Charolais cattle sold to a top price of 5,100gns at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club sale held in Dungannon on Friday 4th November. There were 27 bulls sold to an average of £3,290 which was an increase of £362 on the year with five more sold.
Maghera breeder Gilbert Crawford came up with the goods bagging the top prices of the day and reserve championships in the senior and junior bull sections to boot. Top of the lots at 5,100gns was the reserve junior male champion Coolnaslee Lyle. Sired by the Highland Show interbreed junior beef champion Goldstar Hugo2 and out of the homebred dam Coolnaslee Evadne going back to the Balmoral Show beef interbreed bull performance award winner Sandelford Bergkamp, this 16 month old caught the eye of Messrs J McKeagney, Maghera, Co Derry.
Also from the same home was the reserve supreme and reserve senior male champion Coolnaslee Lamarr. Another 16 month old sired by Goldstar Hugo2 and out of the homebred Coolnaslee Dancer who is sired by the 14,000gns Allanfauld Superscot, this time purchased by Dermot McCullagh who paid 4,100gns to take him home to Swatragh, Co Derry.
Two further lots made the same price of 4,100gns; the first was a July 2015-born lad from Jeremy Paynter, Hockley, Co Armagh. Drumilly Legend, a son of the popular AI sire Goldies Eddy and homebred dam Drumilly Favourite who goes back to Oldstone Egbert was knocked down to RD Armstrong, Lisburn, Co Antrim who moments later went on to purchase the red ticket winning Burnside Lightning for 3,800gns. Lightning is another 15 month old this time sired by the 9,000gns Balmoral supreme champion Goldies Carnival and exhibited by Brian and William McAllister, Kells, Co Antrim.
The McAllister’s went on to sell the September 2015-born Burnside Lawman. The 16,000gns Stirling junior champion and Caithness Show supreme champion Clyth Diplomat is the sire of this one and he took the fancy of Doris Robb, Castlederg, Co Tyrone who paid 3,600gns to take him home.
Matching the 4,100gns price tag was an entry from Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballina Mallard, Co Fermanagh. The 14 month old Killadeas Liam heads to Co Down to work at Castlewellan for Rowland Wilson and the breeding here includes; sire Blelack Digger and the 16,000gns Stirling supreme champion Blackford Dynamite daughter Killadeas Holly.
Just behind on 3,900gns was and entry from Sean McGovern, Clogher, Co Tyrone. Ratoary Logan a June 2015-born son of the Clogher Show reserve intermediate champion bull Ratoary Honkydory was tapped out as Junior Male Champion earlier in the day and snapped up by James Rice, Armagh, Co Armagh.
Mr McGovern later went on to secure 3,500gns for the 15 month old yellow ticket winner Ratoary Lancer and the man behind the money on this 13,000gns Conval Frank son was S Dobbin, Ballycastle, Co Antrim.
Three bulls were knocked down at 3,700gns a piece, with the first coming from Jack Smyth, Magheracolton, Co Tyrone. The 19 month old supreme and senior male champion Bessiebell Luigi was purchased by R McIlvar, Garvagh, Co Derry and the breeding here includes popular AI bull Alwent Goldbar and the Doonally New sired dam Aghyoule Finoula. Matching the 3,700gns price tag was the May 2015-born Ballyoak Lazard consigned by Stephen and Angela McKenna, Clogher, Co Tyrone. This yellow ticket winner is sired by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal and out of the homebred dam Ballyoak Fresh going back to the 14,000gns Allanfauld Superscot and was knocked down to Brian Halliday, Rathfriland, Co Down.
Another to sell at 3,700gns was Moorlough Lager. The July 2015-born Allanfauld Vagabond son Lager who stood second in his class was purchased by John Burke, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh and exhibited by James McBride, Strabane, Co Tyrone.
An entry from Douglas Morrow, Coleraine, Co Derry was next to sell in a 3,500gns deal to Donald Kane, Ballymena, Co Antrim which was the class winning Ramrad Laurence an 18 month old son of the 13,000gns Royal Highland Show class winner Allanfauld Hustler.
Leading the bids for the females at 3,000gns was the female champion Drumlone Lulu. Coming from Kenneth Veitch, Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh and selling to the up and coming young breeder Andrew Dunne from Kinawley, Co Fermanagh. The parents of this Feburary 2015-born lass are dam Drumlone Gwen by Maerdy Grimaldi and sire Highland Show reserve junior bull champion Elgin Davinci.
