Father and son duo Gary and Gareth Henderson from the village of Bushmills, Co. Antrim who run a pedigree herd under the prefix of Sandelford selected the intermediate champion and overall champion from Trevor Phair, Brogher Ultimate a January 2023 born bull by Grinshill Roger ET out of Brogher Gabby carrying one copy of Q204 this bull went to the new home of C O’Reilly, Keady, Co. Armagh for the joint top price of 7,000gns at Swatragh on Friday 26 April 2024.. At the same money was the senior male champion from Mr W Short, Woodpark Tomboy, a myostatin free homebred son by Woodpark Elgin born in October-2022 out of homebred Woodpark Judith was purchased by M Harrison, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

Intermediate & Overall Champion, Brogher Ultimate from T Phair – 7,000gns
Senior Champion & Joint Top Price, Woodpark Tomboy (ET) from Mr W Short – 7,000gns

16 bulls sold to a top price of 7,000gns and an average of £4932, six females sold to a top of 3,000gns and an average of £2468.

Vagabond son from Mr L Johnston, Mountain Tommy, with a single copy of Q204 sold for 6,400gns to Mr N McIlwaine, Portadown, Co. Armagh, this December-2022 born son was reserve intermediate champion and was out of Mountain Nell.

Reserve Intermediate Champion, Mountain Tommy from Mr L Johnston – 6,400gns

Standing second in the class to the intermediate and overall champion was Moorhill Ulysses from Mr C Kelly, a January 2023, by Mozart went for 6,300gns to Mr R McNeill, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Just behind him in the intermediate show class was January-2023 born Rawbrooke Universe, a Doonally New son out of Rawbrooke Lucy who went home with J Campbell, Maghera, Co. Londonderry for 6,100gns.

Second Prize Moorhill Ulysses from Mr C Kelly – 6,300gns
Rawbrooke Universe from Mr C Hoey – 6,100gns

The reserve overall champion and junior male champion, Brownhill Ultan from the Devine Brothers carried two copies of F94L, out of Brownhill Louise by sire Kilvilcorris Royal and former reserve junior champion at the Northern Ireland calf show was purchased by E Robinson, Claudy, Co. Londonderry for 5,300gns.

Junior Champion & Reserve Overall Champion – Brownhill Ultan from the Devine Brothers – 5,300gns

Derrygif Terry, from Mr M Surphlis, a September-2002 Skidoo96 Ondit son, sold for 4,750gns to P & J O’Kane, Co.Antrim and Kenaghan Uel a February-2023 Clenagh Jasper 2 son commanded 4,700gns and found a new postcode with Mr P A McGuigan, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry.

First prize Kenaghan Uel from Mr L Ruddy – 4,700gns

The female trade was led by the overall female champion Altnaderog Tory, a march-2022 born daughter by Westcarse Houdini who topped at 3,000gns and was purchased by Mr G McCann, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, whilst the youngest female in the sale April-2023 born Royalsdowns Upset took the second highest female price at 2,800gns and sold to Mr A Reid, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

Female Champion and top price female, Altnaderog Tory from G & G McShane – 3,000gns

The Northern Ireland Charolais Club and the British Charolais Cattle Society would like to thank all the vendors for supporting the sale and all the staff at Swatragh market for their kind hospitality and hard work. A special thank you must go to Gary and Gareth Henderson for judging the classes and to all the stewards, committee, and helpers for such a successful show and sale.


