Steady demand for Hampshire Downs at Ballymena

 

There was a steady demand for Hampshire Downs on Monday night at the Annual Show and Sale in Ballymena Mart sponsored by Danske Bank. Sterling Manson M.R.C.V.S, Castlederg , judged the pre - sale show, selecting as Champion a Ram Lamb from the Loughan Moss Flock, of J ,J and A Fletcher Comber. Sired by Ashley Sigma and bred from a Loughan Moss ewe the Champion sold for 380gns.

Reserve Champion was a Shearling Ram from the Ballycreelly flock, owned by K & A McCarthy of Comber sired by Ballycreelly Why Not selling for a top price of 420gns.

Best Opposite Sex was a first placed ewe lamb by Knockstacken Now What, from the Knockstacken flock of Josephine Wray Carnlough selling at a female top price of 380gns.

There was an encouraging 92% clearance for ewe lambs with the prospect of several new start up flocks .

Hampshire Down Ireland would like to thank Mr John Henning from Danske Bank, Sterling Manson   Judge, and Ballymena Mart for their help and support.

Female Show and Sale Monday 3rd October 2016 @ Ballymena Mart. Catalogues will be available for download from www.Hampshiredownireland.com mid - September onwards

Show results

Shearling Ram

1st: Mr Kevin & Anna McCarthy, Comber

2nd: Mr Jim & Ann Fletcher, Comber

3rd: Mr Sean & Gillian Doyle, Castlewellan

Ram Lamb

1st: Mr Jim & Ann Fletcher, Comber

2nd: Mr Rodney Wilson, Dungannon

3rd: Mr Jim & Ann Fletcher, Comber

SRS Lamb

1st: Mr John & Olive Mercer, Dromara

2nd: Mr Kevin & Anna McCarthy, Comber

3rd: Mr Sean & Gillian Doyle, Castlewellan

Ewe Lamb

1st: Miss Josephine Wray, Ballymena

2nd: Mr Jim & Ann Fletcher, Comber

3rd: Mr Kevin & Anna McCarthy, Comber

Group of three ram lambs

1st: Mr Kevin & Anna McCarthy, Comber

2nd: Mr Peter Lawson, Balliesmills

3rd: Mr James & Patrick Carville, Newry

Pair of Ewe Lambs

1st: Mr Kevin & Anna McCarthy, Comber

2nd: Mr Conor & Vikki Murphy, Portadown

3rd: Mr Peter Lawson, Bailliesmills

Champion: Ram Lamb Mr Jim & Ann Fletcher, Comber

Reserve Champion: Shearling Ram Mr Kevin & Anna McCarthy, Comber

Best opposite sex: Ewe lamb Miss Josephine Wray, Ballymena

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