The inaugural sale of Lleyns at Roscommon, Eire, saw a top call of €900 paid for the third prize shearling ram from the pre-sale show from M Harney, Rathbone. This one is a son of an Alan McDonald tup and sold to William Tait, Whitegate.
Following him at €570 was the second prize tup from Simon Brown. This one is by an A F Cunningham sire and sold to Robert Tighe, Ballycastle.
Felix Byrne, Enniscorthy, then sold an M H Miller sired ram for €540 to John J O’Neil, Cloonellan, while the first prize ram from Brian Matthews, Killeigh bred from a Robin Darker sire realised €500.
Taking top call in the females on offer was a pen of one lamb ewes from Frank Harrington, Stokestown, which sold at €300/head to M Harney, Rathmore.
Lead call in the shearling ewes came for the first prize pen from Mary Gordon, Enniscrone, which sold for €290/head to Michael Rowland, Ballina. Next in this section was Brendan Donnellan, Ballinasloe when he realised €235/head selling to J K Throughbreds, Celbridge. Ian Bracewell then sold at €220/head and €205/head and John J O’Neil sold the second prize pen for €215/head.
In the ewe lamb section Brendan Donnellan realised the top price twice when selling two pens for €160/head to Robert Tighe, Ballycastle and William Fitzmaurice, Roscommon.
Averages; two year olds €225, shearling ewes €200, ewe lambs €124, rams €461.