Markethill Livestock Sales 6th Annual Show & Sale of Charolais suckled calves saw an increased entry of 540 head of top quality stock.
The Show Champion, a male, from Mr Noel Graham, Annahilt, Lisburn was sold at £1300 (362kg) to Mr D O’Hanlon, Killeavy, Newry.
The Reserve Show Champion, a heifer, from Mr Kyle McCall, Armagh weighed 350kg and sold at £1100.
A full gallery of buyers, mostly return customers, ensured that vendors received very satisfactory prices, reinforcing the fact that there will always be a ready demand for good quality Charolais sired calves.
Top quality male calves sold from £230 per 100kg to £317 per 100kg for 240kg and £760 from N Caherty, Newtownhamilton.
This sale is exceptionally well supported by sellers and buyers from throughout N.I. It attracts calves from leading herds and is probably the best display of Charolais calves in the province.
The Show & Sale was sponsored by Mr Nicholas Johnston, Johnston Agri, Clogher, Co. Tyrone. The Show judge, Mr Nigel Matchett, Portadown, commented on the standard of Charolais calves on offer as “The best sale of Charolais calves in N.I.”
Markethill Livestock Sales will strive to support the marketing of quality Charolais calves, both in our Special Annual Events and in our weekly calf and weanling sales. We receive no support or recognition from N.I. Charolais Club.
Supreme Champion: Lot 586 Mr N Graham
Reserve Champion: Lot 211 Mr K McCall
2nd Male: Lot 492 Mr A O’Rourke
3rd Male: Lot 468 Mr K Martin
2nd Heifer: Lot 179 Mr A O’Rourke
3rd Heifer: Lot 210 Mr K McCall
1st Male Pen: Rice Bros
2nd Male Pen: K&G McCall
3rd Male Pen: T Carragher
1st Heifer Pen: K&G McCall
2nd Heifer Pen: Rice Bros
3rd Heifer Pen: T Carragher