Clogher


March 30, 2022 Clogher Sale 4th March 2022

Charolais Spring Spectacular Tops at 9,200gns

Friday 4th March 2022 marked the return of Charolais animals to the Clogher Valley Livestock Mart, courtesy of the Northern Ireland Charolais Club. The day saw a return of the pre-sale show, with many high-quality animals shown and sold. Bulls averaged to £4501 and 2 heifers also found new homes to an average price of £3202.50.

Crummer Rambo, Overall Champion, unsold
Overall Champion Crummer Rambo, with breeder A Dunne (2nd from left)

The day’s Overall Champion was CRUMMER RAMBO, a powerful young 20-month-old bred by A Dunne of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Rambo was sired by the 10,000gns Goldies Icon, and his dam is Crummer Jazmine, a homebred daughter of the notorious Blelack Digger.

Reserve Intermediate Killadeas Raymond, exhibited by S & D Bothwell Sold for 9,200gns

Taking the day’s highest price of 9,200gns was Reserve Intermediate Champion KILLADEAS RAYMOND from the well-established herd of S & D Bothwell of Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh. Raymond’s sire is the 11,000gns Battleford Laser, former Intermediate Champion at Stirling in 2017. His dam is Killadeas Lisa, a daughter of Gwenog Braveheart. Winning the bid for this 17-month-old was N McElwaine, who will be taking him home to Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

The next highest price, 7,000gns, was attained by 12-month-old SLIEVEMORE SECRETARIAT, who is from S P Bradley’s herd in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. This strapping young lad was sired by the 25,000gns Inverlochy Ferdie, who also secured the title of Reserve Supreme Champion at Stirling in 2012. Secretariat’s dam is Roughan Natasha 2, an Irish-born daughter of Roughan Justin. Taking Secretariat back to their herd is winning bidder J O’Kane of Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

Slievemore Secretariat, exhibited by S P Bradley sold for 7000gns

Coming in at the third highest price of 6,300gns was BROGHER RADAR, a 16-month-old bred by T Phair of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Radar was born to Brogher Emmy, a daughter of the popular French AI bull Sang-D’or. He was sired by Maerdy Ignition, who previously sold for the top price of 22,000gns at Stirling in 2014. Radar caught the eye of winning bidders A & G Shaw, who will be taking him back to their holding in Carryduff, Co. Down.

Brogher Radar, exhibited by T Phair sold for 6300gns

Close behind Radar at 6,200gns was DRUMACRITTEN RAMBO, the day’s Intermediate and Reserve Overall Champion. Rambo is from the herd of G Nelson in Rosslea, Co. Fermanagh and was sired by the popular easy-calver Whitecliffe James. His dam is Drumacritten Orla, a daughter of former Balmoral Reserve Male Champion Thrunton Flyingscotsman. Rambo will be heading back to Co. Fermanagh, this time to Enniskillen, under the care of winning bidder N Johnston.

Intermediate Champion Drumacritten Rambo, exhibited by Mr G Nelson sold for 6200gns

17-month-old ROSTREVOR ROCKY from Rostrevor Charolais in Rostrevor, Co. Down secured the next highest price of 4,100gns. Rocky was born to Goldies Lucy, a daughter of the 14,000gns Goldies Banker. Meanwhile his sire is the ever-popular French AI bull Diplo Gir. Rocky will be making the trip over to Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone, to the herd of winning bidders N & E Daly.

Rostrevor Rocky, exhibited by Rostrevor Charolais sold for 4100gns

The hammer came down twice at the next highest price of 4,000gns, firstly for PALACE ROMEO, a local bull from the herd of M Connolly of Clogher, Co. Tyrone. Romeo was sired by the easy calving Mornity Nero, and his dam is Palace Jiffy, a daughter of former Dungannon Supreme Champion Fymore Glory. Winning the bid and taking Romeo home was P Gilleece of Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh.

