Clearance sale of Cheviot ewes sell up to €340/head at Tullow Mart

A clearance sale of over 100 “exceptional” Cheviot ewes took place at Tullow Mart on Tuesday (February 2) in conjunction with the mart’s weekly sheep sale.

The consignment, bred by the Leybourne family from Tullow, were in “fabulous condition and came to the ring with no faults”, according to the mart manager of Tullow, Eric Driver.

The consignment consisted of three and four-year-old, full-mouthed ewes, that are due from March 1 on and are in-lamb to pedigree Suffolk rams. All the ewes were vaccinated for toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion and done with Heptavac-P.

The first lot into the ring ended up topping the sale, with the winning bid coming in at €340/head. The consignment of the 100+ ewes averaged €281.

The first four batches into the ring sold from €300/head up to €340/head, while the remaining lots sold from €190/head up to €270/head.

  • Lot 1: Three singles and seven twins sold for €340/head;
  • Lot 2: Four singles and six twins sold for €300/head;
  • Lot 3: Four singles and six twins sold for €325/head;
  • Lot 4: Three singles and seven twins sold for €315/head;
  • Lot 5: Four singles and six twins sold for €270/head;
  • Lot 6: Three singles and seven twins sold for €265/head;
  • Lot 7: Four singles and six twins sold for €240/head;
  • Lot 8: Four singles and six twins sold for €240/head;
  • Lot 9: Three singles and seven twins sold for €270/head;
  • Lot 10: Three singles, six twins and one triplet sold for €225/head;
  • Lot 11: Two singles and two twins sold for €190/head.