The Irish Texel Sheep Society
Date Event Judge
Premier Sale 2015

Details

Premier Sale 2015
14th & 15th August 2015
Irish Texel Premier Sale 2015
Blessington Livestock Mart Co. Wicklow
Show at 3pm Friday 14th August
Sale at 11am Saturday 15th August
Approx 100 females & 230 males
Details and Enquiries to 087 3552992
or email info@irishtexel.com
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PRIZE WINNERS

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
Reserve Male & Res Overall Champion 138 XNi15032
Male & Overall Champion 99 GEI14022
Reserve Female Champion 53 GEI15021
Female Champion 16 GAI14036

Shearling Ewe

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
1 16 GAI14036
2 24 FRI14002
3 19 DII14028

Shearling Ram

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
1 99 GEI14022
2 69 RWE14013
3 97 PJE14008

Ewe Lamb

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
1 53 GEI15021
2 37 EXI15040
3 64 GEI15022

Open Ram Lamb

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
1 138 XNi15032
2 235 EXI15005
3 236 EXI15015

Lambplus Ram Lamb

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
1 162 UVI15005
2 237 YZI15003
3 239 PFI1518

Novice Class

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
1 232 Innishrush Victor
2 146 UYI15019
3 153 RHF15007

Group of 3 Ram Lambs

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
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2

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR

Young Breeders Class

Prize LOT NO ANIMAL NAME SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
1 161 UVI15002
2 212 NBI15001
3 314 PFI15035

REPORT

Uno and Terminator dominate once again at Texel Premier Sale

Strathbogie Uno stays true to his name and breeds the No.1 ram in Blessington for the second year in a row. An extremely high standard of Texels was presented to Martin Warnock of the N.I Straidarran flock and he quickly set about selecting his premier choices.

The Male and subsequent Overall Champion award went North to Donegal for the second year in a row to a son of Strathbogie Uno. Bred by John Greene, this strong shearling ram was bought by Walter Brennan, Monard Texels, Co. Mayo for 3200gns.

Reserve Champion was Mark Noble’s Anglezarke Uno ram lamb, he went home unsold.

In the female championship top honours went to Ronan Gallaher with a daughter of Strathbogie Terminator. This flashy ewe was later sold for 2200gns, Reserve female was awarded to John Greene with a daughter of Anglezarke Uno, she returned to Pettigo, Donegal with Noel and Barry Gallagher selling for 1500gns.

Taking the top sale price of the day was John Neville Co. Wexford with a son of Thornville Ureka and out of a Strathbogie Python daughter bred from an Ettrick ewe. A daughter’s of the same Ettrick ewe produced the winners of the Group of Three Ram Lambs, the Young Breeders Class, Novice Class and the Lambplus class. The latter was snapped up by the Donegal syndicate of Collarrock, Clarcarrick and Spireydale flocks for 4400gns. This lamb was also part of the Group of three that sold for an average price of 2,600gns.

Next top price was achieved by John J Brennan Co. Roscommon, who sold a son of Doon Hill Viking to Flor Ryan and John Donohoe for 4200gns.

Other leading prices included:

Willie Doherty sold a son of Tophill Union Jack to J,C & M McHugh for 4000gns and also secured 1400gns from Isobell Moore for another Union Jack son.

Andrew & Richard Wilson, Co. Donegal sold three lambs by the same sire to Ronan Gallagher Co. Sligo 3200gns, Tomas Kenny, Co. Galway 2600gns, and the final one to the partnership of Flor Ryan and Jimmy Kelly from Co.Kildare 1300gns.

Martin Warde in Co. Galway brought home a full brother of the 2014 Premier Sale Champion sired by Strathbogie Uno and sold by Rodney McLaughlin for 2900gns. Rodney also sold another Uno son to Michael Haverty Co. Galway for 1600gns.

Pat & Barry Farrell also had a strong day. Included in their sale tally was another grandson of the same Ettrick ewe selling for 2,200gns to Michael Bird, Co.Meath. They also got 1550gns from Peter Gibbons, also from Co. Meath for a son of the famous Curly ewe.

Mary Gallagher from Cork also sold her leading Shearling ram into the ring for 2200.

Alma & Lorraine Brennan Co. Roscommon sold another son of Doon Hill Viking to Flor Ryan and John Donohoe for 2100.

John Neville hit 2,000 for the 1st prize Young Breeders Ram lamb who was sired by Anglezarke Uno.

Roger Doherty received 1,700 for a son of Finevalley Victor.

Liam Dillon Co.Wexford sold a son of Oberstown Usain Bolt for 1500gns

Fergal O’Sé also despatched a son of Oberstown Usain Bolt into North Connaught with Paul Coyne securing him for 1,320gns.

A further nine rams were also sold for prices in excess of 1000gns

In the female trade other top prices included Flor Ryan securing 2,000 from Liam Browne Co. Donegal for a shearling that was placed 2nd in her class. Jackie Ryan easily got 1,400gns for a daughter of Mill farm Usher. Anthony Donnelly sold a catchy gimmer, a daughter of Knock Ursus to Michael Dwyer Co. Roscommon for 1,300gns and Brendan Hanley sold another daughter of Strathbogie Terminator for 1,250gns.

The pedigree trade was very lively, with lambs selling to pedigree breeders for amounts fluctuating from 4,400 to 750gns. The commercial buyers were willing to pay more money for the stronger commercial rams with prices ranging from 450 to 1,500gns, with the majority selling for between 500-750gns.

The female trade showed a clearance rate of 91% with Ewe Lambs sold at an average of 590gns, Shearling Ewes sold at an average of 800

The ram trade averaged a clearance rate of 75% with Hogget rams selling at an overall average 750 while ram lambs cleared at an average of 880.