Dungannon In-lamb

6th December 2019

Dungannon Mart, Dungannon, N.Ireland

Stephen Mulvey

Pre-sale show results

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Murray & Son RAVARA ASA.W1045 27
2nd PLJ Brolly MUNREARY PLJ.C036 22
3rd A Murray & Son RAVARA RAV.B041 26

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st E McAllister ARTNAGULLION LIZ.D021 4
2nd A Murray & Son RAVARA ASA.D1709 1
3rd E McAllister ARTNAGULLION LIZ.D057 5
4th PLJ Brolly MUNREARY PLJ.D027 9
5th A Murray & Son RAVARA ASA.D1702 2

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A & J McCutcheon BODONEY JAM.E065 31
2nd A & J McCutcheon BODONEY JAM.E063 30
3rd A Murray & Son RAVARA ASA.E1869 34
4th A Murray & Son RAVARA ASA.E1850 38

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Champion Shearling Ewe E McAllister
Reserve Ewe Lamb A & J McCutcheon

Artnagullion Diaz ET lifts Supreme Champion title at Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders’ Club’s In-Lamb Christmas Show and Sale

A Shearling Ewe, Artnagullion Diaz ET, Lot 4, from the Kells-based Artnagullion flock of Elizabeth McAllister lifted the Supreme Champion title at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club In-Lamb Christmas Show and Sale held at Dungannon Farmers Mart on Friday, 6th December.

Sired by Atnagullion Billy Ray and out of Artnagullion Porsha ET, the Supreme Champion was served by Belvoir View Dusty back in September and had scanned for twins.

Commenting on the Supreme Champion, judge Stephen Mulvey from Dunboyne, County Meath, said: “She had good power and good length and is very correct in terms of Beltex.”

The Reserve Champion was a Ewe Lamb, Bodoney Eloisa, Lot 31, from the Trillick-based Bodoney flock of Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon. Sired by Snoopy de Gochenee and out of Bodoney Cupcake ET, the Reserve Champion was described by judge, Stephen Mulvey as “typical of the Beltex breed”.

“She handled as well as she looked,” he added.

Artnagullion Diaz ET won the Shearling Ewe class and the McAllisters also finished third in this class with Artnagullion Dot, Lot 5. Runner-up in the Shearling Ewes class was A Murray & Son’s Ravara Flock, Ballygowan, with Ravara Daughter of the Dragon ET, Lot 1.

A Murray & Son won the Aged Ewes class with Ravara Wondergirl ET, Lot 27. Sired by Artnagullion Toronto ET the Dam was Culsh Rainbow.  In second place was Munreary Cream ET, Lot 22 from the Claudy-based Munreary Flock of PLJ Brolly.

Third place in the Aged Ewes class went to Rathbone Bluebell, Lot 26, from A Murray & Son.

As well as winning the Ewe Lamb class with Bodoney Eloisa the McCutcheon’s also had the runner-up spot in this class with Bodoney Edith, Lot 30. In third place was Ravara Emerald City ET, Lot 34, from A Murray & Son.

The export sale of MV Accredited and Scrapie Monitored Pedigree Female Sheep comprised of 20 Shearling Ewes, seven Aged Ewes and 12 Ewe Lambs and was carried out under the auspices of the Beltex Sheep Society and the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club.

Into the sales ring and top price on the day was 1,300gns which was paid by Joe Hargroves from Portlaise, County Laois, for the Supreme Champion, Artnagullion Diaz ET, Lot 4.

The McAllisters also had the next best price on the day, 700gns, which was paid by Hugh O’Connor from County Meath for Artnagullion Dot, Lot 5.

Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon’s Ewe Lamb class winner and Reserve Champion, Bodoney Eloisa, Lot 31, sold to Harvey Keys from Fivemiletown for 500gns.

Thanks to Alan Baillie, Incorporated Images, for the report and photos. 

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