Donegal man sells ram for record price

A Donegal man has sold a ram for €44,000 – the largest amount ever paid for a male sheep at a sale in Ireland.

The record-breaking ram turned heads when it went on sale in Blessington Mart in Wicklow.

The seven-month-old Suffolk ram was sold by Richard Thompson, a farmer from Ballybofey in Co Donegal.

A consortium led by Dennis Taylor, a farmer from Coleraine in Northern Ireland, paid the record price.