Top quality Suffolk rams head to local sales
and live on Freeview channel 276
Organised by the Northern Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society, a total of 47 lambs and 8 shearlings are being offered for sale in Rathfriland where Eoin Butler will conduct Judging duties. Show 6pm Sale 7pm.
Plumbridge sale will have 24 lambs and 3 shearlings on offer.
Ballymena’s recent shearling ram & ram lamb show & sale saw a flying trade with a ram lamb from Samantha & Allen Shortt of the Crew flock taking 1st Prize & Reserve Champion selling to a top price on the night of 1600gns to G Pearson, Randalstown 2 nd S&J McCloskey selling to 1350gns to A Purdy,
Ballymoney & 3 rd P Kennedy selling to 750gns also to A Purdy.
The Benrafton flock of Norman & Alfred Robinson took 1st Prize Shearling & Overall Champion selling to 960gns to A Craig, Claudy, 2nd RC &JC Watson selling to 1350gns to P Brown, Ballycastle & 3rd C Maybin selling to 680gns to J Blair, Moneymore.
Ram lambs averaged 700gns and shearling rams averaged 690gns.
Many thanks to Animax sponsors of the sale.
Other Leading prices on the night were:
Shearlings: P Savage selling to 1020gns to A Riley, Co. L Derry; G Douglas selling to 900gns to M Cunnigham; RC&JC Watson selling to 880gns to N Keys; N Robinson selling to 850gns to R Boyle & J Knox respectively; J Moon selling to 800gns to B Murnion
Ram Lambs: N Chambers selling to 980gns to A Moon; K McAdoo selling to 780gs to J Knox; P Kennedy selling to 750gns to A Purdy; S McCloskey selling to 720gns to P Sharkey; RC& JC Watson selling to 700gns to R Duncan