A small consignment of Charolais sold to a top price of 3,000gns at the Northern Ireland club sale in Ballymena on Friday 17 April, judged by sisters Eimear & Caoimhe McGovern.
The top price of 3,000gns went to the 19 month old Stranagone Ican ET TI +29 SRI +28 from Robert McWilliams, Maghera, Co Derry. This Oldstone Egbert son went to Hugh Doherty, Randalstown, Co Antrim.
Next to go from Brian McAllister & Son, Ballymena, Co Antrim was the Reserve Champion Burnside Inspire ET TI +39 SRI +44. The 18 month old sired by Blelack Digger was knock down sold for 2,800gns to Alex Burleigh, Ballymena, Co Antrim.
Then Cargin Icarus, a 16 month old 10,000gns Supreme Perth Champion Thrunton Bonjovi son from M and E Murphy Newry, Co Down was purchased by J McCracken, Randalstown, Co Antrim for 2,400gns.
Lastly selling at 2,300gns and 2,200gns respectively for exhibitor Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry were two sons of the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend. Coolnaslee Islander was sold to Patrick McKendry, Ballymoney, Co Antrim and the 15 month old Coolnaslee Jason sold to J Taylor, Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
5 Bulls Averaged £2667
Auctioneers Ballymena Livestock Mart