O’Kane had a day to remember as she chalked up her first Calf Championship with her homebred Lim-ousin heifer ‘Hotstuff’, which later sold for £4,000 to Mark Breen, Ballygreenan Farms, Augher.
The calves were judged by Lee Hopwood, Cheshire, who described his Champion as an “excellent heifer with a tremendous future ahead of her in the show ring”. Tipping the scales at 316 kilos, this returned £12.65p per kg.
Reserve position in this section was awarded to Pat Hackett, Augher, with a stylish British Blonde sired heifer. She was snapped up online by John McCloskey, Carndonagh, for £3,100.
The entire entry of calves was bid for keenly, resulting in sharp trade, with many purchased for the highly anticipated 2021 show season.
n Kelly O’Kane, 316 kilos, £4000, £12.65 per kg, purchased by Mark Breen, Ballygreenan Farms, Augher
n Pat Hackett, 334 kilos, £3100, £9.28, John McCloskey, Carndonagh
n Brian Weatherup, 350 kilos, £1750, £5.00, Christopher Brown, Hilltown
n David Campbell, 282 kilos, £1750, £6.20, Stephen Robinson, Portadown
n Robert Miller, 338 kilos, £1700, £5.02, Denzil Johnston, Lisgoole
n Laura Ervine, 302 kilos, £1600, £5.29, JJW Farms, Killylea
n Richard Law, 304 kilos, £1600, £5.26, Kevin O’Hare, Hilltown
n Kelly O’Kane, 334 kilos, £1450, £4.34, A McGuiness, Eglinton
n Derek Campbell, 276 kilos, £1450, £5.25, Brian Daly, Dungannon
n Robert Miller, 342 kilos, £1350, £3.94, Darren Mullen, Keady
n O’Kane Bros, 284 kilos, £1350, £4.75, Brian Daly, Dungannon
n Laura Ervine, 286 kilos, £1350, £4.72, JJW Farms, Killylea
n Laura Ervine, 200 kilos, £1300, £6.50, Small Family, Kilkeel
n Laura Ervine, 208 kilos, £1350, £6.49, K O’Hare, Hilltown
n Laura Ervine, 278 kilos, £1000, £3.59, Stephen Robinson, Portadown