Belgian Blue Takes Supreme Champion Title at Weanling Show & Sale
Jerry Devitt, Doon, Knocknagree (centre) pictured with his children, Jack and Ellen as he was presented with the IFA Perpetual Cup after his Belgian Blue Heifer was declared supreme champion at the annual Weanling Show and Sale at Castleisland Co-Op Mart. Manager, Richard Harnett made the presentation and included are: Marian O’Connell, AIB, Castleisland; Pat McTigue, AIB Tralee; Ger O’Connor, manager AIB Castleisland and Denis Griffin, IFA.
Browne’s Agri manager, John Daly (centre left) presenting Seamus O’Connor, Ballyfinane with the Browne’s Agri Perpetual Cup after his heifer was declared reserve champion at the annual weanling show and sale at Castleisland Co-Op Mart. Included are: John O’Brien, Bank of Ireland, Castleisland (left) and Paddy Garvey, manager, Bank of Ireland, Castleisland.
A Belgian Blue Heifer from a farm in Knocknagree won the Supreme Champion honours at the annual Weanling Show and Sale in Castleisland Co-op Mart on Monday.
The event attracted a huge turn-out of exceptional quality stock and this was well reflected in the prices paid.
Mart Manager Richard Harnett commented that, on the day, weanling bulls averaged €2.50 per kg, with heifers averaging around €2.70 per kg.
He added that the younger, lighter weanling was in most demand – with the top lots here making well over €3.00 per kg.
The prize for Supreme Champion of the Show went to owner, Jerry Devitt, Doon, Knocknagree, for a Belgian Blue heifer which weighed 380 kgs and sold later for €1,910.
This show and sale gets the weanling sales season underway in earnest at Castleisland Co-op Mart every Monday.
Then, feeders from all over the country start to buy cattle for the autumn and exporters look to fill their orders.