April Show & Sale 2014

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.



N.I.H.B.A Premier Sale 2014

Champion Lisrace Lancelot IV, Joint Top Price at 3300gns with David, Jack & Robbie Wilson and the sale sponsors

Above: Solpoll 1 Juggler, sold for the joint top price of 3300gns from John & William McMordie

Solpoll 1 Jubilee, Reserve Champion from John & William McMordie, with the sponsors from Dunbia & Danske Bank and judge Eric Humphreys

Sponsors and judge add their congratulations to John & Karen Taggart  with the first prize heifer Carney Hill 1 Emma 5th





The Champion Lisrace Lancelot IV, a superior carcase sire from David Wilson, Magheraveely, sold for the joint top price of the sale at 3300gns. Sired by Lisrace Lumberjack VII the reserve champion at Balmoral Show 2010 & 2011.

The second prizewinner to the champion Solpoll 1 Juggler also sold for 3300gns. Bred by John & William McMordie from Ballygowan. This young bull was sired by Solpoll 1 Dynamite, the three times Balmoral Show Champion.

The Reserve Champion also from John & William McMordie was Solpoll 1 Jubilee selling 2700gns. This superior carcase sire is a heifer’s calf by Fisher 1 Charlie who has previously sired the top priced bulls at sales in Dungannon and Hereford.

 Norman McMordie and daughter Christa from Saintfield sold their River-Dale 1 Jasper, the heaviest bull in the sale, a Solpoll I Dynamite son for 2500gns.

Mrs P. McClenaghan from Holywood selling for the first time at a NIHBA sale, realised 2500gns for Brookfield 1 Indy by Greenyards 1 Dougie, the 2013 Sire of the Year.

The first prize heifer from John & Karen Taggart from Carrowdore sold for 2000gns. Carney Hill 1 Emma 5th is by their stock bull Carney Hill I Giggs.

The youngest heifer forward also sold for 2000gns. Solpoll I Stardust J12 is by Fisher 1 Charlie and was exhibited by John & William McMordie.

The bulls averaged £2790

And 3 heifers averaged £1995

 Thanks goes to the judge Eric Humphreys from Co. Monaghan and the sponsors Dunbia & Danske Bank.

The next NIHBA sale is on the 22nd April at Dungannon Mart