The Donegal Pedigree Wicklow Cheviot Breeders will host their annual premier pedigree Wicklow Cheviot sale in Ballybofey and Stranorlar Mart this Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, at 7 pm with viewing from 5 pm.
The show will take place at 5.30 pm where the top pens of cheviot rams, hoggets and ewe lambs will be selected by the pre-sale judge.
The sale comprises 65 SIS-approved pedigree Cheviot rams, according to a spokesperson for the group.
A spokesperson for the group told Catherina Cunnane of www.thatsfarming.com:
“The rams are eligible for the sheep scheme and have been genotyped and verified.”
“There is a strong selection of pedigree Cheviot hoggets and ewe lambs also on offer at the sale.”
“The sale will be live-streamed by MartEye, so be sure to register to bid in advance of the sale.”
Follow the Donegal Pedigree Wicklow Cheviot Page on Facebook for more information and to be in with a chance of winning a €100 Voucher towards the sale. It promises to be a brilliant sale with top pedigree Cheviot bloodlines on offer,” the spokesperson added.
Glenalla Photography and Media have kindly photographed the breeders’ sheep and will take the pictures of the winning pen on Wednesday evening.
The group wishes to extend its gratitude to its sale sponsors, Agriloyd and Smyths Daleside.
Last year, the top ten ram sale toppers were as follows:
- Lot 15 sold for €3000 – Mc Hugh Brothers;
- Lot 46 sold for €2050 – Mc Hugh Brothers;
- Lot 4 sold for €2000 – Manus Mc Hugh;
- Lot 17 sold for €1850 – Mc Hugh Brothers;
- Lot 18 sold for €1700 – Mc Hugh Brothers;
- Lot 48 sold for €1620 – Mc Hugh Brothers;
- Lot 47 sold for €1200- Mc Hugh Brothers;
- Lot 2 sold for €1000 – Manus Mc Hugh;
- Lot 29 sold for €900 – Manus Mc Hugh;
- Lot 38 sold for €820 – Michael Geaney.
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