Carrick Prolific Ewe Lamb Breeders’ fifth annual sale takes place this Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, at 2 pm at The Showgrounds in Carrick-On-Shannon, with viewing from noon.
Lambs are pre-selected by breed, weight, and maturity with 700 on offer on the day selling in lots of 6, 8 or 10 and weighed prior to the sale.
Breeds available this year include, Aber (Blueface Leicester x Texel), Belclare, North Country and Wicklow Cheviot, Mule, Suffolk, Sufftex and Texel among others.
Carrick Prolific Ewe Lamb Breeders’ Sale
Speaking to That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, ahead of the sale, a group spokesperson said:
“The sale is organised by a group of like-minded sheep farmers from the surrounding region who saw the need for a sale of prolific-bred ewe lambs that would be strong enough to breed in their first year if wanted.”
“Flocks are a mixture of top-performing lowland flocks and a number of hill flocks using prolific maternal ram breeds to produce quality replacements for lowland flocks.”
Online bidding is available through the LSL App Midlands and Western and potential buyers are asked to request to bid online immediately.
Catalogue will be available on Facebook or through Group members prior to the sale or on the day.
Top stock in a convenient location
The spokesperson continued:
“The purpose of the sale is to provide a source of prolific bred ewe lambs for breeding in lowland flocks that want to achieve high lambing and weaning rates of quality lambs.”
“If this is the aim for your flock, then this is the sale for you. The Showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon and the Midland and Western have long had a reputation as a top sale centre for quality breeding stock.”
“This group looks to build on offering top stock in a convenient location.”
“Transport can be arranged, or stock can be brought home by sellers to be collected over the following days.”
“It is a unique opportunity to access top-quality breeding stock across a wide range of breeds with something to suit every progressive sheep breeder.”
For more information, see Facebook or alternatively, contact the following phone number – 0868159702.
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