PREMIER SALE 2013 CHAMPIONS AND CLASS WINNERS.
LAMBPLUS CLASS WINNER, MALE CHAMPION and SUPREME CHAMPION.
Vendor: Mr. Edward O’Gorman, Lisfuncheon, Ballyporeen, Cahir
HOGGET RAM CLASS WINNER, RESERVE MALE and RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION.
Vendor: Mr. Edward O’Gorman, Lisfuncheon, Ballyporeen, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
EWE LAMB CLASS WINNER and FEMALE CHAMPION.
Vendor: Mr. Peadar McGee, Whitegates, Kilmeena, Westport, Co. Mayo.
OPEN RAM LAMB CLASS WINNER.
Vendor: Mr. Kilian F. Traynor, Island House, Shercock, Co.Cavan
SENIOR RAM CLASS WINNER.
HOLLYLODGE LEGIONNAIRE 11XWZ00081
Vendor: Mr. Oliver Carty, Robinstown, Navan, Co. Meath
HOGGET EWE CLASS WINNER.
Vendor: Michael & Mitch Power, Shepherd’s Rest, Cappagh, Askeaton, Co. Limerick
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Special guests visit Premier Show & Sale 2013
On the 27th July 2013 the Irish Charollais sheep society held their premier show and sale at Tullow Mart, Co Carlow. Mr Ceil Thomas was the judge for the day. The judging commenced at 9am and there was six classes judged, this started off with the shearling ewe and ewe lamb class, we then moved on to the senior ram, shearling ram, lambplus ram lamb and then with the open ram lamb class . The show concluded with the crowning of the reserve champion and the supreme champion. There was strong competition at the show for the lucrative positions to claim rosettes. The sheep that were shown were of top quality and had the true characteristics to the Charollais breed this meant our judge had a hard job of selecting his top choice of sheep to place in the first to sixth positions. As the show came towards a close our judge Mr Ceil Thomas tapped forward the ram lamb to claim title of Supreme Champion and Shearling ram got the tap forward to claim the title of Reserve Supreme Champion. We would like to congratulate the breeders of the Supreme Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion Mr Eddie & Paul O’Gorman of the Lisfuncheon Flock
This year at the Premier show and Sale we had the great honour of the President Mr Pascal Chaponneau, Vice President and Advertising Manager Bernard Bonnot from the French Charollais Sheep Society attending our Premier Show and Sale. They showed great interest in how we show our sheep as the French Society show their sheep differently. They were interested in finding out about the Euro Stars of the sheep which are part of Lambplus. At the end of the show the French President Mr Chaponneau made a presentation on behalf of the French Society to the Champions of the Show. Mr Chaponneau commented on the high standard of Charollais Sheep on show.
Also on the day of the Society were delighted to have the British Charollais Sheep Chairman Mr David Mawhinney in attendance and the Irish Charollais Sheep Society would like to congratulate Mr Mawhinney on his new position and every success in the future. We would like to thank the many Charollais breeders form the UK and Northern Ireland who also came to be part of the day.
This was a special day as it was the first time the French society attended our Premier Show and Sale, it was also the first time that the French, British and Irish societies were together attending an event in Ireland, there was great discussions to be had among all about the Charollais sheep and high interests in the breed.
Before our sale commenced there was a very important presentation to be made and this was to Mr John Murphy mart manager supremo by our President Mr Rory Brown and John Farrell of a beautiful country oil painting and a bouquet of flowers was presented to john murphy’s wife Eileen. We also had a few words from the judge Mr Ceil Thomas about the sheep presented on the day and about how well the society recognises the work of the mart manager which was great to see.
When the presentations were done it was time for our auctioneer Mr George Chandler commence the sale proceedings with a large crowd at the ring there was a good demand from buyers with the trade for females doing well with the top price reaching to €950 for a ewe lamb breed by Mr Peadar McGee, the next best price was a ewe lamb as well, breed by Mr Liam Conway. There was good demand for shearling rams with the first of the sheep breaking over the thousand euro.
The supreme Champion was sold for €1,500.00 and the reserve supreme champion making €1,900.00 which were breed by Eddie & Paul O’Gorman. As the sale went on there was many ram lambs sold for over the thousand euro mark. The top priced ram lamb was sold by Mr Killian Traynor for €2,100. The top average pen price was over one thousand euro.