Encouraging prices and a full clearance of Hereford bulls at Dungannon Mart.
The Champion and top price went to John and William McMordie from Ballygowan with Solpoll 1 Kingpin, a bull with a great set of EBV’s with both his Terminal and Self-replacing indexes in the top 10% for the Breed. This young bull sired by the famous Solpoll 1 Dynamite, sold for 3400gns to dairy farmer Alan Rutledge from Fintona, Co.Tyrone.
The McMordies also collected the second top price of 3100gns with Solpoll 1 Knockout at 14 months, the youngest bull in the sale. Knockout by Fisher 1 Charlie, their renowned easy calving former stock bull, sold to suckler farmer WH. McCabe of Muckamore, Co. Antrim.
The Reserve Championship went to Castlederg exhibitor Hunter Stewart with Thornbank 1 Jack. This two year old bull, also by Solpoll 1 Dynamite, has already got calves on the ground and was sold to Leslie Beggs from Beragh, Co.Tyrone.
Several of the bulls catalogued had already been sold before the Show & Sale and there were customers for more bulls.
Bulls averaged just shy of £3,000. The sale was kindly sponsored by SMP Concrete Products of Dungannon.