Charollais rams in demand
THE Charollais breed had the largest entry of rams at the multi-breed sale at Roscrea and recorded the highest number of sales.
A double five-star ram from the flock of Pamela Deane, of Kilbarry, Macroom recorded the highest price for the breed at €470. This was just ahead of the €460 paid for a five- and four-star ram ram from the flock of Michael Gottstein, of Coolkellure House, Dunmanway, Co Cork. Mr Gottstein is head of the Sheep Knowledge Transfer Programme at Teagasc.
Third highest price for the breed was €450 paid for a five- and four- star ram from Chrystel Deane’s flock at Kilronan, Dunmanway, Co Cork.
A number of Charollais rams found new homes at prices of €420-€400.
They came from the flocks of Eamonn Quinlivan, of Liscullane, Tulla, Co Clare; Finbarr Godfrey, of Churchground, Kilgarvan, Co Kerry,; Eddie and Paul O’Gorman, of Lisfuncheon, Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary; William Gleeson, of Ballygow, Fethard-on-Sea, New Ross, Co Wexford; Edward Buckley, of Kilbarry, Macroom,
Co Cork and Chrystel Deane, of Kilronan,. Dunmanway, Co Cork.
Suffolks met with a weak trade.
The highest price paid was €400 for two rams from the flock of Michael and James O’Connell, at Knockogan, Doora, Ennis.
Second highest price for the breed was €360 paid for a ram from the flock of Michael O’Neill, Boilinaspect, Camolin, Co Wexford.