The Hereford Sire of the Year has been announced for 2013-14. The award goes to the sire of the highest priced cattle at the three association sales in Northern Ireland.
Taking the award for the third time in four years was Solpoll 1 Dynamite from John & William McMordie’s Solpoll herd at Ballygowan, Co Down. Dynamite was one of the most successful show bulls in Northern Ireland, 3 times Balmoral Champion & twice Bull of the Year. His sons took the top price at the January & April sales and with a total of 34 sons sold from his owners herd he is having a big impact in both commercial and pedigree herds. He has also sired the top prices at Hereford and Carlisle Sales and most recently sired the Champion at Balmoral Show this year.