Record price at Allams as beef market recovers
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The Law Family from Fermanagh won the Reserve Champion Limousin at Allams Christmas Show & Sale. Pictured are Ryan and James Law with Cormac McKervey from Ulster Bank, sponsors of the show. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.
A record price of £6,600 was set at the Allams Christmas Show and Sale of beef cattle and spectacular calves held at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Showgrounds, Balmoral.
The championship and record price went to Jack Smyth of Newtownstewart for his Limousin steer.
The judge was Peter Hannan of Hannan Meats and the Ulster Housewife's Championship was judged by Will and Gareth Corrie.
The Show was again well supported by livestock exhibitors from the west of the Province.
Breed Championship awards;
Reserve Limousin Award - Gerry Law, Kesh, 730kgs selling for £2,600 to Stephen Millar, Irvinestown.
Reserve Simmental Award - Declan McKenna, Clogher, 560kgs at £1,450.
Best of Opposite Sex to Housewife's Champion, a Lmousin Steer - Declan McKenna, Clogher, 540kgs at £2,000.
Simmental heifer, Reserve - L and M. Breen, Augher, 670kgs at £1,575.
Baby Charolais heifer - 3, Denzil Johnston, Enniskillen, 580kgs at £1450.
Senior Limousin heifer - 1, Gerry Law, Kesh, 730kgs at £2,600.
Senior Charolais heifer - P. McGuinness, Belcoo, 670kgs at £1,575.
Baby Limousin steer - 3, Declan McKenna, Clogher, 540kgs at £2,000.
Simmental steer - 1, Declan McKenna, Clogher 560kgs at £1450.
Senior Blue Steer - 1, Alan Veitch, Lisbellaw, 730kgs at £1,825.
Fat cow - 2, William Adams, Fivemiletown, 710kgs at £1455.
Spectacular Calves - Louise and Mark Breen, Augher, Blonde steer at £1,260; D. McGuinness, Belcoo, Charolais steer, £1,000; Gerry Law, Kesh; Charolais heifer at £1,000.
Young Handlers Competition, age 8-12 years - 4, S. McKenna, Clogher.
Age 13-16 years - 2, Mark Breen.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 06 Dec 12