A number of bulls and females have sold to new homes in June, including four females sold to breeders and a bull sold to repeat buyer and noted show calf breeder Vincent McMullan.
Vincent’s pick was Ampertaine Goldfinger, a son of Baillie Bullion out of Ampertaine Alice, a Cloughhead Lord daughter. He joins current herd sire Ampertaine Valhalla who has produced many high priced calves for the herd.
A brace of bulls also sold to commercial buyers this month, with Ampertaine Houston bought by Sylvia Miller, Castledawson. This one is by Plumtree Deus and out of the Homebyres Visitor daughter Ampertaine Dixie. Staying locally was Ampertaine Hunter when he sold to William Paul, Magherafelt. Hunter is sired by Sympa and is out of the Jockey daughter Ampertaine Uptowngirl.
Taking two in-calf females this month was Michael Donaghy of the Cornonagh herd when he bought Ampertaine Gleam and Ampertaine Cheryl. Gleam, a Wilodge Tonka daughter is out Ampertaine Barbie, a Sympa daughter, and Cheryl is sired by Bailea Spunkie and is out of Ampertaine Tanya.
And two exceptionally strong females, Ampertaine Ecstasy and Ampertaine Havana, have sold to the Scottish Borders to join Gordon Brooke at Earlston. Ecstasy is a Rocky daughter out of a Cloughhead Lord daughter, while Havana is her June 2012-born daughter by Ampertaine Elgin.