Carrick-on-Shannon was a hive of activity at the weekend for the 13th Annual Winter Fair of Commerical Livestock.
Hosted by Midland and Western Livestock Movement Society LTD, proceedings were split between the crowning of champions on Sunday, November 26th and progression into the sales ring on Monday.
The sale witnessed a very steady trade on Monday morning, with improvement, witnessed as the sale progressed.
The leading lady of the sale was Lot 455, a Limousin Cross-heifer calf, sired by MBP in the 350kg or under category and she scooped a whopping €6,000 respectively.
An 11-month old LMX heifer born on 06-12-16 sold for €4,100, following a flurry of bids.
Following lively bidding, the hammer hit at €3,800 for a Limousin-cross heifer born on 18-03-2016.
A Belgian-Blue-Cross heifer(Lot 76) born on 10-01-2017 with an outstanding show career behind her, exhibited at six shows and scooping silverware at the six shows in question, was acquired for €3,000.
The same figure also secured a Limousin-cross heifer(Lot 130) heifer born on 08-07-15, weighing 745kg. A SIX heifer, daughter of Cuaheen Vio fetched €2,800.
€2,500 was the price-tag shared by several lots including a Belgian-Blue-Cross heifer, sired by STQ(lot 80), A LMX born on 09-11-15 ( lot 168), and lot 138, a five-star Limousin-Cross heifer(lot 138) export tested and sired by LGL and born on 01-05-16.
Other notable prices ranging from €2,000 upwards included:
- Lot 40: 825kg LMX heifer, sired by TVR. Born on 03-01-16 €2,450.
- Lot 154: 570kg LMX heifer. Born on 15-06-16 €2,350.
- Lot 176: 710kg BAX. Born on 05-02-16 €2,300.
- Lot 142: MRP daughter. Born on 02-09-16 €2,250.
- Lot 157: 565kg LMX heifer Sired by TVR export tested. Born on 28-10-16 €2,200
- Lot 136: LMX heifer. Out of LM X BB cow. 4th in her class. Born on 21-05-16 €2,100
- Lot 161: A LMX, sired by TVR.Born on 17-5-16 €2,100
- Lot 135: LMX heifer, suitable for breeding or export. Born 07-10-16 €2,000
- Lot 125: 5 star-Limousin heifer born 15-06-16 €2,000
- Lot 167: 5-star LMX-roan heifer. Born on 15-03-16. €1,950
- Lot 129: 540kg LM Heifer. Born on 04-04-16 €1,850
- Lot 72: 620kg 5 star Belgian-Blue heifer, Sired by STQ. Born on 14-04-16 €1,850.
- Lot 208: Simmental X Weanling Heifer, sired by Lismoy Echo carrying the Junior Champion sash €1,850
- Lot 133: LMX heifer, sired by Hunters Hall Gladiator, with three spins. Born 17-05-16 €1,800
- Lot 192: A Simmental-Cross heifer, sired by SIH039. €1,750
- Lot 170: A LMX EBY daughter. Born on 17-04-16 €1,750
- Lot 145: Roan-coloured heifer. Born on 01-03-16 €1,700
- Lot 73: 555kg BBX heifer €1,650.
- Lot 60:4-star 565kg Charolais-Cross heifer sired by FSZ. €1,620.
- Lot 132: Sired by LM638. Born on 25-04-16 €1,600
- Lot 164: LMX heifer. EBY daughter. Born 20-01-17 €1,600
- Lot 182: BAX heifer 530kg 2nd in her class. Born 23-06-16 €1,600
- Lot 84: 480kg BBX heifer. Born on 12-01-17 €1,580
- Lot 143: Roan-coloured heifer. Born on 27-05-16 €1,550.
- Lot 181: BAX heifer, sired by Kilbary George. €1,520
- Lot 165: 495kg LMX heifer. Born on 20-03-16 €1,400
- Lot 78: BBX heifer showing no permanent teeth, born on 12-12-16, weighing 425kg made €1,300.
- Lot 172: Limousin-Cross heifer suitable for breeding, showing no permanent teeth, a Fieldson Alfy daughter was acquired for €1,275.
- Lot 53: A CHX heifer, daughter of CSQ showing no permanent teeth fetched €1,220.
- Lot 169: LM X CH heifer, suitable for breeding, showing no permanent teeth, born on 15-06-16 weighing 445kg found a new home at €1,150.
- Lot 180: BAX heifer over 450kg, sired by Kilbarry George exchanged hands at €1,100.
- Belgian-Blue bullock 830kg born 31-03-16 €2,000
- Lot 69, a 760kg Belgian-Blue bullock. Born on 18-03-2016. €1,850.
- Lot 70: 680kg BB Bullock. Born 22-04-2016 €1,650
- Lot 92: HE Bullock 640kg. Born 15-05-16 €1,650
- Lot 103: 725kg AA Bullock. Born 07-01-16 €1,650
- Lot 100: 690kg AAX bullock.Born on 29-02-16 €1,550
- Lot 101: AA weighing 730kg. Born on 29-02-16 €1,500
- Lot 102: AA bullock. Born 13-02-16, weighing 605kg sold for €1,350.