The recent Belgian Beltex in-lamb and ewe lamb sale topped at €1,300 for an in lamb ewe bred by John Maher, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. His ewe Ballinakill Boohoo ET placed second in the pre-sale show and was secured by Michael McGrath, Mulligar, Co Westmeath.

Next up was Sheephaven Daisse, which sold for the second-highest price of the day at €1,240 for breeder Declan Robinson, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. This much-admired ewe was eventually knocked down to new breeder Aaron James, Dunmore East, Co Waterford.