|24 August, 2013||Roscommon|
24th August 2013
The first club sale for 2013 for the Western Texel Club was held at Roscommon Mart on 24 Aug 2013.
Judging was in the capable hands of Liam Walsh, Ballybrooney Texels.
The shearling ram class was first up with a great lineup on show. Mark Noble took first place, with Nicholas Byrne in second and Mark Noble again in third, shown by Padraic Kelly.
The Open ram lamb class was next, with the top prize taken by Aidan Fahy, on his first day out. Martin Murphy took second, with Padraic Niland in third.
The Lambplus ram lamb class was next, confined to rams with four or five stars for Maternal or Production traits. First place was taken by Thomas Kenny Jr, with Pat Lyons second and Sean Brennan third.
The final open class was for females – shearlings and lambs. Eric Campbell’s ewe lambs took first prize and the Female championship, with Seamus Delaney’s shearling in second, as the Female reserve champion.
Aidan Fahy’s open ram lamb took the Male championship, with Thomas Kenny Jr’s Lambplus ram lamb in reserve.
One final decision remained for Liam Walsh – the Mart Cup which is awarded to the overall Champion. Aidan Fahy’s Open ram lamb took the honours.