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DUNGANNON SALE - 9th November 2002

NEAR SELL OUT OF BELGIAN BLUES AT DUNGANNON

Bessy Bell Scooby Doo ET
Supreme Champion - Bessy Bell Scooby Doo ET

The Inaugural sale of pedigree Belgian Blue cattle, organised by the Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club, was a near sell out with 17 bulls being sold out of the 20 forward.

The judge, Richard Carruthers, from the “Valley“ Herd, near Penrith, Cumbria, put up “Bessy Bell Scooby Doo ET,” a son of “Totem De Chocquenee” bred by Adrian & Andrew McKelvey from Co Tyrone, as Supreme Champion. The Reserve Championship going to “Mountjoy Trooper ET,” a son of “Seduisant De Fooz,” bred by Desmond Mcaskie of Omagh. The spectators around the showring were treated to a tremendous display of quality animals.

Chatham Susie
Champion Female - Chatham Susie

Auctioneer, Trevor Wyllie, opened the bidding to a packed ringside. Top price went to “Chatham Silver,” a son of “Lenborough Oliver” at 3,100 gns to Adrian Wilson of Ballymena. Following close on his heels was “Greenfield Totem,” bred by Basil Dougherty, a “Gribouille De La Bonne Raie” son, being knocked down at 3000 gns to W T McFarland of Beragh, Co Tyrone. The Champion “Bessy Bell Scooby Do ET” finding a new home with P McMullen, Ballymena at 2700 gns.

An October 2000 born heifer “Chatham Susie” out of “Railway View Hector” topped the females at 2500 gns, to Barry Chambers, Portadown. A cow “Bannview Olga,” out of “Lawns Gentleman Jim ET” with a July born calf at foot, “Bannview Ursula” was knocked down at 1400 gns to Alec Ferguson of Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.

The Society Secretary, John Fleming, commented “A near sell out of bulls and the respectable averages achieved, had led to a strong trade, bearing in mind the circumstances the pedigree industry finds itself this autumn.”

Averages
17 pedigree bulls £2118.52
4 females £1561.87
1 cow & calf £1470.00

Leading prices
Bulls
Lot 4 Chatham Silver 3100gns
Lot 14 Greenfield Totem 3000gns
Lot 6 Bessy Bell Scooby Doo ET 2700gns
Lot 11 Woodview Topper 2400gns
Lot 2 Railway View Sam ET 2400gns
Lot 19 Mountjoy Trooper ET 2200gns
Lot 20 Mountjoy Topper ET 2200gns
Female
Lot 26 Chatham Susie 2500gns
Results from the Judging Ring
Class One: Bull born 1999
1st Gordon Buchanan Cassan Richard
Class Two: Bulls born in 2000
1st A & A McKelvey Bessy Bell Scooby Doo ET
2nd Mackey Bros Railway View Sam ET
3rd Andrew Craig Woodview Snowman ET
4th J M Morrison & Son Chatham Silver
Class Three: Bull born after 1st Jan 2001
1st Desmond Mcaskie Mountjoy Trooper ET
2nd Mel & Diane Lucas Lukeroyal Tristar ET
3rd Mel & Diane Lucas Lukeroyal Tommy ET
Class Four: Brood Cow, in calf, with calf
1st Thomas Boyd Bannview Olga
Class Five: Heifers Born in 2000
1st J M Morrison & Son Chatham Susie
2nd John McSorley Clougherney Blue Snowey
3rd John McSorley Clougherney Blue Redergan Rose
Class Six: Heifer Born after 1st Jan 2001
1st Mackey Bros Railway View Thelma ET
2nd Mackey Bros Railway View Tina ET
3rd Basil Dougherty Greenfield Trudy

Male Champion: Bessy Bell Scooby Doo ET
Reserve: Mountjoy Trooper ET

Female Champion: Chatham Susie
Reserve: Railway View Thelma ET

Supreme Champion: Bessy Bell Scooby Doo ET
Reserve: Mountjoy Trooper ET


For further information contact: -
J Fleming, Secretary, The British Blue Cattle Society Tel ~ 01768 88775 Fax ~ 01768 88779 Email: info@britishbluecattle.org or Anne Morrison, 58 Carrowreagh Road, Mullaghduff, Armoy, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. BT53 8RS. Tel/Fax ~ 028207 51327. Email: morrison_mullaghduff@yahoo.co.uk


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