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A ram lamb by 23,000gns sire Rookery Rooney has taken the top ticket in the pre-sale show of Suffolks at Stirling today, with the lamb coming from Robbie Wilson’s Strathisla flock.

This lamb, FNV 12:090 (lot 132) is out of a dam by Lakeview Leeroy and goes back to Glenho Gurka, with his grand dam being a full sister to 14,00gns tup Strathisla Schumacher. This lamb was I believe reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland last month.

Reserve championship honours today were taken by Gary Beacom’s lamb JFF 12:140 (lot 114) from  his Lakeview flock. This one is by Cairness Cyclone, the  26,000gns National Sale champion in 2010. He has previously been male and reserve overall champion at Lurgan and is out of a dam by Strathisla Shadrach and goes back to Baileys Barracuda.

Winning the recorded ram lamb class was Willie Tait’s lamb T86 12:060 from the Burnview floc (lot 89). Sired by Cairness Liam he is out of a dam by Castleisle Impact and goes back to Burnview Beamer. He sells tomorrow with an index of 3.28 and is just one of 29 recorded lambs catalogued from an overall entry of 247. Second to him was Jim Fleming with a lamb from the Hallhill flock, 35N 12:030. This is by Forkins Favourite and out of a dam by Cairness Direct Line, while in third was Antony Glaves with his lamb M17 12:002, a Cairness Carbon son out of a dam by Tomcroft Fusion.

The open ram lamb class was won by the overall champion from Robbie Wilson, with Gary Beacom’s lamb second in this class.

The group of three class  was taken by Jimmy Douglas, Cairness, with lots 152, 153 and 157 these being two lambs by Cairness Cyclone and one by Whitestone Footprint.Second here was Robbie Wilson with lambs by Forkins Figo (lots 133, 134 and 137), while third was George Stuart with lambs by Ardlea Champion and Meikleson Square Up (lots 165, 166 and 171)

In the Elite Commercial ram lamb class the winner was George Stuart’s lamb 1W 12:039 (lot 167). He is sired by Lakeview Irish Cream and out of a dam by Cairness Bondi.Second here was G J Christie’s lamb from the Balquhain flock PDN 12:003. This one is by Strathisla Sea Bird and out of a dam by Glenhead Golden Phoenix. Third in this class was clinched by Alistair Gault’s first lamb in tomorrow, AOR 12:027. This is by Ardlea Alonso and out of a dam by Cairness Scholes.

And taking the award for the best lamb from the Northern Area was the overall champion, with reserve honours here going to Jimmy Douglas with his first lamb from the prize winning group of three 33H 12:021. This one is by Cairness Cyclone and out of a dam by Whitestone Warrior which was bought for 4000gns last November.

Report Strathisla/Meikleson and Innfield Suffolk Sale

By Jonathan Long:

Here’s a full run down of the best prices from today’s Suffolk sale. Leading the prices at 6000gns twice was Robbie Wilson.

First to make this money was a shearling ewe, FNV L149, this is by Strathbeg Stan the Man and out of a dam by Glenho Gurka which is ET sister to last year’s Balmoral interbreed champion, she sold carrying a pair to Cairness Kaos. Buying this one was Mary Cornish, Devon.

TS H&H Suffolk Lot 77.jpgSecond to go at this money was the only ewe lamb forward from Robbie, FNV N39. This one is by Glenhead Golden Phoenix and out of a Strathisla Kingsway daughter. She is ET sister to Strathisla Dead Lucky and he dam was sold for 8500gns last year. Having stood first at this year’s Royal Highland Show she sold to Norman Robinson, Northern Ireland.TS H&H Suffolk Lot 112.jpgThen making 5100gns was another from Robbie, a shearling by Strathisla Stoner and out of a dam by Glenhead the McCoy. She sold carrying triplets to Strathisla Sea Bird and is ET sister to last year’s reserve champion at Shrewsbury. This one was bought by L F Dunn, Muir of Ord.TS H&H Suffolk Lot 75.jpgFollowing that at 3600gns was yet another of the Strathisla shearlings, this time a Stan the Man daughter, FNV L15. She is out of a Kingsway daughter and sold with twins to Strathisla Speed and was bought by Ross Lawrence.TS H&H Suffolk Lot 83.jpgA 3100gns bid saw Robbie re-invest some of his earlier takings in a ewe lamb from the Meikleson dispersal of the Benzie family. This was for Strathisla Sea Bird daughter DZA N15. Out of a dam by Cairness Warlord, she was reserve breed champion at this year’s Turriff Show.

Selling at 2800gns was a Cairness Star Flyer-sired ewe from the Benzies. This one DZA K70 is out of a Muiresk Rainbow Quest-sired dam and sold in lamb to Strathisla Sea Bird. She was bought by an undisclosed buyer believed to be a high profile Aberdeenshire-based flock.

Making 2600gns was another shearling from Strathisla FNV L29, a Strathisla Schumacher daughter out of a dam by Kingsway and in lamb to Cairness Kaos and scanned carrying a pair. This one also went to Mr Dunn.

A pair then sold at 2400gns, with the first being a Strathisla ET bred shearling by Stan the Man and out of a dam by Kingsway. This one, FNV L101, was sold carrying a single to Speed and is ET sister to Sea Bird, Savoy, Bejing and Shadrach. This one went to Graeme Christie, Aberdeenshire.

