Texel ram comes out on top at the Big Boy Ram Sale

The Big Boy Ram Sale which took place last Friday, August 7, saw a “huge number” of prospective buyers turn up for the multi-breed sale.

The sale which took place for the third year in a row, saw rams from 11 different breeds presented for sale on the day.

On the day, the top price went to a Texel ram bred by James Dunne from Co. Cavan that sold for €1,120.

That top price was closely followed by a Chartex ram bred by Stuart Dorran that went under the hammer for €1,100.

A breakdown of the average and top price and the clearance rate for each breed is listed in the table (below).

Note: No Blue Texel or Dassenkop rams were sold on the day.

Giving his thoughts on the sale, chief organiser Stuart Dorran said: “Overall, it was a good sale. There was huge interest on the day from both buyers around the ring and online.

“It was a very busy day. We couldn’t get over the number of people that showed up and registered to bid.

We had just over 110 rams on offer on the day and 70% of them were sold, which is up on last year’s clearance rate.

“The average prices across the breeds were good and up in many cases on last years – which was great to see.

“We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping us make the sale a success in 2020. Also, we would like to thank all the purchasers and wish them luck in this year’s breeding season.”