The good demand for Hereford bulls continues despite the difficult economic times in farming.
Several of the bulls catalogued had already been sold off farm before the sale resulting in the healthy average of £2541.
Above Riverdale 1 Malachi
Topping the trade at 3000gns was Riverdale 1 Malachi exhibited by Norman McMordie from Saintfield. This 18 month old bull by Panmure 1 Henry, the current UK Sire of the Year and from a Solpoll 1 Dynamite dam had earlier been judged Reserve Champion.
Above Oakchurch 1 Mastro
The Champion from John & William McMordie, Ballygowan was Oakchurch 1 Maestro, a 16 month old bull also from a Dynamite dam but by the highly rated Australian sire Wirruna Daffy, he sold for 2800gns.
Keeping the money in Co.Down, Conor King from Castlewellan sold Kilmegan 1 Red for 2600gns. At 20 months of age this growth young sire is by Udel 1 Eskimo.
Above Kilmegan 1
Judge for the event was Alwyn Armour from Dromara.