DONEGAL Cheviot and Cheviot Cross Breeders Group recently held their annual sale in Stranorlar Mart.
With over 1,300 sheep catalogued, the trade can only be described as excellent from start to finish. Hogget ewes were through the ring first followed by ewe lambs.
Top quality hoggets set the trade alight early in the sale with pens of prize winning pure Cheviots selling to a top of €360.
The quality Cheviot hoggets sold from €220 upwards.
Suffolk Cheviot hogget ewes were in hot demand with averages improved from 2021 sale. Twenty-two top quality pens sold from €222 to €320.
Cheviot ewe lambs, however, were the pick of the trade with quality pens selling above €200 and the run of lambs selling from €130 to €180.
Trade for the Cheviot cross Blackface and the Cheviot Mule was improved on the 2021 sale with over 90 per cent clearance.
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