Butchers purchase for Christmas Market at Raphoe


WATCH: Ann Harkin said factory agents and local butchers were keen to purchase top-quality lambs at the Annual Christmas Lamb Show and Sale.

Butchers purchase for Christmas Market at Raphoe

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WATCH: Ann Harkin said factory agents and local butchers were keen to purchase top-quality lambs at the Annual Christmas Lamb Show and Sale.

There was a good entry of lambs at the Annual Christmas Lamb Show and Sale on Monday (December 10th) at Raphoe Livestock Mart, according to Ann Harkin - Manager.

The manager said factory agents and local butchers were keen to purchase top-quality lambs.

With two classes up for judging – Suffolk and Texel Cross, duties were left in the capable hands of Andrew Wilson who had a difficult task choosing from the stock presented at the show - sponsored by Inisleigh Farm Foods - Newtowncunningham.

The Champion lambs - 5 Continental-cross lambs - 48kg - which made for €200 were purchased by Bernard Mc Carron, Butchers, Raphoe.

The Reserve Champion Lambs were secured by Ciaran Mc Cullagh - Butcher - Raphoe; this pen of Continental-cross lambs - weighing 49kg - sold at €166.


3rd-Prize pen of 5 Continental-cross lambs sold at €164 for 48 kgs - purchased by Roy Craig on behalf of Bernard Mc Carron Butchers - Raphoe.

Suffolk-cross lambs

  • 1st-prize - Pen of 5 Suffolk-cross Lambs - €106 for 49 kgs - purchased by John Patton - Drumkeen;
  • 2nd-prize - Pen of 5 Suffolk-cross lambs -€112 - 47 kgs - purchased by John Patton - Drumkeen;
  • 3rd-prize - Pen of 5 Suffolk-cross lambs - €108 - 48 kgs - purchased by Nelson Mc Connell - Raphoe.
CLASS 1 – BEST PEN OF 5 SUFFOLK CROSS LAMBS
  • 1st – Daniel Harkin, Carndonagh;
  • 2nd - Rose Colhoun, Lifford;
  • 3rd – John Mc Connell, Raphoe.
CLASS 2 – BEST PEN OF 5 TEXEL CROSS LAMBS
  • 1st – Clive & Robbie Barnett, Raphoe – also the Champion Lambs of the Show;
  • 2nd – Glenn Mc Connell, Raphoe – also the Reserve Champion Lambs of the Show;
  • 3rd – Glenn Mc Connell, Raphoe.

Image source: Raphoe Mart \ Facebook.

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