The selling has finished for the Charolais bulls and a total of 168 bulls have sold to an average of £7,653 from the 201 forward for sale.
A total of 34 bulls made 10,000gns or more with prices peaking at 25,000gns (Inverlochy Ferdie), 22,000gns (Blelack Forester) and 20,000gns twice (Inverlochy Fencer and Maerdy Flambeau).
For a full report and pictures see Friday’s paper.
The best of Esmor Evans’ Maerdy consignment so far is 20,000gns paid for Maerdy Flambeau. This one is a T-Unisson sired bull.
The overall show champion, Inverlochy Fencer, from Messrs Irvine has just been through the ring and realised 20,000gns selling to John Jeffrey.
The reserve junior champion, Goldies Fellow, from Hamish Goldie has also sold and fetched 9,500gns.
The trade is flying here at the bulls sales and the reserve overall and intermediate champion has just made 25,000gns.
Inverlochy Ferdie from Raymond and John Irvine sold to Neil Barclay for the Harestone herd. This is a Balmyle Bollinger son.
The other Bollinger son, the overall champion, is just to be sold later in the sale…..
Within minutes of the sale starting prices have topped at 22,000gns. This was for the senior champion, Blelack Forester, from Neil and Graeme Massie. Forester is a son of Maerdy Dublin.
The lot earlier, Harestone Figaro, made 11,500gns for Neil Barclay. This one is by Balmyle Addition.
Another at a five-figure price was Puntabrava Federico from A.J. McKie. This one is a Dingle Hofmeister son.
The overall and reserve championship in the Charolais judging has gone to the same owners – John and Raymond Irvine.
The champion was the junior bull, Inverlochy Fencer and the reserve was the intermediate winner, Inverlochy Ferdie. Both were by the 30,000gns, which has previously bred bulls to 70,000gns.
Runner-up in the junior section was Goldies Fellow, a Goldies Champion sired bull, from Hamish Goldie.
Reserve in the intermediate category was Conal Frank, another from Messrs Irvine.
In the senior section the winner was Blelack Forester, a Maerdy Dublin son, from Meil Massie.
Reserve in the senior judging was Lakelady Flint from K. Millar. Flint is a Kersknowe Clansman.
A second prize winner, Team Banker, has made 17,000gns. This one is a July 2010-born bull consigned by Robert MacGregor and sired by Team Volvo.
The overall champion, Islavale Brilliant, has sold at 18,000gns and the reserve overall, Longbeach Bosco, has made 10,000gns.
The Simmental bulls are now selling and we’re about 30 lots in out of 140 forward.
Currently top prices stand at 9,000gns realised twice.
First was Drumsleed Bonanza from G.W Smith and selling to Blackford Farms. Bonanza is by Hockenhull Matthew.
Next at the same money was Sperrin View Brilliance from H.C. Stubbs and A.A. Burleigh. This one if by Curaheen Tyson.
The judging for the Simmental bulls has just finished and the overall title has gone to Stewart Stronach with Islavale Brilliant 10.
This senior bull is by Curaheen Vobster, which was a bull bred in Eire.
Mr Stronach, who has around 80 pedigree cows and another 120 quarter breds, also took the reserve senior champion with Islavale Barry. This one is by Kilbride Farm Newry.
In overall reserve spot was the intermediate champion, Longbeach Bosco, from Adrian Richardson of Maguiresbridge. This July 2010-born bull is by Kilbride Farm Viduka.
Reserve intermeidate was another by Kilbride Farm Newry. This was Drumacritten Bruno from William and Margaret Nelso and sons from Enniskillen.
In the junior section the red rosette went to Andrew and Yvonee Leedham of Netherseal, with Grangewood Baron 10. This is an AI son of Amorga Volvo.
Reserve junior was Glenturk Bonanza from B.G. and L. Allan. This one is by Celtic Rock and out of a dam by Milnafua Keystone.