The spring sale at Dungannon Farmers Mart yielded another 100 per cent clearance for Hereford bulls following on from the record-breaking February sale.
Leading the trade was rising three year old Thornbank 1 Romeo selling at 3,100gns to join the Clogher Valley pedigree Herd of Ian Brown Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone. Bred by Hunter Stewart, Co Tyrone, it was sired by the home-bred Thornbank 1 Mighty Man and out of a home-bred Solpoll 1 Dynamite daughter.
Following closely behind at 3,000gns was the youngest bull in the sale at 15 months old, from John and William McMordie, Co Down. By Moeskaer Mentos, Solpoll 1 Telstar is another Solpoll 1 Dynamite sired dam and sold to John Wauchob, Co Tyrone.
Alex Ferguson, Co Tyrone purchased the 19 month old Brookfield 1 Thor at 2,900gns from Roy and Pat McClenaghen, Co Down. Qualifying as a superior carcase sire, this Moorside 1 Joseph son is out of a Wirruna Daffy sired dam.
The first bull into the ring, Corraback Nilo, sold at 2,700gns for Mervyn and Henry Richmond. Sired by Kye Rodge and out of a Ballyaville Don dam it travelled back to Co Fermanagh with John Gilleece.
Average: 6 bulls, £2,853