Suffolk Society sale sees ram lamb hit a high of 11,000gns
A top price of 11,000gns was paid for a ram lamb at the Suffolk Sheep Society's Premier Show and Sale which was held in Roscrea Mart last weekend.
The ram lamb, which was reserve champion in the open ram lamb class, was bred by William Wilson from Raphoe, Co Donegal and was bought by William Tait from Omagh, Co Tyrone.
The talk of the show had been the 90,000gns paid recently in Stirling, Scotland for a ram from the Ardlea flock of Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co Laois.
Mr Tynan had a brother of the ram for sale at Roscrea and it sold for 10,000gns. The ram was bought jointly by the show judge, Charlie Proctor, and Jimmy Douglas -- a fellow Scot.
Mr Proctor also bought the overall champion ram. The ram was bred by Martin Butler from Dunsaughlin, Co Meath and sold for 5,000gns.
First prize for a shearling ram went to Michael Duffy of Kells, Co Meath. The ram made 620gns.
The first prize in the shearling ewe class went to Philip Lynch of Castlebellingham, Co Louth, while the first prize in the ewe lamb class went to Alan and Robert Stanley from Portlaoise.