Westcarse Iceage TI +44 SRI +42, a son of the 10,000gns Mortimers Echo for 4,200gns to JC Rennie and Son, Kintore, Aberdeenshire.

Lawersbridge Inferno 4,000gns

Lawersbridge Inferno 4,000gns

Three bulls sold for 4,000gns. First along was the 17 month old Lawersbridge Inferno TI +43 SRI +33 exhibited by D Smith and Sons, Mauchline, Ayrshire and sired by Smithston Elite. He was purchased by A and C Watson, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. Then Southwick Farms, Southwick, Dumfries-shire purchased Thrunton Impressive TI +53 SRI +50 a 17 month old son of the 26,000gns Balmyle Dickler from JHC Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland. Messrs Campbell also sold the 20 month old Thrunton Indicator TI +58 SRI +56 by Blelack Digger for 3,500gns to J Clement and Sons, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire.

The third bull to sell at 4,000gns was bought by James S Robertson and Son Ltd, Cupar, Fife from DH Muirhead, Arbroath, Angus for their 15 month old Ugie Echo son Firhills Jaguar TI +42 SRI +44. The same vendor also sold another 15 month old from the same sire, Firhills Jeeves TI +49 SRI +53 who was bought by G and A Munn, Jamestown, Alexandria for 3,500gns.

The Champion Harestone Inn and Reserve Champion Ballinlare Indepence with judge Katreen Millar

Sponsor Bob Murray of Agricar with Champion Harestone Inn and Sean and Reserve Champion Ballinlare Indepence and Robbie and judge Katreen Millar

A final call of 3,600gns was paid by TRC Logan, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire for the 20 month old Panmure Ignatius TI +25 SRI +23 who is sired by the 10,500gns Thrunton Firecracker and was exhibited by JM Cant and Partners, Arbroath, Angus.

Averages: 17 Bulls £5125
Auctioneers: United Auctions

Show Results

Supreme Champion

NR Barclay – Harestone Inn
Reserve Supreme Champion
DM Lyle – Ballinlare Indepence

Class One – Bulls born on or between 13 May & 7 November 2013
1st – DM Lyle – Ballinlare Indepence
2nd – M Bruce & Partners Ltd – Craigieford International
3rd – JH Christie – Westcarse Iceage

Class Two – Bulls born on or after 8 November 2013
1st – NR Barclay – Harestone Inn
2nd – D Smith & Sons – Lawersbridge Inferno
3rd – JA & MF McMillan – Dunesk Jack

Photos from around the ring
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