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Maiden heifer tops Dungannon Simmental trade at 2,800gns 25th October 2019

by | Oct 28, 2019

Maiden heifer tops Dungannon Simmental trade at 2,800gns

Prices reached a ceiling of 2,800gns at the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s autumn show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.

Dungannon Simmental judge Molly Bradley from Armagh.

Dungannon Simmental judge Molly Bradley from Armagh.

Topping trade was the much-admired first prize maiden heifer Ashland Topaz Janet bred by Pat and Frank Kelly from Tempo, County Fermanagh. Sired by the 11,000gns Team Celtic, she is the first calf out of the home-bred Ashland Topaz 2nd – one of ten cows in the herd.

Top price of the day 2,800gns went to the first prize winning Ashland Topaz Janet bred by Pat and Frank Kelly, Tempo.

Top price of the day 2,800gns went to the first prize winning Ashland Topaz Janet bred by Pat and Frank Kelly, Tempo.

This heifer boasts some of the breed’s proven bloodlines. Her dam goes back to the noted brood cow Raceview Matilda Stella, while her maternal grandsire Ashland Brandy, by the famous Raceview King, was sold privately as a stock bull to the NI-based Omorga and Loughside herds.

Attracting a tussle of bids, this fifteen-month-old heifer came under the hammer of auctioneer Trevor Wylie, selling via the telephone to the Barlow family’s Denizes Herd based in Lancashire.

Three generations of the Kelly family, Pat, Frank and Fintan, from Tempo, County Fermanagh, with their first prize winning heifer Ashland Topaz Janet, sold for a top price of 2,800gns at the NI Simmental Club's autumn show and sale in Dungannon.

Three generations of the Kelly family, Pat, Frank and Fintan, from Tempo, County Fermanagh, with their first prize winning heifer Ashland Topaz Janet, sold for a top price of 2,800gns at the NI Simmental Club’s autumn show and sale in Dungannon.

Following close behind at 2,700gns was the day’s male champion and reserve supreme champion Longbeach Juncker TSI+77 SRI+90 bred by Sean Burns, Rathfriland.  Born in June 2018, he is by the polled sire Curaheen Gunshot, and out of a home-bred dam by the 20,000gns Auchorachan Wizard. Buyers were Messrs Dickson from Drumquin, County Tyrone.

Male and reserve supreme champion Longbeach Juncker realised 2,700gns for Sean Burns, Rathfriland

Male and reserve supreme champion Longbeach Juncker realised 2,700gns for Sean Burns, Rathfriland

Judge Molly Bradley, Armagh, awarded the reserve male championship to the yearling bull Rehall Jordan TSI+70 SRI+73 bred by William and Keith Stubbs, Irvinestown. Sired by Delfur Decider, his dam is the Drumacritten Callum daughter Rehall Flower. This one failed to meet his reserve and returned home unsold.

Reserve male champion was Rehall Jordan exhibited by Keith Stubbs, Irvinestown.

Reserve male champion was Rehall Jordan exhibited by Keith Stubbs, Irvinestown.

A small entry of three bulls sold to average £2,345 (75%).

Claiming the day’s female and supreme championship ribbons was the two-year-old heifer Magheracrigan Iris bred by Wesley Abraham, Irvinestown.  Sired by the 12,000gns Kilbride Farm Bantry, her dam is the Hillcrest Naughty daughter Broomfield Veamon. In-calf to Curaheen Apostle, she failed to meet her breeder’s expectations and was unsold.

Female and supreme overall champion at the NI Simmental Club's autumn show and sale was Magheracrigan Iris exhibited by Allen Shortt, and owned by Wesley Abraham, Irvinestown.

Female and supreme overall champion at the NI Simmental Club’s autumn show and sale was Magheracrigan Iris exhibited by Allen Shortt, and owned by Wesley Abraham, Irvinestown.

The reserve female champion Glenock Daphne 4th realised 2,200gns for Stephen Millar, Newtownstewart. Born in April 2018, she is by Woodhall Ferrari and out of a home-bred dam by Lykke Sirius. This one sold for export to Scotland, having been snapped up pedigree herd owners Albert and Rachel Ann Henry from Knockallan Farm, Castle Douglas.

Jack Smyth exhibited the 2,200gns reserve female champion Glenock Daphne 4th owned by Stephen Millar, Newtownstewart

Jack Smyth exhibited the 2,200gns reserve female champion Glenock Daphne 4th owned by Stephen Millar, Newtownstewart

Seven pedigree females sold to average £1,732 per head (78%).

Results from the judging ring:

Bull, born between 14/02/18 and 27/09/18 – 1, and male champion, Sean Burns, Longbeach Juncker by Curaheen Gunshot; 2,  and reserve male champion, William and Keith Stubbs, Rehall Jordan, Delfur Decider; 3, Brian, Linda and Craig Cowan, Owenskerry Josh by Drumlone Anchor.

Female, born between 5/10/17 and 23/04/18 – 1, female and supreme champion, Wesley Abraham, Magheracrigan Iris by Kilbride Farm Bantry; 2, and reserve female champion, Stephen Millar, Glenock Daphne 4th by Woodhall Ferrari; 3, Wesley Abraham, Magheracrigan Kia by Omorga Murray.

Female, born between 18/05/18 and 22/10/18 – 1, Pat and Frank Kelly, Ashland Topaz Janet by Team Celtic; 2, William and Keith Stubbs, Rehall Jennifer by Curaheen Gunshot; 3, Andrew Clarke, Breaghey Jenny by Omorga Regan.

By Julie Hazelton