MARTS: Omagh

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Less cattle on offer meant higher prices for almost all categories.

Bullocks

N McGarrigle Irvinestown 540k £1165; 515k £1040; 595k £1200, M Slane Carrickmore 560k £1175, JP McGlinchey Drumlea 510k £1060; 405k £870, P Slevin Clogher 645k £1320; 770k £1535, MG Keys Fintona 565k £1120; 515k £1005; 495k £965, JandM Bradley Gorticastle 635k £1240, Wm Henderson Trillick 605k £1180, FandW Browne Clanabogan 430k £930; 425k £905; 505k £980, S Mitchell Armagh 515k £995.

Heifers

GR Watson Fivemiletown 510k £1060; 545k £1115, A McFarland Clanabogan 520k £1080; 600k £1180, M Slane Carrickmore 525k £1060; 450k £950; 465k £940, P Slevin Clogher 560k £1130; 655k £1255, J Hyndman Ardmore 535k £1065, Lyle Todd Ardmore 520k £1025; 500k £1010, Robt Hyndman Ardmore 450k £1000; 380k £795; 480k £975, V Sharkey Tattykeel 425k £890; 485k £995, D Adams Melmount 475k £950.

Fat cows

R Matthewson Newtownstewart 640k £185; 730k £132, R Baxter Drumquin 780k £137; 700k £109, RA Buchannon Drumquin 700k £128, B Coll Drumquin 770k £122, C McColgan Newtownstewart 670k £118, M McGuire Aghyaran 600k £111, Robt Smyth L’Derry 530k £108, E Grainer Trillick 740k £107, S McQuaid Trillick 540k £107, B Mulgrew Kildress 720k £104, G O’Neill Ballygawley 580k £101.

Dropped calves

BandR Pinkerton Newtownstewart £365 and £360 B.Blue Bulls, R Monteith Mountfield £360 B.Blue Bull, C Dixon Sixmilecross £355 Blonde Bull, T and G Monteith Castlederg £345 Angus Bull, S and A Wilson Omagh £345 Simm Bull, F and I Hamilton Newtownstewart £340 B.Blue Bull, M Dougan Fintona £340 Friesian Heifer, G Vance Dromore £340 Simm Bull, A Bourke Irvinestown £335 Simm Bull, N Kee Trillick £335 Limousin Bull, B Mc Bride Trillick £335 and £320 B.Blue Bull, H Gilmore Dromore £330 Simm Bull, H Owens Brackey £320 Angus Bull.

Sale of suckled calves

The final suckled calf sale of 2014 saw an excellent trade, with prices hitting £2.50 per kilo on frequent occasions.

Bull/bullock calves

D Gallagher Dromore 240k £740; 230k £615, P Monaghan Cookstown 255k £700; 270k £675, Wm McDonnell Ederney 270k £730, R Coyle Douglas Bridge 340k £880; 350k £860; 310k £750, M McCoy Dromore 320k £780; 415k £875, J Smyth Killen 420k £1000, R Thompson Kesh 225k £595; 265k £655, D Gallagher Ederney 210k £550, Ivan McCrea Castlederg 250k £635, F McAleer Creggan 255k £600, JP Breen Trillick 295k £695.

Heifers

Noel Quinn Ballygawley 340k £830, JP Breen Trillick 320k £755; 325k £750; 330k £755, R Coyle Douglas Bridge 320k £705; 275k £680; 245k £600, O McFarland Omagh 380k £825, D Colgan Carrickmore 310k £675, I Forbes Castlederg 430k £885, R Grugan Carrickmore 300k £640, Wm McDonnell Ederney 325k £680; 230k £520; 275k £595, I McCrea Castlederg 300k £630.

40 cows and calves sold to ceiling of £2125 for an excellent Limousin cow and bull calf, exhibited by Andrew McFarland Mountjoy.

Christmas fatstock show and sale at Omagh

Fermanagh exhibitors were to the fore at Omagh’s annual Christmas Fatstock show and sale, with Alan Veitch, Lisbellaw, claiming the Supreme Championship, and Liscoole Abbey winning the Housewives Choice. Judge Sam Carmichael firmly backed his decisions by purchasing both animals on behalf of McKees of Maghera.

Show results

Supreme Champion (sponsored by L.W Surphlis, Drumlegagh)

Alan Veitch Lisbellaw.

Reserve Champion (sponsored by P Mc Dermott and Son Omagh)

Gerard Law Kesh.

Housewives Choice (sponsored by Aurivo N.I Donegal Creameries)

Liscoole Abbey Enniskillen.

Reserve

Alan Lecky Castlederg.

Tyrone Champion (sponsored by Taggart Jack, Ardstraw)

Wm Crawford Newtownstewart.

Reserve

Eugene Maguire Carrickmore

Baby Beef (sponsored by First Trust Bank, Omagh)

Majella Aiken Drumquin.

Fat Cows Eamon McCarney Memorial Cup

D Robb Castlederg

Class 1

1st Wm Crawford Newtownstewart

2nd E Maguire Carrickmore

3rd Brian Quinn Dungannon

Class 2

1st Liscoole Abbey

2nd Alan Lecky Castlederg

3rd Tom Parke Enniskillen

Class 3

1st Liscoole Abbey

2nd Gerard Bradley Mountfield

3rd Wm Adams Fivemiletown

Class 4

1st Alan Veitch Lisbellaw

2nd Gerard Law Kesh

3rd A Lecky Castlederg

Class 5

1st M Aiken Drumquin

2nd R Birney Ederney

Top Prices

Loane Partners, Kesh: 610k at £260 to B Hutton

R Crawford, Newtownstewart: 710k at £260 to G Snow

S Smith, Newtownstewart: 620k at £245 to W.D Meats and 580k at £250 to W.D Meats

Wm Adams, Fivemiletown: 690k at £250 to W.D Meats

B Quinn, Dungannon: 650k at £240 to Kettyle Foods

G Bradley, Mountfield: 590k at £240 to Linden Foods and 750k at £230 to D.R.J Farms

M Aiken, Drumquin: 530k at £238 to Causley, Moneymore

E Maguire, Carrickmore: 750k at £230 to Mc Kee’s, Maghera

A Cassidy, Ederney: 610k at £235 to Kettyle Foods

Liscoole Abbey: 610k at £242 to W.D Meats

D McCrea, Bready: 670k at £240 to Erskine Foods

L O’Neill Strabane: 600k at £248 to W.D Meats

Taggart Jack purchased top price baby beef for further feeding.