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
1st Sean McCloskey, Glenroe
2nd McKinney Bros, Heathmount
3rd Stephen Etherson, Killans
4th Shaune Duggan, Drumard Hill
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