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BALLYKEEL RASCAL LEADS TRADE AT DUNGANNON

Overall Champion – Drumlegagh Remi, Reserve Overall Champion – Ballykeel Rascal & Judge – Mr Ernest Gregg

The area 4 Salers Club held their autumn show and sale within the multibreed sale at Dungannon on Friday 21st October 2022. Judge for the day was Mr Ernest (Ernie) Gregg, Ballybollen Pedigree Livestock, Aghohill. Ernie had been farming pedigree and commercial Salers since 2003. He used either a Blue or Charolais bull over his predominantly Salers suckler herd.  Ernie said, “the reason I chose Salers lies mostly with the advantages of the dual breed traits which gives high milk yield, and they are also easy calvers and have great maternal instincts”.

Ernie found his overall champion in Drumlegagh Remi from J & E A Elliott. This Loyal sired bull was the youngest animal in the show, born in September-2021 and out of Drumlegagh Florice. Remi sold to pedigree breeder Sean Doonan of the Molly herd, Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh for 2,500gns. The reserve overall champion was Ballykeel Rascal who topped the trade on the day at 3,300gns. Rascal was a Jocker sired heifer, born in February-2021 out of Ballykeel Kerry from Seamus & Christine Connell. She was purchased by William McClenaghan, Newcastle, Co. Down. Standing second to the Overall Champion in the bull class was Lisnamaul Rocky, a March-2021 born Nemo sired bull from P J Maginn & Sons. Rocky had been awarded Junior Male Champion in Balmoral Show, May-2022 and caught the eye of pedigree breeders Malcolm and Kyle Fleming of the Killyboggin herd, Magherafelt, who secured him for 2,800gns.

Sale leader – Ballykeel Rascal – 3,300gns

Show results

Bull Class

1st Lot 12 – Drumlegagh Remi

2nd Lot 10 – Lisnamaul Rocky

Heifer Class

1st Lot 13 -Ballykeel Rascal

Champion

Lot 10 – Drumlegagh Remi

Reserve Champion

Lot 13 – Ballykeel Rascal

Sale results

Lot 10, Lisnamaul Rocky, 20/03/2021, M0, P.J. Maginn & Sons
2nd prize winner– 2,800gns

Lot 12, Drumlegagh Remi, 17/09/2021, M0, J.& E. A. Elliott
1st & Overall Champion– 2,500gns, S Doonan,

Lot 13, Ballykeel Rascal, 18/02/2021, M0P, Mr.S. Connell
1st & Reserve Champion in pre-sale show

  • 2 bulls sold to a top of 2,800gns and an average of £2782.50 (-£822.50 for 3 sold in 2021)
  • 1 female sold to a tope of 3,300gns and an average of £3465 (+£472.50 for 4 sold in 2021)
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Salers Cattle Society of the UK
Jasmine Cottage, Gavinton, TD11 3QP
T: 07903 626249 E: secretary@salers.uk
VAT Reg No: 625 3266 49

Registered Address: Lane Farm , Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH
T: 01539 567804
Company Reg No: 01892440 Charity No: 1115115