Ballymena Sale 8th May 2019

Champion tops Ballymena Simmental sale at 2,900gns

Bulls reached a ceiling of 2,900gns at the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s evening show and sale, held at Ballymena Mart.

Topping trade was the male and supreme overall champion Ranfurly Jason TSI+77 SRI+88 bred by David and Jonny Hazelton, Dungannon. Sired by the easy calving Cleenagh Flasher, this January 2018 bull is bred from the Hillcrest Champion daughter Ranfurly Beauty 8th ET – full sister to the noted Raceview Merle Beauty. Ranked in the top 15% for calving ease +3.9, and top 10% for eye muscle area +5.1, he sold to E Kelly from Downpatrick. 

Supreme champion Ranfurly Jason realised a top price of 2,900gns for David and Jonny Hazelton, Dungannon.

Judge Keith Nelson, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, described the champion as a very correct young bull with good conformation and breed character. “He caught my eye when he entered the show ring, and I couldn’t go by him.”

Ballymena Simmental judge Keith Nelson from Rosslea, County Fermanagh.

Claiming the second highest bid of 2,700gns was the reserve male and reserve supreme champion Cladymore Justice TSI+75 SRI+69 from Archie Reaney, and sons Simon and Paul, from Mowhan, County Armagh. Born in April 2018 he was sired by Kilbride Farm Dragoon, and is out of the home-bred Borness Troy daughter Claydmore Blossom – one of 15 cows in the herd. Buyer was J Humphrey from Coleraine.

Paul Reaney, Markethill, exhibited the reserve champion Cladymore Justice sold for 2,700gns at the NI Simmental Club's Ballymena show and sale.

“The reserve champion is a muscly bull with good conformation and style,” added the judge.

Paul Reaney exhibited the reserve champion Cladymore Justice sold for 2,700gns. Adding their congratulations are judge Keith Nelson, Rosslea; and sponsor Jonny Connon, Connon General Merchants.

Next best at 2,200gns was the second placed Corrick Justice TSI+82 SRI+82 bred by Cecil and Scott McIlwaine, Newtownstewart. Born in January 2018 he is by the home-bred Corrick Nebraska, and bred from the Omorga Tarbuck daughter Corrick Claire. This one sold to pedigree and commercial suckler herd owners Robert and William Ferguson from Stewartstown. 

Two lots came under the hammer of auctioneer Graham Loughrey at 2,000gns each.

First to sell was the fourth placed Stralongford Ivan TSI+59 SRI+59 from Andrew Hanna’s herd at Trillick. Born in October 2017 he is by Omorga Murray, and is out of the Rickardstown Jumbo daughter Seaview Trixie Belle. This one was snapped up by dairy farmers Mervyn and Gareth Smyth, Cloughmills.

Also selling at 2,000gns was the January 2018 Coolcrannel Jacob bred by William Phair from Lisbellaw. This second prize winner was sired by the 2014 and 2015 Balmoral breed champion Dermotstown Delboy, and is out of a home-bred dam by the 10,000gns Drumlone Anchor. With a Breedplan calving ease score +3.5, he also sold to Robert and William Ferguson.

Female champion was Magheracrigan Kia shown by Allen Shortt, and owned by Wesley Abraham, Irvinestown. Included is judge Keith Nelson, Rosslea

Pedigree Simmental cows with calf at foot peaked at 2,500gns twice, paid to twin brothers Gary and Jonny McCammond from Randalstown.

They included the November 2015 Maghereagh Daffodil 1st ET. She is by the Camus Vibrant son Sheestown Tsar, and is out of the Kilbride Farm Newry daughter Omorga Daffodil 10th ET. Included in the price was her August 2018 Kilbride Farm Glenhead bull calf. Buyer was Victor Campbell from Magheragall, Lisburn.

Also selling at 2,500gns was the February 2016 Sterling Evita’s Helen. She was sired by Sterling Cotswold, and bred from the Medick Butch daughter Sterling Bacardi’s Evita. This one was accompanied by her January Sneumgaard Imperator bull calf, and is P’d in-calf to Woodvale Ferrari. Buyer was Mike Frazer from Templepatrick.

Maiden heifers topped at 1,650gns, paid to Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare, for the September 2017 Lisglass Imogen.  She is a daughter of herd sire Dermotstown Delboy, and is out of a home-bred dam by Omorga Prince. Highest bidder was Thomas Freeburn from Waringstown.

Commercial Simmental females peaked at £1,420 and £1,380, paid to K McKinstry from Magherafelt. Other leading prices include £1,150 paid to Jonathan Fowler, Dungannon; and £1,080 paid to R Henderson, Desertmartin.

The NI Simmental Club is indebted to Connon General Merchants for its continued sponsorship of the evening show and sale.

