A NEW Northern Ireland record of 23,000gns for a Bluefaced Leicester ram lamb was set at Ballymena.
The sale leader was a lamb by L1 Farden Popeye out of a K14 home-bred ewe from Declan McKillop’s Giant’s Causeway flock, Cushendall, which was bought by a syndicate of buyers from England and Scotland.
The Loughery family’s first three lambs from their Temain flock, Limavady, were ET brothers by Yore House Maverick M01. The first sold for 19,000gns to Alan Shennan, Farden, and Jamie Pirie, Blarnavaid.
The next one sold for 10,000gns to T. Wray, M. Kelly, and M. Conway, with the Loughery family retaining a quarter share.
The third embryo brother sold for 5,500gns to Sarah Jane Loughery, Gortnarney. A fourth lamb from the same home sold for 6,500gns to the Staunton’s Maskview flock, Mayo.
Brenden McAlister, Ballymena, had a personal best with a son of Giants Causeway M04 from his Aughaboy flock, when it sold for 14,000gns to W. Adams, Holmview, and Alister Christie, The Fields.
Dominic McCrystal’s Drummock flock, Maghera, topped at 12,000gns for a lamb by a Tievebuaile ram, which sold to Adam Porter and Michelle Wright, Mullaghwee.
Steven Wilson and son, James, Deerfin, topped the shearlings at 4,000gns for M004 by K10 Holmview, which found a new home with Brian Douglas, Limavady.
Auctioneers: J.A. McClelland and Son.