Brownhill Philomenabegley, a Charolais heifer bred by the Devine family, Artigarvan, Co Tyrone, has been sold privately for £10,000 to the recently established Livingwater herd, Renfrewshire.

Visited by her name sake, country singer Philomena Begley she is a daughter of the popular, easy calving AI sire, Blelack Digger which boasts in excess of 2300 progeny into the national herd to date. Her dam, Brownhill Mo which goes back to the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend, has had a very successful show career which includes championship accolades at the Omagh and Clogher shows.

The Livingwater herd which is owned by Gordon Inglis, Johnstone, is managed by free-lance stockperson, Kim Brown and comprises at present of three Charolais females and a long with a similar number of Limousins and Simmentals. They aim to concentrate most on breeding top quality Charolais.