Northern Ireland Sale ReportGayle
Ewe lamb tops the sale at £920
It was another fantastic sale for females at the Hampshire down in lamb Ewe, Ewe lamb and Ram sale on Saturday at Beatties Livestock Mart. The demand for females was still very strong seeing a 91% clearance in females on the day. Ewes in lamb saw a 100 % clearance with some females being sold to the Netherlands.
Mr Stephan Short of Halifax had the task of judging the show this year. In the male section he placed a strong Aged ram from Robbie Sloane’s, Drumlough flock. In the shearling Ram class a striking ram from Sean & Gillian Doyle, Loughbrae flock took first place in his class and later took Male champion. The ram sired by Ashely Springbok and from a Loughbrae Ewe stood out in the sale ring and sold for £500.
There was a large Ram lamb class giving Judge Stephen a great selection to choose from. A lovely long boned Ram lamb from Kevin & Anna McCarthy’s Ballycreelly flock took first place in his class and Reserve Male champion on the day. The ram sired by Graylen Maverick and from a Glenbrook Ewe sold for £500 to Peter Beers in the Netherlands.
Our female show classes were very strong, seeing a wide range of fantastic ewes. In the Aged ewe class a stunning Ewe from Jim, Ann and Jonathan Fletcher was placed first. She was later crowned Female Champion. The ewe sired from Loughan Moss Polyphemus and from a Loughan Moss ewe stood out in the sale ring, seeing for sell £700.
In the shearling ewe class a strong Ewe from James Johnston’s Broadwater flock was placed first in her class and stood out in the sale ring selling to £580.
A very stylish Ewe lamb stood out in her class for Judge Stephen from Peter Lawson’s, Glenbrook Flock. She was placed first in her class and Reserve Female champion. This ewe lamb sired by Loughbrae Black Magic and from a Glenbrook ewe saw her in great demand in the sale ring, with bids online and in mart reaching £920. The buyer a breeder, Ryan Murray of Sheephaven Flock said “he just had to have her, after seeing her in FB the night before. She will be a great addition to the flock, and I look forward to breeding from her next year”.
The Club would like to thank Richard Beattie and staff at the Mart. Sam Richie of Strabane Mills for the kind sponsorship and to our Judge Stephen Short and his mum for making the journey over from Halifax. We wish all buyers every success with their purchases.
Female Champion – Jim, Ann and Jonathan Fletcher, LOUGHAN MOSS Aged Ewe selling for £700
Male Champion – Sean & Gillian Doyle, LOUGHBRAE Shearling Ram selling for £500
Reserve Champion female
Peter Lawson, GLENBROOK Ewe Lamb selling for top price of £920
Reserve Champion Male
Kevin McCarthy, BALLYCREELLY Ram Lamb selling for £500
1st: Robbie Sloane, DRUMLOUGH
2nd: Kevin McCarthy, BALLYCREELLY
1st: Sean & Gillian Doyle, LOUGHBRAE
2nd: Allen & Victoria McFadden, ASHLEY
3rd: Kevin McCarthy, BALLYCREELLY
1st: Jim, Ann and Jonathan Fletcher LOUGHAN MOSS
2nd: Jim, Ann and Jonathan Fletcher LOUGHAN MOSS
3rd: Kevin McCarthy BALLYCREELLY
1st: James Johnston, BROADWATER
2nd: Jim, Ann and Jonathan Fletcher, LOUGHAN MOSS
3rd: James Johnston, BROADWATER
1st: Kevin McCarthy, BALLYCREELLY
2nd: Sean & Gillian Doyle, LOUGHBRAE
3rd: Wendy Holdon, LEAGHAN
1st: Peter Lawson, GLENBROOK
2nd : Kevin McCarthy, BALLYCREELLY
3rd: Brian Kennedy, CHERRYFIELD
Pair of Ewe lamb
1st: Rodney Wilson, AIMNEY
2nd : Kevin McCarthy, BALLYCREELLY
3rd: Robbie Sloane, DRUMLOUGH