There was a super trade for Charollais females at the Dungannon Female Sale, with enthusiastic buyers from both the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.
The first two lots in from the Springhill Flock of Graham Foster procured the two top prices of the day.
Lot 1, a tremendous In-lamb Gimmer sired by Logie Durno Untouchable and out of a Rhaeadr dam, sold for the top price of 5000gns to David Roberts, Shropshire, a Female Charollais Breed record for Dungannon.
Next in was another Untouchable daughter and out of a Lisfuncheon dam, this lot selling for 3500gns to David Anderson, Bushmills. The Springhill Flock averaged 4250gns for the two sold.
The Artnagullion Flock of William McAllister had forward a strong pen of ewes which were in high demand.
Top price in this pen went to Lot 13, a powerful Loanhead Upper Class daughter and out of a homebred dam, selling for 2500gns to Tom Newth, Somerset.
Lot 15, another Upper Class daughter and out of a home bred ewe, sold to County Armagh breeder Glenn Baird for 1650gns.
Benjamin Bingham, from County Tyrone, had to go to 1260gns for his pick of the Artnagullion pen, this Lot 17 sired by Knockin Shop. The Artnagullion pen averaged 1062gns for 10 sold.
Ian Craig’s Ballynoe House Flock had a good day’s trading with Lot 29, a Loanhead Upper Class daughter and out of a home bred ewe, selling for 1250gns to Richard Powell for his Iskeymeadow Flock.
Jerrettspass breeder John Wad-dell also took his pick from the Ballynoe House pen, purchasing Lot 28, another Upper Class daughter for 1100gns.
Lot 27, once again sired by Upper Class and out of a Home bred ewe, went to Roscomonn breeder Michael Regan for 1000gns. The Ballynoe House averaged 984gns for five sold
County Down breeder Sarah Riley sold her top at 1040gns, a Castellau One In A Million daughter out of a home bred ewe selling to Drew and Stephen Cowan for their Tullyear Flock
David and Liz Mawhinney sold the top in their Rockvilla pen to Richard Powell, County Armagh, Lot 3, an Artnagullion Trojan daughter, selling for 820gns.
In the ewe lambs, Graham Foster’s Springhill Flock once again made the headlines with Lot 81, a stylish Springhill Vodka daughter setting the price for ewe lambs, selling to T Henderson, Londonderry, for 2100gns.
Lot 89, a full ET sister to Lot 81, sold to Southern breeder Michael Power for 1900gns.
Lot 87, from the same pen, heads across the water to Ben Radley, Dumfries, for 950gns, this one a Rhaeadr Undercover daughter and out of a Springhill Dam.
The last in the Springhill pen, full ET sister to Lot 89, sold for 900gns to James Reid, Ballymoney. Springhill averaged 1011gns for eight sold.
The Hollylodge pen of McConnell Brothers sold its top ewe lamb, Lot 105, at 1100gns, this Loanhead Ur The Boy daughter selling to Kenneth Kennedy, County Wexford.
County Cork breeder James Walsh made his choice from the Hillside pen of Alistair Moore, Lot 116 a Gorteen Unique daughter out of a home bred ewe selling for 1020gns.
Wesley Cousins went on a spending spree purchasing two Rockdale Tornado daughters from Norman McMordie for his Botera Flock, Lot 130 selling for 1300gns and Lot 129 going for 1200gns.
Lot 131, also from the Riverdale Pen, this one an Edstaston Ultravox daughter, sold for 1050gns to Rebecca McBratney. The Riverdale pen averaged 1183gns for three sold.