Less cattle on offer meant higher prices for almost all categories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alan Lecky Castlederg.
Tyrone Champion (sponsored by Taggart Jack, Ardstraw)
Wm Crawford Newtownstewart.
Eugene Maguire Carrickmore
Baby Beef (sponsored by First Trust Bank, Omagh)
Majella Aiken Drumquin.
Fat Cows Eamon McCarney Memorial Cup
D Robb Castlederg
1st Wm Crawford Newtownstewart
2nd E Maguire Carrickmore
3rd Brian Quinn Dungannon
1st Liscoole Abbey
2nd Alan Lecky Castlederg
3rd Tom Parke Enniskillen
1st Liscoole Abbey
2nd Gerard Bradley Mountfield
3rd Wm Adams Fivemiletown
1st Alan Veitch Lisbellaw
2nd Gerard Law Kesh
3rd A Lecky Castlederg
1st M Aiken Drumquin
2nd R Birney Ederney
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.