Buyers came from all over the country at the sixth annual in-lamb production sale of the Annakisha/Clyda, Barrowlands and Shannagh/Castleisle Suffolk flocks in Blessington Mart. Prices started at 500gns, with a top price of 4,000gns paid for a daughter of Shannagh Resolve, exhibited by Richard Wilson, Co Donegal. Apart from established breeders, there was a notable number of new breeders making purchases, both north and south. Overall, the brisk bidding produced a 97% clearance and an average of 785gns.
The top price of 4,000gns went to Richard Wilson from the Shannagh flock for an outstanding gimmer by Shannagh Resolve and in-lamb to Birness Murray – sire of the 2015 Stirling Champion who sold for 14,000gns.