Dungannon In-Lamb

21st December 2018

Dungannon Mart, Dungannon, N.Ireland

Francis Lyons, Kilconnell, County Galway

Pre-sale show results

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st M Burleigh Matt's 8
2nd E McAllister Artnagullion 6
3rd K & A McCarthy Ballycreelly 3
4th E McAllister Artnagullion 5

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st A Murray & Son Ravara 12
2nd S Daly Glenview 18
3rd A Murray & Son Ravara 10
4th S Kelly Finlough 22

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st K & A McCarthy Ballycreelly 27
2nd A Murray & Son Ravara 31
3rd A Murray & Son Ravara 30
4th K & A McCarthy Ballycreelly 28

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Champion Shearling Ewe M Burleigh
Reserve Champion Aged Ewe A Murray & Son

It was ‘sweet’ success for Matthew Burleigh at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club Christmas Show and Sale in Dungannon Farmers Mart as Matt’s Caroline, Lot 8, a shearling ewe, was named Show Champion.

Judge Francis Lyons from Kilconnell, County Galway, described the winning shearling as ‘having good width and a strong head – an excellent all round ewe!’.

Caroline – which is by Hackney Wonderboy and out of the Pentland Showman-sired Matt’s Www. – went on to top the sale at 1,750gns when snapped up by Colm Curran, Kilbride, Trim, County Meath.

Supreme Champion and top price at 1,750gns was Matt’s Caroline

Reserve Champion was Lot 12, Ravara Bressi ET, an aged ewe from A. Murray & Son’s Ravara Flock, Ballygowan, which sold for the next best price of 820gns to D Patton, Newtownards. She is by Artnagullion Tornado and out of Ravara Lucy.

Francis described the Reserve Champion as “very correct and nicely toned”.

Reserve Champion, Ravara Bessie ET from A Murray & Son, sold for 820gns

The Murray family also sold Ravara Beautiful Girl, Lot 16 and a Clary Platform daughter, for 460gns to Eamon Gallagher, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.

Selling for 750gns was Elizabeth McAllister’s shearling ewe, Artnagullion Case, by The Bare Boy, which sold to Robert Gilmore, Dromore, Country Tyrone.

The Ewe Lamb class winner was Ballycreelly Danielle, Lot 27, belonging to K & A McCarthy, Comber, which sold to Hugh O’Neill, Glenarm, for 210gns.

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