Palace Romeo, exhibited by M Connolly sold for 4000g

Also selling for 4,000gns was the day’s Female Champion BIRCHES POPPY from N Natchett of Portadown, Co. Armagh. At the time of the sale, Poppy had been scanned in-calf to the easy-calving Mornity Nero. Poppy was sired by the Irish-born Laheens Master, and her dam is Doon June, a daughter of the 16,00gns Anside Foreman. This beautiful heifer caught the attention of C Kelly, who won the bid and will be introducing Poppy to their herd in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.

Female Champion Birches Poppy, pictured with, Handler Sam Matchett and Sponsor Daragh Healy & Peter Mackle, Natural Nutrition sold for 4000gns

Show Results:


Class 1 – BULL, born on or between 9 May & 5 July 2020

1st – A Dunne – Crummer Rambo – s. Goldies Icon

2nd – W Short – Woodpark Remus – s. Deeside Gulliver

3rd – W Short – Woodpark Ricardo – s. Deeside Gulliver

4th – E Johnston & Sons – Gallion Rocky – s. Liscally Eti

Class 2 – BULL, born on or between 7 July & 3 September 2020

1st – A & O Quigley – Ardmachree Ria – s. Maerdy Jamaica

2nd – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Rodger – s. Battleford Laser

3rd – M Connolly – Palace Romeo – s. Mornity Nero

4th – P J Mullarkey – Mullyboy Rambo – s. Knockmoyle10 Loki

Class 3 – BULL, born on or between 10 September & 4 October 2020

1st – G Nelson – Drumacritten Rambo – s. Whitecliffe James

2nd – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Raymond – s. Battleford Laser

3rd – Rostrevor Charolais – Rostrevor Rocky – s. Diplo Gir

4th – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Rex – s. Ovill Instant

Class 4 – BULL, born on or between 4 October & 1 November 2020

1st – K Veitch – Drumlone Rancher – s. Blelack Fabulous

2nd – J MacGuire – Moniendogue Rusty – s. Cavelands Fenian

Class 5 – BULL, born on or between 2 November & 30 November 2020

1st – P Quigley – Rossavalley Rascal – s. Blelack Digger

2nd – T Phair – Brogher Radar – s. Maerdy Ignition

3rd – T Phair – Brogher Regent – s. Whitecliffe James

4th – J McBride – Moorlough Rocky – s. Blelack Immaculate

5th – M McKeown – Royaldowns Rocky – s. Royaldowns Hemingway Deras

6th – M McKeown – Royaldowns Regan – s. Royaldowns Hemingway Deras

Class 6 – BULL, born on or between 1 December 2020 & 19 February 2021

1st – W Short – Woodpark Simon – s. Blelack Immaculate

2nd – W Short – Woodpark Ragnor – s. Liscally Nijinsky

3rd – J & W McMordie – Solitude Ryder – s. Solitude Narcos

4th – S P Bradley – Slievemore Secretariat – s. Inverlochy Ferdie

5th – W Short – Woodpark Ruben – Blelack Marmaduke

Class 7 – HEIFER, born on or after 7 August 2019

1st – N Matchett – Birches Poppy – s. Laheens Master

2nd – L Ruddy – Kenaghan Sophie – s. Pirate

3rd – L Ruddy – Kenaghan Sally – s. Westcarse Houdini

4th – B Quinn – Hillview Ruby – s. Roughan Mask

Senior Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 1-2

Champion – A Dunne – Crummer Rambo – s. Goldies Icon

Reserve – W Short – Woodpark Remus – s. Deeside Gulliver

Intermediate Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 3-4

Champion – G Nelson – Drumacritten Rambo – s. Whitecliffe James

Reserve – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Raymond – s. Battleford Laser

Junior Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 5-6

Champion – P Quigley – Rossavalley Rascal – s. Blelack Digger

Reserve – W Short – Woodpark Simon – s. Blelack Immaculate

Female Championship – Overall best heifer from Class 7

Champion – N Matchett – Birches Poppy – s. Laheens Master

Reserve – L Ruddy – Kenaghan Sophie – s. Pirate

Overall Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 1-6

Champion – A Dunne – Crummer Rambo – s. Goldies Icon

Reserve – G Nelson – Drumacritten Rambo – s. Whitecliffe James


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