Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club

dungannon autumn sale 2006


Dungannon Sale

Saturday 28th October 2006


The ring was packed as Auctioneer, Trevor Wyllie, opened the autumn consignment of pedigree British Belgian Blue cattle, at Dungannon Farmers Mart, on Saturday 28th October 2006.

Judge, Gordon Buchannan, Innishmore, Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh put up “Lukeroyal Workman ET” out of Lukeroyal Tiara, by Twyning Ash Troy, as his Male and Supreme Overall Champion. This October 2004 born bull, qualifying as a superior bull in the BQI scheme, was bid to 3,400 gns.

Standing alongside him, as Reserve Male Champion and Reserve Overall Champion was “Chatham Arthur,” from the Morrison family. Out of Chatham Teresa by Railway View Hector, this February 2005 bull, topped the sale at 4,400gns and went south of the border, to Frank McEnaney, Corrichmachross, Co. Monaghan.

Norman Hammond sold his 2nd prize winner, “Annaghone Adam” a May 2005 born bull, out of Annaghone Sanctity and sired by Chatham United 2. He was also heading to a new stable, south of the border, with Tom Moore, Portlaoise, Co Laois, being knocked down at 3,400 gns.

The third leading priced bull, being snapped up by John Kilculln, Sheen, Co Sligo, was “Woodview Warren ET @ 3,200 gns, from Andrew Craig.

Andrew McKelveys’ “Bessy Bell Whisper ET” out of Bessy Bell Tanya by Arlequin des Peupliers, found a new home with Albert Willis, Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh, making a very respectable 2,700 gns.

In total 11 bulls were sold, which was over a 90% clearance, with 6 of those being exported to the Republic of Ireland. This is a first for the British Blue Cattle Society; being the first recorded animals going for export and certainly provided a very good ‘boost’ to this autumn sale at Dungannon.

1st in its class and Overall Female Champion, was “Knockagh Whisper ET” a November born, black heifer out of Woodview Olive and by Ridge Dean Mahogany, found a new home with Simon Loughery at Limavady for 2,700 gns. Also out of the Knockagh stable was “Knockagh Whimper ET” the Reserve Female Champion, sold to John Hamill, Ballinomallard, for 2,000gns.

The 3rd placed female was “Springhill Weightwatcher” from Martin Bros., which sold to Olive Robinson, Fintona for 1,300gns.

“Knockagh Beckie ET” a January ’06 calf, sold with its recipient mother, was knocked down for 1.050gns to Sean Mcguire, again another export sale.

4 embryos, offered for sale from Basil Dougherty made £180 each, going to Jonathan Harte, Templeboy, Co Sligo.

Show Results
Class1: Bull born 4/7/04 -20/10/04
1st – Lot 3 Lukeroyal Workman
2nd – Lot 1 Woodview Warren
3rd – Lot 2 Ballydonaghy Wilbur

Class 2: Bull born 24/10/04 – 24/12/04
1st – Lot 7 Bessy Bell Whisper ET
2nd – Lot 8 Railway View Willie
3rd – Lot 9 Springhill Whiskey

Class 3: Bull born 7/2/05 – 20/6/05
1st – Lot 10 Chatham Arthur
2nd – Lot 12 Annaghone Adam
3rd – Lot 13 Bessy Bell Artie

Class 4: Female born 25/3/04 – 23/8/05
1st – Lot 17 Knockagh Whisper ET
2nd – Lot 16 Knockagh Whimper ET
3rd – Lot 18 Springhill Weightwatcher

Leading Prices - Bulls
Lot 10 – Chatham Arthur – 4, 400gns
Lot 12 – Annaghone Adam – 3,400gns
Lot 1 – Woodview Warren – 3,200gns
Lot 7 – Bessy Bell Whisper ET – 2,700gns
Lot 2 – Ballydonaghy Wilbur – 2,000gns
Lot 6 – Knockagh Warrior – 1,600gns

Leading Prices – Females
Lot 17 – Knockagh Whisper ET – 2,700gns
Lot 16 – Knockagh Whimper ET – 2,000gns

11 bulls - £2,324 (+£154)
4 females - £1,956 (+£823)

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Knockagh Whisper owned by W.J. Ervine, Newtownabbey, was the Female Champion. Also included is handler Steven O'Kane.

Knockagh Whimper exhibited by Laura Ervine was the Reserve Female Champion. Also included are W.J. Ervine, and Gordon Buchanan.

Supreme Champion Lukeroyal Workman owned by M & D Lucas also W.J. Ervine, and Gordon Buchanan.

J.M. Morrison, Armoy with the Chatham Arthur the Reserve Supreme Champion.

Enjoying the day out at Dungannon were from left: Joshua McCormick, Fintona; Jenny Martin, Newtownards; David Dougherty, Kircubbin; Philip Robinson, Fintona and Sam Martin, Newtownards.

Adrian McCord, Agri Business Manager, Northern Bank congratulates Dianne and Mel Lucas, Antrim for Lukeroyal Workman their Supreme Champion.

J.M. and Anne Morrison, Armoy owned Chatham Arthur, the Reserve Supreme Champion. Adrian McCord, Agri Business Manager, Northern Bank is pictured making a presentation to them.

Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart

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