Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club

dungannon autumn sale 2004


Dungannon Sale

Saturday 30th October 2004

Supreme Champion
Supreme Champion - Owner Noel Gilchrist-Ardglass is congratulated by Adrian McCord - Northern Bank Agri Business held by Jason Edgar. and with Jim Sloan - Judge from Kilkeel.

Keen bidding was order of the day at the autumn sale of Belgian Blues, held at Dungannon Farmers Mart, on Saturday 30th October 2004.

Auctioneer, Trevor Wyllie, commented "There was fierce competition for quality, with a number of purchasers going home empty handed." Supreme Champion, Male Champion and top price, went to "Scad Hill United," an October 2002 bull, sired by "As De Treffle Du Vanova" out of "Scad Hill Skippy ET," exhibited by Noel Gilchrist, Downpatrick. He was knocked down to D A Dunn, Donemana, Co Tyrone at 3,800gns.

Reserve Champion
Reserve Champion - Owner Jim Ervine Newtownabbey is congratulated by Adrian McCord Northern Bank-Agri Business, looking on is Jim Sloan Judge, Laura Ervine Newtownabbey and Mel Lucas Chairman of the NI Belgian Blue Cattle Club.

Judge, Jim Sloan, from Kilkeel, Co Down, put up as his Female Champion, Jack & Anne Morrison's August 2002 born heifer "Chatham Utility," who found a new home with Barry Chambers, Portadown, at a very respectable 3,000gns. Utility was by the Morrison's senior stock sire "Lenborough Oliver" and out of one of their top cows, "Chatham Mabel"

Champion Female
Champion Female - Owner Jack Morrison-Armoy with Adrian McCord Northern Bank-Agri Business and held by Ian Allen Ballymena

The Reserve overall championship going, deservedly, to "Knockagh Van-Der-Hume ET," a young March '03 born bull, by the successful Belgian sire "Affute Du Ry Ossogne" out of "Lukeroyal Princess ET," from W J Ervine, Newtownabbey. Van-Der-Hume was also the winner of the Northern Ireland Bull Derby. The successful purchaser was Mr. McCrystal, Clougher.

In the commercial sale a 390kg heifer, sold by John Young, made a very respectable £480 and was purchased by Eric Whiteside. The 11 Belgian Blue x commercials sold, averaged £416. Northern Ireland Club Secretary, Robert McCormick, reported that the sale " Exceeded all vendors expectations."

12 bulls - £2485
1 Cow & Calf - £1700
1 Cow - £1200
1 Calf - £900

Leading prices:
Lot 4 - Scad Hill United - 3,800gns
Lot 11 - Chatham Victor - 3,000gns
Lot 19 - Chatham Utility - 3,000gns
Lot 12 - Ballydougan Valentine - 3,000gns
Lot 9 - Chatham Union - 2,900gns

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