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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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100 sheep across 8 breeds for Luscious Ladies sale on MartEye

Following the success of last’s year’s inaugural virtual timed auction, the Luscious Ladies production sale is back “bigger and better than before” with 100 sheep across 8 breeds.

The virtual timed auction, in conjunction with MartEye and Tullow Livestock Sales, will run from 12 pm on Friday, July 21st, 2023, and close on a lot-by-lot basis, commencing at 6 pm on Monday, July 24th, 2023.

“Top” females of the following breeds will be on offer:

  • Texel;
  • Suffolk;
  • Milford;
  • Charolais;
  • Dutch Spotted;
  • Bluefaced Leister;
  • Lanark;
  • Sufftex;
  • Hybrids.

Woodtown Pedigrees run by Dwayne and Gerard Shiels in Woodtown, Ramelton, Co. Donegal are back this year with their female production sale, with two guest flocks, Woodview and Killyclug.

To register to bid you must phone Hannah at Tullow Mart on 00353 (86) 035 0317.

Viewing can be arranged any time over the weekend by contacting Dwayne on the sale’s Facebook page, Luscious Ladies Female Sale.

Lot 52. Woodtown Fancy Pants. Pedigree Texel Gimmer

Luscious Ladies Female Sale

Dwayne told editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“All sheep sold in the sale will come with a dose of semen from a choice of stock rams as a luck penny.”

“Every assistance will be made with free delivery to central locations across the country. A delivery service will be provided for free to the mart in Tullow to any purchasers from the south of Ireland.”

“This is a perfect chance for new and established breeders to add proven genetics to their flocks with all three flocks enjoying success in the sales and show rings.”

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Lot 9 . Woodtown Roxy – Full hybrid ewe lamb.
Woodtown Pedigrees

Woodtown Pedigrees are no strangers to the show ring, including some recent success;

  • All Ireland Supreme Champion Texel 2022;
  • All Ireland Reserve Champion Dutch Spotted 2023;
  • All Ireland Reserve Champion Belclare 2023;
  • Finn Valley Show Texel and Interbreed Champion: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023;
  • Finn Valley Show Dutch Spotted Champion 2023;
  • Finn Valley Commercial Champion 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023;
  • Zurich All-Ireland ewe lamb champion 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022;
  • Zurich All-Ireland hogget ewe champion 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022;
  • Bonniconlon All-Ireland commercial ewe lamb: 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022;
  • NSBA All-Ireland champion 2018;
  • Donegal Texel Overall Champion 2018;
  • Commercial champion at all 6 shows this summer.

“The sale will include females from above and many sheep related to the above.”

“Females sold from the flock last year have gone on and lifted national titles and interbreed championships at this summer’s shows.”

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Lot 36 Woodtown Polka Dot . Purebred Milford ewe lamb.
Woodview Dutch Spotted and Killyclug Suffolks

Meanwhile, Woodview Dutch Spotted have also experienced lots of recent success including premier sale male, female, and overall champion 2021 and has seven females coming directly from this line available in the sale.

Lot 16
Lot 16. Woodview Floss. Pedigree Dutch Spotted Shearling ewe.

Killyclug Suffolks have four “very strong” shearling ewes on offer, and they also have enjoyed success in recent times, including taking female champion at last year’s Donegal in-lamb sale and novice champion at the premier sale 2018.

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Lot 1. Killyclug Pedigree Suffolk Shearling ewe

See a direct link to the sale, which contains imagery and details for every lot.

Imagery – Agri Images

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