Strong trade at sec­ond Tul­low Breed­ers sale

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THE sec­ond Tul­low Sheep Breed­ers show and sale ex­ceeded all ex­pec­ta­tions, with the ewe lambs see­ing a trade as strong as the first day, if not slightly stronger.

The ma­jor­ity of the ewe lambs sold at the show on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 28, went for be­tween €125 and €140 with some of the lighter 36kg to 38kg lambs sell­ing from €100 up­wards. The first prize-win­ning lambs and the re­serve cham­pion of the day 51kg made €181, with nu­mer­ous lots in ex­cess of €150. There was a full clear­ance in the ewe lamb ring.

There was a smaller num­ber of hogget ewes on of­fer but an ex­tremely lively trade. Nu­mer­ous num­bers of pens went in ex­cess of €200 and there was a very ac­tive de­mand for those stronger type hoggets.

The fit­ter type hogget con­tin­ued to meet with a very steady farmer trade and lots of hoggets sold for €180 up to €195 for those types with some very light hoggets, with only three or four pens of­fered sell­ing from €160 up­wards.

There was also a full clear­ance in this sec­tion, with the prize win­ning hoggets up to a tops of €225.

In the three and four year olds there was also a full clear­ance, with gen­uine three and four year olds sell­ing from €130 up to €155 and a very lively trade for the well pre­sented three and four year old ewe.

Or­gan­is­ers said that the Tul­low Sheep Breed­ers sec­ond show and sale in­stilled a con­fi­dence that the Tul­low ewe can do what she is ex­pected to do and there was plenty of cus­tom around the ring for the ewe lambs and hogget ewes of­fered.

The award for Show Cham­pion went to Pa­trick Kenny (€225), while the Re­serve Cham­pion was Peter Be­han (54kg, €181).

Pa­trick Kenny (€225) came first in the Best Pen of Suf­folk Che­viot Cross Hogget Ewes. Wil­liam Ka­vanagh (€208) was in sec­ond place, fol­lowed by John Min­ion (€208) in third and John Bol­ger (€185) in fourth.

Peter Be­han took (54kg, €181) took the crown in the fight for the Best Pen of Ten Suf­folk Che­viot Cross Ewe Lambs. In sec­ond place was James Wal­she (57kg, €157), in third was John Reid (44kg, €145), fourth place went to Sam Driver (44kg, €156) and fifth place was taken by DJD Ley­bourne (43kg, €150).

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