Swatragh


November 9, 2021 Swatragh Sale 5th November 2021

Record Charolais trade at Swatragh

The Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s annual November Charolais sale took place on 5 November 2021, at their new location in Swatragh. Over the course of the afternoon, 31 bulls sold to an average price of £4515 and a clearance rate of 86%. Two in-calf females were also sold, reaching an average price of £4357.50.

Stranagone Reagan, Supreme Champion & Senior Champion, sold for 15.000gns

The highest price of the day, at 15,000gns, was reached by the Supreme & Senior Champion STRANAGONE REAGAN. Reagan is no stranger to success, having earned the titles of Reserve Supreme and Junior Champion at Balmoral in October 2021. This impressive 20-month-old comes from the herd of R McWilliams of Maghera, Co. Londonderry, and was sired by Balmoral 2016’s Supreme Champion, Stranagone Jones. His dam is Falleninch Fanna, a daughter of Prime Colombo. Reagan will be making the journey to Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, to join the herd of winning bidder W Kingaby.

Tullygarley Roscoe, Reserve Overall Champion & Intermediate Champion, sold for 9,400gns

The next highest price of 9,400gns was secured by Reserve Overall & Intermediate Champion TULLYGARLEY ROSCOE. Roscoe was bred by J K Currie of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, and was born to Tulleygarley Flojo – a daughter of Tullygarley Rollerball. His sire is the popular easy-calver Blelack Digger. Winning the bid and taking Roscoe home to their herd is S Hunter of Bushmills, Co. Antrim.

Brogher Robroy, sold for 8,400gns

Coming in at a price of 8,400gns was another Blelack Digger son, this time from the herd of T Phair of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh: BROGHER ROBROY. Robroy’s dam is Brogher Natalia, a daughter of the 26,000gns Balbithan Vespasian. Robroy will soon be settling into his new home in Downpatrick, Co. Down, under the care of winning bidder J Carson.

Kenaghan Ronsie, Reserve Intermediate Champion, sold for 7,800gns

Next to sell was Reserve Intermediate Champion KENAGHAN RONSIE, reaching a price of 7,800gns. Ronsie was bred by L Ruddy of Strabane, Co. Tyrone, and was sired by the popular AI bull Liscally Eti. His dam is Tawny Java, a Pirate daughter who boasts an impressive calving ease direct EBV of +10.2. W Donnell was the lucky winning bidder, who will soon be introducing Ronsie to his herd in Donemana, Co. Tyrone.

Stranagone Roman, Junior Champion, sold for 6,700gns

Securing the title of Junior Champion and reaching a price of 6,700gns was another from the herd of R McWilliams: STRANAGONE ROMAN. Like Reagan before him, Roman was also sired by the very easy-calving Stranagone Jones. Roman is out of Stranagone Hadi, a daughter of the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort. Taking this charming young 13-month-old home is winning bidder S Taylor of Ligoneil, Belfast.

Woodpark Robin, Reserve Senior Champion, sold for 6,000gns

The next highest price of the day was 6,000gns, obtained by Reserve Senior Champion WOODPARK ROBIN. This 19-month-old comes from the well-known herd of W Short of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, and was sired by the 11,000gns Woodpark Elgin. Robin’s dam is Woodpark Melody, a daughter of Blelack Digger. Robin will be journeying to his new home in Auchnarrow, Moray, courtesy of winning bidder W J Frazer & Sons.

Killadeas Roly, sold for 5,800gns

KILLADEAS ROLY secured the next highest price of 5,800gns, from the herd of S & D Bothwell in Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh. Roly is out of Killadeas Nora, a daughter of Gwenog Braveheart, and was sired by Westcarse Houdini, who sold for 14,000gns at Carlisle in 2013. Winning bidder S Gowdy will soon be introducing Roly to his new herd in Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim.

Killadeas Rodney, sold for 4,000gns

The hammer came down twice at the next highest price of 4,000gns, firstly for another bull from S & D Bothwell’s herd, KILLADEAS RODNEY. This 15-month-old’s sire is the 11,000gns Battleford Laser, who was Intermediate Champion at Stirling in 2017. His dam is Killadeas Holly, a daughter of another Stirling Champion: the 16,000gns Blackford Dynamite. Securing the winning bid this time was J Adams of Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry.

Sandelford Rafa, sold for 4,000gns

The second bull to sell for 4,000gns was SANDELFORD RAFA, a 17-month-old from the herd of G Henderson in Bushmills, Co. Antrim. Rafa was born to Sandelford Maria, a daughter of the 17,000gns Balthayock Gladiator, and his sire is the popular AI bull Harestone Hercules. Rafa will soon be settling into his new herd in Maghera, Co. Londonderry, courtesy of winning bidder J Bradley.

