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Sunday 18 February 2018

Great turnout for the 37th annual sale show at Carnew mart

Alan Mooney (right) from Ensor O’Connor solicitors, presents the overall champion cup to Derry Rothwell, watched on by John Jordan of Carnew Mart
Alan Mooney (right) from Ensor O’Connor solicitors, presents the overall champion cup to Derry Rothwell, watched on by John Jordan of Carnew Mart

Sara Gahan

Carnew Mart held their 37th Annual Show and Sale of bullocks and bulls last week.

The Champion of the Show was won by Derry Rothwell from Tinahely, who had a superb Charolais cross Belgian Blue Bull, weighing 994kg, which was sold for €2,900. It was purchased by Tom Boland of Liffey Meats in Hacketstown.

There was 940 head of cattle, which met a brisk trade with a full clearance. It was a super selection of quality beef and store cattle.

Other prize winners included: Best Beef Bullock - 1, Derry Rothwell with 1 Charolais 996kg at €2900; 2, Ken Tyner 1 Charolais 964kg at €2450; 3, Robert Quinn 1 Charolais 798kg at €2000; Best Pair of Factory Bullock - 1, Pat Nolan 2 Charolais 780kg at €1,740; 2, Brian Doyle 2 Limousin 696kg at €1,650; 3, Patsy Fortune 2 Limousin 834kg at €1,860; Best Non-Cont Factory Bullock - 1 and 2, Peter Behan 1 Hereford Bullock 902kg at €1,940; 3, Joe Dowling 1 Shorthorn Bullock 672kg at €1,300; Best Lot of Store Bullocks over 450kg - 1, Brian Doyle 2 Charolais Bullocks 687kg at €1,540; 2, Niall Quinn 2 Limousin Bullocks 585kg at €1,400; 3, Brian Doyle 2 Charolais Bullocks 532kg at €1,340; Best Cont Store Bullock - 1, Ger Mooney 1 Limousin Bullock 470kg €1,240; 2, Denis Kenny 1 Charolais Bullock 528kg at €1,250; 3, Ger Mooney 1 Limousin Bullock 452kg €1,190; Best Pair of Store Bullocks under 450kg - 1, Paul Travers 4 Charolais Bullocks 371kg €1,050; Best Wealing Bull - 1, Liam Galavan 1 Belgian Blue 488kg €1,480; 2, Shay Hayden 1 Belgian Blue 354kg €1,470; 3, Seamus Wafer 1 Belgian Blue 402kg €1,300.

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