Spotted Dutch ewe lambs take title

LAMB RESULTS RI Farm
n The best Texel 36kg-42.5kg was exhibited by James Kerr from Moira. Pictured with the winning pair of lambs were Joan Kerr and James Kerr.

THE increased entry of prime lambs sold to a whopping total of £1,320 for the winning pen. Master butcher Jim Quail, Banbridge, was in the driving seat in the sheep rings and selected as the Butchers Champion a flashy pair of black Spotted Dutch ewe lambs brought out by Tommy Jackson, Saintfield, winning his first Supreme accolade.

These must have been on a Santa list as they were secured for young Joseph Murray, Annaclone. The same exhibitor also realised £440 per head for another pen of smart Spotted Dutch lambs, bought by Quails Fine Foods, Banbridge.

n The Best Butcher Pair was purchased at the 2020 Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championship by Joseph Murray from Hollytree Farm, Annaclone. This superb pair of April-born Dutch Spotted lambs was bought for £660 each from the exhibitor. Pictured on the night is Jamie Mallon, Joseph Murray and Cheryl Murray. :

Sheep trade was red hot with other lots also in fierce demand. James Alexander brought out a pen of Suffolk ewe lambs which were snapped up at £590 each, and were purchased by Kevin Leonard, Irvinestown. Chasing this at £560 per lamb was Adam Donald, Newtownstewart, with a smart pen of 1st prize winning Suffolk ewe lambs, selling to S O’Neill, Donegal.

The Reserve Champion pen was exhibited by William McAllister, Kells. Returning £300 per head, this pen of Beltex x Charollais was just one pen in a number bought by George Cropper for Sandersons Butchers, Baenden, Lancashire. He also snapped up a choice Beltex duo brought out by Kenny Preston for £310 per head.

PRICES

n Tommy Jackson, £660 per head, purchased by Joseph Murray, Annaclone,

n James Alexander, £590 per head, purchased by Kevin Leonard, Irvinestown

n Adam Donald, £560 per head, purchased by S O’Neill, Donegal

n Tommy Jackson, £440 per head, purchased by Quails Fine Foods, Banbridge

n Kenny Preston, £310 per head, purchased by Saunders Butchers, Baenden, Lancashire.

n William McAllister, £300 per head, purchased by Saunders Butchers

n Kenny Preston, £290 per head, purchased by Saunders Butchers

n William McAllister, £290 per head, purchased by Saunders Butchers

n Zara Preston, £260 per head, purchased by Saunders Butchers, Baenden, Lancashire

n Ian McCaughern, £240 per head, purchased by Doherty & Grey

n Adam Donald, £220 per head, purchased by William Parke

n Jamie McCutcheon, £220 per head, purchased by Kevin Leonard, Irvinestown

n Andrew McCutcheon, £210 per head, purchased by J McGowan, Sligo

n William & Lauren Moore, £200 per head, purchased by J Stephens, Portadown

n Michael Diamond, £190 per head, purchased by Quails Fine Foods, Banbridge

n Derek & Alan McCrea, £190 per head, purchased by Charles Lagan, Derry

n William & Lauren Moore, £190 per head, purchased by G Snow, Kesh

n Andrew McCutcheon, £180 per head, purchased by Mayfly Inn, Kesh

n Karen Carson, £180 per head, purchased by Mayfly Inn Kesh

n Adam Donald, £180 per head, purchased by Doherty & Grey

n Andrew McCutcheon, £180 per head, purchased by C & B McManus, Dromore

n Michael Diamond, £170 per head, purchased by D McFarland

n William & Lauren Moore, £170 per head, purchased by D Murray Kesh

n Adam Donald, £170 per head, purchased by William Parke

n James Kerr, £170 per head, purchased by Mayfly Inn, Kesh

n Michael Diamond, £170 per head, purchased by Doherty & Grey

n Karen Carson, £170 per head, purchased by Mayfly Inn, Kesh

n Karen Carson, £160 per head, purchased by Alfie Murray Family Butchers, Killyleagh

n William & Lauren Moore, £160 per head, purchased by Farmgate Meats, Magheralin

n The award for best Beltex 36-42.5kg was exhibited by Kenneth Preston from Omagh. Pictured with the winning pair of lambs were father and daughter duo Kenneth and Zara Preston. :

n William & Lauren Moore, £160 per head, purchased by Miller Meats, Irvinestown

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