Results from the judging ring:

Bull, born between 05/08/17 and 05/10/17 – 1, Jackson McCaw, Ashdale Ideal by Dermotstown Delboy; 2, Gary and Jonny McCammond, Maghereagh Ivanhoe by Kilbride Farm Newry; 3, Michael and Eamon McCloskey, Drumagarner Iceman by Curaheen Wakeman.

Bull, born between 09/10/17 and 16/01/18 – 1, male and supreme champion, David Hazelton, Ranfurly Jason by Cleenagh Flasher; 2, Cecil and Scott McIlwaine, Corrick Justice by Corrick Nebraska; 3, Tom and Chrissy O’Reilly, Drumgreenagh Icon by Keeldrum Capone.

Bull, born between 20/03/18 and 25/02/18 – 1, Shane and Paul McDonald, Coolcran Julius by Coolcran Gunther; 2, Phair Bros, Coolcrannel Jacob by Dermotstown Delboy; 3, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Jude by Sterling Gino.

Bull, born between 27/02/18 and 12/04/18 – 1, reserve male and reserve supreme champion, Archie Reaney and Sons, Cladymore Justice by Kilbride Farm Dragoon; 2, Robin Boyd, Slievenagh Jupiter by Kilbride Farm Delboy; 3,William and Keith Stubbs, Rehall Jack by Curaheen Gunshot.

Heifer, born between 15/03/17 and 16/04/18 – 1, and female champion, Wesley Abraham, Magheracrigan Kia by Omorga Murray.

Stirling October Bull sales, including the Dispersal of the Sterling herd on behalf of Boddington Estates Ltd - Sale report

The Dispersal of the Sterling Herd of Boddington Estates Ltd smashed the Female Breed Record with Sterling Barcardi’s Hawaii, an Annick Exocet daughter out of a Sterling Flint daughter sold for a staggering 28,000gns to Messrs Barker & Borlase of Sacombe Hill Farm, Watton on Stone.

Sterling Barcardi's Hawaii

Sterling Barcardi's Hawaii

The Sterling herd also secured the Second Female Breed Record with Sterling Celia’s Fifi and her heifer calf, selling for 22,000gns to Harte Peat Ltd, Leonards Island, Clones, Co Monaghan.

Sterling Celia's Fifi

Sterling Celia's Fifi

Overall, 13 cows and calves averaged at £5605, 25 in-calf heifers averaged at £2375, 14 in calf heifers averaged at £3135, 17 maiden heifers averaged at £4101 and the 14 young bulls averaged at £1560.

Judging the Stirling Autumn pre-sale show was Mr Brian Sutherland from Connachie, Kellas, Elgin IV30 8TS

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Topping trade on the day at 22,000gns was Manor Park Hansome, bred by Mr D C Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HD. A Slievenagh Extra Special 13 son out of a Blackfrod Worzel 2 daughter. Purchased by G Behan, Cloneygowan, Portlaois, Eire.

Manor park Hansome

Manor park Hansome

Second top price on the day, out of the same stable was the Overall and Intermediate Champion Manor Park Hayden, bred by Mr D C Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HD. A Blackford Worzel 2 son out of an Ashland Perfect daughter, selling for 18,000gns to A Wright, West Lundie, Doune.

Manor Park Hayden

Manor Park Hayden

Next, selling for 15,000gns was Islavale Hogan, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. A son of Wolfstar Elusive 13, out of a Clonagh A Super Star daughter. Purchased by K Eunson, Braebuster, Deerness.

Islavale Hogan

Islavale Hogan

Following on at 13,000gns was the Reserve Overall and Reserve Intermediate Champion Rockytop Hurricane, bred by Gary & Angela Christie, Birchfield, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4XS. A son of Corskie Cannon, out of a Brinkton Major daughter. Purchased by W J Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Sheffield.

Rockytop Hurricane

Rockytop Hurricane

Two bulls then traded at 11,000gns, the first being Aultmore Hamlet, bred by W M Patterson & Son, Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith, Moray, AB55 6QT. A Banwy Bonzo son, out of a Whitemire King Kong daughter, sold to J Innes & Son, Dunscroft, Huntly.

Aultmore Hamlet

Aultmore Hamlet

Next at 11,000gns was Strathisla Hagrid, bred by, Mr A Ivory, Strathisla Farms, Moolies, Meigle, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH12 8RF. This Islavale Donald son, out of a Omorga Samson daughter sold to J Jeffrey, Kersknowe, Kelso.

Strathisla Hagrid

Strathisla Hagrid

Innerwick Hotshot, bred by Mr & Mrs L Moffat, Innerwick Farm, Innerwick, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1SE. A son of Braidwood Everest, out of a Strathisla Kaiser daughter sold for 10,000gns to JI & WN Stout, Whitehall, Stronsay, Orkney.

