THE first Hereford sale of 2023 got underway on Tuesday, February 14, at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart when 11 bulls were forward for show and sale under the eye of Scottish-based judge Maddie Clark. Two bulls shared the top price of 3200gns.
Taking the championship and shared top price was Solpoll 1 Vindicator from John and William McMordie, Ballygowan. Born in May 2021, he was the winner of the intermediate class and a son of Solpoll 1 Promoter from the Panmure 1 Henry daughter Pansy M16. Boasting high EBVs, he had the highest terminal index in the catalogue and was knocked down at 3200gns to John Beattie, Omagh.
Equalling the 3200gns price tag was Annaghbeg Jedi from Mark and Lawrence Moore, Aughnacloy. Also born in May 2021, he was sired by the Irish AI sire Trillick George with his dam being Balleen Pansy 668, a daughter of Gageboro Eugenic. He sold to J & J Herron, Whitecross.
The Reserve Champion was the winner of the junior class, River-Dale 1 Warrior. Exhibited by the McMordie family, Saintfield, he was born in August 2021. He was full of homebred genetics with his sire River- Dale 1 Spartacus and dam River-Dale 1 Dainty Sue. Billy Morton, Armagh, was the final bidder on him at 3100gns.
Robin Irvine, Whitecross, sold two May 2021 born sons of his stockbull Blakesley 1 Nobility, topping at 2600gns for Graceland 1 Vaughan.
A second prize winner in the Intermediate class, he sold to Omagh to join O Mitchell’s herd.
The eight bulls sold averaged £2,664.
The NIHBA would like to thank auctioneer Trevor Wylie and the staff at Dungannon Mart and Maddie Clark for judging.
The April Native Breeds Sale is on Tuesday, April 18.
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