HOLSTEIN bulls flew to 6,700gns at the Northern Irish club sale, Dungannon.
Following brisk bidding, 30 lots were traded to level at £3,820, setting a new centre record average for black and white bulls.
Topping trade was the PLI award winner Prehen Lerwick from Robbie and Stuart Smith, Londonderry. This 18-month-old is sired by Sandy Valley Penmanship and is out of Prehen Shamrock Lady ET, a VG classified cow which produced over 11,700kg at 4.19 per cent fat in its third lactation. It sold to G.R. Gilmore, Portaferry.
Second highest at 5,900gns was Ronald McLean and Sons, Donaghmore, with the 14-month-old Relough Alert, a De-Su Acrobate son out of Relough Iota Amy.
Backed by seven generations of EX dams, it sold to Leslie Glenn and Sons, Carryduff.
The pre-sale champion Relough Dasher, a September 2016-born bull by Sandy Valley Penmanship hit 5,750gns for the Mclean family. Out of Relough Barney Danna 7, it went was knocked down to Robert Rainey, Beragh.
Another from the same home made 5,150gns. This was the fifth placed Relough Furlong, a 13-month-old also by Penmanship and out of Relough Legend Frances. The buyer was William Magee, Larne.
Wesley Gordon, Co Down, topped his run at 4,800gns, paid for July 2016-born Annalong Penmanship. Out of the 5,600gns dam Laurelhill Roxell Fay, it is backed by seven generations of VG and EX dams and sold to Andrew Wilson, Templepatrick.
30 bulls, £3,820 (+£985).
Auctioneers: Taaffe Auctions.