Prices reached €3,000, respectively, at the Workman family’s Super Sixty Sale at Tullamore Mart on Saturday, June 18th, 2022.
A selection of Dutch Spotted, Badger Face Texel, Rouge de L’Ouest and Blue Texel males and females came under the hammer at the multi-breed sheep sale.
Both the leading male and female prices came in the form of Dutch Spotted entries, which, according to the family, continues “the strong demand and interest in the breed”.
The top price was lot 11, a February-2021-born Dutch Spotted shearling ewe by one of the flock’s stock sires, Spotty Lad, at €3,000 for export.
The highest price in the males was lot 51, a February-2022-born Dutch Spotted ram lamb by the flock’s new sire, Killer, selling for €2,450.
According to the family, Dutch Spotted female shearling prices ranged from €1400-3000, while the single shearling Dutch Spotted ram catalogued found a new owner at €1,900.
Meanwhile, Dutch Spotted ram lambs ranged from €800-€2,450, while Dutch Spotted ewe lambs sold from €1150-€1700.
According to the family, Badger Face Texel ewe lambs sold from €1000-€1900, while Rouge ewe lambs ranged from €500-€780.
In the line of Blue Texels, shearling females sold from €650-€950, while Blue Texel ewe lambs went under the hammer from €500-€760, respectively.
Speaking to That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, the Workman family said:
“We have to say we were delighted with how the event unfolded. We achieved an 80% clearance with a very strong online influence on the day with buyers, bidders, and viewers.”
“In total, 17 lots will export to Northern Ireland following the sale. We, the Workman family, express our thanks to all who pre-viewed on-farm, made enquiries, attended the event, and tuned in online.”
Other articles on That’s Farming: