Prices peaked at €2,050 at the South of Ireland Bluefaced Leicester Club’s sale at Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart, last Saturday, September 10th, 2022.
Leading the charge was a first-prize ram lamb exhibited by John Morahan of the Woodview Farm Flock, which judge Shannon O’Kane from the Mullaghwee Flock in Antrim tapped out as her champion earlier in the day.
This “powerful and coloured” lamb was got by L019 Lakeview Farm and went on to sell for €2050 to a new breeder, Charlie Tector.
O’Kane handed the reserve championship silverware and 1st prize ewe lamb rosette to Paul Sammon of the Firmount Flock.
This “stylish and powerful” sheep was got by N001 Drummuck, a ram with “great” influence in the Firmount Flock presently. She changed hands for €800 and now heads to Shane O’Haire of the Uilliam Flock.
Bluefaced Leicester prices
Other top calls on the day were recorded for a shearling pen, property of Tom Staunton, Maskview.
A shearling which he purchased last year as a lamb from Dominic McCrystal, P011 Drummuck, made for €1,600 and sold to Danbywiske Limited.
Maskview’s top lamb R001by N009 Temain fetched €2050 after being snapped up by the flock of George Love in Donegal.
Aidan Killeen of the Ballinchalla Flock presented a selection of aged and shearling rams.
He sold his two shear tups, N001 by a homebred M002, for €1900 and a shearling P001, again by a home-bred M001, for €1600.
Joe Scahill of the Faughburren flock put his R003 lamb by Temain N009 under the hammer to Johnny Paterson’s Golard flock in Donegal at €1900.
Meanwhile, Leonard Fawl of the Parkalough Flock secured €1,650 for his R002 ram lamb bred by N003 Starbog for €16,50, with Peter Ward being the last bidder here.
- Paul Sammon, Firmount €590 for 3 sold;
- Tom Staunton, Maskview €600 for 1 sold.
Aged & shearing ram prices:
- Kieran & Patrick McGrath, Caoramor €1225 for 2 sold;
- Richard Staunton, Hillview Farm €1025 for 2 sold;
- Tom Staunton, Maskview €1480 for 5 sold;
- Aidan Killeen, Ballinchalla €1466 for 3 sold;
- John Morahan, Woodview farm €1320 for 1 sold;
- Jonathan Wall, Clogher €1250 for 1 sold.
Ram lamb prices:
- Tom Staunton, Maskview €971 for 7 sold;
- Leonard Fawl, Parkalough €930 for 3 sold;
- Kieran & Patrick McGrath, Caoramor €926 for 5 sold;
- Joe Scahill, Faughburren €1140 for 3 sold;
- John Morahan, Woodview Farm €986 for 5 sold.
- Females – €421 for 16 sold;
- Aged and shearling rams – €976 for 38 sold;
- Ram lambs – €704 for 81 sold.