The south of Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society held an Elite Sale at Blessington Mart on Saturday 2 July. To a packed ringside the hammer fell on the Champion Ram Lamb at €2,000. Owned by Susan O’Keeffe, sired by Rookery Classic he was purchased by a west of Ireland breeder Terence Colleran from Co. Galway.

John Doherty from Donegal radiated joy and jubilation when the hammer fell on his January born ram lamb at €2,600. This ram lamb travelled west of the Shannon also, to Breeder Stephen Govin from Claremorris.