Weanling bull prices hit record in active trade

AN active trade among shippers for the pick of the show animals boosted weanling bull prices to a record €4/kg at the 9th Annual National Winter Fair Show and Sale, which was the largest and most successful to date.

The top price at the sale was €3,700 paid for a 430 kg Limousin Weanling Bull, judged Limousin Champion of the Show, exhibited by Joe Connolly, The Leap, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Weanling bulls sold for up to €3,000 in general and heifers intended for breeding made €1,000 to €1,400. Beef animals were purchased by factory buyers for up to €2.50/kg.

The show was officially opened by John Browne, Minister of State, Department of Agriculture who said that in general the farming community had welcomed the Single Farm Payment which allows them to concentrate on producing what the market place wants and "no longer have their initiative and energies diverted into concerns about retention periods, quotas, census dates and other scheme requirements." He added that the emphasis for the future will be on profitability and efficiency rather than the past emphasis of maximising scale to maximise premium income. Exhibitors from Kilkenny, Tipperary Laois and Donegal shared the awards for breed championships.

CHAROLAIS- Seamus Neary, Troyswood, Co.Kilkenny. BELGIAN BLUE- Garvan Milligan, Magherasallas, Raphoe, Co. Donegal. LIMOUSIN-Joe Connolly, The Leap, Roscrea, Co.Tipperary. SIMMENTAL- Joe Hargroves, Derrynaseera, Coolrain, Co. Laois. CALF-Sean O'Brien, Ballyderown, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal. The exhibitors of the reserve champions were - CHAROLAIS-Wm R Gubbins, Cush Hse, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. BELGIAN BLUE- Sean O'Brien Ballyderown, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal. LIMOUSIN- Martin Killeen ,Carhunagry, Mullagh, Co. Clare. SIMMENTAL-Joe Hargroves, Derrynaseera, Coolrain, Co. Laois. CALF-Joe Regan, The Laurels, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Class Awards (first prizewinners) - Bullock or Heifer showing 2 or more permanent teeth - 1. George Hegarty, Dublin St., Longford, Co. Longford. Belgian Blue Cross Bullock, showing two or more permanent teeth - 1. D&S Rothwell, Greenhall, Tinahealy, Co. Wicklow. Belgian Blue Cross Heifer showing 2 or more permanent teeth - 1. Garvan Milligan, Magherasallas, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.Charolais Cross Bullock showing 2 or more permanent teeth 1. Seamus Neary, Troyswood, Co. Kilkenny. Charolais Cross Heifer showing 2 or more permanent teeth 1. Wm R Gubbins, Cush Hse, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Angus Cross Bullock suitable for The Producer Group 1. Leo McEnroe, Maghera, Virginia, Co. Cavan.Charolais Cross Bullock retaining calves mouth 1. Wm R Gubbins, Cush Hse, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Charolais Cross Heifer retaining calves mouth 1. David McMahon, Lavally, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Belgian Blue Cross Bullock retaining calves mouth 1. David Adair, Corratanty, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. Belgian Blue Cross Heifer retaining calves mouth 1. Eugene Maxwell, Dromone, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Limousin Bullock showing no permanent teeth 1. Sean Cassidy, Castlea, Moydow, Co. Longford. Limousin Heifer showing no permanent teeth 1. Martin Killeen , Carhunagry, Mullagh, Co. Clare. Hereford Cross Bullock showing no permanent teeth 1. Brian Clarke, Dervor, Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath. Hereford Cross Heifer showing no permanent teeth 1. Brian Clarke, Dervor, Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath. Angus Cross Heifer suitable for Export 1. John McEnroe, Liss Bungalow, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Simmental Cross Maiden Heifer likely to make best Suckler Dam born prior to 1st Sept 2004 1. Joe Hargroves, Derrynaseera, Coolrain, Co. Laois. Simmental Cross Yearling Heifer born between 1st Sept 2004 and 31st Dec 2004 1. Joe Hargroves, Derrynaseera, Coolrain, Co. Laois. Simmental Cross Weanling Heifer born on or after 1st Jan 2005 1. David Adair, Corratanty, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. Aberdeen Angus Cross Calf, Male or Female born in 2005 1. Leo McEnroe, Maghera, Virginia, Co. Cavan. Limousin Weanling, Male, under 450Kgs 1. Joe Connolly, The Leap, Roscrea, Co.Tipperary. Limousin Weanling, Female, under 400Kgs 1. J&M Brady, Ballindollaghan, Lisalway, Castlerea. MALE CALF under 500 KGS 1. Stanley Bros, Bridge View, Rahara, Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath.

CLASS 23 FEMALE CALF under 450 KGS 1. Gary Butler, Cliggan Hse, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. MALE CALF under 400 KGS 1. Ger Ryan, Kedra, Rathealy Rd, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

FEMALE CALF under 350 KGS 1. Sean O'Brien, Ballyderown, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal. MALE CALF under 325 KGS 1. James Teague, Tenelick, Colehill, Co. Longford. FEMALE CALF under 300 KGS 1. Joe Regan, The Laurels, Strokestown Co. Roscommon.

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Place: Roscrea,Place: KilkennyPlace: TipperaryPlace: LaoisPlace: DonegalPlace: CharolaisPlace: Troyswood, Co.Kilkenny.Place: RaphoePlace: RoscreaPlace: CoolrainPlace: LimerickPlace: BurnfootPlace: CarhunagryPlace: Mullagh, Co. Clare.Place: The LaurelsPlace: Strokestown, Co. RoscommonPlace: Dublin St.Place: Longford,Place: LongfordPlace: GreenhallPlace: TinahealyPlace: WicklowPlace: Donegal.CharolaisPlace: TroyswoodPlace: KilfinanePlace: MagheraPlace: VirginiaPlace: Cavan.CharolaisPlace: StrokestownPlace: CorratantyPlace: CastleblayneyPlace: MonaghanPlace: BallinamorePlace: MullaghPlace: ClarePlace: HerefordPlace: MeathPlace: Hereford CrossPlace: Liss BungalowPlace: OldcastlePlace: Co. MonaghanPlace: AberdeenPlace: AngusPlace: The LeapPlace: BallindollaghanPlace: LisalwayPlace: CarndonaghPlace: Rathealy RdPlace: FermoyPlace: Co. DonegalPerson: Joe ConnollyPerson: John BrownePerson: MinisterPerson: Seamus NearyPerson: Garvan MilliganPerson: MagherasallasPerson: LIMOUSINPerson: Joe HargrovesPerson: Seán O'BrienPerson: Martin KilleenPerson: Joe ReganPerson: BullockPerson: George HegartyPerson: DPerson: S RothwellPerson: Cush HsePerson: Leo McEnroePerson: David McMahonPerson: David AdairPerson: Eugene MaxwellPerson: DromonePerson: Seán CassidyPerson: CastleaPerson: MoydowPerson: Brian ClarkePerson: John McEnroePerson: DerrynaseeraPerson: J&M BradyPerson: Stanley BrosPerson: Gary ButlerPerson: Ger RyanEvent: 9th Annual National Winter Fair ShowOrganisation: The LeapOrganisation: DerrynaseeraOrganisation: CalfOrganisation: BallyderownOrganisation: BurnfootOrganisation: CharolaisOrganisation: Wm R GubbinsOrganisation: Cross

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