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Kelso takes suffolks to 8000 gns

Today’s 175th staging of the Kelso tup sales is currently topping at £8000 for a Suffolk tup from Myfyr Evans’ Rhaeadr flock. Myfyr’s sale leader is a ram lamb by the 90,000gns Ardlea Arbennig out of a dam by Baileys Briagadier II. This one is twin to an 18,000gns lamb from Stirling earlier this year.

Taking a £4800 bid was a Suffolk from Dan Tynan’s Ardlea flock under the stewardship of Pat Greaney. This one is by Ardlea Alonso and out of a Forkins dam by Cairness K9.

Then at £4800 is a Texel from the Clark family’s Garngour flock. This one is by Garngour Rio and out of a dam by Courthill Lewis and sold to Paul Slater, Cheshire.

A pair have sold at £4000, with both of these being Suffolks. The first was another Ardlea Arbennig son from Myfyr Evans. This one is out of a dam by Thurston Calzage.

The other at this money was one from Robbie Wilson’s Strathisla flock. This is a son of 13,000gns sire Forkins Figo out of a 7200gns Lakeview dam. His brother sold at Stirling for 12,000gns.

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Westmuir ram for Italy (Kelso 2011)

At Kelso I bought the best ramlamb out of the Westmuir pen. He is a homeberd Westmuir ewe and his sire is Rhaeadr Reliant (Baileys Brigadier).

It is a fine ram with a good skin and colour. Enough length and a smart head. I bought him for one off my Italian customers, so he will be off to the south as soon as he is eligible for export.

Carlisle Suffolks sell to 2400gns

By Jonathan Long:
Suffolk trade here at Carlisle today has been strong, with commercial buyers driving the bidding from start to finish.

Best of the day was a 2400gns call for an aged ram from Hazel Martindale. This was a Rhaeadr ram by Baileys Blockbuster and out of a Whitestone Washington-sired dam. He sold to S Higgninson, Gelston, Castle Douglas.

Then selling at 1700gns was a Cairness See the Stars son from Darren Jones’ Thurston flock. This one is out of a dam by Glenhead Grandmaster and sold to Merrick and Julie Pinny for the Alloaks flock, Northampton.1282011 Lot 1571.JPGAt 1600gns was a tup lamb from Pat Machray’s Middlemuir flock. This was a Baileys Bacchus son out of a dam by Cairness Cold Play. He had been reserve champion in the pre-sale show and sold to N and J M Kennedy, Long Marton, Appleby.1282011 Lot 1577.JPGSelling for 1500gns was one from the Junbilee flock of Mark Evans. This was a Strahisla Seville son out of a dam by Strathials Shirocco and is maternal brother to a 1500gns ewe lamb. Buying this one were F E Vickers and Son, Alnwick.

Following that at 1400gns was a shearling tup from R F Repath’s Westmuir flock. This Rhaeadr The Read Deal son is out of a dam by Plasllewelyn Playboy and sold to S Higginson, Castle Douglas.

And then a trio of ram lambs sold at the same price, with the first being a top 1% lamb from the Garner family’s Ortum flock. This Bentley Royal Standard son is out of a Bentley Wilko daughter and has an index of 5.14. He went home with Kevin Stewart, Kelso

A pair from Mark Evans made the same money, with the first being a Strathisla Seaville son out of a dam by Strathisla Shirocco. He was bought by J and A Nelson, Parton, Castle Douglas.

The other from this home was also a Seaville son and out of a similarly bred dam, this one caught the eye of P Grenfell, Acklington, Morpeth.

Averages; 10 shearling rams £801.15, 86 ram lambs £716.60, two aged rams £1522.50, three shearling ewes £465.50, six ewe lambs £533.75 (Harrison and Hetherington)

New 90,000gns record set in Stirling

by Jonathan Long:

Stirling must have a buzz in the air now as a new breed record has just been set by Dan Tynan, Ardlea flock, Co Laois, who has just sold a lamb by Cairness Liam out of a ewe by Cairness Goldust for 90,000gns, with the buyer being Myfyr Evans for his Rhaeadr flock. A full brother to this lamb will be offered for sale in Roscrea. Underbidder here was believed to be Jimmy Douglas.2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 187.JPG

Also in the Ardlea pen was one by Pexhill Real Lucky out of a daughter of Cairness Cold Play, this one went at 7000gns.2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 190.JPG

Just prior to that, Myfyr’s run topped at 14,000gns for a son of Baileys BMW out of a Thurston Calzaghe ewe who was breed champion at the RWAS and second prize gimmer at RHAS in 2009.

2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 134.JPGSelling at 8000gns for Myfyr was a triplet lambb Baileys Brigadier The Second out of a ewe by Cairness New Approach whose twin brother sold in Edinburgh for 4000gns and goes back to the 70,000gns Rhaeadr Rossi.

