In-calf heifers topped £6,100 at a special sale of breeding stock from Nelson and James Alexander, Randalstown.

In a break from the normal on-farm sales due to time constraints, heifers were sold through a timed online auction from Friday 17 to Monday 20 September.

Topping the sale was a Belgian Blue cross Limousin heifer born in June 2019. The heifer is due to calve down in February, with a male calf sired by the Limousin Turbell Power Ranger.

Second highest price recorded was £5,650 for another Blue cross heifer, in-calf to the Limousin sire The Grove Farm P381, and expecting a male calf in January.

An April 2019 born Angus cross heifer made the third highest price at £5,100. Also in-calf to a Limousin sire, she is due in January.

Across the sale, a 100% clearance saw 61 heifers sold to an average just over £3,100.

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