Date: 30 April 2022 | Beef Breeding Cattle
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On Saturday, 30th April 2022 Harrison and Hetherington conducted their first on farm sale of 200 Commercial, incalf heifers on behalf of James Alexander, 88 Gloverstown Road, Randalstown, Northern Ireland
The “Jalex Select” sale has a long standing reputation for producing top quality stores which breed exceptionally well for the purchasers, a wide variety of breeds is also a key feature of this sale which saw 480 approved online bidders joined by a packed ringside which ensured a brisk trade throughout seeing 199 heifers sold to average £2504.50 with 78 successful purchasers from all reaches of the UK and Ireland, 25% of the sale sold to the UK mainland with 43% selling online in a frenzy of bidding. Best quality heifers sold to extreme rates, however it must be said good commercial types were readily available at £1700-£2200. Leading the way at £10,000, a new record for this sale was Lot 10, a truly outstanding British Blue cross heifer sired by Sheehill Fearless, an Empire D O Chain son out of a Wilodge Topgun sired cow. She was carrying a heifer calf by Brookland Poet and sold to Sean O’ Kane on behalf of a client based in Scotland.
Lot 10 - £10,000
Limousin x heifers sold to £6700 for a ¾ bred heifer sired by Ampertaine Commander she was carrying a heifer calf to a Grove Farm bull sired by Ewdenvale Ivor, she was purchased by Ivan Llynn, Armoy, Antrim.
Lot 29 - £6700
Messrs Llynn also went to £4100 for the leading Charolais heifer a Fury Action sired heifer which was a Champion when purchased, she sold in calf to the Limousin.
Lot 9 - £4100
Simmental heifers sold to £3000 for Lot 91 a Pure bred unregistered heifer, she sold scanned with a heifer calf to the largest buyer by volume on the day Jim Heery, Co Caven, Rep of Ireland.
A handful of heifer and calf units sold to £3300 on two occasion both for British Blue heifers with Limousin calves at foot. They were purchased by Johnny Crowther, West Yorkshire and Lee Hopwood, Rochdale.
Two bulls were also offered, these peaked at £4000 for Lot 56 Jalex Power and sold to A & M O’ Neill, Armagh.
Heifers in Calf: British Blue £10,000 £5000 £3950 £3300 £3000 (x3) £2800 (x2), Limousin £6700 £6500 £4700 £3800 £3700 £3400 (x2) £3300 £3100 (x2), Charolais £4100 £3900 £3300 £2500 £2400 £2300 £2200 (x3), Simmental £3000 £2700 £2650 £2600 £2550 (x2) £2450 £2050 £1900, Beef Shorthorn £2700 £2200, Aberdeen Angus £2000,
Heifers with Calves at Foot: British Blue £3300 (x2) Limousin £2900
Cow in Calf: Limousin £2400
Beef Breeding Bulls: British Blue £4000 £3000.