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Eight leading flocks for the Northern Diamonds Texel Sale

SET your sights on the forthcoming Northern Diamonds In-Lamb Texel female sale set to take place at Beatties Livestock Centre, Omagh, on Friday evening, January 7, at 6.30pm. A total of 82 lots are catalogued comprising of 72 super gimmers and 10 smart ewe lambs. All are eligible for immediate export.

The Northern Diamonds sale joins together several of NI’s leading flocks, namely Alderview (Mark Patterson), Ballygroogan (James Wilkinson), Bellefield (Stuart Ferris), Drumderg (Alistair Breen), Maineview (Andrew Kennedy), Millars (Cyril & Martin Millar), Rohan (Danny McKay) and Rowandale (Darren McKay).

Plan to get there in good time as first into the ring are a select batch of gimmers from Ballygroogan flock, which is the current Overall Champion Flock in NI.

Representing the flock’s best female lines, these sell in-lamb to the exciting prospect Alderview Explosive 20,000 guineas.

Stewart Ferris is next up with a run of gimmers from his Bellefield flock sired by Harestone Crackerjack. This flock offers an opportunity to buy into his Tamnamoney ewe line, which has proved to be a real touch of class in his flock. Select from a range of service sires to include Lakeview Earl of Erne and Corbo Eye Devil.

Bellefield has also hand-picked two ewe lambs to include in the sale.

There is sure to be interest in the Drumderg batch of females which include daughters of the stylish Plasucha Champion and sell in lamb to the much-admired Mullan Eureka 9k.

The Maineview prefix of Andrew Kennedy brings out daughters of Teiglum Braveheart and Deveronvale Aftershock to tempt buyers. These are scanned in lamb to the 20k Alderview Explosive. Three ewe lambs sired by Tamnamoney Decimus 8k will also go under the hammer.

Coleraine duo Cyril and Martin Millar have selected a draft of females from their well known Millars flock to feature in Northern Diamonds.

A number of these are sired by Lauder Cobra 7.5k, and sell in lamb to Millars Eye of the Tiger 20k.

The McKay’s Rohan and Rowandale flocks will offer a number of gimmers to include their 2021 flush team sired by the 32,000 guineas Drumbreddan Centre of Attention, and in lamb to Millars Eminem 10k.

Alderview has had a great season, topping at 20,000 guineas with its best ram lamb. This sale is a real chance to tap into the flock’s genetics as it has listed several gimmers and two smart ewe lambs.

These include daughters of Alderview Barrister and sell in lamb to Kingspark Dynamite.

All stock will be available to view from 4pm on sale day, followed by the auction at 6.30pm sharp. Everyone is welcome to attend. For pre-sale enquiries contact Richard Beattie on 07984 694616.

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