Tullamain Ella - a shearling ewe pushed up to a top call of €850 at the Zwartbles Sheep Association’s premier show and sale on Saturday, August, 18th.
The shearling ewe, a daughter of Cynefin Cennydd, born in December-2016 was presented for sale at Tullamore Mart by Jim Croke, Co. Tipperary; she claimed the Supreme Champion ribbons at the show and sale.
Following hot on her heels at €550 was Tullamain Freddy, a ram lamb son of Barmurrie Deucalion, born in January-2018. Jim found a new home for his ewe lamb Tullamain Fia, another Cynefin Cennydd daughter at €510; she was born in December-2017.
January-2018-born Allstar Flo-Jo, an Allstar Etzio daughter from James Smyth, Co. Wexford was knocked down at €500. Sharing the same price tag was a shearling ram - Attyflin Eddie, bred by Mr P Howard and born in December-2016 and Tom Walsh, Co. Kildare also secured this golden figure for January-2017-born Donadea Edward, son of Tullamain Croker.
Allstar Esmae, an Allstar Chewey daughter (a shearling ewe) from Jame Symyth’s flock realised €460.
Jim Croke returned to take home €450 for Tullamain Elsie, a Cynefin Cennydd daughter, born in March-2017.
Peter Howard sold Attyflin Flake, a Tullamain Clyde daughter for €420, while Allstar Francisca, born in January-2018, by Limestone Blue Blood also pushed
James Smyth’s shearling ewe - Allstar Diamond daughter, Allstar Esmerelda, born in January-2017 went under the hammer at €400, while her stablemate Allstar Flori, a Limestone Benjamin daughter born in February-2018 also recorded the same figure.
Once again, this figure was recorded for Maidenhall Dasha, born in December-2015; this Maidenhall Buster aged ewe was offered for sale by Suzanna Crampton.
Tullamain Esmeralda, born in March-2017, a daughter of Tullamain Dyson fetched €380, while Tullamain Elisha, born in January 2017, sired by Holmlea Ace made €350.
James Smyth parted ways with Allstar Farah, at €360; this Limestone Benjamin daughter was born in January-2018. His other entry Aalstar Falcon, sired by Allstar Chewey pushed up to the same call.
The sale-topper in the ram lamb category at €320 was a Tullamain Clyde son Attlyflin Flint, born in January-2018 and offered for sale by Peter Howard, Co. Limerick.
Other notable prices included:
- Lot 41 - €350;
- Lot 25 - €310;
- Lot 14 - €320;
- Lot 6 - €280;
- Lot 8 - €280;
- Lot 55 - €250;
- Lot 44 - €225;
- Lot 26 - €220;
- Lot 57 - €220;
- Lot 17 - €200;
- Lot 21 - €200;
- Lot 24 - €200;
- Lot 48 - €200;
- Lot 49 - €200.
- 1st - Lot 2 Attyflin Eddie (Tullamain Flock);
- 2nd - Lot 3 Attyflin Everest (P.Howard).
- 1st - Lot 14 Attyflin Flint (P.Howard;)
- 2nd - Lot 19 Trojan Fintan (E.Haslam);
- 3rd - Lot 10 Skellig Flint (T O’Sullivan);
- 4th - Lot 17 Allstar Fasttrack (J&M Smyth).
- 1st - Lot 22 Maidenhall Dasha (S Crampton);
- 2nd - Lot 26 Maidenhall Chicory (W McKane);
- 3rd - Lot 25 Chark Daisy (S Crampton).
- 1st - Lot 40 Tullamain Ella (Tullamain);
- 2nd - Lot 28 Allstar Esmae (J&M Smyth);
- 3rd - Lot 29 Skellig (T O’Sullivan);
- 4th - Lot 30 Skellig (T O’Sullivan).
- 1st - Lot 62 Tullamain Fia (Tullamain);
- 2nd - Lot 54 Allstar Flo-Jo (J&M Smyth);
- 3rd - Lot 52 Allstar Farah (J&M Smyth);
- 4th - Lot 53 Allstar Falon (J&M Smyth).
- Champion Male - Attyflin Flint
- Reserve Male - Trojan Fintan
- Champion Female - Tullamain Ella
- Reserve Female - Allstar Esmae
- Supreme Champion Tullamain Ella
- Reserve Supreme Champion - Attyflin Flint
Image source: - Zwartbles Sheep Association Southern Ireland Branch - Facebook.