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Guide: Sheep Ireland Ram Sale 2022

The LambPlus Elite, Multi-Breed €urostar Ram Sale (Sat Aug 27th) is Irelands largest catalogued ram sale with 423 rams Catalogued (click link to this catalogue here).

This sale is the largest ever catalogued ram sale in Ireland. Every ram entered must be genotyped and DNA sire verified. As well as this, they must be a 5-star on either the Replacement or Terminal indexes. This means that every animal in this sale will be in the top 20% of their breed based on our genetic analysis. Recent research has shown that farmers that consistently use 5 Star rams in their flocks will increase their flock profitability by €5/ewe/year as well as reducing the GHG emissions per kg of lamb produced.

Breeders that are taking animals to this sale have put in a massive effort over the year to ensure that their flock is eligible to enter this sale. The minimum Data Quality Index (DQI) requirement for breeders to be eligible to enter the sale is 70%. This reflects the effort that breeders go to, to collect high quality data about their flock year-round. The data breeders record is based on the mating, pregnancy, lambing, weights, movements, and health of their flock. All animals entering the sale also must pass a physical inspection.

The sale has been a growing success over the last few years and this year’s sale is going to be our biggest yet.

This is a very attractive sale for commercial farmers as they can purchase several rams from different breeds all on the same day and have the assurance that they are getting some of the best genetics the breed has to offer. The number of return customers is growing each year and we look forward to seeing some new customers in 2022.

The sale takes place in Tullamore Mart with selling commencing from 11:30am on Saturday, August 27th. Viewing from 9:30am. Ram transport for customers will be facilitate by a number of willing ram sellers attending the sale on the day. A list of ram sellers willing to transport rams for buyers will be included in our final sales catalogue (which will be published online on Tuesday 23rd August) on the day of the sale and we encourage anyone interested in availing of this service to make contact in advance of the sale day. The final published catalogue will be available on this webpage on Tuesday 23rd August.

The sale running order with approximate selling times is as follows:

Ring 1:
• Belclare 57 rams (selling start time – 11.30am)
• Lleyn 12 rams (approx selling start time – 12.50pm)
• Border Leicester 2 rams (approx selling start time – 1.10pm)
• Rouge de l’Ouest 9 (approx selling start time – 1.15pm)
• Vendeen 32 (approx selling start time – 1.35pm)
• Charollais 107 (approx selling start time – 2.20)

Ring 2:
• Suffolk 64 (Start start time – 11.30am)
• Hampshire Down 9 (approx selling start time -1pm)
• Texel 131 (approx selling start time – 1.15pm)

These breed selling start times are best estimates only! We encourage buyers to present at the mart in advance of these estimated times to avoid disappointment.

Online Bidding available & preferred. Potential buyers should register with Tullamore Mart on ‘Livestock Live’ in advance of the sale