Charollais rams are heading for Dungannon

Girvan King, from J Thompson and Sons Animal Feeds is pictured with with Drew Cowan. Thompsons are once again sponsoring the Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club ram sale being held at Dungannon  Livestock Market on Monday 5th September.
Girvan King, from J Thompson and Sons Animal Feeds is pictured with with Drew Cowan. Thompsons are once again sponsoring the Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club ram sale being held at Dungannon Livestock Market on Monday 5th September.
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The Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club ram sale in Dungannon Livestock Market will take place on Monday 5th September with the show at 11am and sale at 1pm.

J Thompson and Sons Animal feeds are once again very generously sponsoring the show classes with David Anderson from the Ballyhunsley Flock, Bushmills judging the pre sale classes.

110 rams are catalogued for sale, 34 shearling rams and 76 ram lambs.

Some of these rams are eligible for the Vaughan Trust.

As well as his pedigree Charollais Flock David along with his father Jim runs a commercial flock so he is well aware of the importance of buying a good ram.

He said: “Paying that bit extra for a better quality ram can make a tremendous difference to the standard of the lambs on the ground next year which can make a big difference to the cheque when you are selling.”

The Charollais breed continues to go from strength to strength with Charollais rams being much sought after by producers.

The hard working disposition of the rams combined with their easy lambing ability has contributed to the continued growth in demand for Charollais rams.

When you combine these with their fast growth, great muscling and high kill-out it’s not hard to see why Charollais commands such respect within the sheep industry.

Ballymena Sale

The Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club are also running a small sale of Charollais rams on Monday rvening 5th September at Ballymena Market, 7.00pm.

53 sheep are scheduled for sale 17 shearling rams and thirty six ram lambs.

The annual Charollais cross lamb competition will be held in Ballymena on Wednesday morning 7th September, winners receive prize money kindly sponsored by Reas of Finvoy, Ballymoney with first prize winning a sale voucher for a Charollais ram sale.