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Upcoming ram sales

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Vendeen rams are selling very fast and as a result there are none left for the listed Fermoy sale on Mon 14th Sept but there are still sales in Athenry, Delvin, Ballinasloe and Enniscorthy.

AIB National Livestock Show Tullamore 2015

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AIB National Livestock Show Vendeen Champion for 2015 is Ballinascraw Northern Dancer a shearling ram owned by John Lynch from Co. Longford. The same ram was the 2014 champion in Tullamore. This AI bred ram out of a home bred ewe has unique breeding as he is the only lamb registered in Ireland from this French imported semen.

The reserve champion is a shearling ewe, Quitrent Noreen,  owned and bred by Conor & Cheryl O’Brien from Co. Cork.This ewe was also bred from French semen out of a Quitrent Gordon bred ewe. O’Briens also won the the senior ewe class and the group of 3. Ciaran Coughlan from Co. Offaly won the Senior Ram and Ram Lamb Class while the Ewe Lamb Class went to Gordon & Yvonne Johnston from Co. Westmeath. 2015-08-09 15.27.42a

Vendeen trial on Teagasc Better Farm

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The Teagasc Better Farm program brings best practice and research to selected commercial farms. There is also a trial aspect to it. In the case of Brian Nicholson in Kilkenny, he undertook a trial on 3 different sire breeds on his ewe lambs in autumn 2014. The results were released today at an open day on his farm.

It was no surprise to the Vendeen lambs coming out on top at weaning. There was no difference in lambing ease/difficulty between the breeds but the Vendeen

lambs were 1kg heavier at weaning that the nearest and 2kg heavier than the third breed.

 

Premier Show and Sale 2015

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Premier Sale 2015

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Stephen Lynch, showing the Champion of the Premier, with Ciaran Coughlan, Chairman, Tim Butcher, Judge Cheryl O'Brien with the Reserve Champion and Mark O'Rourke, sponsor

Stephen Lynch, showing the Champion of the Premier, with Ciaran Coughlan, Chairman, Tim Butcher, Judge Cheryl O’Brien with the Reserve Champion and Mark O’Rourke, sponsor

The premier Show and Sale held in Roscommon Mart on Wed 15th July was a exciting event. The show was judged by the Chairman of the British Vendéen Society, Tim Butcher. He was meticulous in his deliberations and eventually tapped forward a shearling ram of John Lynch’s, Ballinascraw Neron,  into the Champion position. This was followed by Cheryl O’Brien’s Quitrent Oswald into the Reserve spot.

Pat Oliver presenting the Production Cup to Ena Nagle with Tim Butcher the judge and Mark O'Rourke Univet, sponsor

Pat Oliver presenting the Production Cup to Ena Nagle with Tim Butcher the judge and Mark O’Rourke Univet, sponsor

The Pat Oliver Production cup went to Ena Nagle for her double 5 star ram lamb,Landmark Osborne, and 2nd was Cottage O’Cuive, owned by Gordon & Yvonne Johnston

The highest price of the day went to the 4th prize winning double 5 star ram lamb, Landmark Ogburn, owned by Ena Nagle.

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There was a clearance of over 80% of the lambs with good farmer interest especially for STAP eligible rams.

Shows 2015

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Premier Stock in Premier Sale

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Breeders from all over the country are preparing for the Premier Show and Sale in Roscommon Mart on Wednesday 15th July. Some are preparing to sell and some are preparing to buy. LambPlus eurostar evaluations are published in the catalogue. Lots of 5 star rams available and many more STAP eligible 3 star or better. Check it out for yourself HERE

Clonmel Show 2015

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Shearling Ram and upwards

1st Shay Kennedy

2nd Joey Walsh

3rd Kieran Coughlan

4th Ena Nagle

5th Conor and Cheryl O’Brien

 

Shearling Ewe and upwards

1st Conor and Cheryl O’Brien

2nd Kieran Coughlan

3rd Ena Nagle

4th Ena Nagle

5th Conor and Cheryl O’Brien

 

Ram Lamb

1st Conor and Cheryl O’Brien

2nd Conor and Cheryl O’Brien

3rd Ena Nagle

4th Ena Nagle

5th Mike Edgeworth

 

Ewe Lamb

1st Conor and Cheryl O’Brien

2nd Ena Nagle

3rd Conor and Cheryl O’Brien

4th Ena Nagle

 

Champion:                Conor and Cheryl O’Brien  Ewe Lamb

Reserve Champion: Conor and Cheryl O’Brien Senior ewe.