21 bulls, £2871; 12 females, £1954.

A strong demand for Limousin bulls at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s recent autumn sale at Dungannon Mart, saw bulls achieved a top price of 7200gns and average an impressive £2871.

Leading the trade and securing the sale top was Gleneagle Pascal, bred and sold by John O’Kane and Sons, Garvagh. This classy May-2019 born bull is a son of Plumtree Fantastic and out of the Ampertaine Gigolo-sired dam, Ampertaine Marjorie.

With top-performing and easy calving bloodlines behind him, Pascal was knocked down to Jim Quail, Banbridge, for use on his Lynderg pedigree herd.

The same vendors also received the sale’s second top price of 6000gns in the form of Gleneagle Pride. Sired by Sympa and out of the Ampertaine Foreman-sired cow, Ampertaine Ikea, this June, 2019-born female headed home with Donal McIlwaine, Antrim.

Next best, at 5400gns, was the April, 2019-born bull, Ballyrobin PJ, from Joan Gilliland, Antrim. He is by Whinfellpark Lomu and out of the home-bred Ballyrobin Jaggermeister.

Amongst the females, an 80% clearance rate was attained with trade topping at 3600gns for the May, 2019-born maiden heifer, Millgate Pringles, from Michael Loughran, Cookstown. This home-bred heifer is a daughter of Millgate Jack, out of Millgate Icing and was purchased by Geoffrey Rodgers, Dromore.

Achieving the second highest female price of 2650gns was Ashmara Nigella, from GN Martin, Dromore. Sired by Plumtree Fantastic and out of the Irish-bred dam Roundhill Melodie 1595, she was sold carrying a calf by the 14,000gns Goldies Northstar to Mervyn Millar, Rasharkin.

Rahoney Olwyn sold his pen leader for 2400gns. This two-year-old in-calf heifer is by Plumtree Fantastic, out of the home-bred dam, Rahoney Hazel and was bought by Mervyn Millar, Rasharkin.

Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart.