Sheep Reports

Tullow Sheep Breeders Association 31st Annual Show & Sale Wednesday 8th August 2018.


The sale excelled all expectation with a very lively trade for both ewe lambs and hogget ewes throughout the day.


In the ewe lamb ring under the guidance of auctioneer Jim Bush the trade opened up to a good honest steady trade with those well presented Suffolk X Cheviot type ewe lambs 45kg upwards selling today from €125 up to €145 for the majority with some exceptional prices up to a tops today of €167 and a number of lots between €150 and €160. The lighter ewe lambs the Suffolk Cheviot X type from 40kg upwards selling today from €110 up to €135 with very strong demand for those 43kg to 48kg types. The lighter lambs maybe a little bit easier maybe by €3 or €4 on last years prices but then again we have to look back at the year we have just seen and they were selling from €95 upwards.


In the hogget ewe ring a good honest steady trade for all class types here the very heavy type hogget selling from €190 up to a tops of €227 per head with the majority between €195 and €220 while we saw the fitter type hogget selling from €170 up to €195 with some very light type hoggets selling from a base of €150.


Full clearance today in Tullow and a huge word of thanks to all exhibitors of the sheep, to all purchasers we wish them well and to the sponsors we are very grateful for their continued support and we look forward to the second show and sale on Wednesday 29th August with our third sale on Wednesday 12th September in conjunction with the Tullow Sheep Breeders Cheviot Show & Sale also that day. Entries now taken for the second sale.


Best pen of ten Suffolk cross ewe lambs:



1st       Thomas Bolger, Kill, Tullow, Co. Carlow.                                                    50kg                €155

2nd       Patrick Doyle, The Seasons, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare.                      50kg                €167

3rd        Dylan Leybourne, Tullowhill, Tullow, Co. Carlow.                                      47kg                €160

4th        John Bolger, Fairylawn, Bennekerry, Carlow.                                               49kg                €135

5th        Brian Murphy, Coughlanstown, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare.                NS

6th        Alfred Beattie, Ballinaskea Farm, Rathcore, Enfield, Co. Meath.                 48kg                €152



Best pen of ten Suffolk cross hogget ewes:



1st        Patrick McEvoy, Shroughaun, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.                                                    €222

2nd       Patrick Kenny, Tomriland Upper, Annamoe, Roundwood, Bray, Co. Wicklow.                  €224

3rd       Dylan Leybourne, Tullowhill, Tullow, Co. Carlow.                                                              €205

4th        Albert Stanley, Glashare, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny.                                                             €217

5th        Charles W Fenton, Kelshmore, Donard, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.                                        €190

6th        Mervyn Neill, Lackareagh, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.                                                          €187





Patrick McEvoy, Shroughaun, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.                                                                €222



Reserve Champion:


Tom Bolger, Kill, Tullow, Co. Carlow 50kg €155