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Sunday 21 July 2019

Melvin's Belgian blue is champion

Front row: Prize winners Willie Devereux, Dawn Kinsella, Quinns Mart; Patrick Greene, Melvin Masterson, champion bullock; Brian Doyle with his daughter Clodagh and son Ciaran Doyle and Jack Horan. Back row: Alan McBride, AIB; Alan Mooney, Ensor O’Connor Solicitors; Stephen Gardiner, Gardiner Grain; prize winner Derry Rothwell and Angus Woods, IFA
Front row: Prize winners Willie Devereux, Dawn Kinsella, Quinns Mart; Patrick Greene, Melvin Masterson, champion bullock; Brian Doyle with his daughter Clodagh and son Ciaran Doyle and Jack Horan. Back row: Alan McBride, AIB; Alan Mooney, Ensor O’Connor Solicitors; Stephen Gardiner, Gardiner Grain; prize winner Derry Rothwell and Angus Woods, IFA
A packed attendance at the 38th annual fatstock show and sale at Quinn’s Martin Carnew

Sara Gahan

The 38th annual fatstock show and sale at Carnew Mart saw a very large entry this year with 1,118 cattle and 70 calves.

The champion of the day was Melvin Masterson from Rathnure, with his Belgian Blue bullock, weighing 824kg and sold at €2,100.

It was a very lively trade, with buyers coming from across the country to take part in one of the most popular show and sale events in Wexford. There were over 400 weanlings on offerwith a strong export demand for E & U grades.

Other winners on the day include: Class 1 Best Continental Factory Type Bullock - 1: Melvin Masterson - 1 Belgian Blue bullock 824kg at €2,100; 2: Derry Rothwell - 1 Limousin bullock 918kg at €2,070; 3: Martin Doyle - 1 Blonde Aquitaine 936kg at €2,000; Class 2 Best 2 or more Continental Factory Type Bullocks - 1: Brian Doyle - 2 Limousin bullocks 849kg at €1,800; 2: Brian Doyle - 3 Limousin bullocks 690kg at €1,520; 3: Brian Doyle - 2 Charolais bullocks 739kg at €1,670; Class 3 Best Non-Continental Factory Type Bullocks - 1: Joe Dowling - 1 Shorthorn 710kg at €1,390; 2: Peter Behan - 1 Aberdeen Angus bullock 666kg at €1,330; 3: Trevor and Andrew Minion - 1 Aberdeen Angus bullock 772kg at €1,520; Class 4 Best 2 or more Store Bullocks over 500kg - 1: Patrick Greene - 2 Limousin bullocks 637kg at €1,610; 2: Brian Doyle - 2 Limousin bullocks 644kg at €1,430; 3: Patrick Greene - 4 Limousin 504kg at €1,270; Class 5 Best 2 or more Continental Store Bullocks - 1,: David Doyle - 2 Limousin bullocks 464kg at €1,065; 2: William Devereux - 2 Charolais bullocks 517kg at €1,100; 3: William Devereux - 2 Limousin bullocks 588kg at €1,330; Class 6 Best Continental Store Bullocks - 1: Patrick Greene - 1 Limousin bullock 604kg at €1,540; 2: Michael Doyle - 1 Limousin bullock 576 kg at €1,450; 3: David Doyle - 1 Belgian Blue bullock 538kg at €1,210; Class 7 Best Continental Bull Weanling - 1: John Redmond - 1 Belgian Blue Bull 426kg at €1,240; 2: Martin D'Arcy - 1 Belgian Blue Bull 544kg at €1,140; 3: John Redmond - 1 Limousin Bull 384kg at €1,060.

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