Friday 17 February 2023
Trade hit 3,200gns on two occasions at the show and sale at Dungannon Farmers Mart where 11 bulls were forward for Scottish-based judge Maddie Clark.
One of these animals was champion Solpoll 1 Vindicator from John and William McMordie, Ballygowan. A son of Solpoll 1 Promoter out of the Panmure 1 Henry daughter Solpoll 1 Pansy M16, this May-2021 born bull boasts high EBVs with the highest terminal index in the catalogue and was knocked down to John Beattie, Omagh.
Solpoll 1 Vindicator from John and William McMordieAt the same money was Annaghbeg Jedi from Mark and Lawrence Moore, Aughnacloy and sold to J and J Herron, Whitecross. Also born in May 2021, it is by the Irish AI sire Trillick George and out of the imported Balleen Pansy 668, a daughter of Gageboro Eugenic.
The reserve champion and winner of the junior class was River-Dale 1 Warrior from the McMordie family, Saintfield which saw a final bid from Billy Morton, Armagh at 3,100gns. August 2021-born, it was full of home-bred genetics being by River-Dale 1 Spartacus and out of River-Dale 1 Dainty Sue.
Robin Irvine, Whitecross sold two May 2021-born sons of this stock bull Blakesley 1 Nobility, topping at 2,600gns for Graceland 1 Vaughan, a second prize winner in the intermediate class and sold to Omagh to join O Mitchell’s herd.
The April Native Breeds Sale is on Tuesday 18 April.
Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart
Averages: 8 bulls, £2,664