Omagh 22 September 2018


Pre Sale Show Results (Judge: John Donaghy )

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st Kenneth Preston Glenpark 8
2nd Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion 14
3rd Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion 15

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st Kenneth Preston Glenpark 24
2nd Andrew & Jamie McCutcheon Bodoney 26
3rd Andrew & Jamie McCutcheon Bodoney 27

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Lot No
1st David Brown Brownville 30
2nd Kenneth Preston Glenpark 34
3rd Kenneth Preston Glenpark 32

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram Kenneth Preston
Reserve Supreme Champion 2nd prize Shearling Ram Elizabeth McAllister
Male Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram Kenneth Preston
Res Male Champion 2nd prize Shearling Ram Elizabeth McAllister
Female Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe Elizabeth McAllister
Res Female Champion 2nd prize Shearling Ewe Kenneth Preston

It was a victory on ‘home turf’ for Omagh-based Beltex breeder Kenneth Preston as his Shearling Ram, Glenpark Crunchy Nut, Lot 8, was ‘tapped out’ as Supreme Champion at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club Show and Sale held at Omagh Auction Mart on Saturday, 22nd September.

Judge John Donaghy (Coolough Flock) Loughmacrory, Omagh said he was “an eye-catching, correct sheep”.

“He has a smart head with a well balanced frame,” said John, who was making his debut as a Show judge. “He is a super sheep to handle with a heavy end connecting to a long, broad well-fleshed loin and strong shoulders.”

Glenpark Crunchy Nut, who was sired by Tiree AJ ET out of Glenpark Armani later went on to fetch top price on the day, 760gns with the purchase made by Richard Moore from Ballygawley

Kenneth Preston had further success on the day winning the Ram Lamb Championship with Lot 24, Glenpark ET and finishing in second and third places in the Shearling Ewe class with Lot 34, Glenpark Cero ET and Lot 32, Glenpark Care-Bear ET, respectively.

The Reserve Champion title went to another Shearling Ram, Artnagullion Chris ET, Lot 14, from Kells-based breeder, Elizabeth McAllister’s Artnagullion Flock.

Described by judge John Donaghy as “another excellent ram”, Artnagullion Chris ET was sired by Ardstewart Blue Boy ET with the Dam being Artnagullion Tit.

Female Champion was Brownville Curly Wurly ET, a Shearling Ewe from Bessbrook-based breeder David Brown’s Brownville Flock.

Brownville Curly Wurly ET was sired by Artnagullion Willy ET with the Dam, Brownville Tomboy.

Top prices

760gns paid by Richard Moore from Ballygawley for the Supreme Champion, Lot 8, Glenpark Crunchy Nut, from the Glenpark Flock of Kenneth Preston, Omagh.

This was followed by 550gns paid for the Reserve Champion, Artnagullion Chris ET, Lot 14 by Mervyn Stewart.

Kenny Preston’s Ram Lamb Champion, Glenpark ET, Lot 24, sold to John McCrossan for 400gns and his Shearling Ram, Glenpark Corsewell ET, Lot 10, also achieved 400gns – the buyer was Ian Crawford.

Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon from Trillick had their two Ram Lambs sell for 400gns each – Bodoney ET, Lot 26 was sold to T & A  Gilmore with Bodoney Darwin ET, Lot 27, purchased by Alan Hurst.