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Innerwick Hotshot

Two bulls then traded for 9000gns, Kilbride Farm Holestone bred by W H Robson & Sons, 106 Cogry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, N Ireland BT39 0PX. A son of Sneumgaard Imperator, out of a Seaview Prince daughter sold to A & J Craig, Craigton, Castle Douglas.

Kilbride Farm Holestone

Kilbride Farm Holestone

Next at 9000gns was the Reserve Junior Champion Corskie Harbro, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. A Dirnanean Bradley son, out of a Islavale Sabre daughter, purchased by A D Sutherland, Connachie, Elgin.

Corskie Harbro

Corskie Harbro

The 61 bulls sold through the ring averaged at £5720, up by £337 on the year. 14 Bulls sold after the sale and 14 bulls were sold at the Sterling dispersal. In total we sold 89 bulls on the day which is the most sold across all the other breeds.

Female Champion Williams Belle’s Hannah, bred by Mrs H Clarke, William Clarke Livestock Ltd, Model Farm, Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 5NL. A daughter of Clonagh Diehard Gallant, out of a Heathbrow Mischief daughter, sold for 3500gns to Harte Peat Ltd, Leonards Island, Co Monaghan.

Williams Belle's Hannah

Williams Belle's Hannah

Carlisle Spring sale, including the Leading Ladies 22nd April 2016

The Carlisle Spring sale which included the Leading Ladies was judged by Mr Robin Boyd of Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, County Antrim.

Topping the trade on the day at 5000gns was the Leading Ladies Champion Corskie Enita from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Greencap Ace daughter out of a Kilbride Farm Tarrant daughter was purchased by Mr D C Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HD.

CORSKIE ENITA

CORSKIE ENITA

Also selling at 5000gns was the Reserve Leading Ladies Champion Midhope Entise from Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield S36 4GW. A Delfur Chas daughter out of a Corskie Wealth daughter, she was sold to Mr P V Jolliffe of Star Green Farm, Cotton Oakmoor, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, ST10 3BL

MIDHOPE ENTISE

MIDHOPE ENTISE

Nexttop price at 3600gns was Corskie Easter also from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Corskie Bowen daughter out of a Islavale Sabre daughter was purchased by Mr N A Shand of Cairnorrie Farm, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7BU.

CORSKIE EASTER

CORSKIE EASTER

Leading Ladies averages – Eight served heifers @ £3517.50; five maiden heifers @ £2005.50

Draft averages:

Williams @ £1614

Blackpool @ £1846

Starnhill @ £1417

Blakewell @ £1746

 

BULLS

Selling at 4700gns the top price bulland Male Champion was Midhope Farmer's Friend from Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield S36 4GW. This Delfur Chas son out of a Corskie Wealth daughter was purchased by Auchencheyne Ltd, Auchencheyne Cottages, Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4EW.

MIDHOPE FARMER'S FRIEND

MIDHOPE FARMER'S FRIEND

Second top price at 4600gns was Corskie Flynn from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. A Dirnanean Bradley son out of an Islavale Sabre daughter was sold to Newbottle Estate Farms, Forceleap Farm, Hinten in the Hedges, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5PJ.

CORSKIE FLYNN

CORSKIE FLYNN

Next, selling at 4400gns was Corskie Fries also from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Dirnanean Bradley son out of a Strathisla Nugget daughter was purchased by J Muir & Son of Cleughbrae Farm, Mouswald, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire DG1 4JS.

CORSKIE FRIES

CORSKIE FRIES

Next, at4200gns was Denizes Fortune from Mr M A Barlow of Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT. An Auroch Ace son out of an Ashland Tornado daughter, he was purchased by R C Robinson, Woodcock Hill Farm, Church Lane, Pannal, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1NQ.        

DENIZES FORTUNE

DENIZES FORTUNE

18 bulls averaged @ £3348.33.

Stirling February Bull sales 14th & 15th February 2016

We had a very successful sale on Monday, top prices went to the following:

  • LOT 147 Delfur Fergus sold for 8000gns
  • LOT 158 Dirnanean Fivestar sold for 9500gns

  • LOT 163 Senior Champion Islavale Ferrari sold for 16,000gns

  • LOT 185 Wolfstar Fearless sold for 14,000gns

  • LOT 188 Corskie Freddy sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 217 Intermediate Champion & Reserve Overall Champion Kilbride Farm Foreman sold for 22,000gns

  • LOT 232 Reserve Intermediate Champion Kilbride Farm Fearless sold for 15,000gns

  • LOT 209 Popes Fendt sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 257 Auchorachan Fakeman sold for 8000gns 

  • LOT 269 Corskie Fruit Pastille sold for 8000gns

  • LOT 300 Overall & Junior Champion Derrycallaghan Fireworks sold for 8000gns

  • LOT 331 Reserve Junior Champion Denizes Fantastic sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 334 Drumlone Fabulous sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 341 Wolfstar Flying Scotsman sold for 17,000gns

Sale report and pictures to follow shortly.