Top Price and Overall Champion Ram Lamb from Limestone sold for 7,800gns

Date: 30th July 2019

Sponsor: Danske Bank

Auctioneers: J A McClelland & Sons

Judge: Martin Doherty, Malinhead Flock

Leading County Down breeder Mark Priestley took top honours at the recent Northern Ireland Branch
Premier Show and Sale held in Ballymena Mart when his Strathbogie Stradivarius sired lamb clinched
the Supreme Champion title before going on to sell for 7,800gns to Gary Owen of the Morris Flock,
Anglesey. This follows on from the Limestone flock owner’s recent successes at both the Shrewsbury
and Stirling sales. Click here to view pedigree.

Southern Ireland breeders were largely represented with John Oakman, Co. Westmeath paying
1,000gns for the Reserve Champion Lomondview Legacy sired ram from the Oakbridge flock of Philip
Gurney. Limestone flock owner Mark Priestley continued his success selling his Limestone Aston
Martin sired ram to joint purchasers Judge Martin Doherty, Co. Donegal and Sean and Jane McCloskey
of the Glenroe flock for 2,700gns. A total of 11 lambs were sold to Southern breeders.

Meanwhile the Islandmore flock of S&P O’Connor, Co. Kerry paid 1700gns to secure an impressive
Birness Buckshot bred ram from the Braeburn flock of Adam Porter. Rodney Blair, Co. Antrim paid
1500gns for a Ballynacannon Taylor Made ram from the Crewelands pen of Stephen Sufferin. Alastair
Barkley, Blackbrae flock and Jack Smyth, Bessiebell flock both sold to 1,200gns to Edward Jeffery, Co.
Cork and Trevor Burke, Co. Galway respectively. Martin and Eoin Butler, Castlewood sold to 1,000gns
to fellow breeder Tyrone Lindon, Co. Armagh.

Elsewhere in the show ring Co. Down breeder Brian Dickson took the winning rosette in the Shearling
ram class and Alastair Barkley took first in the Commercial Gigot Class going on to sell to 850gns to
Michael Murphy, Co. Galway. David Ford took the Novice Cup with his Strathbogie Im Invincible sired
lamb selling to 480gns to L Aiken, Co. Down.

The pen of three honours went to the Oakbridge flock of Philip Gurney, Lesley and Mervyn Liggett, and
Dennis Taylor were runners up.

Thank you to Sponsors Danske Bank for their continued support of the NI Branch of the Suffolk Sheep


Lot 96 Mark J W Priestley

KPC:19:01177 by Strathbogie Stradivarius

Click here to view pedigree

Reserve Champion

Lot 125 Philip Gurney

FSC:19:00291 by Lomondview Legacy

Class 1 Shearling Ram

1st Lot 4 Brian Dickson

PJF:18:00423 by Lakeview Armani

2nd Lot 6 Adam Porter

SXC:18:00076 by Malinhead Malibu

3rd Lot 2 David Duncan

TDT:18:00219 by Cairness Sir William

Class 2 Commercial Gigot Ram Lamb

1st Lot 40 Robert A S Barkley

E35:19:00635 by Drimmie Blackisle

2nd Lot 31 Patrick Donnelly

LRT:19:01420 by Errigal Hard Rock

3rd Lot 121 David and Andrew McNeilly

HDY:19:00504 by Burnview Aristotle

Class 3 Novice Cup Ram Lamb

1st Lot 22 David Ford

UJX:19:00075 by Strathbogie I’m Invincible

2nd Lot 17 Mr and Mrs Ivan and Jean Porter

BCS:19:00432 by Muirton One Direction

3rd Lot 150 Michael and Caolan McNally

STC:19:00435 by Ballynacannon Taylor Made

Class 4 Ram Lamb

1st Lot 96 Mark J W Priestley

KPC:19:01177 by Strathbogie Stradivarius

2nd Lot 129 Sean and Jane McCloskey

WFF:19:00531 by Rookery Ace Of Hearts

3rd Lot 41 Robert A S Barkley

E35:19:00632 by Drimmie Blackisle

Class 5 Pen of Three Lambs

1st Lots 122, 124 and 125 Philip Gurney

FSC:19:00306, FSC:19:00307 and FSC:19:00291

2nd Lots 56, 57 and 59 L and M Liggett

DBB:19:00934, DBB:19:00945 and DBB:19:00948

3rd Lots 74, 78 and 79 Dennis Taylor

KKW:19:01168, KKW:19:01185 and KKW:19:01178