Some 65 lots will come under the hammer at Enniscrone Livestock’s second annual on-farm ram sale this Friday evening (August 19th) at 7 pm.
A selection of Texel, Charollais, Suffolk, Chartex, TexBlueTex, Sufftex and Dutch Spotted entries are catalogued for the sale, which Ronan Gallagher MVB, will host in conjunction with Mayo Sligo Livestock Mart auctioneers and MartEye.
A pre-sale show will take place at 6 pm, during which the judge will outline the reasoning behind their placings before discussing topics, including desirable breeding attributes, commercial markets and specifications and ram management.
Enniscrone Livestock’s sale
Speaking ahead of the sale, which will take place at F26X038, Gallagher, the proprietor of ProStar Genetics, told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:
“We have a selection of super strong ET lambs from some of our top ewes by some of the top Irish and UK genetics, including the reserve champion, the €7,000 Annaghdown Edoardo, at Blessington last year,”
“We also have progeny from the €8,500 Hillview Eloi, the £6,300 Garngour Aerosmith, and our home-bred Enniscrone Donovan. All of our entries are home-bred and home-reared.”
“They are all-natural, grass-fed Tyfon-free sheep. Furthermore, we can organise nationwide delivery as trailers are going north, south, east and west. We are confident that the sale, like last year, will appeal to pedigree and commercial breeders alike.”
Gallagher told That’s Farming that the flock undertakes ET work and strives to “produce rams to suit pedigree and commercial breeders alike”.
He aims to breed “big, long, correct sheep with adequate neck lengths to improve the longevity of rams”.
“We try to produce bigger, better, stronger and consistent rams for the commercial market; just what farmers want.”
“Our mission always has been to breed rams with plenty of power, size, and growth for the commercial market. We have done our best to breed progeny with these desirable traits.”
“We have implemented a strict culling policy to help eradicate respiratory issues and have consistently used rams with no breathing problems.”
In turn, this has successfully increased the appeal of Enniscrone rams to commercial sheep farmers.
To register to bid for this forthcoming sale, contact Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart ahead of the sale. You can view an online catalogue via MartEye.