Selling for the top call at the NITBC sale at Hilltown was the champion from the pre-sale show, a shearling tup from the Ballygorian flock.
This Haddo Titan son from Jim Killen had been first in the shearling tup class under judge Robert Gamble of the Springwell flock before selling for 820gns to David Jardine.
Second best was the sixth prize shearling ram from Murray Annett’s Milestonehill pen at 760gns. This Clantibliues Yosemite son is out of a Poseyhill Viking Raider daughter and sold to Eugene McConville.
Mr Annett also saw this ram’s penmate, a Watchknowe Yangtse son sell to John McAuley & Son for 500gns.
Claiming second place in the judge’s shearling ram line-up were Messrs Barclay Bell & Sons with a Sportsman Yogi Bear son. This shearling ram also sold to be among the leading prices at 600gns.
The judge chose his first place ram lamb and Fane Valley reserve champion from John Trimble’s Curley pen, a Millar’s Windbrook out of a Hillhead Trademark mother he joins Jim Killens Ballygorian Flock for 500gns.
From the same pen John Trimble continued to enjoy the leading prices with a Proctors Yankee son selling for 480gns to T Treanor. But it was Martin Cromie’s Tullyear exhibit which was Mr Gamble’s 5thchoice in the presale judging which lead the way in the ram lamb sale. A Watchknow Yangtse son out of a Springwell Voltage dam he sold to Sean Savage for 520gns.
Averages; 14 shearling rams £443.10, 15 ram lambs £420 (Hilltown).
Show Results sponsored by Fane Valley Co-Op
Champion: Jim Killen Ballygorian with Shearling Ram
Reserve champion: John Trimble Curley with Ram Lamb
1stJim Killen, Ballygorian
2ndB Bell & Sons, Kiltariff
3rdRyan Cunningham, Baymill
4thGareth Tumelty, Aideshill
5thCiaran Cunningham, Brackney
6thMurray Annett, Milestonehill
1stJohn Trimble, Curley
2ndRobert Mulligan, Brague
3rdB Bell & Sons, Kiltariff
4thLiam McPolin, Tamnaharry
5thMartin Cromie, Tullyear
6thWilliam Herdman, Templepark