Over 1,500 entries are set to come under the hammer at the Mule-Lanark Group’s fourth annual forthcoming sale, which will take place at Tuam Mart on Friday, September 15th, 2023, at 5pm.
1,000 lambs and 500 ewe hoggets are catalogued for the sale from ten farmers’ high health-status flocks.
Mule sheep are the offspring of a cross between a Bluefaced Leicester ram and a pedigree hill or mountain ewe.
In addition, the sale will also include a further 120 purebred Lanark females.
On the evening, a pen of Mule lambs and a pedigree Blueface Leicester ram lamb, a son of the 14,000 Beeches, which has been donated by Dominic McCrystal from Drummuck Bluefaced Leicesters, will be sold with all donations going to charity, The Hugh’s House.
The Dublin-based charity provides accommodation for parents of children who are long-term inpatients of Temple Street, The Coombe, Holles Street and the Rotunda hospitals.
The group has also created an iDonate page entitled ‘Fundraiser for Hugh’s House’ and has set a target of €2,000 – to make a donation, you can click this link.
A spokesperson for the group told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:
“This is the fourth annual sale for this group of ten farmers. The lambs will be strictly home-bred stock and come from farmers who are vaccinating their ewes against enzo- abortion the last number of years.”
“All sheep will be sold through the ring. Sheep can also be purchased on the night using the Martbids app. Transportation can be organised if needed.”
“Tuam Mart is very centrally and ideally located for farmers who want to attend. Last year, farmers came from as far as Cavan, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary, Clare, and Roscommon.”
“The sale accommodates the farmer breeding and lambing down ewes and also the farmer who works off-farm who wants to get into the hogget production system. Any farmer who buys lambs at the sale can sell them as hoggets in the next year’s sale.”
“It is a great opportunity for any farmer who purchases these sheep to get into Mule production themselves,” the spokesperson added.
“It is advised that any farmer wanting to purchase stock online should register with Tuam Mart in good time before the sale,” the spokesperson concluded.
To obtain further information, contact:
- Padraic – 087-1335603;
- John – 086-8352851;
- Tom – 086-8597081;
- Adrian – 087-6426170.