Friday 23rd October 2020
Chatham Herd Tops British Blue Entry at 6,400gns
British Blue bulls sold to a top of 6,400gns at the Northern Ireland Club’s autumn sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Sale leader was the twenty-six-month-old Chatham Neil bred by Jack and Anne Morrison, and son David, from Armoy, County Antrim. He was sired by the Bringlee Ecstasy son Kersey Geronimo, and is out of the home-bred Auchenlay Eli daughter Chatham Iris.
Ranked in the breed’s top 1% for carcase profitability +25, he is in the top 10% for eye muscle area +2.2 and BB pedigree breeding +17. This much-admired white bull attracted strong competition from ringside and online bidders, and was sold to Patrick McMullin from Cloughmills, County Antrim.
The Morrison family also secured a bid of 4,200gns for the twenty-four-month-old Chatham Neville. Another Kersey Geronimo son, he is bred from the Paulern Verdi daughter Chatham Hester. His Breedplan values put him in the top 5% for eye muscle area +2.9 and carcase profitability index +23. Buyer was Hugh McAlister from Aghadowey, County Londonderry.
Averages: 2 bulls £5,565.
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.