Fatstock sale at Carrick
The Midland & Western Livestock Improvement Society will host the first in a series of Winter Fatstock shows and sales at Carrick-on-Shannon Mart on Sunday.
Judging of the 125 animals will start at 11am and 85 of them will be offered for sale in the mart on Monday at noon.
On Sunday, November 27, 300 Continental weanlings will be entered in 15 classes, starting at 1pm. The weanlings will be sold at the mart on Monday, November 28, from noon.
For more information, contact society secretary Lourda McGowan on 086 388 3112.
Down man wins award
A Co Down farmer has been chosen as this year's Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer of the Year.
Sam Chesney, from Cool Brae Farm in Kircubbin, Co Down, beat off stiff competition from across the UK to bring the coveted title to Northern Ireland by focusing on excellent herd health, grassland management and superior genetics.
The 120-strong Cool Brae Farm herd consists of Limousin suckler cows mated to Belgian Blues and Limousin bulls, as well as some Angus to cater for demand for the cross in the province.