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Shrewsbury show results

Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock has once again claimed the overall championship at the Suffolk Sheep Society’s National Show and Sale at Shrewsbury today, with his champion coming from the single ram class.

This leader was 33H 12:135, a Middlemuir Messi son out of a dam by Muiresk King of Diamonds.

In reserve was a lamb from Chris and Sally Holmes Rookery flock which had come from their pen of three. This was DND 12:018, a son of Cairness Liam out of a dam by Cairness Almighty the Second which was first prize at Balmoral Show as a ewe lamb.

Winning the shearling ram class was Sandy Fraser with a tup by Solwaybank Sovereign out of a dam by Hayfield Hesston. He had previously been interbreed champion at Newark and Notts Show. Second in this class was Robin Irwin with a shearling by Cairness Carbon out of a dam by Glenhead Glaramara and third was Viv Samuel with a tup by Rookery High Power out of a dam by Cairness Impact.

In the recorded ram class the red ticket went to Willie Tait with a lamb by Shannagh Resolve and out of a dam by Baileys Invincible, T86 12:058. Second to him was a lamb from  Roger and Mike Weaver P50 12:079. He is by Stockton Nobleman and out of a dam by Perrinpit Kernel. And in third was a lamb from John Key, L20:12049, a Langside Premier son out of  a dam by Sitlow Centurion.

The open ram lamb class was won by the overall champion from Jimmy Douglas, with Chris and Sally Holmes in second with their lamb DND 12005. This Haddo High Voltage son is out of a dam by Marwood Millenium Man and was breed champion at Three Counties. Then in third was a lamb fro Gary Beacm JFF 12042, this is by  Cairness Cyclone and out of a dam by Strathisla Shadrach.

Winning the Gigot class were Aled and Nia Williams with their lamb NCY 12:016 by Rhaeadr Richie McCaw out of a dam by Rhaeadr Obama. Second to him was a ram lamb from Myfyr Evans by Baileys BMW and out of a dam by Conveth Gold Bar. Third spot went to Messrs Ligget with their ram lamb  by  Rhaeadr Red Bull and out of a dam by Conveth Royal Flush.

The group of three was won by Robbie Wilson, with Willie Tait second and Chris Holmes third.

Sale catalogues (National sale and Stirling)

Here you will find the catalogues of the forthcoming Sales of the Suffolk Sheep Society in Shrewsbury (National Sale at 22-23 july) and in Stirling (Northern Branch):

National Sale

Stirling Northern Branch Sale

Sale starts…. Specop Suffolks straks op reis? Europe here they come!

In de afgelopen weken heb ik veel belangstelling gehad voor de schapen.800px-Flag_of_Hungary Heel wat mensen willen al een fokram voor komend seizoen vastleggen 370px-Flag_of_Denmarkof hun belangstelling uitspreken voor vrouwelijk fokmateriaal.

Opvallend veel belangstelling is er uit het buitenland. Zoals ik al eerder schreef hebben we eind 2009 een paar schapen naar Denemarken verkocht. Ze hebben daar allemaal keurig hun lammeren ter wereld gebracht. Ik begreep dat ze ook in Denemarken nu heel serieus bezig zijn met de index-fokkerij.

Eind vorig jaar was er al serieuze belangstelling uit Hongarije. Ik ben benieuwd of ze het transport kunnen regelen want dat is vooral het probleem.750px-Flag_of_Spain

In maart komen een paar Duitsers en een delegatie uit Spanje op bezoek. De Spanjaarden zijn op zoek naar 15 ooien en een ram. Ook een Italiaanse collega fokker was op zoek naar rammen met 800px-Flag_of_Germanyeen hoge index en wil er wel 2 hebben.

Dit lijkt allemaal al heel wat maar van Yvette van Koelen begreep ik dat zij nu doende is een transport naar Iran! voor te bereiden. De schapen gaan dan (uiteraard) met het vliegtuig!

