Top Price sold for 12,000gns
The wet weekend far from damped the trade at the Annual Texel Premier Sale! It was the time to shine for the O Sé brothers from Kerry yet again! This time it was off the field with Fergal O Sé bringing out 3 ET brothers, all sired by Garngour Alabama and out of a Tullagh Saracen ewe that caught and held the eye of Mr.Alan Blackwood. The first brother stepped out in the Open class taking first with the next brother claiming 2nd in the Lamb Plus class, it was their collective time to shine as a group with the 3 full brothers taking first placing. This was only the start for Fergal with the winner of the Open Ram Lamb going on to claim the Male Champion and then later the overall champion of the show. He went on to sell on the Saturday for €2,600 to Mc Hugh flocks.
The Reserve Male champion followed in the footsteps of his father Donnelly Alonso, who won the same title in 2017, he was brought out by the brotherly duo John and Colm McHugh who later sold for €2,400 to the Clougher flock.
The females did not disappoint with the Champion hailing from the South West Region also. The Champion who was the winner of the Shearling ewe class was a Claybury Warrior daughter. She later also claimed the Reserve supreme title and was brought out by father and son team Arthur and Patrick O’Keeeffe. Later she sold to new breeders Francis Divilly from Co. Galway.
Female Champion and Reserve Overall
The reserve female came from the Larahirl flock of John Green from Co. Donegal with a shearling ewe sired by Strathbogie Yabba Dabba Doo. This one later sold for €2,100 to Patricia McCormack from Co. Roscommon.
Reserve Female Champion
It was clear to see that farmers were present in numbers to purchase some of the length and superior quality bodied Texels presented. Many were buying rams in the region of €450 to €950, with the farmers travelling from all over the country due to the exceptional choice that was on offer.
Top Price Sold for 12,000gns
It was clear that pedigree buyers were also willing to invest in good sheep with the top price of the day going to 1st Prize Novice Ram Lamb from Roger Doherty Co. Donegal, after brisk bidding the Strathbogie Yes Sir son sold for €12,000, he heads back to Donegal with John Mcloone.
The next highest male came from John and Colm McHugh’s double five star Donnelly Alonso son, he was sold to Wexford Breeder Liam Dillon for €3,000.
The brother also claimed the next highest price with a Kilclammon Brody Son who was knocked down to Pat Lyons for €2,700.
The next highest price was for the 2nd prize LambPlus lamb from the pen of Fergal O’Se selling to Aidan Deegan Tipperary.
Coming in close behind for the next highest was James Dunne with his Strathbogie Boss son selling for €2,500 to PJ Kenny Longford.
The next highest price went to new breeder TJ Duffy with a Strathbogie Yes Sir son who sold to Allysha Moore for €2,400.
Females were also in high demand with the top price going to John Greene with his 3rd prize shearling ewe sired Duncryne Uber Cool she sold to Ryan Doherty Co. Donegal.
The next top female went to Liam Dillon with his 5th Prize shearling ewe sired by Arkle A One. This one was the pick of Ron Darlington.
Following close behind was the 4th prize shearling ewe from the Corryhill flock sold for 2,300gns to John and Cayla Wehrly. This one was sired by Knap Aligator.
The final one to hit over the 2k mark was the 6th Prize shearling ewe from John and Colm McHugh with their Thornville Alberto gimmer selling for €2,100 to Daniel Murphy Co Monaghan.
First Prize Ewe Lamb sold for 1,100gns
The averages will speak for how demand was consistent throughout the sale for quality lots.
100% Clearance with an average of €800
88% Clearance with an average of €985
75% Clearance with an average of €1107
90% Clearance with an average of €591
Other Prize Winners:
1st Lot 10 owned by Arthur and Patrick O Keeffe.
2nd Lot 44 owned by John Greene
3rd Lot 27 owned by John Greene.
4th Lot 12 owned by Malachy McMeel
5th Lot 6 owned by Liam Dillon
6th Lot 19 owned by John, Colm and Michael Mc Hugh.
Ewe Lamb Class:
1st Prize- Lot 76 – Owners Patrick and Arthur O Keeffe
2nd Prize- Lot 57 – Owner Fergal O Sé
3rd Prize – Lot 89 – Owner John Neville
4th Prize- Lot 61- Owner Ronnie Edwards
5th Prize- Lot 83- Owner William Doherty
6th Prize – Lot 77 – Owner Ryan Greene.
Shearling Ram Results
1st Prize – Lot 109 – Owned by Liam Dillon
2nd Prize – Lot 115- Owned by Michael Bird
3rd Prize – Lot 128- Owned by Michael Sinnott
4th Prize- Lot 114- Owned by Michael bird.
5th Prize – Lot 113- Owned by Matthew Murray.
6th Prize – Lot 110- Owned by Ryan Doherty.
Class 4 – Ram Lamb Results 🤩🤩
1st Prize -Lot 212 – Owned by Fergal O Sé
2nd Prize -Lot 302 – Owned by TJ Duffy
3rd Prize- Lot 253- Owned by Padraig & Michael Treacy.
4th Prize – Lot 262- Owned by Rodney Mc Laughlin
5th Prize- Lot 275- Owned by Malachy McMeel
6th Prize – Lot 265- Owned by Anthony E Donnelly
Class 5 – Lamb Plus Ram Lamb
1st Lot 290- Owned by John, Colm and Michael Mc Hugh.
2nd Lot 211- Owned by Fergal O Sé
3rd Lot 292- Owned by John Neville.
4th Lot 163- Owned by Shane Mchugh
5th Lot 337 – Owned by Anthony E Donnelly 6th
Lot 168 – Owned by Arthur & Patrick O Keeffe
Novice Ram Lamb
1st – Lot 202- Owned by Roger Doherty
2nd – Lot 228- Owned by Willie Keyes
3rd – Lot 156- Owned by Jarlath Joyce
4th – Lot 149- Owned by Robert John Dunne
5th – Lot 174 – Owned by Clive Rothwell
6th – Lot 220 – Owned by Brian Connelly
Group of 3:
1st Prize – Owned by Fergal O Sé
2nd Prize – Owned by Arthur & Patrick O Keeffe
3rd Prize- Owned by John, Colm and Michael Mc Hugh.