100% CLEARANCE FOR HEREFORDS
Bulls where snapped up by buyers with 100% clearance of animals presented for Sale on Tuesday at The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association Show and sale in conjunction with the Native Breeds.
Quality was recognised by a packed sale ring which reflected a healthy £2850 average on the day.
Top price of the day went to Judge Sean McKiernan’s Champion Riverdale 1 Nero of 3800 guineas owned and bred by Norman McMordie and Family which was purchased by M&S Crawford of Ballymena. Reserve in the show ring command a price of 3700 guineas, Solpoll 1 Neon bred by John McMordie which went to S Cargill of Parkgate. Two more sons of the legendary bull Panmure 1 Henry sold for 3200 guineas and 2900 guineas.
“Great to see such a demand for bulls, NIHBA breeders today have been overwhelmed by the amount of interest and enquiries for prospective buyers that missed out on a chance to buy on the day, the quality of animals shone through and that’s what the association strives for” commented John Gill Chairman of the NIHBA.
In the show ring Judge Sean McKiernan done a sterling job placing the animals which was backed up by the prices in the sale ring after.
Supreme Champion of the day went to Riverdale 1 Nero bred by Norman McMordie. This growthy bull caught the eye of Sean and is sired by 3 times Balmoral Champion Solpoll 1 Dynamite.
Reserve Champion went to Solpoll 1 Neon bred by John McMordie, this son of Panmure 1 Henry had the figures to match with many in the top 10%
Class 3 Bull born 5/4/15-18/7/15
1st Solpoll 1 Neon J McMordie
2nd Holland Sergeant B&K Holland
3rd Cassandra Mo G Buchanan
4th Holland Hector B&K Holland
Class 4 Bull born 3/9/15-16/9/15
1st Riverdale 1 Nero N McMordie and Family
2nd Drumatee Fullstop J Conlon
3rd Drumatee Forager J Conlon
Class 5 Bulls born 6/11/15-20/3/16
1st Solitude 1 Noble A McMordie