THE Charollais ram sale in Rathfriland once again proved a popular event with ram lamb averages up on last year and a good clearance.
The judge, Harold McBrat-ney from Donaghadee, chose his champion and reserve from the Tullyear pen of Drew and Stephen Cowan.
The champion was a shearling ram sired by Springhill Royal Commander which went on to take the top price of the evening selling for 620gns with the reserve, a great muscled ram lamb by Kilmacshane Skyfall, selling for 520gns.
The top priced ram lamb of the night also came from the Tullyear pen, this one sired by Oakchurch Royal Ryan. The Tullyear pen averaged 461gns for eight sold.
The Millhaven pen of David Cromie also had a good run selling to a top of 450gns, averaging 416gns for three sold.
Averages: Shearlings 417gns;
Ram Lambs 334gns.
Show results: Shearling
Ram: 1st Drew Cowan, 2nd Drew Cowan, 3rd David Mawhinney
Ram Lamb: 1st Drew Cowan, 2nd Malcomson Family 3rd David Cromie
The club would like to thank FS Herron, represented by John Henning, for its gener-
ous sponsorship and Gilbert Anderson and Rathfriland Co-Op for organising the event and ensuring that everything ran smoothly.