dungannon autumn sale 2007
Saturday 27th October 2007
There was a real buzz around the sale ring, at the start of the Northern Ireland Club sale of British Blues; the like of which had not been seen for many years.
Judge, Trevor Ashmore from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford put up “Springhill Alfie,” bred by Martin Bros, as his male and Supreme Champion. Alfie, a son of Ridge Dean Physical and out of Springhill Umpire, was subsequently sold for 4,600 gns, to Tom Harrison, Portadown.
Richard Simpson’s, “Skerry View Abigil ET” a daughter of Osborne Van Terbeck out of Woodview Uno, was Champion Female and Reserve Supreme Champion. Following frantic bidding, Abigil found a new home with Brendan Mcquaid, Banbridge at 1,500gns.
The Dungannon centre record was smashed, when “Chatham Adam,” from Jack & Anne Morrison, was bid to 5,800gns, by Will Currie, Newtownards. Adam, a son of the Morrison stock bull, Lenborough Oliver, out of Chatham Racie, also demonstrated a 400 day weight EBV and a carcass yield index, in the top 25% of the breed.
“Droit Artic ET,” found a new home in Limavady, with James McCracken at 4,300gns. Artic, a son of Affute Du Ry Ossogne and out of Springfield Ulanda also boasted a top 10% EBV for 400 day growth.
Other Leading prices: -
Scad Hill Arnie ET, out of the Noel Gilchrist stable, a Dafydd D’ Ochain son, out of Ballee Pauline, found a home with Francis Connon, Ballymena, at 3,700gns.
In the same bracket, “Chatham Brian” a son of Chatham Vincent, out of Chatham Sylvia, sold to David Dunn, Strabane, Co Tyrone, again for 3,700gns.
The Morrison family, also sold “Chatham Albert” for 3,600 gns, to Lesley Wilson, Doagh.
There was keen interest from Southern buyers, with a third of the lots, going south. One of the furthest to travel, was “Annaghone Buster” who sold to Michael Oregan Skibbereen, Co Cork.
Auctioneer, Trevor Wyllie commented that there was strong demand for quality stock, with size and stature.
Show Results: -
Class 2: Bull born 28/10/05 – 28/11/05
Class 3: Bull born 1/12/05 – 24/12/05
Class 4: Bull born 1/12/06 – 5/2/06
Class 5: Bulls born 5/3/06 – 12/6/06
Class 6: Female born 6/6/05 – 4/11/05
Class 7: Female born 5/4/06 – 16/5/06
Leading prices: -
Lot 18 5,800gns.
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart Ltd, 028 87722727