The Irish Texel Sheep Society
23 September, 2013Athenry (Open)


Athenry (Open)
2nd September 2013
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The West Texel Region’s open sale occurred at Athenry Mart on 02 Sep 2013.
Judging was in the very capable hands of Jim Walker, Wexford.

Some of the prize-winners on the day included Pat Lyons with the first prize-winning Ram lamb confined to the West Region; John Kelly took first place and Male Champion with his ram lamb; with Padraic Niland taking reserve male champion. Female champion went to Anthony Donnelly’s ewe lamb, which Jim also picked as his overall champion.

13 females were offered for sale with a clearance of just under 50%. The top female price was given for Anthony Donnelly’s ewe lamb at €670, with an overall female average of €424.
Over 50% of the shearling rams were sold at an average of €447. Top price for shearling rams with €550, shared by two shearlings from Mark Noble and one from Donal Mee.
39 ram lambs were on offer with a clearance of just less than 50% and an average sale price of €460. The top price on the day was given by Martin Walsh, Mayo who purchased a ram lamb from Ronan Gallagher at €1060.

A special thanks to judge Jim Walker for performing his unenviable task on the day.