Tullow Sheep Breeders

Tullow Sheep Breeders Association 2nd Sale Wednesday 28th August 2019.


The Tullow Sheep Breeders second Show & Sale continued to exceed all expectations with the ewe lambs meeting a trade equally as strong as the first day and if possibly not stronger due to it being a lighter type lamb on offer.

The majority of the ewe lambs selling today from €125 up to €140 with some of the lighter lambs 36kg to 38kg ewe lambs selling from €100 upwards. The first prize winning lambs and the reserve champion of the day  51kg making €181 with numerous lots in excess of €150 also. A full clearance in the ewe lamb ring.

We met with a smaller number of hogget ewes on offer but an extremely lively trade with numerous numbers of pens in excess of €200 and a very active demand for those stronger type hoggets. The fitter type hogget continued also to meet with a very steady farmer trade and lots of hoggets selling in excess of €180 up to €195 for those types with some very light hoggets only three or four pens offered selling from €160 upwards. Again a full clearance in this section with the prize winning hoggets up to a tops of €225.

In the 3 & 4 yr olds we also had a full clearance in this section with genuine 3 & 4 yr olds selling from €130 up to €155 and a very lively trade for the well presented 3 and 4 yr old ewe.

Overall to bring the Tullow Sheep Breeders 2nd Show and Sale to a close one could only say it instilled the confidence that the Tullow ewe can do what she is expected to do and there was plenty of custom around the ring for the correct type ewe lamb and hogget ewe offered.



Prize Winners




1st                  Patrick Kenny                                                                                   €225

2nd                 William Kavanagh                                                                            €208

3rd                 John Minion                                                                                      €208

4th                 John Bolger                                                                                       €185






1st                  Peter Behan                                                                           54kg                            €181

2nd                 James Walshe                                                                        57kg                            €157

3rd                 John Reid                                                                              44kg                            €145

4th                 Sam Driver                                                                            44kg                            €156

5th                 DJD Leybourne                                                                     43kg                            €150




Patrick Kenny                                                                                               €225


Peter Behan                                                                                      54kg                            €181






Tullow Livestock Sales (2007) Ltd,

Barrack Street,


Co. Carlow.

Phone:   059 9151142

E mail:    sales@tullowmart.ie

Web:      www.tullowmart.ie

PSRA No: 002456


Tullow Sheep Breeders Association 32nd Show & Sale 2019.

Once again the entries didn’t let down the association with the quality of sheep on offer. A very lively trade met with the ewe lamb prices exceeding about €5 to €10 on last year.

Suffolk X Cheviot Tullow Ewe lambs with forward weights 45kg up to 52kg selling from €125 out to a tops of €170 with the majority selling between €130 and €150. The lighter lambs again the very sharp Tullow type lamb from 35kg to 42kg selling anything from €95 up to €130 with the majority of those between €115 and €125. A word of congratulations to the prize winners and a huge word of thanks to the judges who judged an exceptional yard of ewe lambs.

The hogget ewes in the afternoon quality did not disappoint however we noticed a steadier trade than we had seen of other years with a commercial farmer aspect to the sale with a lot of hoggets today selling from €165 up to €180 with some of the heavier hoggets struggling to pass €200 and overall a steadier possibly easier trade than was expected but nevertheless a good clearance in the yard but prices easier by €10 to €15 on this day last year. While the judges once again having a task to pick the winners in the hoggets

To sum up overall a good steady trade across the board from commercial farmers setting the base in the hoggets with the ewe lamb trade leading out from the front with plenty of customers for the ewe lambs and hogget ewes known nationally now as the Tullow Ewe.

A final word of thanks to all our sponsors for their very generous support.


Prize Winners – Ewe Lambs


1st David & Dylan Leybourne, Tullowhill, Tullow, Co. Carlow                                                           53kg                       €170

2nd Conor Murphy, Coughlanstown, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare.                                           48kg                       €147

3rd Patrick Doyle, The Seasons, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare.                                                     50kg                       €155

4th Gerard Reid, Two Fields, Crehelp, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.                                                         42kg                       €135

5th John Reid, Glenbride, Valleymount, Co. Wicklow.                                                                        51kg                       €165




Prize Winners – Hogget Ewes


1st Patrick McEvoy, Shroughaun, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.                                                                                            NS

2nd Trevor Deacon, New Deerpark, Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.                                                                 €205

3rd Patrick Kenny, Tomriland Upper, Annamoe, Roundwood, Bray, Co. Wicklow.                                                   €205

4th John Driver, Cranareen, Rathdangan, Co. Wicklow.                                                                                                     NS

5th James Reid, Humphreystown, Valleymount, Co. Wicklow.                                                                                        €180




Patrick McEvoy, Shroughaun, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.


Reserve Champion

David & Dylan Leybourne, Tullowhill, Tullow, Co. Carlow.




Wed  28th Aug      –               2nd Show & Sale

Wed  11th Sept     –               Sale (with Cheviot Show & Sale & Lleyn Show & Sale)

Tue 24th Sept        –               Sale