AT the 34th annual Christmas show and sale last week, the overall champion was a Parthenais bullock from David Dodds, Imdel, Rathfriland, weighing in at 816k. The animal was sold to OC Livestock, Cullyhanna, at £2,020.
The reserve champion, a 774k Charolais bullock from David Dodds, sold at £1,740 to PD Livestock.
The Housewife’s Choice, a heifer weighing 564k from Kevin O’Hare, Leitrim, Hilltown, sold at £1,380 to G South.
The first prize beef heifer, a 592k Charolais from John Loughlin, Hilltown, sold at £1,470 to M McShane, Hilltown. A third prize Limousin heifer from P McCone, 610k, sold at £1,540 to Minehill Farms, Crossmaglen,
A third prize Angus bullock from R J Wilson, 702k, sold to Mine Hill Farm at £1,610.
First prize store animal Limousin bullock from Ballyward Estate, 478k, at £1,060. Second prize store animal from Derek Annett, Kilkeel, was a Limousin 436k at £1,000. Third prize store animal from Ballyward Estate, was Limousin 436k at £1,070.
Weanlings topped at £1,240 for 556k Blue from the Ivan Gordon, Kilkeel. Fat cows topped at £1,750 for 762k Charolais from RJ Wilson.
Rathfriland Farmers Coop would like to thank all who donated items for the charity auction and who bought from the auction, and all who donated in the charity buckets.
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