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Dungannon Sale Report

The 2nd Annual sale of over 250 head of North Country Cheviots was held in Dungannon on Thursday 3rd September with ringside packed to capacity adhering to strict social distancing guidelines.

The sale topper was a Shearling ram from the Glen flock of D & D Robinson Glenarm, Co. Antrim he was sired by Synton Vagabond and the dam was by Hownam Grange Cody, he was purchased for 900gns by A Millar Randalstown Co. Antrim, there was a solid demand for Park type rams throughout sale.
Topping the females at Dungannon was the first Gimmer into the ring from A & P McNeill, Toomebridge Co. Antrim she realised 820gns and went to new breeders William Truesdale and Emma Ogg from Newcastle Co. Down. There was a complete clearance of 29 Park Gimmers which on the day to average £333. The 35 Park Type ewe lambs also had 100% clearance peaking at 350gns 3 times first for a Nisbet Mill Warrior sired ewe lamb from John Graham Kells Ballymena selling to A Millar, Randalstown and then twice A & P McNeill firstly to Orla McAlister Killyman Dungannon and then to N Kearney Dromore Co. Tyrone, ewe lambs averaged £231.

Other notable prices –

Park Shearling Rams

A Armstrong, Stragole 560gns to A McKee, Magherafelt

S Armstrong, Leam 500gns to K Steele, Island Magee

S Armstrong, Leam 500gns to R Hamill, Carnlough

S Thompson, Gortnaglush 500gns to J Coyle, Belleek

D & D Robinson – Park Shearling Ram 900gns

Park Type Gimmers

A & P McNeill, Kilvaddy 600gns to M Truesdale, Newcastle

S Armstrong, Leam 540gns to M Truesdale, Newcastle

A & S Irvine, Fingerpost 460gns to G McKenzie, Trillick

A Armstrong, Stragole 420gns to A Millar, Randalstown 

A & P McNeill – Park Gimmer 820gns

Park Type Ewe lambs

A & P McNeill, Kilvaddy 320gns to Ian Young, Coleraine

J Graham, Ross 300gns to Ian Young

A Armstrong, Stragole 260gns to G McKenzie, Trillick

J Graham, Ross 240gns to A J Robinson, Downpatrick

J Graham – Park Ewe Lamb 350gns

A & P McNeill – Park Ewe Lamb 350gns

Pens of Park Gimmers

E Kelly, Crockataggart £265 to A Hillan, Broughshane

Pens of Park Ewe lambs

A & P McNeill, Kilvaddy £280 to A J Robinson, Downpatrick

J Graham, Ross £195 to A McKee, Magherafelt

A & P McNeill £160 to Ian Young, Coleraine

Hill Type Gimmers peaked at 300gns for Crockataggart Farms Draperstown and 59 Gimmers went on to average £226, Hill Type ewe lambs peaked at £105 for a pen of 5 lambs from Aughentaine Estate, Fivemiletown, 25 Hill Type lambs averaged £98.60

Hill Type Gimmers

E Kelly, Crockataggart £250 to A Hillan, Broughshane

L McBride, Lisbreen £200 to A Gordon, Fivemiletown

L McBride, Lisbreen £200 to A Gordon, Fivemiletown

L McBride, Lisbreen £200 to G McKenzie, Trillick

Pens of Hill Gimmers

E Kelly, Crockataggart £235 to A Hillan, Broughshane

E Kelly, Crockataggart £225 to J Cleary, Draperstown

E Kelly, Crockataggart £220 to J Cleary, Draperstown

E Kelly, Crockataggart £220 to C Allen, Ballygawley

Pens of Hill Ewe Lambs

G O’Neill, Loughmallon £102 to M McGrath, Pettigo

G O’Neill, Loughmallon £98 to E Kelly, Draperstown

G O’Neill, Loughmallon £98 to M McGrath, Pettigo

G O’Neill, Loughmallon £90 to E Kelly, Draperstown

In the crossing end of the sale Cheviot Mule Gimmers topped at £270 for a pen of 8 D & D Robinson, Glenarm selling to John McCrossan Drumquin Co. Tyrone and Cheviot Mule ewe lambs peaked at £202 for a pen of 11 lambs from Allister McNeill Toomebridge selling to Ashley Bowden Stewartstown Co. Tyrone.

Cheviot Mule Gimmers

D & D Robinson, Glenarm £220 to A Millar, Randalstown

D & D Robinson – Cheviot Mule Gimmers

Cheviot Mule Ewe lambs

A & P McNeill, Toomebridge £196 to A Gordon, Fivemiletown

A & P McNeill, Toomebridge £178 to A Jones, Newtownhamilton

M McGrath, Pettigo £110 to S Neale, Killinchy

G O’Neill, Loughmallon £100 to A Jones, Newtownhamilton

A & P McNeill – Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs

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