Saturday 8th November 2003
There was a tremendous show of quality British
Belgian Blue cattle, at the annual, autumn show & sale, held at Dungannon
Farmers Mart on Saturday 8th November 2003, organised by
The Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club, under the auspices of the British
Belgian Blue Cattle Society.
The judge, Brendon Arthurs, from Portaferry,
put up "Seygorry Tattoo" as Supreme Champion, bred by Samuel A
Milliken. Tattoo was out of Woodview Marylin, by Park Phirst Minster. Tattoo
found a new home with E & E Humes, Drumharvey, Ervinestown for 2000gns.
The Reserve Championship going to the Martin Bros. stable, with "Springhill
Tremendous" a January 2001 born heifer, out of Springhill Panda ET by
Seduisant De Fooz.
The Reserve Male Championship went to the Woodview Herd, of Andrew W Craig,
with "Woodview Uggy." Uggy was out of Woodview Lulu ET, by Visconti
De St Fontaine.
The Reserve Champion Female going to the Chatham
Herd of JM Morrison & Son with "Chatham Tara" This
October 2001 born daughter of Chatham Robin was by their stock bull Lenborough
The Northern Ireland Club is indebted to The
Northern Bank, for very kindly sponsoring this show & sale.
Keen interest was shown for "Chatham Uriah" A March 2000 bull by
Chatham Lavinia ET again by Lenborough Oliver, which was knocked down at 3800
gns to William Robinson, Glenarm, Co Antrim.
" Springhill Uproar ET" bred by Martin Bros out of Springhill Nightingale
by Alambic De Baillonville found a new home with H Buchannon & Sons, Ballantare,
Girvan, Scotland, for 2900 gns.
R Creith, Bushmills, purchased "Chatham Universe" a January 2002
animal out of Chatham Phyllis by Lenborough Oliver for 2100 gns.
" Baronagh Blues Tosh" from Robert
J McCormick, realised 2000 gns. This November 2001 born bull out of Hillview
Nan by "Torrero Du Grand Courty" found a new home with S Mulvenna
There was a keen demand for females, with "Chatham Tara" an October
2001 heifer being knocked down at 1600 gns, to Oliver Maguiness, Eglinton.
Sam Milliken's "Seygorry Sue ET" making 1400 gns, to Jill Kelso,
Auctioneer Trevor Wyllie, commented "Buyers were cautiously selective,
paying above average money for quality stock."
Lot 13 Chatham Uriah 3800 gns
Lot 15 Springhill Uproar 2900 gns
Lot 8 Chatham Universe 2100 gns
Lot 7 Baronagh Blues Tosh 2000 gns
Lot 4 Seygorry Tattoo 2000 gns
2 cows with calf at foot £1338.00
3 heifers £1347.00
8 bulls £2238.00