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Ewe sale busy despite snow

The adverse weather conditions did not hold back buyers from travelling to the special In-Lamb Texel Ewe Sale held at Blessington Mart just prior to Christmas.

Buyers made the journey from all corners of the country to purchase some of the excellent quality ewes that were on offer.

Up to 90pc of the stock on offer was sold, with the average price hitting €505.

Top price of the day went to Liam and Eamon Walsh for a daughter of Tullagh Neptune out of a Cambwell Jacobite ewe.

The ewe was sold for 1,350gns to Pat Lyons and was scanned carrying three lambs to Knock Rafiki, a £5,500 purchase at this year's Lanark Sale.

Other top lots included a Forkins Nijinsky daughter out of a Loosebere Imp ewe and full sister to a 2009 first prize winner at Balmoral.

The ewe was sold by Ellen Bailey's for 1,200gns to Liam Coen and was scanned carrying two lambs to Cairness Rivaldo.


A daughter out of an impressive Dutch ewe was sold by Flor Ryan to Jim Walker for 1,100gn.

The ewe was scanned carrying two lambs to Figart Rock n Roll.

1,000gns was paid for a Tullagh Neptune daughter out of a Castlecairn Kennedy ewe.

The ewe was sold by Padraic Niland to Ciaran Murray. The ewe was scanned carrying one lamb to Tamnamoney Relian.

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