Local breeder, Trevor Phair from Florencecourt took the honours at the recent Northern Ireland Charolais Club Show and Sale at Clogher Mart by exhibiting the overall champion and taking the top price of 8,500gns.

His bull, Brogher Somemachine who also lifted the Junior Championship is by the 10,000gns Goldies Icon, who also produced the top seller at last year’s sale.

His dam is Brogher Jebella, a daughter of the easy calving Blelack Digger. Winning the bid and taking this 16-month old home was S Frazer.

Trevor also bred Brogher Solo for 5,000gns, a 16-month-old sired by Balthayock Musketeer, and his dam Brogher Fancygirl goes back to the Irish-born Lyonsdemesne Tzar. Solo will be joining his stablemate Somemachine in the herd of final bidder S Frazer.

Next to sell for 5,000gns was the day’s Reserve Overall and Reserve Junior Champion, 14-month-old Drumacritten Stuart from the herd of G Nelson in Co. Fermanagh. This charming young bull is out of Drumacritten Linda, a daughter of the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal, and his sire is the popular AI bull Clenagh Lyle. Winning the bid and taking Stuart home was A McGill.

The final bull to reach 5,000gns was one of the youngest forward for sale: 12-month-old Mountain Tomboy from L Johnston of Co. Fermanagh. Tomboy was sired by Derrygiff Jester, and his dam Mountain Jessica is by the Irish-born Lisbawn Valour. The successful bidder for this young lad was J & D Baird,

The next-highest price of 4,500gns was secured by two bulls, the first being the day’s Reserve Intermediate Champion Crummer Syrus from A Dunne in Co. Fermanagh. This 17-month-old was born to Crummer Olivia, another Goldies Icon daughter, and he was sired by the popular Clenagh Lyle. This young bull caught the attention of T Fenton, who won the bid and will be taking him back to their herd.

Also selling for 4,500gns was Intermediate Champion Fury Spark from P Hackett’s Fury herd in Co. Tyrone. This 17-month-old was sired by Fury Leader, and his dam Fury Honey goes back to the popular Irish-born Liscally Eti. Spark will be heading over to join the herd of final bidder T Nethery.

The pre-sale show was judged by Molly and Matthew Cochrane, who both took home prizes in last year’s Youth Stockjudging Competition. The sale saw a steady trade, with 21 bulls selling to an average price of £4250 with a 75 per cent clearance.

Show Results:

BULL, born on or between 2 & 21 September 2021 - 1, A Dunne, Crummer Syrus; s. Clenagh Lyle; 2, P & V McDonald, Glencoe Sparky; s. Plexus; 3,W Short, Woodpark Sealord; s. Doonally Souverain.

BULL, born on or between 22 September & 18 October 2021 - 1, P Hackett, Fury Spark; s. Fury Leader; 2, P Hackett, Fury Solar; s. Fury Leader; 3, V & S Keys, Ashview Samson; s. Culmvale Novello.

BULL, born on or between 27 October & 18 December 2021 - 1, T Phair, Brogher Somemachine; s. Goldies Icon; 2, G Nelson, Drumacritten Stuart; s. Clenagh Lyle; 3, T Phair, Brogher Superboy; s. Balthayock Musketeer; 4, T Phair, Brogher Solo; s. Balthayock Musketeer.

BULL, born on or between 22 December 2021 & 28 February 2022; 1, S P Bradley, Slievemore Tyson; s. Noble Prince; 2, L Johnston, Mountain Thunder; s. Knockmoyle10 Loki; 3, L Johnston, Mountain Tomboy; s. Derrygiff Jester.

Intermediate Championship; Overall best bull from Classes 3-4 - Champion; P Hackett, Fury Spark; Reserve; A Dunne, Crummer Syrus.

Junior Championship; Overall best bull from Classes 5-6 - Champion; T Phair, Brogher Somemachine; Reserve; G Nelson, Drumacritten Stuart.

Overall Championship; Overall best bull from Classes 1-6 - Champion; T Phair, Brogher Somemachine; Reserve; G Nelson, Drumacritten Stuart.