November 3, 2023 Swatragh Sale 3rd November 2023
Truman Leads The Way With Top Price
Judge: Lee Coggle, Orkney
On the 3rd November 2023, our elite export show and sale took place at Swatragh Livestock Market. The cattle were judged by the discerning eye of Mr Coggle, Orkney. The Show began at 4pm with the Sale following in the evening at 7pm – 23 bulls were sold to a clearance rate of 85.18% and an average of £4,620.00. It was a strong commercial sale from the first bull to enter the ring, demonstrating a high demand for Charolais and leaving only four bulls unsold.
There were 11 females sold to a 100% clearance rate and an average of £3,235.91.
Finally, proceedings closed with a draft sale from Mr V & Mr S Keys’ Ashview herd and Mr T Phair’s Brogher herd.
The top price of 6,400gns was secured by 19-month-old Brigadoon Truman. Bred by W D & J A Connolly of Brigadoon herd, County Down, this promising bull was sired by Brigadoon Reno, a son of the 12,000gns Wesley Equinox. His dam, Brigadoon Prudence, is a homebred daughter of the 15,000gns Newhouse Maxamus. This young bull caught the eye of R Workman, who won the bid and will be taking Truman home to Kilwaughter.
The second highest bid of 6,200gns was reached by two entries. The 20-month-old Senior Champion and Reserve Overall Male Champion, Woodpark Tom, who was bred by Mr W Short of Woodpark herd, Country Tyrone. Tom was born to Woodpark Glenda, a daughter of the 19,000gns Corrie Alan, and sired by the easy-calving Deeside Gulliver. Securing the final bid for this bull was Mr J McCaffrey.
Also reaching the second highest price of 6,200gns, Drumconnis Titan who achieved Reserve Junior Champion and was bred by Mr J McGrath of Drumconnis herd, County Tyrone. This 13-month-old bull was sired by Sportsmans Monarch, who sold for the top price of 12,000gns at Stirling in 2017. Out of dam, Drumconnis Oonagh, this stylish young bull was won by bidder, Mr A McMullan.
Fury Tyson secured the next highest bid of 5,100gns. This 18-month-old bull was 2nd in his class and sired by French bull, Doonally Donald, and out of dam, Fury Petal, a daughter of Cloverfield Excellent. Bred by Mr P Hackett of Fury herd, County Tyrone, the winning bidder, P & D Mullan will be taking this bull home.
The next joint price of 5,000gns went to four bulls, firstly to Glencoe Tomahawk who achieved Junior Champion, Overall Male Champion, and Overall Champion. Bred by Mr P & Mrs V McDonald of Glencoe herd, County Down, this 15-month-old bull was born from Glencoe Nigella, a daughter of the 20,000gns Moncur General. He was sired by Glencoe Perseus, a son of the easy-calving Fiston, and will be heading home with winning bidder, E Sherrard, Ballyutoag.
Hillview Tommy also secured the price of 5,000gns and the prize of Intermediate Champion. A 17-month-old bull bred by Mr B Quinn, Hillview herd, County Tyrone, this Doonally New son was out of Hillview Melody, a daughter of the 25,000gns Inverlochy Ferdie. Taking home Tommy is winning bidder, Mr R Leonard.
Next to secure a winning bid of 5,000gns was the 18-month-old, Brigadoon Triton who took the title of Reserve Senior Champion. Bred by W D & J A Connolly of Brigadoon herd, County Down, Tommy was out of dam Brigadoon Olive, a daughter of the 10,000gns Goldies Icon. Sired by Brigadoon Reno, a son of the easy-calving, 12,000gns Wesley Equinox, this promising young bull was won by Mr J Black.
The fourth bull to take the price of 5,000gns was Kenaghan Trophy, an 18-month-old bull from Mr L Ruddy. Trophy is by the popular AI bull Harestone Hercules and his dam, Tawny Jamaica, is a daughter of the Irish AI bull Prime Roberto. Securing the final bid for this young bull was I Donaldson & Co Ltd.
Achieving Intermediate Champion of the day was Glencoe Thor, a 17-month-old bull bred by Mr P & Mrs V McDonald. Thor was sired by the 16,000gns AI bull, Clyth Diplomat, and out of the Bova Banker-sired dam, Glencoe Jenny.
