Enniskillen annual autumn show and sale

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An entry of 2,448 sheep at Enniskillen’s annual autumn show and sale of breeding ewes, ewe lambs and sale of rams on Monday 29th August.

Mr Richard Sproule, Castlederg, won first and third prize for his Suffolk cross ewes including the champion pen of ewes for S R Martin Perpetual Challenge Cup. His top price ewes sold for £174, £172, £160, £156, £152 and £150.

Mr Paul Leonard, Aghalane, had a run of strong quality ewes winning prizes in the Suffolk cross and Continental cross classes and topped the sale at £185 for a pen of eight, followed by £170, £165 and £162

Mr R McClelland had prize winners in the grey face and Continental cross classes and sold from £130 to £148 per head.

The Suffolk cross ewe lamb class was won by Mr Patrick Gallen, Castlederg, with a great run of 72 lambs selling from £96 to £112.

Second prize was awarded to William Patterson, Castlederg, and sold for £96.

The class for Continental cross ewe lambs was also won by Mr Patterson selling for £94, second was James Henderson, Trillick at £86 and third Alan Brady, Florencecourt who sold for £84.

Trade all around was considered positive and steady with a good attendence of buyers at the rings throughout the sale.

180 rams: Rams sold to 560 guineas paid to Mr Seamus McGuinness, Letterbreen, for a straight cross Texel Charolais shearling, also 450gns and 430gns.

Mr Charles Seaman, Florencecourt: Texel shearlings 450gns, 440gns, 400gns, 390gns and a Texel ram lamb at 300gns.