Prices adjust to current beef trend at Omagh

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Falling prices meant less numbers on offer with prices adjusting to the current beef trend.

Bullocks: P Fox, Carrickmore 405k £860 and £850, BE McGrath, Knockmoyle 475k £995, R Rea, Clanabogan 455k £905; 490k £970, D Hetherington, Omagh 455k £900; 380k £800; 520k £1005, A McKenna, Greencastle 620k £1235, P Mc Menamin, Loughmacrory 600k £1170; 515k £1005, Armagh producer 590k £1145, B Breen, Eskra 540k £1045; 580k £1095, P Daly, Carrickmore 580k £1100; 610k £1130, A Kelly, Carrickmore 615k £1170; 580k £1075, M Ferris, Leglands 565k £1070; 580k £1080, C Harpur, Strabane 475k £920; 595k £1060.

Heifers: PF Ward, Drumnakilly 420k £960; 495k £1070; 470k £960, P Conway, Loughamcrory 520k £1070, J Donnelly, Altamuskin 400k £805; 460k £895; 435k £845, R McCance, Omagh 545k £1010, M McDermott, Loughmacrory 585k £1065, N McCauley, Urney 720k £1230, T Read, Leggs Po 575k £1055.

Fat cows: Wm Weir, Ederney 680k £168; 730k £143, B Coyle, Carrickmore 570k £131, JS Robinson, Newtownstewart 540k £131; 580k £130, M McCrystal, Mullaslin 780k £130, P Dobbs, Carrickmore 580k £129, K McAleer, Loughmacrory 650k £129, D Beattie, Gillygooley 720k £127; 710k £124; 770k £120, A Kelly, Carrickmore 900k £123, P McMenamin, Loughamcrory 740k £123, Des Moore, Fintona 600k £121; 580k £116, M McDermott, Loughmacrory 750k £120; 730k £112, Bert Wilson, Omagh 530k £116, M Daly, Pomeroy 630k £115.

Dropped calves: M and J Thompson, Kesh £435 Char bull, J Begley, Carrickmore £400 B Blue bull, T McBride, Plumbridge £375 B Blue bull, F McGirr, Clogher £370 Char heifer, L Logue, Trillick £355 and £325 B Blue heifers, Ian Millar, Douglas Bridge £345 Char bull, R Elkin, Omagh £340 B Blue bull, A Rutledge, Fintona £340 B Blue bull; £310 B Blue heifer, JS Clarke, Gortin £335 and £330 B Blue bull, H Gilmore, Fintona £335 Simm bull, P Hollywood, Greencastle £335 Blonde bull; £320 Blonde heifer.

Christmas fatstock show and sale: The Robb family from Castlederg completed a double at Omagh’s Christmas fatstock show by claiming the supreme championship and the Tyrone champion, whilst Eugene Maguire, Carrickmore clinched the Housewives choice champion.

Gerard Law, Kesh, completed the winner’s line-up by winning the “Eamon Mc Carney Memorial Cup” for the champion fat cow.

Prizewinners

Class 1: 1st Housewives Choice Eugene Maguire, 2nd reserve champion K Veitch, Lisbellaw and 3rd G Law, Kesh.

Class 2: 1st Davy Aiken, Ederney, 2nd E Maguire, Carrickmore and 3rd E Maguire, Carrickmore.

Class 3: 1st supreme champion O and A Robb, Castlederg, 2nd Tyrone champion O and A Robb, Castlederg, 3rd Peter Mc Mullan, Eglish.

Fat cows Eamon McCarney Memorial Cup: !st, G Law, Kesh, 2nd G Law, Kesh and 3rd M Aiken, Drumquin.

Sale prices: D Aiken, Ederney, 600k at 240p to Hughes, Carrickmore 590k at 234p to McKee, Maghera.

E Maguire Carrickmore Housewives Choice (sponsored by LW Surphlis, Drumlegagh): £1500 to McKees, Maghera 610k at 230p to McKees, Maghera, 640k at 230p to McKees, Maghera.

O and A Robb, Castlederg: Supreme champion £1500 to McKees, Maghera, sponsored by KES Energy, Drumquin: Tyrone champion £1500 to McKees Maghera, sponsored by Taggart Jack, Ardstraw.

K Veitch, Lisbellaw, reserve champion £1400 to McKees, Maghera, Frank McVey, Moneymore 620kg at 218p to H Blackburn, Augher, 720kg at 215p to McKees, Maghera, sponsored by Aurivo Donegal Creameries.

Top price animal: Patk Daly, Carrickmore 850kgs at £1615 to G Snow Kesh.