WITH the ram sales over, the Suffolk world turns to Ballymena Livestock Mart where next Monday night, November 8, the NI Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society holds its annual in-lamb ewe sale, which this year will include the dispersal of the Donrho flock of Patrick Donnelly.
It is an export sale with all females eligible for immediate export on the evening of the sale.
With 120 females on offer, including ewe lambs from champion flocks to choose from, this year’s sale promises to have stock to suit everyone’s eye and pocket.
The Donrho flock of County Antrim breeder Patrick Donnelly was established in 2002. This flock has certainly made an impact over the years, winning various shows and competitions, including this year’s national and NI flock competitions. Patrick commented: “This breeding programme is offering a chance for breeders both new and established to secure genetics from this long established flock. I feel the quality of the flock is as good as it has ever been and confident the sheep will do well for their new owners.”
Patrick is in excellent company with entries this year from Nicky Lowry’s flock Fourscore, which sold the top price ewe at last year’s sale for 2100gns, also Mullaghboy, Craigdoo, Smiddiehill, Islandmoyle, Glenroe, Knocknahorn and Bann-agher, with all flocks having choice females for sale.
All non-dispersal stock forward will be fully inspected in accordance with society standards and are scanned in lamb on the day of sale. This means prospective purchasers can buy with confidence and peace of mind.
Online bidding will be available and potential buyers can register before the sale with Marteye. Download the Marteye app or visit ballymena.marteye.ie on your de-vice to register to bid and view the sale. Sale starts at 6.30pm.
Many thanks to Uniblock for its continued support in kindly sponsoring the ewe sale this year.
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