A small offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 3,100gns at the Northern Ireland club show and sale at Ballymena on Friday 10 June.
Topping the sale at 3,100gns was Pat Hackett, Clogher, Co Tyrone with the 15 month old Fury Link. Link who is out of the homebred dam Fury Glitter going back to Lyonsdemesne Tzar and sired by the 25,000gns Stirling Intermediate Champion Inverlochy Ferdie went on to Kilwaughter, Co Antrim to work for Matthew Workman.
Following on at 2,350gns was the class winner and Alwent Goldbar son Bessiebell Lego. This March 2015 born lad consigned by J Smyth, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone, caught the eye of A Stevenson, Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
Next to go from Eamon McGarry, Broughshane, Co Antrim was Deerfin Libra who earlier in the day had been tapped out as the reserve champion by judge Gerard McShane. This 16 month old sired by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher was knocked down sold for 2,250gns to Ian Gibson, Broughshane, Co Antrim.
The Supreme Champion Rawbrooke Judge was the next to sell for 2,200gns. This September 2014-born bull was purchased by William Whyte, Portglenone, Co Antrim, was exhibited by Clive Hoey, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone and is sired by the 25,000gns Supreme Perth Champion Thrunton Socrates.
Finally selling at 2,000gns was Burnside Lusher an entry who stood second in his class for Brian and William McAllister, Ballymena, Co Antrim. Messrs A and J McClelland, Ballyclare, Co Antrim were the men behind the money on this 16 month old 14,000gns Goldies Usher son.
Five bulls averaged £2499
Auctioneers Ballymena Livestock Mart