Dungannon trade peaks at 3,400gns
The December show and sale of Herefords at the recent native breeds sale at Dungannon Farmers Mart attracted a small, but high quality line-up of Herefords after a number of entries had been sold prior to the sale.
Judge Libby Clarke’s choice of champion, Solpoll 1 Rampage from John and William McMordie, Ballgowan, Co Down topped the sale.
Boasting top 5 per cent figures for both terminal and maternal indices, Rampage’s performance records earned him a superior carcase sire status. Out of the Panmure 1 Henry daughter Solpoll 1 Dainty M15, this April 2018-born son of Moeskaer Upgrade, sold for 3,400gns.
The reserve champion also came from the Solpoll herd and was the January-born Solpoll 1 Real Deal, sired by Moeskaer Salute and out of Solpoll 1 Dainty N11, another Henry daughter. It sold for 3,100gns.
Solpoll 1 Rampage
Female champion and top price female was Black Water Ruby from Nigel Heatrick, Middletown, Co Armagh. Born in July 2017, this stylish Clondrina 1110th daughter, was in-calf to Clooncullane Major and sold for 2,300gns, joining Glenn Morton’s Nancy herd of pedigree Herefords in Co Armagh.