The highly renowned Enniscrone Livestock flock will host its first on-farm ram sale next Monday, August 23rd, 2021.
Ronan Gallagher, the proprietor of ProStar Genetics and one of Ireland’s leading Texel flocks, will offer up to 70 rams for sale.
The Gallagher family established Enniscrone Texels in 1992 with the purchase of females from several local flocks.
Ronan Gallagher told That’s Farming that the flock, which undertakes ET work, 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.
On-farm ram sale: Choice, all budgets and all needs
In 2019, the Enniscrone flock expanded when the Sligo native purchased six ewes from the renowned Ballyhibben and Liscullane flocks.
These ewes were mated to both Charollais and Texel rams, and the subsequent progeny are included in this sale.
He explained the sale is designed to” give farmers a big choice of rams in one venue, on one day”.
“Rams have been covered with Heptavac P and are all outdoors on pasture.”
“We are hosting an on-farm sale to offer choice to farmers, which we feel will appeal to them.”
“There will be a good selection of quality stock on offer to suit all needs and all budgets,” Gallagher concluded.
Some of the lots on offer:
Viewing and bidding
Viewing can be arranged by appointment before the sale. The sale commences at 6.30 pm on Monday evening with viewing from 4 pm.
Online bidding via MartEye and ringside through Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart auctioneers. Covid-19 guidelines must be adhered to at all times. You can view a sales catalogue on MartEye.
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