Saturday 3rd April 2004
Strong demand, with quality stock being highly
sought after, was the order of the day, when the Spring consignment of Belgian
Blues came under the hammer, at Dungannon on 3rd April 2004.
The top price and Champion Male and Supreme Champion acholade being claimed
by L. A. Richardson, Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh, with July ’02 born ‘Hillview
United.’ A son of ‘Railway View Hector’ out of ‘Chatham
Susan’, finding a home with Ed Smith, Ballygawley being knocked down
owned by Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge was the supreme champion.
Also included are, Sam Milliken, Coleraine, judge of the event and
Tommy Armstrong, Provita, Sponsors.
Jack & Anne Morrison were close behind, with a son of ‘Lenborough
Oliver’, ‘Chatham Utopia,’ out of ‘Chatham
Racie’, making 3200gns, to Johnston Doole, Toonebridge.
‘Knockagh Utopia’ found itself alongside the Supreme
Champion ‘Hillview United’, after being put up as Reserve Champion,
Male and Reserve Supreme Champion, by judge Sam Milliken of the Seygorry Herd,
|The reserve supreme
champion was Knockagh Utopia ET owned by Jim Ervine from Newtownabbey
who is pictured along with from left: Sam Milliken, Coleraine, judge;
his daughter Laura ; Mel Lucas, Chairman, NI Belgian Blue Club and
Tommy Armstrong, Provita, sponsors.
Champion Female going to ‘Cassan
Sarah ET’, from the Gordon Buchannon stable, finding a new
home with Benny Robinson, Benburb, for 1150 gns.
|Cassan Sarah ET
owned by Gordon Buchanan, Lisbellaw was the Female Champion. David
Farrell, Lisbellaw exhibited the winner while judge of the event, Sam
Milliken, Coleraine is also pictured.
Reserve Female Champion went to Gary Johnson’s ‘Auchavilly
Northern Ireland Club Chairman, Mel Lucas, commented “We have had a very
satisfactory days trading, with brisk bidding, leaving vendors well pleased.
The Club is indebted to “Provita Animal Health” for their generous
sponsorship of the show and sale.”
14 Pedigree bulls £2433.74
3 cows £1004.50
||Baronagh Blues Ultima