Maar niet te vroeg gejuigd, eerst moeten de lammeren nog maar goed groot worden en dat blijft een hele kunst. Door de kou toch wat probleempjes in de stal. Twee ooien lichte uierontsteking. Een paar lammeren met zere bekjes, bevroren leidingen etc. En dan nog maar afwachten of de belangstelling zich ook wel vertaalt in kopers…

De 800px-Flag_of_Hungaryprijs is overigens niet echt een probleem. In het buitenland liggen de prijzen veel hoger en is men ook gewoon reëel in de kosten van het fokken van een goed schaap dat met alle papieren, gezondheidstatus en overige toeters en bellen wordt afgeleverd.  Niet van die flauwe grappen van sufferds die op het 800px-Flag_of_Iranantwoord dat je voor een goede ram toch echt 200 euro vraagt, reageren  ‘dan krijg ik er zeker twee hè?’. Nee, dan die Duitser die 450 “Billig” noemde. Maar ik hou me gewoon aan mijn gematigd prijssysteem. Ik wil dat dit jaar wat meer vorm geven zodat iedereen in een prijscategorie kan vinden wat bij zijn/haar portemonnee past. Dit systeem leerde ik in Engeland dit jaar. Maar daar schrijf ik nog over in een volgend bericht.

Nog meer nieuws van de sales; Beeston Market

Beeston market saw its best trade yet for Suffolk females, with the largest collective sale this autumn resulting in a top price of 1800gns.

This one was the pre-sale champion from Myfyr Evans’ Rhaeadr flock, a two crop ewe by Castlewellan Cruz. she sold to Chris Holmes, Rookery.

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Then at 1600gns was a shearling ewe from Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock. This one, by Thurston Chieftan was sold carrying twins to Cairness Acheivement and was bought by Mike Waycott, Devon.

At 1300gns was another from Cairness, a two crop Stockton Savannah daughter in lamb to Achievement which sold to Paul Osman, Devon. And at the same money was another from Jimmy Douglas, a Whitestone Warrior daughter which sold to John Gould, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Selling at 1100gns was the best of the day from Charles Proctor. This shearling ewe is by Straithisla Schumacher and sold to A W Jones, Conwy, in lamb to Achievement.

Topping the ewe lambs at 1050gns was one from Myfyr Evans which sold to Messrs Troup, Aberdeenshire. The final bid above 1000gns was for a lamb from Clive Norbury’s Alphazone flock. This Muiresk Adrenaline daughter sold to Jimmy Douglas.

Averages; 54 ewes £480.67, 70 shearling ewes £501.40, 32 ewe lambs £440.83 (Wright Manley).

Strathisla reduction sale: ooi voor 12,000gns

Op de jaarlijkse veiling van de Strathisla kudde van Robbie Wilson ging het er ruig aan toe. Ruim 12 000 pond voor een ooi (middelste op de foto). Lees het verslag dat Jonathan Long maakte:

Trade at Robbie Wilson’s reduction sale from his Strathisla Suffolk flock at Stirling on Saturday was brisk, with the sale hitting a top call of 12,000gns.

strathisla three.jpgSale leader (centre of the picture) was a January 2005-born embryo bred ewe by Strathisla Kingsway. This one, FNV F26, is out of a dam, FNV X48, by Glenisla Godfather which goes back to Muiresk McKelvey. She sold in lamb to Glenhead Golden Phoenix and was dam of Strathisla Sea Bird, this year’s Edinburgh sale champion which sold for 10,000gns and Strathisla Shadrach, a £20,000 sale. She was snapped up by Gary Beacom, Co Fermanagh.

Next best at 8500gns (left of the picture) was another embryo bred ewe bred exactly the same way. Also a 2005-born ewe, this one again sold in lamb to Golden Phoenix and is dam to £4500 tup Strathisla Soldier of Fortune. Like the 12,000gns ewe she is ET sister to 45,000gns sire Strathisla Dead Lucky. She also sold to Mr Beacom.

And at 5500gns (right of the picture) was a shearling ewe by Strathisla Schumacher and out of a daughter of X48. This was also AI’d to Golden Phoenix and joined the Northern Irish contingent, heading to Alfred and Norman Robinson, Downpatrick.

Selling at 4800gns was another shearling ewe, FNV K94. This is a Schumacher daughter out of a dam by Glenho Gurka. This one’s great grandam is full sister to 14,000gns sire Strathisla Kingsway and sold in lamb to Golden Phoenix to Bill Borthwick, Ayrshire.

Another shearling ewe, this time by Glenho Gurka himself sold at 2200gns to Ross Lawrence, Devon. She’s out of a dam by Glenhead the McCoy and was carrying lambs to Sea Bird.

This was followed at 2000gns by another of the shearlings, a Strathisla Speed daughter out of a dam by Glenho Gurka. Once again in lamb to Golden Phoenix she sold to the Machray family, Inverurie.

