IN the cattle rings the day kicked off with a superb show of calves placed by June Dowie, Yorkshire.
Taking the top honours was Chris Johnston, Fivemiletown, with his homebred baby Jo Jo, sired by Trueman Idol.
This exciting prospect caught the eye of many visitors to the event, tipping the scales at 275 kilos and selling for a whopping £5,600 (£20 per kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch.
It was a clean sweep for Limousin as the Reserve Champion calf brought out by Mark McCartan, Crossgar, was sired by Foxhill Ourbest.
There was plenty of style with this five month old steer which weighed in at 308 kilos and was snapped up by Bobby Patterson for £2,400 (£12/kg).
Champion – Chris Johnston, Fivemiletown; reserve, Mark McCartan, Downpatrick.
Charolais heifer – 1, Sean Kirk, Omagh; 2, D and A McCrea, Strabane; 3, Richard Law, Ballinamallard.
Charolais bullock – 1, Gareth Elliott, Enniskillen.
Beef Shorthorn heifer – Alan Burleigh, Lisnaskea.
Limousin heifer – 1, Chris Johnston, Fivemiletown; 2, Blackwater Limousins, Benburb; 3, Alan Farlow, Garvagh.
Limousin bullock – 1, Mark McCartan, Downpatrick; 2, Leonard Bros, Irvinestown; 3, Jonathan Davidson, Banbridge.
British Blue heifer – 1, Sean McCaughey, Augher.
British Blue bullock – 1, Leonard Bros, Irvinestown; 2, Callaghan family, Kilkeel.
n Chris Johnston £5600 (£20.28p/kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch
n R & N McIlwaine £4300 (£12.79p/kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch
n Alan Farlow £3900 (£11.53p/kg) to Johnny Neill, Downpatrick
n Sean McCaughey £3800 (£10.85p/kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch
n R & N McIlwaine £3000 (£3.64p/kg) to Karl Lappin, Poyntzpass
n Blackwater Limousins £3000 (£9.14p/kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch
n Leonard Bros £2450 (£7.65p/kg) to Kieran McGee, Pettigo
n Mark McCartan £2400 (£8.10p/kg) to Bobby Patterson, Omagh
n Blackwater Limousins £2400 (£6.74p/kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch
n Michelle Wright £2250 (£5.59p/kg) to K O’Hare, Newry
n Michelle Wright £2100 (£3.98p/kg) to M Doyle, Newry
n Leonard Bros £1800 (£5.29p/kg) to K O’Hare Hilltown
n Leonard Bros £1600 (£5.22p/kg) to K & S Lappin, Poyntzpass
n Alan Burleigh £1550 (£5.57p/kg) to G Ringland, Katesbridge.
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