Ratoary Rockstar, Reserve Junior Champion

The Reserve Junior Champion of the day was RATOARY ROCKSTAR, bred by S. McGovern

Brogher Ruth, Reserve Female Champion, sold for 4,600gns

The top price for females was 4,600gns, and was secured by Reserve Female Champion BROGHER RUTH. Ruth is another from the herd of T Phair, and was scanned at 4 months in calf to Whitecliffe James at the time of sale. Ruth’s sire is the 10,000gns Goldies Icon, and her dam is Brogher Janet, another daughter of Blelack Digger. Winning the bid and taking Ruth home to their herd is S Doonan of Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh.

Drumacritten Poppy, Female Champion, sold for 3,700gns

Finally, selling for a final price of 3,700gns was the Female Champion DRUMACRITTEN POPPY. This 24-month-old heifer is from the herd of G Nelson of Rosslea, Co. Fermanagh, and was scanned at 3 months in-calf at the time of the sale. Poppy was sired by Tweeddale Lookout, and her dam is Drumacritten Molly, a daughter of Pirate. Winning the bid this time & taking Poppy back to their holding in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim is G McIlroy.


Show Results

Class 1 – BULL, born on or between 4 February & 18 April 2020
1st – R McWilliams – Stranagone Reagan – s. Stranagone Jones
2nd – W Short – Woodpark Robin – s. Woodpark Elgin
3rd – C Todd – Pinehill Rambo – s. Mornity Nero
4th – M Connolly – Palace Raymondo – s. Fury Merchant

Class 2 – BULL, born on or between 1 & 16 May 2020
1st – W D & J A Connolly – Brigadoon Remus – s. Newhouse Maxamus
2nd – R S & A Todd – Cappagh Ransom – s. Mornity Nero
3rd – S & A Bellew – Kiltybane Rightbull – s. Clenagh Jasper 2
4th – B Quinn – Hillview Rocko – s. Roughan Mask

Class 3 – BULL, born on or between 21 May & 3 June 2020
1st – J K Currie – Tullygarley Roscoe – s. Blelack Digger
2nd – T Phair – Brogher Robroy – s. Blelack Digger
3rd – P Hackett – Fury Rocco – s. Carrickbrack 96 Hutch
4th – R S & A Todd – Cappagh Regal – s. Cappagh Gabriel

Class 4 – BULL, born on or between 4 June & 3 July 2020
1st – L Ruddy – Kenaghan Ronsie – s. Liscally Eti
2nd – R McWilliams – Stranagone Rex – s. Stranagone Jones
3rd – G Henderson – Sandelford Rafa – s. Harestone Hercules
4th – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Roly – s. Westcarse Houdini

Class 5 – BULL, born on or between 4 & 23 July 2020
1st – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Rodney – s. Battleford Laser
2nd – W Short – Woodpark Romulus – s. Deeside Gulliver
3rd – J K Currie – Tullygarley Rolex – s. Derryharney Outstanding
4th – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Rodger – s. Battleford Laser

Class 6 – BULL, born on or between 4 August & 31 October 2020
1st – R McWilliams – Stranagone Roman – s. Stranagone Jones
2nd – S McGovern – Ratoary Rockstar – s. Scardaune Mark
3rd – P Hackett – Fury Rocky – s. Fury Merchant
4th – Devine Brothers – Brownhill Richied – s. Brownhill Harry

Class 7 – FEMALE, born on or after 16 April 2019
1st – G Nelson – Drumacritten Poppy – s. Tweeddale Lookout
2nd – T Phair – Brogher Ruth – s. Goldies Icon

Senior Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 1-2
Champion – R McWilliams – Stranagone Reagan – s. Stranagone Jones
Reserve – W Short – Woodpark Robin – s. Woodpark Elgin

Intermediate Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 3-4
Champion – J K Currie – Tullygarley Roscoe – s. Blelack Digger
Reserve – L Ruddy – Kenaghan Ronsie – s. Liscally Eti

Junior Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 5-6
Champion – R McWilliams – Stranagone Roman – s. Stranagone Jones
Reserve – S McGovern – Ratoary Rockstar – s. Scardaune Mark

Female Championship – Overall best female from Class 7
Champion – G Nelson – Drumacritten Poppy – s. Tweeddale Lookout
Reserve – T Phair – Brogher Ruth – s. Goldies Icon

Male Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 1-6
Champion – R McWilliams – Stranagone Reagan – s. Stranagone Jones
Reserve – J K Currie – Tullygarley Roscoe – s. Blelack Digger

Supreme Championship – Overall best bull or female
Champion – R McWilliams – Stranagone Reagan – s. Stranagone Jones
Reserve – J K Currie – Tullygarley Roscoe – s. Blelack Digger


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