Wexford sheep breeders win for being the best in their own fields

By Amy Lewis

Published 10/12/2016 | 00:00

At the Sheep Breeders Association awards in The Farmers Kitchen: from left, Greg Rossiter, chairman, County Sheep Breeders Association; Michael Brennan, secretary; Pat Rossiter, Bannow; Tom Kehoe, Castledockrell; Ann Murphy, Belcarrig, Gorey; Brendan Fitzpatrick, Ballywilliam; Willie Gleeson, Fethard; and Tom Rossiter, Bannow.
At the Sheep Breeders Association awards in The Farmers Kitchen: from left, Greg Rossiter, chairman, County Sheep Breeders Association; Michael Brennan, secretary; Pat Rossiter, Bannow; Tom Kehoe, Castledockrell; Ann Murphy, Belcarrig, Gorey; Brendan Fitzpatrick, Ballywilliam; Willie Gleeson, Fethard; and Tom Rossiter, Bannow.

Sheep breeders from across the county flocked to the Farmer's Kitchen last week for the annual Sheep Breeders Association Dinner and Awards ceremony.

Over 40 people came along for the event, which is now in its 45th year and is always an extremely popular occasion. Many of them picked up prizes on the night for proving that they are the best in their field.

Pat Rossiter from Bannow took home the Suffolk Second Show and Sale award, while Tom Kehoe from Castledockrel picked up the Crossbred Hogget Ewes award. Meanwhile, Anne Murphy from Gorey took home the prize for Texel Champion and Brendan Fitzpatrick from Ballywilliam was the proud winner of the Champion Suffolk prize. Willie Gleeson from Fethard saw success when he took home the Champion Charrollais prize and last but not least, Tom Rossiter from Bannow was awarded the prize for Champion Group of Three.

'It was a really great evening and everyone enjoyed it a lot,' said Secretary of the Sheep Breeders Association Michael Brennan.

The Sheep Breeders Association has been in existence for 125 years and for the last 45 years, the dinner and awards ceremony has been an important event in their calendar.

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