Chris Meehan’s BYU daughter set Carrick Winter Fair 2022 on fire when she changed hands for €14,500 (€43.80/kg) in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, November 29th, 2022).
Lot 525 from the Charlestown, Co Mayo native was tapped out as the junior blue champion during Sunday’s show.
She was born in May 2022, crossed the scales at 331kgs and stood first in her class 37: Belgian Blue-cross female calf 350 kgs or under, sponsored by Eurogene AI Services.
Meehan produced the show champion – a BBX by EPI – which found a new home at €10,000 at the same event in 2019.
Last year at Carrick Winter Fair, prices reached €18,000 for a Feb-2021-born heifer as reported by That’s Farming.
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In a statement ahead of the event, Thomas Abbott, president of Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society LTD, said:
“I heartily welcome all to our 17th annual winter fair of commercial livestock in Carrick-on-Shannon.”
“I welcome our exhibitors from all over Ireland, who come to create a fantastic display of top-quality commercial cattle, and I wish them every success in their classes and in the sales ring.”
“Thank you to all our judges, who travel so willing to give their expertise, and of course, the event would not be possible without the most generous support of our many sponsors, both locally and nationally.”
“I wish to thank all committee members and stewards and wish to acknowledge the presence of many prospective buyers,” he concluded.
- Martin and Murt Ryan, Thurles, Co Tipperary – Charolais and Parthenaise;
- Gareth Corrie, Newtownards, Co Down – Limousin and Butcher’s Heifer:
- John Cahalane, Skibbereen, Co Cork – Belgian Blue;
- Chris White, Ringcommons, Co Dublin – Simmental;
- John Blackburn, Clogher, Co Tyrone – Angus, Shorthorn and Hereford;
- Kirstin and Katie Cronin, Strokestown, Co Roscommon – Young Stockperson Class.