Suffolk rams sold to a top price of 18,000gns, and smashed the breed record on three occasions at the breed society’s premier sale in NI, held in Ballymena Mart on Saturday.

Top price was a ram from the Forkins flock, owned by Alastair Gault, Co Antrim, which now joins the Threeways flock of Robin McAdoo, Co Tyrone.

Second highest price was 15,000gns for a ram lamb from Michael Smyth’s The Views flock, purchased by Seamus Brown of the Errigal flock in Co Donegal.

The third highest price saw a ram lamb from William Tait headed to France for 14,000gns.

The reserve overall champion from Stephen Sufferin, sold for 12,000gns and moves to Aberdeenshire breeders G Stuart and Craig Patterson.

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