Angus bulls led the trade at the native beef breeds sale in Dungannon Farmers Mart on Tuesday. Topping the sale at 5,200gns was Bessiebell Lord Thatcher V072. Sired by Linton Gilbertines Preacher, the animal was forwarded by Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart.

Second-highest price was realized by Drumeer Lord Thor, sired by Wedderlie Blackbox. Forwarded by A & N Morrison, Maguiresbridge, this May 2019 born animal made 4,100gns. Twelve Angus bulls sold to an average £3,447.

Six Hereford bulls were also sold to an average £2,852. Topping the breed was a three year old bull from Hunter Stewart, Castlederg, which made 3,100gns. Second highest price went to John and William McMordie, with 3,000gns paid for Solpoll 1 Telstar.

Shorthorn bulls sold to 3,000gns for D & E McNulty, Belleek followed by 2,700gns paid for a young bull forwarded by Stephen Millar. Shorthorn heifers sold to 2,600gns for Richard Henderson, Trillick.

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