Massive support for Christmas show and sale at Markethill

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An entry of 95 cattle at Markethill Christmas show and sale attracted massive support from throughout Northern Ireland.

The entire proceeds of the sale, together with an auction of donated items raised a staggering £12,000 for ‘Caudwell Children’s Charity’ to purchase three sports wheelchairs for three special children.

A very big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the sale, to the show judge Mr Gareth Corrie and to the representatives and children from ‘Caudwell Children’ for attending the event.

The show champion a Lim steer from N Cochrane Portadown sold at £1400 (214) to Gareth Corrie Newtownards reserve champion, A Char heifer from S Williamson Benburb sold at £1450 (224) to Graham Park, Butchers, Main Street, Newtownhamilton.

The butchers choice, a BB heifer from P Bailie, Richhill sold at ~£1380 (243) to James Dillon, Coleraine.

The champion store animal a Lim steer from Nathan Harvey, Newtownhamilton sold at £1400 (214) to Cregganduff Farms, Crossmaglen.

Beef heifer: Richhill farmer 568k £1380 £243.00; Newry farmer 544k £1240 £228.00; Benburb farmer 646k £1450 £224.00; Cullyhanna farmer 514k £1100 £214.00; Richhill farmer 548k £1170 £213.00; Newry farmer 744k £1580 £212.00.

Store cattle: Armagh farmer 486k £1400 £288.00; Newry farmer 485k £1220 £252.00; Cullyhanna farmer 420k £1040 £247.60; Middletown farmer 362k £880 £243.00; Cullyhanna farmer 458k £1080 £235.80.