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.
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