The Society female sale consisting of in lamb hogget ewes and maiden ewe lambs consigned by society members was held on Saturday October 24th at Tullow Livestock Mart, Co. Carlow. The sale was preceded by a show judged by Mr. James Murphy, Saddle Hill flock, Co. Kilkenny. The first class judged were the hogget ewes were the first and second placings were from Co. Cork. First prize and later claiming Supreme Champion was from the Bawnard flock of Jim & Fram Jeffery, Midleton selling for €800. Second placed was from the Awbeg flock of Eddie & Sheena McCarthy, Buttevant selling for €810, third and fourth from the RH flock of Michael Higgins Athenry, Co. Galway selling for €580 and €760, fifth from the Jeffery brothers €800 and sixth Joe Nolan, Feenagh, Co. Carlow, Kilconnor flock selling for €450. There was a lively steady trade for the hoggets which were of a high quality with a 90% clearance selling to an average of €560.
Next class were the ewe lambs where Frank Barrett, Blackhill flock Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, took first prize and overall Reserve Supreme with a classy ewe lamb selling for €580 and he also had the fourth placed lamb sold for €400. June Harpur, Haggard flock Bannow, Co. Wexford exhibited the second prize ewe lamb later sold for €500. In third place was Kieran Forde, Blakeney flock, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway selling for €500, with Kevin Brady, Killurin flock Killeigh, Co. Offaly in fifth sold for €360. Willie Gleeson, Wexfo flock New Ross, Co. Wexford in sixth selling for €300. The ewe lambs had an 80% clearance to average €370. There were buyers who bought multiple lots and will be joining the society, as well as established breeders adding to their blood lines.
Hogget Ewe Class
|1||Jim & Fram Jeffery||D32-14-090||Logie Durno Real McCoy|
|2||Eddie & Sheena McCarthy||C71-14-014||Island Navaho|
|3||Michael Higgins||D73-14-003||Kilbarry Maximum|
|4||Michael Higgins||D73-14-006||Kilbarry Maximum|
|5||Jim & Fram Jeffery||D32-14-088||Bawnard the Beast|
|6||Joe Nolan||H1-14-035||Lisfuncheon Drico|
Ewe Lamb Class
|1||Frank & Joan Barrett||D29-15-013||Cloghala Gold|
|2||June Harpur||C75-15-046||Duisce Lachlan|
|3||Kieran Forde||D56-15-001||Kilbarry Plunkett|
|4||Frank & Joan Barrett||D29-15-027||Lisfuncheon Kid|
|5||Kevin Brady||F91-15-022||Lisfuncheon Star|
|6||William Gleeson||F62-15-025||Lisfuncheon Mississippi|