Following on and the first of two to sell at 2,500gns was the reserve female champion Moorlough Joanna, another entry from James McBride. This September 2014-born daughter of Liscally ETI and Moorlough Annie who goes back to the 10,000gns Portadown supreme champion Moorlough Palo was purchased by Liam Ruddy, Strabane, Co Tyrone.
Matching the 2,500gns price was a heifer from Stuart and David Bothwell. Herbert Kerr, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh took home Killadeas Joan a June 2014-born daughter of the 16,000gns Blackford Dynamite.
The sale was rounded off with the dispersal of the Liscurry herd on behalf of Alistair, Trevor and William Hume, Strabane, Co Tyrone.
The favourite in this section and commanding a bid of 3,400gns from Richard Bailie, Newtownhamilton, Co Down was the Blelack Digger daughter Liscurry Gemini and her 6 month old twin bull calves Liscurry Masterstroke and Liscurry Michelangelo sired by Liscurry Hercules.
Also in the money at 2,700gns was the mother and son pair Liscurry Goldie by Blelack Digger and the July-born Liscurry Magnificient who is also sired by Liscurry Hercules purchased by Lewis McClinton, Glenarm, Co Antrim.
Averages: 27 bulls £3,290, nine heifers £2,228 Liscurry Dispersal: three cow and calves £2,852, four heifers £1,324 Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart
Dungannon November 2016 Show Results
Class 1 – Bulls born on or between 17/02/2015 & 04/04/2015 1st – J Smyth – Bessiebell Luigi – s. Alwent Goldbar 2nd – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Leary ET – s. Dingle Hofmeister 3rd – E & A Morrison – Drummeer Lewis – s. Blelack Digger
Class 2 – Bulls born on or between 10/04/2015 & 08/05/2015 1st – Douglas Morrow – Ramrad Laurence – s. Allanfauld Hustler 2nd – David & Albert Connolly – Brigadoon Liberty – s. Royal Cheiftan 3rd – Clive Hoey – Rawbrooke Legend ET – s. Maerdy Dublin
Class 3 – Bulls born on or between 20/05/2015 & 08/06/2015 1st – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Lamarr – s. Goldstar Hugo2 2nd – S & A McKenna – Ballyoak Lazard – s. Newhouse Bigal 3rd – VG Cunningham – Cunnsallagh Leeroy – s. Indurain
Class 4 – Bulls born on or between 10/06/2015 & 23/06/2015 1st – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Logan – s. Ratoary Honkydory 2nd – Derek Hume – Culnagechan Luner – s. Whitecliffe Highlight 3rd – Robin & Agnes Todd – Cappagh Luke – s. Blelack Goldenboy
Class 5 – Bulls born on or between 25/06/2015 & 10/07/2015 1st – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Lyle – s. Goldstar Hugo2 2nd – James McBride – Moorlough Lager – s. Allanfauld Vagabond 3rd – Jeremy Paynter – Drumilly Legend – s. Goldies Eddy
Class 6 – Bulls born on or between 15/07/2015 & 09/09/2015 1st – Brian & William McAllister – Burnside Lightning – s. Goldies Carnival 2nd – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Lancer ET – s. Conval Frank 3rd – Brian & William McAllister – Burnside Lawman – s. Clyth Diplomat
Class 7 – Females born on or between 26/06/2014 & 04/11/2014 1st – James McBride – Moorlough Joanna – s. Liscally ETI 2nd – Stuart and David Bothwell – Killadeas Jacinta – s. Blackford Dynamite 3rd – Stuart and David Bothwell – Killadeas Joan – s. Blackford Dynamite
Class 8 – Females born on or between 30/01/2015 & 08/03/2015 1st – Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Lulu – s. Elgin Davinci 2nd – Harold Stubbs & Alan Burleigh – Derryharney Lappy – s. Glenross Graham 3rd – Caldwell McAskie – Mountjoy Lark – s.Alwent Goldbar
Class 9 – Females born on or between 14/07/2015 & 30/08/2015 1st – Clive Hoey – Rawbrooke Lola – s. Maerdy Dublin 2nd – Stuart and David Bothwell – Killadeas Lana – s. Goldies Usher 3rd – Stuart and David Bothwell – Killadeas Lillian – s. Blackford Dynamite
Senior & Supreme Male Champion J Smyth – Bessiebell Luigi – s. Alwent Goldbar Reserve Senior & Supreme Male Champion Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Lamarr – s. Goldstar Hugo2
Junior Male Champion Sean McGovern – Ratoary Logan – s. Ratoary Honkydory Reserve Junior Male Champion Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Lyle – s. Goldstar Hugo2
Female Champion Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Lulu – s. Elgin Davinci Reserve Female Champion James McBride – Moorlough Joanna – s. Liscally ETI