Fleckvieh dropped calves to £368

Judge Sam Milliken is pictured with Fleckvieh prize winners in the over one-month-old class, Chris Duncan, Crumlin, second; Samuel Warwick, Ballyclare, first; and William Gilmore who showed the calf on behalf of Rodney Bell from Portglenone. Picture: John McIlrath
Judge Sam Milliken is pictured with Fleckvieh prize winners in the over one-month-old class, Chris Duncan, Crumlin, second; Samuel Warwick, Ballyclare, first; and William Gilmore who showed the calf on behalf of Rodney Bell from Portglenone. Picture: John McIlrath

Fleckvieh dropped calves attracted a ready market and reached a ceiling of £368 at Kilrea Mart.

The inaugural show and sale was organised by the Northern Ireland Fleckvieh Club, and sponsored by Spermex agent William Gilmore.

Leading prices for Fleckvieh sired male calves include:

Terence Eastwood, Cookstown, £368.

TF Duncan and Co, Crumlin, £360.

Ganaway Farms, Millisle, £357, £315 and £250.

S and M Warwick, Ballyclare, £320 and £292.

George Young, Ballymena, £315, £280, £272 and £250.

Colin Keane and Sons, Cookstown, £302, £270 and £245.

Kathleen McAleese, Cullybackey, £265.

Henry Farms, Armoy, £255, £248 and £245.

Rodney Bell, Portglenone, £235.

David and Ian Dunlop, Glarryford, sold five heifer calves at £330 each, and a male calf at £305.

The pre-sale show was judged by Sam Milliken from Aghadowey.

Results of judging include:

Calf under one-month-old – 1, S and M Warwick, Ballyclare; 2, J and R McFarland, Dungannon; 3, Colin Keane and Sons, Cookstown.

Calf over one-month-old – 1, S and M Warwick; 2, TF Duncan and Co, Crumlin; 3, Rodney Bell, Portglenone.

The NI Fleckvieh Club is hosting its second dropped calf show and sale, sponsored by SQ Genetics, at Omagh Mart on Monday, December 12. For further information contact Billy McCay on 07798 612 243.