Carrick Winter Fatstock Show and Sale 1/12/2013

Carrick Winter Fatstock Show and Sale 1/12/2013
There were ninety four Charolais entered in this annual event which attracts exhibitors and spectators from all over Ireland.  Show classes for all breeds took place on Sunday with the sale on Monday.

The Charolais classes were judged by James Kane, Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

The Senior Charolais championship was won by Christopher Johnson, Legnathraw, St. Johnson, Lifford, Co. Donegal who also took the Overall Commercial Championship at this year’s National Show.

The Junior Charolais Championship went to local man Tony Bosquette, Castlenode, Strokestown for his heifer calf 350 kgs or under.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all exhibitors who supported the Charolais classes.


With the largest number of entries of any breed, charolais stock was in demand at Monday’s sale and it was all about quality. Leading the way in the charolais section was Peter Carney, Kilbride, Claremorris, Co. Mayo with his 210kg Charolais cross heifer. The heifer was sired by ‘Cloonradoon Frederick’ and sold for €3200.

Next best was a Charolais cross bull calf owned by Martin Harold, Glenswilly, Co. Donegal. The 345kg bull calf was sired by a ‘CF 52’ stock bull and sold for €2950.

Next in the bull calf section was Richard O’ Beirne’s 355kg Charolais cross which sold for €1700.

Two bull calves shared the same price tag of €1450 then, Kevin Barrett’s 485kg Charolais calf and Joe & Peter Mc Phillips 495kg Charolais calf.

Earlier in the day Gerry Fee from Carrigallen received the top price in the bullock section for his 795kg Charolais cross which sold for €2600.

Robert Burns from Easkey in Co. Sligo wasn’t far behind at €2200 for his 685kg Charolais cross bullock.

But it was the Charolais females that were really in demand and selling at €2800 was Andrew Mc Carthy’s 455kg Charolais cross heifer. The same man also sold a 450kg Charolais cross heifer at €2350 and a 455kg Charolais cross heifer at €1700.

Ronan O’Hare from Portumna, Co. Galway sold his 430kg charolais cross heifer for €1700.

The junior champion Charolais of the show owned Tony Bosquette’s then sold for €2150.

Other Leading prices in the Charolais female sections included:

Kyle Finneran’s 345kg Charolais cross heifer sold for €1580

Jason Morrow’s 365kg Charolais cross heifer sold for €1500

William Hanlon’s 390kg Charolais cross heifer sold for €1500

Mary Duffy’s 330kg Charolais cross heifer sold for €1480

John Gormley’s 260kg Charolais cross heifer sold for €1350

Senior Charolais Champion (Heifer Any Breed showing more than two permanent teeth) shown by owner Christopher Johnson, St. Johnson, Co. Donegal.
Junior Charolais Champion (Charolais X Female Calf 350 kgs or under) shown by Joe Regan for owner Tony Bosquette with Michael McGirl President and Nuala Hourihane Secretary ICCS. Sold for €2150.
Reserve Junior Charolais Champion (Charolais X Female Calf under 450 kgs) owned by Cian McGloin, Kinlough with Michael McGirl, President and Nuala Hourihane, Secretary ICCS.
Reserve Senior Charolais Champion (Charolais X Bullock showing not more than ywo permanent teeth). Owner, David Adair, Castleblaney, Monaghan.
First Prize Winner – Charolais X Male Calf 550 kgs or under. Owners O. and J. Stanley, Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath with Neven McKiernan, ICCS Breed Development Officer.
First Prize Winner – Charolais X Male Calf 400 kgs or under. Shown by Nicole McLaughlin with owner Martin Harold, Glenswilly, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sold for €2,950.
Senior Champion and Reserve.