The average price paid for rams at the largest ever catalogued ram sale held in Ireland and hosted by Sheep Ireland increased by €46 per head to average €664 per head. The sale held in Tullamore Mart on Saturday recorded the most successful performance of its 12-year tenure.

In addition to the entry of over 420 rams setting a new record offering and the significant increase in average prices, the clearance rate also improved by 3% to reach 87%.