The Irish Texel Sheep Society
5 December, 2015Blessington In-Lamb Ewe Sale


Blessington In-Lamb Ewe Sale
05th December 2015
Blessington Texel Inlamb Ewe Sale.
70 Top quality Inlamb Texel Shearling Ewes from Annakisha,Ballybrooney, Chessy, Emlach, Foundry and Lawn flocks at Blessington Mart on Saturday Dec 5th at 1pm.
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Phone lines busy due to storm Desmond at Blessington Texel In lamb Sale on December 5th.

Storm Desmond kept some customers at home for last Saturday`s Texel Sale in Blessington but some of the top lots were sold over the phone. Despite the poor weather conditions there was a 90% clearance on the day.

Top price on the day was 1300gns reached twice by 2 ewes exhibited by Padraic & Gerard Niland,Chessy, Kinvara,Co.Galway,both of these were sired by Drumgooland Unleashed. The first through the ring was Lot 7 sold by telephone bid to Gerry Killilea,Claregalway,Co.Galway and the second Lot 46 at 1300gns was sold to Sean McCloskey,Claudy, Co.Derry. Selling at 1250gns was Lot 40 a Turoe Ugene sired ewe from Anne Murphy,Gorey,Co.Wexford to Pat Staunton, Tourmakeady,Co.Mayo, at 1100gns, another from Anne Murphy`s pen Lot 45 a ewe sired by Murphys Umpa Lumpa also sold to Sean McCloskey. 2 ewes sold at 1000gns Lot 48 from Niland`s pen again sired by Drumgooland Unleashed sold by telephone bid to Michael Haverty,Dunmore, Co.Galway and Lot 53 a Knock Ursus sired ewe from Fergal O`Se, Ventry, Co.Kerry sold to F & J Jeffery,Midleton,Co.Cork.

Sale average was € 619 for the In Lamb Shearling ewes and 6 Ewe Lambs from Liam Walsh, Ballina, Co.Mayo averaged € 460.