Ballymena Female Sale 2019
The annual Bluefaced Leicester female sale was again held in Ballymena Market. Tom Staunton, Maskview, made the long journey from Mayo to judge the event this year. Tom found his Champion in the pen of first time exhibitors James and Jason Mills, Ballytober with their first prize ewe lamb, a strong, sharp, ewe lamb sired by J7 Hamildean, a 10K purchase in Kelso. The dam being an E1 Hewgill daughter, it later topped the sale at 1600gns, purchased by Kieran McFadden, Co Antrim.
Reserve Champion went to the second prize ewe lamb exhibited by J Adams & Sons, Holmview, a full sister to last year's Champion, by J1 Carry House, selling to 1300 gns and purchased by Eamonn Harkin, Moneygran.
Topping the inlamb section was again J Adams & Sons with their first prize gimmer, an H1 Cottage daughter carrying twins to J1 Carry House selling at 980 gns to Jonathan Loughery, Gortnarney.