NORTHERN Ireland Rouge breeders continued to lead the way at the Rouge sale in Carlisle in August.
Leading the trade was the Sunrise flock of Jayne Tannahill, Coleraine, taking the second highest price in the ram lamb section selling Sunrise Vivaldi for 850gns. This January born lamb is a son of Ballylane Sue, a gimmer purchased in Carlisle for 700gns in 2017 and out of the privately purchased sire Monfin Godfrey from ROI. At the pre-sale show he stood second in the ram lamb class.
Close behind was the Tullyvallen Flock of AJ Graham, Antrim, with their first place ram lamb selling for 700gns. Tullyvallen Victorious is a son of the 2018 Dungannon champion Ballyhivistock Upperclass, with the dam being sired by an imported French ram.
The Tullyvallen Flock also sold gimmers at 700gns and 650gns which were among the leading prices in the female section.
The Glenkeen Flock of John Harbinson, Limavady, was among the leading prices in the shearling ram section selling their strong pen for 750gns, 550gns and 500gns. These rams were sired by Kinsella sires.
Local breeders will hold their last club ram sale of the year next Monday, October 7, in Ballymena Market. Entries total five shearlings, one aged ram and 20 ram lambs. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a ram to run with ewe lambs. Rouge is the ideal breed to make your 2020 lambing run smoother with easier lambing and lively lambs.