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Lleyn Prices Flying High at New Roscommon Sale
2012-09-18

At this new annual sale of Lleyn sheep at Roscommon Livestock Mart on Saturday 15th September 2012, bids were coming in thick and fast.

Lleyn ewe

The two year old ewes from Frank Harrington, Stokestown were the first pen into the ring but the highest priced ewes when selling for €300/head (£242approx) to Breeder M Harney, Rathmore.

In the shearling (hoggets) section the first prize pen from Mary Gordon, Enniscrone sold for €290/head (£234appx) to Michael Rowland, Ballina. Next in this section was Brendan Donnellan, Ballinasloe when he realised €235/head (£190approx) selling to JK Throughbreds, Celbridge. Ian Bracewell had €220/head and €205/head. John J O’Neil sold the second prize pen for €215/head.

In the ewe lamb section Brendan Donnellan realised the top price twice when selling two pens for €160/head (£129approx) to Robert Tighe, Ballycastle & William Fitzmaurice, Roscommon. Mr Donnellan also sold a pen to Robin Paget for €150/head (£121approx) with his other pens selling for €145 (x2) and €122. Robert Clarke, Roscrea sold three pens for €142/head. Brian Matthews had a pen sell for €135/head.

The top priced ram was the third prize ram from M Harney, Rathmore, this shearling ram bred from an Alan McDonald sire sold for €900 (£728approx) to William Tait, Whitegate. The third prize ram from Simon Brown, Graiguenamanagh bred from a AF Cunningham sire sold for €570 (£461approx) to Robert Tighe, Ballycastle. Felix Byrne, Enniscorthy sold a MH Miller sired ram for €540 (£437approx) to John J O’Neil, Cloonellan. The first prize ram from Brian Matthews, Killeigh bred from a Robin Darker sire realised €500 (£404) in the ring.

Show Results
Judge: Malcolm Fraser

Shearling (Hogget) Ewes
1st  Mary Gordon
2nd  John J O’Neil
3rd  Robin Darker

Ewe Lambs
1st  Brian Donnellan
2nd  Oisin J Quinn
3rd  Clive & Hazel Long

Rams
1st  Brian Matthews
2nd  Simon Brown
3rd  Michael Harney

Averages
2 Year Olds    to €300    av. €225 (£182approx)
Shearlings (Hoggets)  to €290    av. €200 (£161approx)
Ewe Lambs    to €160    av. €124 (£100approx)
Rams      to €900    av. €461 (£373approx)

Top Prices

2 Yr Ewes
Frank Harrington  €300

Shearling (Hogget) Ewes
Mary Gordon    €290
Brendan Donnellan  €235
Ian Bracewell    €220
John J O’Neil    €215
Ian Bracewell    €205

Ewe Lambs
Brendan Donnellan  €160 (x2)
Brendan Donnellan  €150
Brendan Donnellan  €145 (x2)
Robert Clarke    €142 (x3)
Brian Matthews    €135
John J O’Neil    €130

Rams
Malachy Harney  €900
Simon Brown    €570
Felkix Byrne    €540
Brian Matthews    €500

link Lleyn Averages Up Across the Board at Carmarthen
link Good Clearance of Lleyn Sheep at Thainstone
link New Record Price for Lleyn Sheep at Ballymena

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