2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 130.JPGAt the samemoney was another by Baileys BMW this time out of a Baileys Blockbuster ewe.2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 138.JPGAlso in his pen was the 6000gns son of Limestone To-Tal out of a Strathisla Speed daughter which was purchased at the innfield dispersal last year.

Topping the offering from the Whitestone flock of WG Troup, Aberdeenshire was a lamb by Cairness Liam out of a Baileys Harvey daughter. This one sold at 10,000gns.

Shrewsbury Suffolks leading at 23,000gns

By Jonathan Long on July 23, 2011 12:11 PM

Today’s National Suffolk Sale at Shrewsbury is being headed at 23,000gns by a lamb from Chris Holmes’ Rookery flock (lot 33). This one is a Rhaeadr Obsession son out of a dam by Plasllewelyn Pittsburgh and has previously been breed and reserve interbreed at Three Counties this year. Robbie Wilson and Keith Hourston took a thrd share each in this one with Chris Holmes retaining the other third share.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 33.JPGSecond best so far is a 9000gns call for Gary Beacom’s best from the Lakeview flock. This is by Shannagh Shergar and is out of a dam by Strathisla Shadrach which was second at Balmoral this year. He sold to Ashley Bothwell.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 56.jpgThe shock of the morning though will be the price achieved by the pre-sale champion from Jimmy Douglas, Cairness. This Baileys Bacchus son is out of a dam by Cairness Renovator and sold for just 2000gns.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 27.JPG

Aside from the 23,000gns and 9000gns sales already reported the other major sales were a brace of 7000gns bids, one at 4500gns and another at 3000gns.

Frist to go at 7000gns was the sole entry from Messrs Troup’s Whitestone flock. This one (lot 114), is by Cairness Liam and out of a dam by Laurelbank Dexter. He sold to Anthony Patton, Northern Ireland.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 114.JPGSecond at this price was one from Myfyr Evans, Rhaeadr (lot 144). This was a Baileys BMW son out of a Cairness First Flight-sired dam and is from the same family as Rhaeadr Rossi. He also headed across the water to join Messrs L and M Liggett, Northern Ireland.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 144.JPGAt 4500gns was another from the same home, this time the reserve champion from the pre-sale show (lot 139). Sired by Baileys Brigadier The Second, he is out of a Thurston Calzaghe dam and goes back to a 6500gns Baileys ewe. He sold to Eire to Michael and Aylmer Power, Co Limerick.

The 3000gns bid was made for an early lot in the sale from Stuart Davies, Beaufort flock. This was the winner of the best gigot class (lot 12) and is by Glenhead Golden Phoenix and out of  a Strathisla Massa-sired dam. He was bought by Thomas Hodges, Aylesbury.

A total of 72 sheep sold at 1000gns or more, up from 42 at last year’s sale, with a clearance of 82% achieved.

Averages; two shearling rams £1155, 170 ram lambs £1239.74 (Halls with J Straker Chadwick and Sons).

Shrewsbury Suffolk championship goes to Cairness

By Jonathan Long on July 22, 2011 8:00 PM

The championship in today’s pre-sale show at the National Suffolk Sale,Shrewsbury, has gone to Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock.

Taking top honours was 33H:11:026, the Baileys Bacchus son which won the ram class earlier in the day. This one is out of a dam by Cairness Renovator which is sister to the dam of last year’s Shrewsbury champion.

Reserve overall was the second prize ram lamb from the same class from Myfyr Evans’ Rhaeadr flock. He is a Baileys Brigadier The Second son out of a dam by Thurston Calzaghe. This one is Myfyr’s first in the catalogue, A12: 11:068 and goes back to a 6500gns Baileys ewe.

Taking the group of three class was Myfyr Evans with his trio, two Baileys BMW sons and one Baileys Brigadier The Second son (lots 143, 144 and 145). Second group of three went to Robbie Wilson, Strathisla, with one by Strathisla Sea Bird, another by Cairness Stockbroker and one by Glenhead Golden Phoenix (lots 153, 154 and 155). Third place here went to John Sinnett, Stockton, with a pair by Stockton Thriller The Second and one by Stockton Lad The Second (lots 92,94 and 96).

In the best Gigot class the winner was Stuart Davies, Beaufort, with a Glenhead Golden Phoenix son out of a dam by Strathisla Massa, this was LTD:11:016.

Second in this class was Ross Lawrence, Roundacre, with a Strathbeg Stan The Man son out of a dam by Glenho Gurka, and third was George Stuart, Birness, with a Rhaeadr Flash Harry son out of a dam by Castlewellan Crackshot.

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.

beeston suffolk top ewe.bmp

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).