Aberdeen Angus is ever increasing in popularity as a terminal sire. In 2017 it was the most popular beef sire used in AI, with more calves registered as being AA bred.
Therefore Linden Foods attended the recent Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society Show and Sale in Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
The show was very competitive with Judge Dessie Mackey awarding male champion to Tullybryan Black Brexit S906, bred by Fiona Troughton from Ballygawley. Reserve male champion went to Moses Irwin Jnr’s Denamona Petershore S833. Female champion went to Ember Princess Lil S144 by Freddie Davidson and reserve female champion went to Richard and Fiona McKeown’s Ashvale Blackbelle.
There was an increase in demand for bulls with the auctioneer confirming that 18 bulls were sold at an 82% clearance rate to an average price of £2,841/head, which is an increase on last years average by £450.
The top price went to Richhill Romeo S427 who reached 4,600gns. This bull is in the breeds top 25% for calving ease and was purchased by Kenneth Stewart from Larne, who finishes his calves through Linden Foods Aberdeen Angus Scheme.