Hotstuff best in the calf classes

CALF SHOW RI Farm
n First place British Blue Cross Heifer was exhibited by William James Ervine from Newtownabbey.

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kelly

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.

n The British Blue Cross Bullock champion was exhibited by William James Ervine from Newtownabbey. :

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.

PRICES

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 First place Limousin Cross Bullock was exhibited by Miss Michelle Wright from Carnlough, Ballymena. Handler Kelly O’Kane is pictured with the winning animal. :

n Laura Ervine, 278 kilos, £1000, £3.59, Stephen Robinson, Portadown

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