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March 2015: Holstein champion secures 3,500gns at Kilrea bull sale

Trade for pedigree black and white bulls reached a ceiling of 3,500gns at Holstein NI’s March show and sale, hosted by HA McIlrath and Sons Ltd at Kilrea Mart.

Sale leader was the supreme overall champion Glasson Gomez PLI 268 bred by Philip and Simon Haffey, Portadown. Born in September 2013 he is by Bertaiola Mincio, and out of the home-bred Glasson J Goldwyn Gail EX92 who averaged 10,628kgs at 4.95% butterfat and 3.58% protein in four 305-day lactations. Backed by five generations of EX dams from a high genomics family he sold to J and M Wilson, Broughshane.

Second highest bid of the day 2,700gns, was paid to Ronald McLean, and sons Malcolm and Barry, Donaghmore, for the November 2013 born Relough Dignity PLI 216. Sired by Gillette Windbrook, his dam is the EX95 Relough Dante Dana 3 who averaged 11,758kgs at 4.95% and 3.30% protein in four 305-day lactations. Buyer was Norman Bell, Cookstown.

Following close behind at 2,650gns was the honourable mention award winner Glasson Baton PLI 137 from Philip and Simon Haffey’s herd. Sired by Maple Downs IGW Atwood, he was bred from Glasson Journalist Buttercup EX92. In six 305-day lactations she averaged 9,042kgs at 5.3% butterfat and 3.51% protein. This December 2013 born entry sold to A Gaston, Glarryford.

New breeder Aidan McAFee, Aghadowey, realised 2,400gns for the Co-op Bosside Massey son Drumeil Dodger ET 341. His dam Majestic Earnit Annette is the number one GTPI Earnit daughter Europe, and is a maternal sister to the 75,000 dollar Morning View Toystory Amaya EX92. Born in October 2013, he was snapped up by M Millar, Coleraine.

The October 2013 born Picston Shottle son Mullaugher Scott came under the hammer at 2,000gns David McNaugher, Aghadowey.  Buyer was CR McIntyre, Bushmills.

The pre-sale show was judged by William Kerr from Cloughmills, and generously sponsored by Genus ABS.

The reserve championship went to Carsehall Kaboom ET 301, a July 2013 born Mountfield SSI DCY Mogul son from J Craig and Sons, Limavady. He sold at 1,650gns to D Boyd, Ballyclare.

Averages: 19 bulls 1,940 (+71).

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Supreme champion was Glasson Gomez bred by Philip Haffey, Portadown. Included are judge William Kerr, Cloughmills; auctioneer Mark Stewart; and sponsor Billy Rodgers, Genus ABS.

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Tom Craig, Limavady, exhibited the reserve champion Carsehall Kaboom ET. He was congratulated by judge William Kerr, Cloughmills; and sponsor Billy Rodgers, Genus ABS.

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Buyers around the salering at Holstein NI's March bull show and sale, held at Kilrea Mart.

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