Solpoll 1 Trailblazer, a 16-month-old Hereford bull bred by John and William McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down, has been sold in a private deal for £10,000.

A son of their stock bull, Solpoll 1 Promoter, he was purchased by Lyn, Leslie and Adam Bowen, buying for their Bowendu herd from Nelson, Glamorgan.

"We were looking for a new herd sire and Trailblazer is a stand out bull with an excellent pedigree and figures to match," said Adam

William McMordie added: “We would have liked to have shown him at the spring sale in Shrewsbury in April, but we are delighted he has gone to a good home”.