Charolais bulls sold to a top price of 4000gns twice with an overall average of £3027.50 at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official April show and sale at Ballymena on Friday.
First to be knocked down at 4000gns was the 20 month-old pre-sale supreme champion Killadeas Fearless from Stuart Bothwell, Co Fermanagh. By the 18,000gns Derryharney Outstanding and out of a home-bred dam by Oldstone Egbert, he was knocked down to D Rainey, Ballymoney, County Antrim.
The pre-sale reserve supreme champion, Coolnaslee Foremost from Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, County Derry, was the second to go at 4000gns. By the 9000gns Goldies Carnival and out of Mullagh Sylvia, this 17 month-old was secured by R Workman, Larne, County Antrim.
Kilturk Frank by Anneskeagh Ulysses and out of Rossharbour Augusta then went at 3400gns. Bred by P Grue, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, this 17 month-old was knocked down to J Gilfillan, Limavady, County Derry.
Female trade saw only one lot entered with the 14 month-old Rowandale Gem from D McKay, Ballymena, County Antrim selling for 1200gns to P O’Neill, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
Averages: 9 bulls £3027.50; 1 yearling heifer £1260 (Ballymena Livestock Mart).