A total of 21 sheep went under the hammer at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders’ Club’s Ballymena evening sale, with the top price on the night being 500gns for Glenview Ernie, a shearling ram from Omagh-based Sean Daly. A twin, Glenview Ernie, which was purchased by John Hunter from Glenarm, was sired by Sheephaven Casanova and is out of Glenview Claregate.
Sean Daly also had the top-priced aged ram on the night, 400gns paid for Glenview Ding-Dong. This strong ram was purchased by Martin McKillop, Loughgiel, Ballymena.
Again sired by Sheephaven Casanova, the dam was a home-reared ewe, Glenview Bubble.
Also going for 400gns was Ashley Ed, a shearling ram from Banbridge-based Allen and Vicky McFadden. Purchased by F McEldowney from Draperstown, this well-shaped shearling ram was sired by Artnagullen Worzel ET and out of Van’t Hoveke.
Lagyveagh Euston, a shearling ram from Glenarm-based Hugh O’Neill, also made 400gns. Purchased by M Moffett from Broughshane, Lagyveagh Euston was sired by Laghyveagh Moonshine with the dam being Lagyveagh Candle.
Top-priced shearling ewe was Lagyveagh Erica from Hugh O’Neill, purchased by B McLean from Tobermore for 320gns. The sire is Munreary Concord ET and the dam Lagyveagh Amber.
All sheep were sold under the auspices of the Beltex Sheep Society and the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders’ Club.
The Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders’ Club is staging an evening sale at Beattie Livestock Sales, Gortin Road, Omagh, on Friday, September 25, when a total of 34 sheep will go under the hammer. It is sale only, commencing at 7.30pm.
The sale is being held under the auspices of the Beltex Sheep Society and the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders’ Club.