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58 lots from 9 different counties for Blue Texel Society’s sale in Cootehill

58 lots are catalogued for the Irish Blue Texel Society’s next show and sale, which takes place on Friday, September 1st, 2023, at Cootehill Livestock Mart, Co Cavan.

The sale catalogue includes pedigree registered Blue Texels and Dassenkops, from fourteen different breeders across Donegal, Cavan, Meath, Sligo, Westmeath, Galway, Longford, Monaghan, and Louth.

Blue Texels:

  • 9 shearing rams;
  • 18 ram lambs;
  • 10 shearling ewes;
  • 18 ewe lambs:

Dassenkop:

  • 1 ram lamb;
  • 2 ewe lambs.

All sheep are set to be penned by 4 pm, with the show to follow at 5 pm and the sale at 7 pm. Online and ringside bidding via LSL Auctions. A sales catalogue is available through the society’s Facebook page – Irish Blue Texel Society.

Highs of €2,300 in Carrick-on-Shannon

In a recent article on www.thatsfarming.com, Kevin Swift, PRO of the Irish Blue Texel Society, informed readers about the most recent annual premier sale, which took place on August 18th, 2023.

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Blue Texels were first into the show ring and lot 20, a shearling ewe by Beli Blues Euphoric, was tapped out as overall champion for Martin McLaughlin.

Reserve champion was awarded to lot 80, Creggan Blues Hermoine, sired by Creggan Blues Duke.

Lot 20 went on to top the sale selling for €2300. Lot 80 was hot on her heels topping the ewe lamb trade, selling for €1500.

Topping the ram lamb trade was Decky McCaffery with lot 54, Cracking Blues Hunter, selling for €2,000 to Philip Crowe.

His pen mate lot 57, Cracking Blues Hulkamania sold for €1400 to Stuart Wood, UK after picking up the green rosette in a strong class.

Read more on this news article.

Why Blue Texel?

The terminal sire that ticks all the boxes:

  • Easy lambing – low birth weights and fine bone make for easier lambing – suitable for use on ewe lambs;
  • Vigorous lambs – up and suckling in minutes. Lambs survive and thrive;
  • High kill-out percentage – Up to 56-58% kill-out, resulting in lambs being slaughtered at lighter live weights;
  • Superior carcass quality – produce E and U grade lambs, easily finished off grass alone quickly;
  • Maternal ewe – medium-sized ewe that is able to rear and produce two lambs without high inputs.

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