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NITBC Swatragh sale hits 1900gns

The pre-sale reserve champion, a shearling ram from Sean McCloskey’s Glenroe flock, led trade at the Northern Ireland Texel Breeders Club sale at Swatragh, when selling for 1900gns.

This strong shearling is a son of the homebred Glenroe Youngblood out of a Glenside Valhalla dam.  A packed ringside saw a frenzy of bidding with the buyer being S J Craig.

This ram’s penmate, another by the homebred Glenroe Yorkie out of a Tamnamoney ewe by Duncryne Uber Cool also generated interest from the crowd selling for 720gns.

Judge Robert Calvin’s second place shearling from the McKinney Bros Heathmount pen then sold at 600gns.  This was an Orrisdale Winchester son out of a Tullagh Voyager daughter and sold to Stephen Watt.  Another from the Heathmount pen by  the same sire was among the leading prices, selling to the same buyer for 500gns.  Selling for the same money to Dermot O’Kane was a Halbeath Woody son from Richard Henderson’s Ballynahone pen.

First in the ram lamb class and later the Farmware Supplies champion for the second year running was Roger Strawbridge’s Tamnamoney exhibit.  Selling to Paul Sloan for 480gns this Scotsman Ace son is out of a Duncryne Uber Cool daughter and topped the ram lamb sales.  The Tamnamoney pen headed up the leading prices selling another Ace son for 440gns, a Scotsman’s Avicii son for 400gns and a Millar’s Windbrook for 360gns. Stephen Etherson, Killans Texels also pocketed 440gns for his second place Eden Valley Ace son.

Overall quality lots met with steady trade with averages up on last years sale for 25 lots at 425.20gns.

Show Results kindly sponsored by Farmware Supplies Swatragh

Overall Champion: – Roger Strawbridge Tamnamoney with Ram Lamb

Reserve Overall: – Sean McCloskey Glenroe with Shearling Ram

Shearling Rams

1st  Sean McCloskey, Glenroe

2nd McKinney Bros, Heathmount

3rd Stephen Etherson, Killans

4th Shaune Duggan, Drumard Hill

Ram Lamb     

1st Roger Strawbridge, Tamnamoney

2nd Stephen Etherson, Killans

3rdDessie Tosh, Toshs

4th Colin Gregg, Kildowney

5th C and M Mullan, Blue Gates

6th Brian Dooher, Shacon


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