March 21, 2014 Charolais sweep the board at YFC calf rally
Charolais crosses swept the board at Clyde and Central Young Farmers Club calf rally at Caledonian Marts, Stirling. The Young Farmers supreme championship went to Goldie Locks, a 10 month old Charolais cross heifer tipping the scales at 430kg from brother and sister team, Andrew and Kirsty Morton, Lochend, Denny. Sired by Bonvilston Ulysses and out of a dam from their father, Andrew’s 50 cow suckler herd, she sold for £3,600 to A Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside, Aberdeen.
The Mortons, who were enjoying their first ever success in the beef ring, secured the best opposite sex title with Dennis the Mennis, an 11 month old 485kg Charolais cross steer. Bred by Messrs Campbell, Glenrath, he later sold for £1,400 to Ian S Sinclair, Caithness. Andrew and Kirsty also headed the 14 month old steer class with Dipstick, a 13 month old, 630kg Charolais cross.
The overall reserve champion went to Duncan Mclaren, Gargunnock with Sylvia, a Charolais cross heifer weighing in at 460kgs. She made £1,650 to A Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside.
March 10, 2014 Dungannon Charolais peak at 6,200gns
Charolais sold to a top of 6,200gns in Dungannon on Friday 7 March at the breed’s NI Club export show and sale.
The leading 6,200gns bid came toward the end of the day for Burnside Haf, a 17 month old maiden heifer by Clyth Diplomat and out of a homebred dam from father and son team, Brian and William McAllister, Kells, Ballymena to J Nesbitt, Sorn Mains, Sorn, Ayr. Burnside Hadam, another same way bred maiden secured the female championship and made 3,800gns to Peter Gilmore, Kilrea, Derry.
Two entries shared the leading 5,000gns bull price. First to go was Dartonhall Hollywood, a 15 month old by Corrie Alan and out of a homebred dam by Ashleigh Victor. Bred and exhibited by John Erskine, Killylea, Armagh, he was knocked down sold to Eric Forster, Armagh.
Mountain Ideal, a 14 month old class winner from Liam Johnston, Enniskillen, Fermanagh attracted the second 5,000gns price tag from Vivien Magee, Dungannon, Tyrone. Ideal was a Lisbawn Valour son and out of a Derrygiff bred dam.
Next at 4,400gns was Hillviewfarm Halo TI +36, SRI +29, an 18 month old by Allanfauld Vagabond and out of an Elgin bred dam. Bred by LA Richardson and Sons, Maguiresbridge, Fermanagh he was secured by Roland Graham, Enniskillen, Fermanagh.
Drumlone Hunter, a 16 month old Kelton Trident son from Kenny Veitch, Lisbellaw, Fermanagh, was awarded the senior and overall supreme championship title before selling for 4,000gns to R and W Kennedy, Killaloo, Derry.
A bid of 3,800gns secured the 19 month old class winner, Carnview Henry for Eric Lyndsay, Strabane, Tyrone. Bred by JJ McGuigan and offered by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Derry, Henry was by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo and out of a Coolnaslee dam.
Solitude Harvey TI +38, SRI +37, a 17 month old class winner and Lisnagre Elite son from J and W McMordie, Newtownards, Co Down made 3,600gns to Thomas Ovens, Enniskillen. Minutes earlier, Solitude Highroller TI +41, SRI +39, a 17 month old Pirate son from the same breeders made 3,400gns to TJ Truesdale, Castlewellan, Co Down.
Next at 3,500gns was another class winner, this time Cappagh Herman TI +44 SRI +42 by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher from RS and A Todd, Banbridge, Co Down to Sean McBride, Ballycastle, Antrim. Cappagh Huron TI +44, SRI +42, a 17 month old Pirate son from the Todds made 3,100gns to Arthur Birt, Portaferry.
Two more entries were bid to 3,400gns each. First to go was Altnaveigh Hurricanefly, a 19 month old Edenhurst Cognac son from S and R Thompson, Newry, Co Down to Mervyn McCombe, Strabane, Tyrone. The final 3,400gns bid secured Corryglass Henry TI +36, SRI +28, a 16 month old Pirate son from Brian Phair, Eniskillen to Pat McKenna, Magherafelt, Derry.
Three entries shared a 3,200gns call. Father and son team, Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballinamallard, Fermanagh offered two entries by the 16,000gns Stirling supremo Blackford Dynamite. First in the ring was Killadeas Harvey TI +39, SRI +36, a 21 month old selling to William Muir, Stenness, Orkney whilst John Todd, Portadown, Amargh secured the 20 month old Killadeas Hustler TI +22, SRI +23 for 3,200gns.
The third 3,200gns bid went to Brogher Herdsman TI +35, SRI +34, a 19 month old Burradon Talisman son from Trevor Phair, Enniskillen to G Bradley, Maghera.
Averages: 34 bulls £3,150; 10 females £2,978
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers’ Mart
March 4, 2014 Culmvale Charolais sell to £2400!
Kivells dispersed the entire pedigree Charolais herd on behalf of Messrs SDF Molineux & Partners of Silverton at Exeter Livestock Centre. The small dispersal attracted huge demand and a packed salering saw several breeders travel from as far as Monmouthshire and all parts of the Westcountry to secure these quality cattle. The cows were all due in April/May and were bred by local breeder and Vet Duncan Findlay from his Culmvale herd, the cows topped at £2400 for 2009 born “Culmvale Elisa” sired by Doonally New, she sold to Mark & Rita Dunn of Totnes. The same buyers paid £2000 for 2006 born “Culmvale Beauty” a daughter of Mowbraypark Paramount. The two yearling heifers were the stars of the sale and it was a the April born Brampton Diamant daughter out of a Doonally New cow that created spirited bidding with the hammer falling at £1800 to Messrs DP & B Smith of Monmouthshire, Wales. The same buyers secured the other yearling heifer by Blelack digger at £1500. The bulls sold to £2300 for a Gretnahouse Ultimate son.
Exeter Livestock Centre
March 3, 2014 Charolais sell to 6,900gns in Thainstone
Charolais bulls led the trade at 6,900gns and achieved the day’s highest £5,043 average at the Royal Northern Spring Show, at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Wednesday 26 February.
The day’s top entry at 6,900gns was Kinclune Hayday, a 22 month old month old from John Wilson, Glenkindie, Alford. A Thrunton Crownprince son and out of a Caylers Solomon sired dam, he was knocked down sold to WLR Keir, Glenkindie, Alford.
The 20 month old Kinclune Haemon, another Crownprince son from the same vendor made 5,900gns to G and K Gauld, Pitcaple, Inverurie.
Elrick Hallmark TI +30, SRI +16, a 22 month old Maerdy Dublin son from Mike Massie, Auchnagatt, Ellon secured the reserve championship before making 6,000gns to Blackmoor Trading, Keith.
Earlier in the day the same buyer invested 5,000gns in Elgin Highroller TI +52, SRI +45, a 25 month old by Elgin Davinci and out of a homebred dam by Harestone Safran from the Milne family, Llanbryde, Elgin.
Averages: 7 bulls £5,043
Auctioneers: Aberdeen and Northern Marts