The day’s Female Champion and Reserve Overall Champion was achieved by Brownhill Tilly, a 20-month-old female bred by the Devine Brothers of Brownhill herd, County Tyrone. This young Newhouse Bigal daughter was out of Brownhill Mo, daughter of the 12,000gns bull Maerdy Fiend. Taking her home is winning bidder, Mr C McVeigh.
Reserve Female Champion went to Glassdrummond Tara, a 17-month-old female bred by Mr P J Valley of Glassdrummond herd, County Armagh. Tara was sired by Knockmoyle10 Loki and her dam, Glassdrummond Pippa was sired by the 14,000gns Westcarse Houdini. Mr B Paul won the bid for this young female.
1st – Mr W Short – Woodpark Tom – s. Deeside Gulliver
2nd – W D & J A Connolly – Brigadoon Triton – s. Brigadoon Reno
3rd – Mr L Ruddy – Kenaghan Topman – s. Westcarse Houdini
4th – W D & J A Connolly – Brigadoon Truman – s. Brigadoon Reno
5th – Mr P Boylan – McNean Taurus – s. Dingle Hofmeister
6th – Mr D Thornton – Arney Tyson – s. Doonally New
1st – Mr J R Paynter – Drumilly Thunder – s. Flambeau
2nd – Mr P Hackett – Fury Tyson – s. Doonally Donald
3rd – Mr L Ruddy – Kenaghan Trophy – s. Harestone Hercules
4th – Mr L Ruddy – Kenaghan Theo – s. Blelack Immaculate
5th – Mr P Hackett – Fury Top – s. Pottlereagh Mark
1st – Mr B Quinn – Hillview Tommy – s. Doonally New
2nd – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Tyson – s. Firoda Jason
3rd – Mr L Ruddy – Kenaghan Tucker – s. Clyth Diplomat
4th – Mr P Bradley – Grillagh Tyler – s. Noble Prince
5th – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Tartarus – s. Ovill Instant
1st – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Thor – s. Clyth Diplomat
2nd – S & R Thompson – Altnaveigh Testarossa – s. Liscorran Magic
3rd – Mr J McBride – Moorlough Trueman – s. Doonally New
1st – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Tomahawk – s. Glencoe Perseus
2nd – Mr B Quinn – Hillview Tyler – s. Noble Prince
3rd – Mr W Short – Woodpark Ted – s. Deeside Gulliver
4th – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Titan – s. Glencoe Perseus
5th – Mr B Quinn – Hillview Texas – s. Fury Action
1st – Mr J McGrath – Drumconnis Titan – s. Sportsmans Monarch
2nd – W D & J A Connolly – Brigadoon Tesla – s. Newhouse Maxamus
3rd – W D & J A Connolly – Brigadoon Triumph – s. Newhouse Maxamus
1st – Devine Brothers – Brownhill Sky – s. Brownhill Harry
2nd – Damien McCaffrey – Backfarm Sam – s. Vosgien
1st – Devine Brothers – Brownhill Tilly – s. Newhouse Bigal
2nd – Mr P J Valley – Glassdrummond Tara – s. Knockmoyle10 Loki
3rd – Damien McCaffrey – Backfarm Twinkle – s. Ocean
4th – Mr J McBride – Moorlough Tala – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
Female Champion – Devine Brothers – Brownhill Tilly – s. Newhouse Bigal
Reserve Female Champion – Mr P J Valley – Glassdrummond Tara – s. Knockmoyle10 Loki
Senior Champion – Mr W Short – Woodpark Tom – s. Deeside Gulliver
Reserve Senior Champion – W D & J A Connolly – Brigadoon Triton – s. Brigadoon Reno
Intermediate Champion – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Thor – s. Clyth Diplomat
Reserve Intermediate Champion – Mr B Quinn – Hillview Tommy – s. Doonally New
Junior Champion – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Tomahawk – s. Glencoe Perseus
Reserve Junior Champion – Mr J McGrath – Drumconnis Titan – s. Sportsmans Monarch
Overall Male Championship
Overall Male Champion – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Tomahawk – s. Glencoe Perseus
Reserve Overall Male Champion – Mr W Short – Woodpark Tom – s. Deeside Gulliver
Overall Champion – Mr P & Mrs V McDonald – Glencoe Tomahawk – s. Glencoe Perseus
Reserve Overall Champion – Devine Brothers – Brownhill Tilly – s. Newhouse Bigal