SILVERWOOD Saul took top price of 3500 guineas at the Blonde show and sale, selling to Messrs Parry from south Wales.
Saul will join the Anod Herd as junior stock sire. Saul was born in November 2021 by the noted easy calving French sire Glacon and out of an Ashtonlodge Tyson home bred dam.
Second top price on the day of 2900 guineas also went to the McKnight family with Silverwood Sherry. Sherry stood Champion Female and Reserve Overall in the pre-sale show. She caught the eye of a relatively new breeder, Russell Allen.
Sherry was again sired by Glacon and out of an Ardmore Gargoyle sired dam. Judge Alan Carson commented: “Sherry is a stylish and correct heifer; she pushed the bull very hard for the Overall Championship.”
The Male Champion and Overall Champion was Pinehill Samson, a May 2021 son of Klmoney Bruce, exhibited by Colin Todd, Lisburn.
The NI Club would like to thank Dungannon Farmers Mart for hosting the sale, the British Blonde Society for facilitating it and judge Alan Carson. A huge thanks to sponsor ASC Farm Services and as always Bo Davidson for all the excellent photos.
Watch out for the upcoming launch of the NI club’s commercial herds competition, open to both autumn 2022 born and spring 2023 born calves.
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