British Blue Cattle Society

sale reports


Saturday 2nd April 2005

Demand for quality was the order of the day at the Spring sale of Belgian Blues at Dungannon on Saturday 2nd April 2005

Chatham Vincent
Chatham Vincent

The sale topped at 3500 gns with ‘Chatham Vincent’, by ‘Lenborough Oliver’ out of ‘Chatham Maud’ from regular consignor Messrs J M Morrison and Son, find a new home with E Smith, Ballygarley. ‘Glenall Victor’, by ‘Lochside Prince’ out of ‘Reinbeck Rebonnie’, followed close behind at 3000gns from Trevor Funston being sold to A Morrison, Armagh.

Judge, Mel Lucas, Sevenmile Straight, Antrim had presented before him a quality entry. His Male and Overall Champion was ‘ErneRoyal Victor’, by ‘Gib Van Het Negenbond’ out of ‘Reinbeck Ophelia’ bred and exhibited by Ian Irwin, Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh. The Reserve going to the Female Champion ‘Droit Venus’, by ‘Tintin De My, out of ‘Woodview Serena’ bred and exhibited by Richard Mowbray, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.

Auctioneer, Trevor Wylie commented that animals combining style and correctness with quality were being highly sought after.

The Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club are indebted to “Provita Animal Health” for their generous sponsorship of the show and sale.”

15 (14) Pedigree bulls £2208 (£2433.74)
3 (3) cows £ 1172 (£1004.50)

Leading Prices
Lot 22 Chatham Vincent 3500gns
Lot 23 Glenall Victor 3000gns
Lot 2 Chatham United 2 2400gns
Lot 26 Omorga Viscount 2400gns
Lot 24 Chatham Veteran 2300gns
Lot 4 Ballygrange Viper 2000gns
Lot 25 Hillview Victor 2000gns
Lot 27 Knockagh Viceroy 2000gns

Lot 32 Droit Venus 1500gns

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The Supreme Champion was Erneroyal Victor owned by Ian Irwin. Ian is pictured with Mel Lucas, Antrim, Judge of the event and Tommy Armstrong, Provita, sponsors of the event.

Mel Lucas, Antrim Judging at the NI Belgian Blue Club Annual Show and Sale in Dungannon Mart.

Sam Milliken, Coleraine checks out the results.

Judge Mel Lucas, Antrim checks over Class 6.

Droit Venus owned by Richard Mowbray, Droit, Newtownstewart was the Female Champion and Reserve overall Champion. Included from left are Neil McIlwaine, Newtownstewart; Richard Mowbray and Tommy Armstrong, Provita, Sponsors.

Andrew Chestnutt, Ballymoney exhibited Ballygan Willow the Reserve Male Champion. Also included is Tommy Armstrong, Provita, Sponsors of the event.

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