LIMOUSIN bulls met a solid demand at a society sale at Dungannon, on Monday, where a clearance rate of 91% saw 20 bulls change hands and head to new homes throughout Northern Ireland.

The sale peaked at 6000gns, 1000gns more than last year's sale leader and the highest price at this fixture since 2011, for the intermediate champion, Gleneagle Master, from JB O'Kane, Coleraine, County Derry. This August, 2016-born embryo is by Sympa and out of the Ampertaine Foreman daughter, Ampertaine Ikea, which goes back to the Sharon family. Master heads to a new home at Richhill, Armagh, with M and M Robinson.

Mr O'Kane also sold Gleneagle Maverick, the junior and supreme champion, to P Broome, Ballynahinch, for 4800gns. Born a few months later than his herd mate, Maverick is another embryo out of the Ampertaine Ikea cow, but this time by Gerrygullinane Glen.

H and D McFarland's reserve junior that went on to stand reserve supreme, Rahoney Mordecai, went on to realise 3700gns for the herd at Trillick, County Tyrone. Selling to Marshall Wright, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, this November, 2016-born son of the Wilodge Vantastic-sired Moloskey Ger, is out of Rahoney Gospel.

Next best at 3600gns was Newhillfarm Mike, a Kaprico Eravelle son from M and A McPolin, Cabra, Newry, County Down. Bred out of Newhillfarm Jordan, he heads to Ardglass, County Down, with Sean McConvey.

Leading the female entry at 2400gns when sold to Derek Johnston, Fivemiletown, County Tyron, was GN Martin's Mountscott Kristina from Dromore, County Down. Bred by M Sexton, Aheybridge, and born in October, 2015, she is by the Objat-sired Emerson and out of Mountscott Guna, a Procters Cavalier daughter.

Averages: 20 bulls, £2855; six females, £1917.

Auctioneer: Dungannon Farmers Mart