THIS year’s sale of Ile de France sheep is being held at Beatties Livestock Sales, Gortin Road, Omagh, where a good selection of rams will be offered for sale on Friday evening, August 13.
The breed is proving popular throughout the world with increased demand.
Local breeders Edward and Stewart Adamson have at present got a ram in quarantine facilities in England in preparation for semen collection later in the season due to the interest from the United States and Canada.
Buyers throughout the world are also
more likely to focus
on performance figures than local customers.
For those who have studied performance recording and looked at the data from the Ram Compare project, which includes Northern Ireland, will know that there is a strong argument for trying to source their stock ram with a set of good performance figures behind them.
Edward said: “A combination of performance figures and good conformation has drawn the North American breeders towards Kilroot Ferrari who was selected for semen collection.”