Sheep Ireland set to host its Lamb-Plus Elite €uro-Star Multi-Breed Ram Sale

Sheep Ireland is set to host its ninth annual Lamb-Plus Elite €uro-Star Multi-Breed Ram Sale, on Saturday, August 24, at 12:00pm.

The sale is taking place at Tullamore Mart, Co. Offaly. There will be two rings in operation on the day of the sale – with over 400 entries expected; all rams in the sale will have 5-stars.

There will be a number of different breeds on offer at the sale.

These include:

  • Belclare;
  • Beltex;
  • Charollais;
  • Hampshire Down;
  • Lleyn;
  • Rouge;
  • Suffolk;
  • Texel;
  • Vendéen.

A spokesperson for the society said: “This is the ideal sale for commercial farmers to attend if they are looking to purchase rams from different breeds, as they can source all their rams under the one roof on the same day.

“The key message we want to get across to commercial farmers is that by consistently using 5-star rams to breed replacement females and factory lambs, they can achieve an extra net profit of €5/ewe/year.

“Provisional sales catalogue can be found on the Sheep Ireland website, or farmers can get a catalogue by calling our office,” the spokesperson concluded.

Last year

The top price at last year’s sale in Tullamore was €1,220 for a Texel ram, followed by Suffolk ram for €1,020 and €620 for a Belclare ram and two Beltex rams.

The sale featured 330 rams from various breeds. The clearance rate on the day was 84.6%, while the average price paid across all the breeds was €546 – with prices ranging from €250 up to €1,220.