Brisk bidding at Balmoral Bull Sales as buyers mean business

Chatham Josh sold for the top price of 3600 guineas at the Balmoral Bull Sales for JM Morrison & Son.
Chatham Josh sold for the top price of 3600 guineas at the Balmoral Bull Sales for JM Morrison & Son.
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The multi-breed sales format is continuing to gain momentum for auctioneer Richard Beattie, as buyers continue to support the concept of “all breeds - under one roof”.

From the minute the first bull hit the sale ring buyers meant business with prices reaching heights of 3600 guineas. This was paid for “Chatham Josh” a quality all white British Blue bull from Jack & Anne Morrison, Armoy. This was a son of the highly successful stock bull Chatham “Auchenlay Eli2 who has sired a number of sale topping bulls for the Morrisons.

Will Short, Omagh realised 3300 guineas for "Woodpark Landmark" at Richard Beatties Balmoral Bull Sales.

Will Short, Omagh realised 3300 guineas for "Woodpark Landmark" at Richard Beatties Balmoral Bull Sales.

Hot on the heels of this at 3300 guineas was a well made Charolais from the Woodpark herd of Will Short, Omagh. This was a July ‘15 born son of Deeside Gulliver, out of a Corrie Alan dam.

Limousin bulls met with steady trade topping at 3200 guineas paid to J&J Aiken, Dromara. “Carnew Linesman” is by Plumtree Deus and out of a Sympa dam. Ian Davidson & Son sold a pair of quality Limousin bulls to realise 2500 guineas and 2200 guineas respectively.

It was back to the Morrison team for a run of super white British Blue bulls which sold to return an average of £3150.

A single Beef Shorthorn heifer caught the eye selling at 2850 guineas. This flashy red and white heifer from Denise Bailie & sons, Dromara is a daughter of Glenisla Explorer. Embryos from the same willing seller sold for 500 guineas per pair.

Ian Davidson & Son, Larne sold a pair of Limousin bulls to average �2467.

Ian Davidson & Son, Larne sold a pair of Limousin bulls to average �2467.

Aberdeen Angus bulls reached 2550 guineas paid out to Alywn & Carol Armour for their April ‘15 born son of Wedderlie Net Profit. Moses Irwin cashed his Angus bull in for 2100 guineas. This entry was sired by Blelack Prince Camelot.

Auctioneers: Richard Beattie Livestock Sales.

Leading prices in guineas: J & M Morrison (British Blue) “Chatham Josh” 3600 guineas; Will Short (Charolais) “Woodpark Landmark” 3300; J & J Aiken (Limousin) “Carnew Linesman” 3200; J & M Morrison (British Blue) “Chatham Kris” 3000; Denise Bailie & Sons (Beef Shorthorn) “Croobview Honeysuckle Opal” 2850;

J & M Morrison (British Blue) “Chatham Jethro” 2800; J & M Morrison (British Blue) “Chatham Jumbo” 2600; A & C Armour (Aberdeen Angus) “Woodvale Mr Alberta” 2550; IN Davidson & Son (Limousin) “Ballyrickard Lad” 2500; IN Davidson & Son (Limousin) “Ballyrickard Leroy” 2200; Moses Irwin (Aberdeen Angus) “Denamona Black Bestie 2100; TP Stewart (Charolais) “Castlenure Jake” 2100; Will Short (Charolais) “Woodpark Lennon” 2050; J & S Martin (British Blue) “Springhill Jaguar” 2000; R & F McKeown (Aberdeen Angus) “Ashvale Black Picasso” 1950; Rory Best (Aberdeen Angus) “Loughans Kane R292” 1800; P & A White (Simmental) “Calfpark Gunner” 1800; W & G Nelson (Simmental) “Drumacritten Gareth” 1750; WJM Hamilton (Simmental) “Glengalliagh Galahad” 1700; D McKinless (Simmental) “Rosetta Gino” 1650; H Crawford (Charolais) “Tonaghmore Lawerence” 1500; R Alexander (Salers) “Glenocum Kaiser” 1400; Denise Bailie & Sons (Beef Shorthorn Embryos) 500.

Champion Salers bull came from Robert Alexander, Broughshane

Champion Salers bull came from Robert Alexander, Broughshane

Results from the judging ring.

British Blue: 1st, J & S Martin, Springhill Jaguar; 2nd, JM Morrison & Son, Chatham Josh; 3rd, JM Morrison & Son, Chatham Kris.

Salers: 1st, Robert Alexander, Glenocum Kaiser.

British Blonde: 1st, Mark Savage, Gledney Indiana; 2nd, Mark Savage, Gledney Joe.

The Morrisons sold Chatham Kris for 3000 guineas with their team averaging �3150.

The Morrisons sold Chatham Kris for 3000 guineas with their team averaging �3150.

Aberdeen Angus: 1st, A & C Armour & Sons, Woodvale Mr Alberta R843; 2nd, Moses Irwin, Denamona Black Bestie R505; 3rd, R & F McKeown, Ashvale Black Picasso R821.

Beef Shorthorn Bull: 1st, Cecil & Matthew Graham, Glenvale Jock

Beef Shorthorn Female: 1st, Denise Bailie & Sons, Croobview Honeysuckle Opal 161

Limousin: 1st, IN Davidson & Son, Ballyrickard Leroy; 2nd, J & J Aiken, Carnew Linesman; 3rd, PG O’Kane & Son, Newferry Larry.

Hereford: 1st, A & A Armour, Woodvale 1 Momentum.

European Angus: 1st, A Magowan, Bannwater Lord The Best.

Beef Shorthorn females sold to a top of 2850 guineas at the  Balmoral Bull Sales for vendor Denise Bailie & Sons, Dromara.

Beef Shorthorn females sold to a top of 2850 guineas at the Balmoral Bull Sales for vendor Denise Bailie & Sons, Dromara.

Simmental Senior: 1st, Joe Wilson, Ballinalare Farm Goldenballs; 2nd, Mrs M Kilpatrick, Ballymoney Garfield; 3rd, W & G Nelson, Drumacritten Gareth.

Simmental Junior: 1st, W & K Stubbs, Rehall George; 2nd, W Phair, Coolcrannel George; 3rd, W & G Nelson, Drumacritten Gary.

Charolais: 1st, W Short, Woodpark Landmark; 2nd, W Short, Woodpark Lennon; 3rd, H Crawford, Tonaghmore Lawerence.

Woodvale Mr Albert sold for 2550 guineas for Alwyn & Carol Armour, Dromara.

Woodvale Mr Albert sold for 2550 guineas for Alwyn & Carol Armour, Dromara.