Making 1800gns was an ET bred sister to 48,000gns sire Strathisla Dylan Thomas. By Schumacher and out of a dam by Glenhead the McCoy, this traded in lamb to Golden Phoenix to Lee Duns, Ross-shire. (United Auctions).

Kelso 2009

Op 11 september 2009 vond de jaarlijkse rammen veiling in Kelso (Schotland) plaats. In totaal zijn er 4624 rammen geveild, waaronder veel suffolks. Ik probeer ieder jaar wel even te gaan kijken. Het is een fantastisch festijn en je spreekt er altijd een hoop bekenden. Hoewel het weer erge verleidelijk was om wat te kopen, heb ik geen dieren gekocht. Wel was het goed te zien dat er voor dieren met hogere indexen duidelijk een goede markt was! Dat is ook mijn indruk op de Nederlandse markt. Dit jaar verkochten wij immers ook super goed en de aanvragen voor volgend jaar stromen al binnen.

Hierbij de video die ik maakte van de Kelso Ram Sales 2009

62,000 gns Suffolk ram met het “Mooie Hoofdje”

Op de Suffolk sale in Edinburgh kocht Iain Barbour van Solwaybank deze Cairness ram voor bijna 62.000,00 pond. Zie hier een video van het biedingsproces met de verkoper en koper in de hoofdrol.

Suffolks reach 62,000gns at Edinburgh

A top call of 62,000gns was the highlight of last Friday’s sale of Suffolk tups at Edinburgh and with just four sales at 10,000gns and above it certainly wasn’t the highly charged sale seen in previous year’s at the venue.

Leading the sale was Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock, Aberdeenshire, with an ET bred son of Cairness Just the Best out of a Whitestone ewe which is dam to Mr Douglas’ stock sire Whitestone Warrior. This one is an ET brother to Mr Douglas’ 20,000gns sale topper at the breed’s Shrewsbury sale just week earlier, he sold to Iain and Judith Barbour for their Solwaybank and Ewebank flocks, respectively.

TS Suffolk Lot 169.jpgAnd Mr Douglas also took the next best call of the day a 20,000gns sale for a Cairness Golddust son. This one is out of a dam by Langside Lightening which is full sister to the stock tup Cairness Just The Best. He was bought by Harry Stewart, Northern Ireland, for his Castlewellan flock which is to be dispersed later this year.  TS Suffolk Lot 165.jpgThen at 12,000gns was the best from Angus Wilson, Melrose. This was a Glenhead Black Diamond son out of a dam by Glenhead Glaramara which is full sister to 5000gns Glenhead Impreza. This one sold to Robbie Wilson for his Strathisla flock.  TS Suffolk Lot 42.jpg

At 10,000gns was the champion from the pre-sale show a Strathbeg Stan The Man son out of a dam by Strathisla Kingsway which has bred sons to 15,000gns. This one was from Robbie Wilson’s Strathisla flock, Turriff, Aberdeenshire and sold to the Mair family and Neil Benzie, both Aberdeenshire.

TS Suffolk Lot 70.jpgAt 8000gns was the best from Eire-based breeders Tom and Jeff Bailey, a son on Cairness New Approach. This one is out a dam by Rhaeadr Rossi and goes back to Boreland Buddah on his dam’s side and sold to Myfyr Evans for his Rhaedr flock, Wales.

Also at this money was Judith Barbour’s top priced lamb, a son of her brother Iain’s sale topper from last year, Solwaybank Special One. This one is out of a full sister to Miss Barbour’s succesful show ewe from 2006, a Glenisla Grimaldi daughter which goes back to Muiresk Marci Marvellous and was taken home by Gerry Killilea, County Galway, Eire.

Following closely behind at 7500gns was another from the Bailey’s pen. This Cairness Kanine son is out of a dam by Cairness Thunder which goes back to the well known sire Stockton Almighty and also goes back to a Findowrie ewe, he was also bought by Mr Evans, Rhaeadr.

A brace then sold at 7000gns, with the both coming from Robbie Wilson’s Strathisla entry. First up was a Lakeview Leeroy son out of a dam by Strathisla Shirrocco which is full ET sister to the top breeding sire Strathisla Schumacherwhich and goes back to a ewe bred in the late Gordon Wilson’s Glenisla flock. He was snapped up by John Christie for his West Carse flock, Stirling.