Roscommon sheep sale
At this new annual sale of Lleyn sheep at Roscommon Livestock Mart on Saturday 15th September 2012, bids were coming in thick and fast.
The two year old ewes from Frank Harrington, Stokestown were the first pen into the ring but the highest priced ewes when selling for €300/head (£242approx) to Breeder M Harney, Rathmore.
In the shearling (hoggets) section the first prize pen from Mary Gordon, Enniscrone sold for €290/head (£234appx) to Michael Rowland, Ballina.
Next in this section was Brendan Donnellan, Ballinasloe when he realised €235/head (£190approx) selling to JK Throughbreds, Celbridge. Ian Bracewell had €220/head and €205/head. John J O’Neil sold the second prize pen for €215/head.
In the ewe lamb section Brendan Donnellan realised the top price twice when selling two pens for €160/head (£129approx) to Robert Tighe, Ballycastle & William Fitzmaurice, Roscommon.
Mr Donnellan also sold a pen to Robin Paget for €150/head (£121approx) with his other pens selling for €145 (x2) and €122.
Robert Clarke, Roscrea sold three pens for €142/head. Brian Matthews had a pen sell for €135/head.
The top priced ram was the third prize ram from M Harney, Rathmore, this shearling ram bred from an Alan McDonald sire sold for €900 (£728approx) to William Tait, Whitegate.
The third prize ram from Simon Brown, Graiguenamanagh bred from a AF Cunningham sire sold for €570 (£461approx) to Robert Tighe, Ballycastle. Felix Byrne, Enniscorthy sold a MH Miller sired ram for €540 (£437approx) to John J O’Neil, Cloonellan.
The first prize ram from Brian Matthews, Killeigh bred from a Robin Darker sire realised €500 (£404) in the ring.
Judge: Malcolm Fraser
Shearling (Hogget) Ewes
1st Mary Gordon
2nd John J O’Neil
3rd Robin Darker
1st Brian Donnellan
2nd Oisin J Quinn
3rd Clive & Hazel Long
1st Brian Matthews
2nd Simon Brown
3rd Michael Harney
2 Year Olds to €300 av. €225 (£182approx)
Shearlings (Hoggets) to €290 av. €200 (£161approx)
Ewe Lambs to €160 av. €124 (£100approx)
Rams to €900 av. €461 (£373approx)
2 Yr Ewes
Frank Harrington €300
Shearling (Hogget) Ewes
Mary Gordon €290
Brendan Donnellan €235
Ian Bracewell €220
John J O’Neil €215
Ian Bracewell €205
Brendan Donnellan €160 (x2)
Brendan Donnellan €150
Brendan Donnellan €145 (x2)
Robert Clarke €142 (x3)
Brian Matthews €135
John J O’Neil €130
Malachy Harney €900
Simon Brown €570
Felkix Byrne €540
Brian Matthews €500
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.