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Premier Sale 2014 Report

By 24/07/2014Latest News

You would be forgiven for thinking there was only one breeder with ram lambs at the Premier Show and sale in Roscommon on Wed 23rd July. The Ballinascraw flock took 1st prize in the LambPlus 5star class for Terminal Trait with their only 5star ram lamb. This was followed by a record breaking 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th in the open ram lamb class. Then had 1st and 5th in the shearling ewe class. They  to wait for the Championship of Production sheep to win their next trophy, the Pat Oliver Performance Cup. They followed this with the overall championship and reserve championship. What a day in the show ring for the Lynch Family of Ballinalee, Co. Longford. It did not end there though. In the sales ring the Champion was sold for 1,000 guineas to Mike Edgeworth from Waterford and the other 4 averaged over 600 guineas each. The judge on the day was Fred Coulter from Ballymena, Co. Antrim, renowned breeder and judge.

Front L-R Stephen Lynch holding the Champion, Ballinascraw Najinsky, Champion and John Lynch with Ballinascraw Nasa, Reserve Champion. Back L-R Fred Coulter, judge and Cheryl O'Brien Vendéen Society Chairperson

Front L-R Stephen Lynch holding the Champion, Ballinascraw Najinsky, Champion and John Lynch with Ballinascraw Nasa, Reserve Champion.
Back L-R Fred Coulter, judge and Cheryl O’Brien Vendéen Society Chairperson

Pat Oliver on the left  presenting the Performance Trophy to John Lynch on the right with Fred Coulter, the judge, in the centre

Pat Oliver on the left presenting the Performance Trophy to John Lynch on the right with Fred Coulter, the judge, in the centre

 

 

The sale went well with an almost 80% clearance of rams on the day with prices and clearance up on 2013. The ring was crowded for the entire sale and the bidding was brisk.

With lots of demand for quality Vendeen sheep, this all bodes well for the upcoming sale season.

 

 

 

 

Results of the Premier Show kindly sponsored by Univet

Shearling Ram
1st Lot 29 Liam Dolan
2nd Lot 30 Liam Dolan
5 star Terminal Ram Lamb
1st Lot 39 John Lynch
2nd Lot 37 Cheryl O’Brien
3rd Lot 15 Gordon & Yvonne Johnston
4th Lot 9 Mark & Audrey Crowe
5th Lot 10 Mark & Audrey Crowe
6th Lot 3 Tom Duffy
Open Ram Lamb Class
1st Lot 12 John Lynch
2nd Lot 14 John Lynch
3rd Lot 38 John Lynch
4th Lot 13 John Lynch
5th Lot 23 Tom Medlycott
6th Lot 5 Cheryl O’Brien
Shearling Ewes
1st Lot 48 John Lynch
2nd Lot 43 Andrew Gilmore
3rd Lot 54 Ena Nagle
4th Lot 51 Andrew Gilmore
5th Lot 49 John Lynch
6th Lot 44 Ena Nagle
Ewe Lambs
1st Lot 47 Andrew Gilmore
2nd Lot 45 Andrew Gilmore
3rd Lot 41 Pat Fitzgerald
4th Lot 46 Andrew Gilmore
Lamb performance Champion for the Pat Oliver Cup
Champion Lot 12 John Lynch
Reserve Lot 37 Cheryl O’Brien
Overall Champion for the Harry Browne Memorial Cup
Champion  Lot 39 John Lynch
Reserve Lot 12 John Lynch