Wednesday 17 April 2024

The Premier Sale held in Dungannon Farmers Mart got the sale season off to a start for local Hereford breeders with a smaller number of bulls forward.

Benburb 1 Wellington from Alan Shaw sold to 2,800gns

Leading the trade was the 2 year old Benburb 1 Wellington from Alan Shaw, Dungannon. After winning the Senior class this ET son of Moeskaer Waterloo and herds leading female Shraden 1 Alice sold for 2800gns to Robert Morrison from County Armagh.

Corraback Walter from Mervyn & Henry Richmond sold to 2,600gns

The second top price went to Fermanagh breeders Mervyn & Henry Richmond with their 2nd prize winner Corraback Walker. A May 2022 born Highhedges Synergist son from a homebred Kye Rodge dam he sold for 2600gns to Nathan Boyd, Co Armagh.

River-Dale 1 Whiz Kid from Norman McMordie

The judge Emma Hodge from Berwickshire’s choice of Champion was the winner of the Junior bull class and the youngest bull forward from the McMordie Family, Saintfield. River-Dale 1 Whiz Kid sired by Hollybush 1 Thor, unfortunately he failed to make his reserve in the sale ring.

4 bulls sold to average £2494, the NIHBA would like to thank the staff at Dungannon Mart, the successful purchasers, Emma Hodge for judging and giving shadow judge Johnny Mitchell some judging experience. The April Sale will take place on Tuesday 16th April again at Dungannon Farmers Mart with 11 bulls entered.