Class 1
1st lot 1 Tanhill Thiago
2nd lot 5 Killadeas Thunder

Class 2
1st lot 11 Woodpark Tomboy
2nd lot 7 Killadeas Teddy
3rd lot 9 Drumilly Treasure
4th lot 8 Moniendogue Tigger
5th Lot 6 Derrygiff Terry

Class 3
1st lot 14 Mountain Tommy
2nd lot 17 Woodpark Unclesam
3rd lot 12 Ardmachree Tierney
4th lot 16 Moorlough Ulysses
5th lot 13 Ardmachree Tadhg
6th lot 15 woodpark universal

Class 4
1st lot 20 Brogher Ultimate
2nd lot 23 Moorhill Ulysses
3rd lot 21 Rawbrooke Universe
4th lot 18 Rawbrooke Umpire
5th lot 19 McGuinness Unique

Class 5
1st lot  30 Kenaghan Uel
2nd lot 28 Deerfin Upton
3rd lot 29 Deerfin Uncle
4th lot 24 Glenramble Upperclass

Class 6
1st lot 34 Brownhill Ultan
2nd Lot 37 Brogher Unstoppable
3rd lot 35 Woodpark Usher
4th Lot 32 Glenramble Ultron
5th Lot 31 Kenaghan Ugg
6th Lot 36 Killadeas Unlimited

Class 7
1st Lot 41 Altnaderog Tory
2nd Lot 38 Tullyardmore Sarah

Class 8
1st Lot 43 Royaldowns Tracey

Female Champion
Alnaderog Tory

Res female Champion
Royaldowns Tracey

Senior male champion
Woodpark Tomboy

Res senior male
Tanhill Thiago

Int male champion
Brogher Ultimate

Res int male
Mountain Tommy

Junior male champion
Brownhill Ultan

Res junior male
Brogher Unstoppable

Male Champion
Brogher Ultimate

Res male champion
Brownhill Ultan

Supreme overall champion
Brogher Ultimate

Reserve overall champion
Brownhill Ultan

LotVendorAnimal NamePrice (gns)Price (£)BuyerAddress
1A ARMSTRONGTANHILL THIAGO30003150A MillarAntrim, Co. Antrim
6MR M SURPHLISDERRYGIFF TERRY47504987.5P&J O’KaneBallymena, Co. Antrim
7S & D BOTHWELLKILLADEAS TEDDY34003570AB & JC EdgarDownpatrick, Co. Down
8MR J MAGUIREMONIENDOGUE TIGGER (ET)30003150John J. CanavanArdboe, Co. Tyrone
11MR W SHORTWOODPARK TOMBOY (ET)70007350Matthew HarrisonPortadown, Co. Armagh
12A, O & E QUIGLEYARDMACHREE TIERNEY33003465Kenneth HazletonDungannon, Co.Tyrone
14MR L JOHNSTONMOUNTAIN TOMMY64006720Noel McIlwainePortadown, Co. Armagh
18MR C HOEYRAWBROOKE UMPIRE40004200Drew SempleDungiven, Co.Londonderry
20MR T PHAIRBROGHER ULTIMATE70007350Christopher O’ReillyKeady, Co. Armagh
21MR C HOEYRAWBROOKE UNIVERSE61006405J CampbellMaghera, Co. Londonderry
23Ciaran KellyMOORHILL ULYSSES63006615R McNeillGlenarm, Co. Antrim
28MR E MCGARRYDEERFIN UPTON42004410R,N&M ScottGortin, Omagh
29MR E MCGARRYDEERFIN UNCLE30003150Jim WeirMoy, Co. Tyrone
30MR L RUDDYKENAGHAN UEL47004935P.A. McGuiganMagherafelt, Co. Londonderry
34DEVINE BROTHERSBROWNHILL ULTAN53005565E RobinsonClaudy, Co. Londonderry
37MR T PHAIRBROGHER UNSTOPABLE37003885Andrew BailieBelleek, Newry
38Declan ReillyTULLYARDMOR SARAH19001995T McArdleRathfriland, Co. Down
40Declan ReillyTULLYARDMOR TUSLA19001995Alan MinnisComber, Co.Down
41M G & G MCSHANEALTNADEROG TORY30003150G McCannCookstown, Co.Tyrone
42M MCKEOWN ESQROYALDOWNS TILLY26002730T McArdleRathfriland, Co. Down
44M MCKEOWN ESQROYALDOWNS TOPGIRL19001995T McArdleRathfriland, Co. Down
45M MCKEOWN ESQROYALDOWNS UPSET28002940A ReidCookstown, Co.Tyrone

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