Suffolk Ram leads Tullamore sale at €940


An average price of €540 was achieved at the recent Sheep Ireland Elite €uroStar Multi-Breed sale.

Suffolk Ram leads Tullamore sale at €940

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An average price of €540 was achieved at the recent Sheep Ireland Elite €uroStar Multi-Breed sale.

The hammer hit at €940 for Suffolk ram from the flock of Susan O’Keeffe at the most recent Sheep Ireland Elite €uroStar Multi-Breed hosted on Saturday 26th August 2017.

The leading lot of the sale which was staged at Tullamore Livestock Mart was acquired by Co. Westmeath based Michael McKiernan.

A total of 52 Suffolks were offered for sale at an average of €582, achieving a clearance of 96%.

Rams sold from €280 upwards.

Vendeen

A Vendeen ram kick-started the sale and followed hot on the heels, fetching €910 for Ciaran Coughlan and also headed to Westmeath soil to Michael McGrath.

13 Vendeen rams passed through the ring and reported a clearance of 85%.

The offerings averaged out at €526 as rams sold from €380 upwards.

Rouge de l’Ouest

Rouge rams also took dominance at the sale.

Top price in this category sitting at €480 was for lot number 77 and was sought by yet another Westmeath farmer, a commercial breeder John Healion.

Anne Murphy, a breeder hailing from Wexford put four rams under the hammer claiming an average price of €420.

Texel

Patrick Concannon, Co. Roscommon scooped top price for the sale’s Texel ram from the flock of Anne Murphy for €780.

He sold carrying 5-stars for Replacement and Terminal Indexes, along with being in the top 5% for the Texel breed for his Days-to-slaughter index.

70 Texel rams were offered at the sale achieving a clearance of 89%.

The average faired out at €540 as rams sold from €300 upwards.

Charollais

The Charollais entries boasted the largest number of offerings at the sale.

A ram offered by Co. Cork based Maria Philpott sold for €750 and garnered the attention of a commercial farmer.

The clearance rate stood at 73%, with rams averaging out at €491.

Rams sold from €350 upwards.

Belclare

John Renehan from Kilkenny sold his Violet Hill Baola for a whopping €880.

He will join the flock of Belclare breeders Eoghan and Larry Barrett.

A total of 23 lots achieved a clearance rate of 87% and sold for an average of €586.

Overall Report

Two rings were in operation at the sale, with Robert Hunt officiating as Auctioneer in Ring 1 and George Candler taking charge of proceedings in Ring 2.

Overall 300 lots were on offer.

The sale boasted an average of €540 with an overall clearance of 84%.

Rams sold from €280 upwards, proving suitability for all sized budgets.

Buyers were in attendance from Donegal, Louth, Kerry and Wexford.

Sale criteria included a 5-star rating for Terminal or Replacement Index, with a minimum accuracy of 35%.

The breeders Data Quality Index(QDI) was at least 60% with a further requirement to conduct Ultrasound scanning of muscle and fat in the 2017 calendar.

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