Improved trade for Border Leicesters

Ulster Ram Breeders’ Association Border Leicester section held their 104th Annual Show and Sale on Monday, 30th September in Ballymena Mart.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 8:47 am
Basil Bailey, J Thompson & Sons, Alan Carson, ASC Farm Services, Denis Hunter, Danske Bank, Stephen Wallace with Reserve Champion Border Leicester, Jean McCurdy, Fane Valley Stores & Judge David Walker

Although there were fewer sheep forward it was a well improved trade on last year with the top price of the night of 800gns for a Ram Lamb going to Stephen Wallace, Ballyclare.

James Aiken, Dromore received the next highest price 680gns of the night for a Shearling Ram. This was followed by another Shearling Ram from Colin Rainey, Limavady making 550gns. James Aiken went on to get 550gns for a Ram Lamb and Stephen Wallace received 520gns for a Ram Lamb which stood Reserve Champion in the show earlier and Harold Dickey, Ballymena got 500gns for a Shearling Ram. Averages were up on the night, other prices – 420gns, 380gns, 320gns S McLaughlin, 340gns J Aiken, 320gns S Wallace, 320gns G & H Knox, 300gns D & L Mawhinney.

David Walker, Alticane, Scotland judged the show earlier:

Basil Bailey, J Thompson & Sons, Alan Carson, ASC Farm Services, Judge David Walker, Harold & Mervyn Dickey with Champion Border Leicester, Denis Hunter, Danske Bank & Jean McCurdy, Fane Valley Stores

Champion – Harold Dickey, Ballymena Reserve Champion – Stephen Wallace, Ballyclare

Class 1 Aged Ram – 1st G Knox

Class 2 Shearling Ram – 1st H Dickey 2nd J Aiken 3rd C Rainey 4th S McLaughlin

Class 3 Ram Lamb – 1st H Dickey 2nd & 3rd S Wallace 4th D&L Mawhinney,

Top price 800gns Border Leicester from Stephen Wallace

Class 4 Group of 3 Ram Lambs – 1st D & L Mawhinney 2nd J Aiken

Class 5 Ewe Lamb – 1st- 4th D & L Mawhinney