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Salers reach 4,300gns for champion

THE Area 4 Salers Club hosted an autumn show under judge Pearse O’Kane, followed by a sale of Salers, at Dungannon on Friday October 22.

There was 100 per cent clearance in both the male and female sections. Topping the trade at 4,300gns was the Overall Champion, Ballykeel Prince from Seamus Connell. Prince was placed first in his class at Balmoral Show 2021, as well as Junior Male Champion and Reserve Junior Breed Champion.

In the Continental Interbreed, he was the male selected in the breed’s group of five, where this team were also placed first. Prince was a thick, dark bull with good plates, a quiet temperament and a super head.

The two other bulls, Lisnamaul Peter Pan and Mileview Pathfinder, both achieved 3,000gns.

Seamus Connell of Ballykeel Salers topped the female trade also at 3,400gns with Ballykeel Penny, a thick, long heifer sired by the French bull Icare. She was a very sweet and feminine heifer who had been vet checked prior to the sale.

The second top price for a heifer went to the Reserve Overall Champion on the day, Lisnamaul Rita, a March 2021 born calf out of the 2019 Balmoral and Omagh Show Champion Lisnamaul My Girl.

Three bulls sold to a top of 4,300gns and an average of £3605.
Four females sold to a top price of 3,400gns and an average of £2992.50.

Many thanks to the club members of Area 4 for arranging this event and co-ordinating the promotion of the sale and sale animals.

Show Results, sponsored by Provita:

Junior Heifer – 1st. Lisnamaul Rita.

Senior Heifer – 1st. Lisnamaul Peggy; 2nd. Ballykeel Penny; 3rd. Lisnamaul Paula.

Senior Bull – 1st. Ballykeel Prince; 2nd. Lisnamaul Peter Pan; 3rd. Mileview Pathfinder.

Breed Champion – Ballykeel Prince; Reserve – Lisnamaul Rita.

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