Averages: 11 bulls, £2825

Hereford bulls topped the trade at the recent native breeds sale at Dungannon Market, where father and son team, William and John McMordie, led the way with the entry, Solpoll 1 Powerhouse.

Sired by the Danish-born Moeskar Mentos, Powerhouse boasted some cracking performance figures for growth and muscle and is eligible for the superior carcase sire incentive funded by the Hereford Cattle Society. The bull goes out to work at Drumquin, Omagh, having been purchased by Raymond Boyd.

Mark and Laurence Moore from Aughnacloy, also enjoyed a good day, taking 3500gns for their horned bull, Annaghbeg Eli – a well-muscled son of Guteragh Gladiator, from Raymond Bowden, Stewartstown, Co Tyrone.

Pick of the bunch for judge Michael Malloy was Mervyn and Henry Richmond’s Corraback Lenny which first won the intermediate class before going on to lift the supreme championship. A son of Mara Flook, a bull which was much admired on the breed stand at the recent Royal Ulster Winter Fair, he made 3000gns selling to Dennis Calvert, Bernagh, Dungannon.

Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart