Charol­lais rams in demand

Irish Independent - Farming - - PEDIGREE AND SALES -

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.

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