|23 September, 2013||Athenry (Open)|
2nd September 2013
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.