Monday 22 April 2024

Despite the slow start to the spring buyers were out in force at Dungannon Farmers Mart for the April Sale. Brisk trade for strong Hereford bulls resulted in 10 selling from the 11 forward to average £2993.

Leading the prices at 3400gns was Brookfield 1 Wisdom from Roy & Pat McClenaghan. Born in April 2022 this son of the widely used AI sire Fabb 1 Northern Star from the purchased dam Graceland 1 Sarah. After finishing 2nd in the Senior class he followed through to be Reserve Champion before selling to Gerard Mooney, Dungannon.

Brookfield 1 Wisdom from Roy & Pat McClenaghan

Mark & Lawrence Moore had a successful day selling their 3 bulls to average £2905, leading their pen was the January 2022 born Annaghbeg Koala. Sired by Mara Pristine his dam was the homebred Annaghbeg Dakota, he stood first in his class before being placed Champion. The first bull into the ring he sold for pedigree use to David Smyth, Ballynahinch for the days second top price of 3000gns. Following close behind was his herdmate Annaghbeg Kodiak selling for 2900gns to Brian Henry Cookstown. Another April 2022 born bull he was sired by stockbull Cill Cormaic Nevada from another homebred dam Annaghbeg Gertrude.

Annaghbeg Koala from Mark & Lawrence Moore

Robin & James Irvine sold two sons of stockbull Blakesley 1 Nobility for 3000gns & 2900gns. First up was the June born Graceland 1 Watson who sold to Kennedy Hunter, Magherafelt, with the July born Graceland 1 Arthur also going to Magherafelt to join Thomas Anderson.

Also selling for 2900gns was Cassan Rory from Gordon Buchanan, born in July 2022 he was a son of Allowdale Rory and sold to Matthew Henderson, Trillick.

Alan Shaw sold his September 2022 born Benburb 1 Alfie for 2800gns. Another son of Fabb 1 Northern Star he stayed local in Dungannon with Edward Robinson.

The 2 youngest bulls forward were from Bertie & Greer Watson. Both were sons of Solpoll 1 Ringo and sold for 2600gns a piece, the 17 month old Barnburn 1 Albert sold to Paul Hurrell, Ballymena with Patrick Barker, Dungannon purchasing the 16 month old Barnburn 1 Aladdin.

The NIHBA would like to thank the judge Ian Watson, Dungannon Farmers Mart and the successful buyers with their purchases.