Slow grass growth prompts bigger sale of bullocks and fat cows at Omagh

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More bullocks and fat cows were on offer this week, prompted by slow rate of grass growth.

Bullocks: P Conroy Ballygawley 605k £1240; 580k £1170; 590k £1190, K Mc Caffrey Foremass 625k £1280, A Teague Dromore 505k £1035, P Martin Fintona 620k £1245; 655k £1280, T Young Killen 635k £1275; 595k £1190, M Nugent Carrickmore 540k £1085, R&C Elkin Omagh 600k £1190; 640k £1245, M Kelly Loughmacrory 650k £1290; 630k £1250, P Colgan Drumnakilly 580k £1120, B Kelly Loughmacrory 720k £1325, P Mc Crystal Mullaslin 425k £950, P McMenamin Loughmacrory 450k £990; 395k £840, J&K Mc Keown Mountjoy 440k £940, C Gallagher Newtownstewart 420k £880, P McGlynn Brackey 445k £925, JR Lowry Burndennett 400k £825; 405k £810; 390k £785, R McNamee Newtownstewart 455k £960; 360k £815; 380k £800, EB McCullagh Plumbridge 400k £845, M McFadden Strabane 335k £690.

Heifers: JJ Sharkey Fivemiletown 580k £1230; 465k £930, M Mc Nelis Beragh 515k £1050, M Rodgers Donemana 520k £1045; 500k £1015; 455k £930, R&C Elkin Omagh 655k £1300, P Mulligan Dromore 620k £1200; 555k £1090, Gortavoy Farms 410k £840, N McIlwaine Plumbridge 440k £900, N Mc Quaid Dromore 500k £990, Fermanagh Farmer 365k £870; 400k £920, A McMullan Castlederg 385k £765, T Connolly Beragh 390k £770; 445k £860.

Fat Cows: Patk Teague Greencastle 560k £207, Thos Connolly Beragh 710k £164; 730k £136, D Reaney Plumbridge 510k £147, O Anderson Sixmilecross 660k £144, F McAleer Plumbridge 690k £142; 680k £134, K Harpur Castlederg 690k £138, JF McBride Carrickmore 720k £136, Jas Walsh Omagh 600k £133, E McCann Fintona 680k £132, N Mc Ilwaine Plumbridge 600k £131, R Sproule Castlederg 760k £130.

Friesian Cows: M Mullan Tattyreagh 590k £130, Greenbank Farms 570k £129, JWH Farms 690k £120; 680k £115; 580k £112; 750k £105, M Quinn Dunamore 610k £111, C Crumley Strabane 640k £107, B Stewart Castlederg 700k £106, Foyle View Farms 550k £105.

Dropped Calves: G McDermott Mountfield £505 Simm Bull, G O’Kane Omagh £505 Char Bull, A McGrath Ederney £400 Char Bull, P O’Kane Drumragh £390 & £345 Simm Bulls, D McIlwaine Plumbridge £350 Lim Bull, N Kee Trillick £345 Lim Heifer; £315 Lim Bull, D Gallagher Mountfield £330 Lim Heifer, A Rutledge Fintona £300 B.Blue Heifer; £290 Hereford Bull.

Sucklers sold to a ceiling of £1440 received by Wm McLaughlin Drumquin for a mature Limousin cow & Limousin bull calf.