BALLYMENA SALE August

Double Delight for Doyle Family

Sean & Gillian Doyle’s  Loughbrae flock exhibited the show champion and  achieved the top price at the Hampshire Down premier show and sale held in Ballymena Livestock Market last week.

The Loughbrae flock had tremendous success winning the shearling ram, ram lamb and the signet recorded ram lamb classes. Judith Galbraith selected the shearling ram as her champion ahead of the reserve champion, a ewe lamb from the Ballycreelly flock of Kevin and Anna McCarthy. Judith Commented “ The shearling ram had even width from his shoulder to his back end along with a great gigot, ideal for producing top carcass grades”.  The Doyle’s first placed ram lamb by Loughbrae Black Knight topped the sale at 550 guineas selling to new owners L & M Ligget, Omagh.  Females were in strong demand with a ewe lamb from the Dunraven flock of Graham & Stirling Manson selling at £420 and ewe lambs averaging £338. The Hampshire Down breeders Association of Ireland would like to thank show sponsors Danske bank and Ballymena Livestock  Market.  The next sale of Hampshire Down in lamb ewes, ewe lambs and rams is on Monday 7th October at Ballymena Livestock Market, sale starts 7pm.

Show Results:

Judge:  Judith Galbraith

CHAMPION Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE Shearling Ram sired by Ashley Black Jack out of a homebred ewe

RESERVE CHAMPION Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY Ewe Lamb sired by Yarcombe Flashman out of a homebred ewe

SHEARLING RAM

1st Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

2nd Allen & Vicky McFadden ASHLEY

3rd Graham & Stirling Manson DUNRAVEN

RAM LAMB

1st Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

2nd Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

3rd Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

PERFORMANCE RECORDED RAM LAMB

1st Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

2nd Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

3rd Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

SHEARLING EWE

1st Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

EWE LAMB

1st Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

2nd J, A & J Fletcher LOUGHAN MOSS

3rd J,A & J Fletcher LOUGHAN MOSS

PAIR OF EWE LAMBS

1st J, A & J Fletcher LOUGHAN MOSS

2nd Graham & Stirling Manson DUNRAVEN

GROUP OF THREE RAM LAMBS

1st Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

2nd Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

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