The other at this price was a ewe lamb from the Meikleson dispersal. This was DZA N10, a Sea Bird daughter out of a dam by Glenhead Glint O Gold. She went to the Egglestone family, Leicestershire.

Then at 2100gns was FNV L153, again from Robbie’s run. This one is a Lakeview Leeroy daughter out of a dam by Strathisla Schumacher and carrying twins to Strathisla Sea Bird. She went to Ashley Bothwell. After that was one at 2000gns, this was a Strathisla shearling by Leeroy and out of a Deveronside the Messiah daughter. Carrying a pair to Sea Bird, she goes back to Fordafourie Rio.

Selling for 1950gns was the last of the Meikleson ewe lambs, a March-born Strathisla Speed daughter daughter out of a Roseden Rock Star daughter. She sold to Gary Owen, Wales. Close behind at 1900gns was another of the Benzie’s ewe lambs, a Sea Bird daughter out of a dam by Rock Star, she went to Mr Barnetson and Son.

It was back to the Strathisla shearlings for the first of two 1800gns calls, with this price paid for a Strathisla Speed daughter FNV L120. She is out of a dam by Bawnogue Blazing Star and is full sister to 10,000gns Strathisla Obama. Buying this one was Mr Dunn.

This one sold in-lamb with twins to Cairness Kaos. The  second transaction at this money came for another of the Benzies’ ewe lambs, DZA N12, she is by Sea Bird and out of a dam by Cairness Ninety Nine. She was bought by Patrick Machray.

At 1600gns was yet another of the Strathisla shearlings, FNV L89, again by Speed this one is out of a dam by Strathisla Shirocco and sold in-lamb to Sea Bird with twins. This one headed home with Mr Dunn. Selling at 1550gns was another of the Meiklson shearlings, this time a Cairness Ninety Nine daughter out of a dam by Conveth Marci Marvellous. She was sold in-lamb to Sea Bird and was bought by Mr Warren.

Averages; Innfield 20 ewes £727.65, 26 shearlings £632.42, 13 ewe lambs £354.58; Meikleson 23 ewes £754.17, two shearling ewes £693, 22 ewe lambs £946.43; Strathisla 33 shearling ewes £1596.95, one ewe lamb £6300 (Harrison and Hetherington).

Sale: Meikleson and Strathisla

148 PEDIGREE SUFFOLK SHEEP
Friday 3rd December 2010 – 1.30pm

Dispersal Sale of the Innfield Flock (Bryden R Nicolson)
20 ewes, 26 gimmers and 13 ewe lambs
Dispersal Sale of the Meikleson Flock (AJ & AR Benzie)
25 ewes, 2 gimmers and 22 ewe lambs
Sale from the Strathisla Flock (Robert H Wilson)
38 gimmers and 2 ewe lambs

This outstanding offering provides breeders and enthusiasts of the Suffolk breed the ideal opportunity to acquire some outstanding bloodlines to generate foundation lines.

A sale not to be missed.

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Video impressie van Kelso ramsales 2010

Kelso rammenveiling in aantocht

rams-1Op 10 september aanstaande vindt de jaarlijkse rammenveiling in Kelso weer plaats. Op 1 dag worden daar ca 5000 rammen geveild van veel verschillende schapenrassen.

De eerste verkoop werd in Kelso gehouden in de Knowes  (nu een parkeergarage) en wel in 1836 toen er een vereniging werd opgericht die optrad als scheidsrechter bij prive-verkopen. De eerste echte veiling werd in 1838 gehouden toen 120 rammen werden aangeboden tegen prijzen variërend van drie tot zes pond per stuk.

De volgende belangrijke datum was 1850 toen er een spoorlijn naar Kelso kwam, waarmee de weg voor “flockmasters” uit de regio werd geopend om op de Sales hun dieren te verkopen. In 1851 werden al 652 rammen aangeboden. In 1993 werd een omzet gerealiseerd van meer dan 2 miljoen pond. De aantallen zijn sinds 1999 geëgaliseerd toen er meer dan 600 rammen werden verkocht.

Er zijn tussen de vijf en zeshonderd afzenders uit alle hoeken van het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Ierland. In de laatste paar jaar zijn er ook rammen uitgevoerd naar Nederland, Duitsland en Ierland. Het is met recht de grootste en meest bekende rammenveiling in de wereld.

Ieder jaar worden er ook een heel aantal suffolkrammen aangeboden van de beste fokkerijen uit het Verenigd Konikrijk. Dit jaar is er aanbod van Sitlow, Strathisla, Essie, Cairness, Roseden, Drinkstone, Solwaybank en vele anderen.

De lijst van inzenders en hun dieren vindt u hier 

 

Suffolk Championship Highland Show 2010

Report Edinburgh Suffolk Sale 2010

By Jonathan Long and Suffolk Sheep Society.

The 2010 Edinburgh sale had a 69% clearance rate.  This year’s sale grossed £235,384 and averaged £1,929.38 for 122 ram lambs sold. 20,000gns was the top price paid to S Buckley’s, Sitlow flock, for a Cairness Carbon son who had stood reserve the previous day.  R Wilson, Strathisla, who judged this year’s sale was the final bidder with a third going to CA Proctor’s Conveth flock.  Sitlow had the highest average of the day of £6,720 for four lambs sold.

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The second highest price of 18,000gns was paid by the Robinson family from N Ireland for a Strathisla Sea Bird son.  This was the first lamb in a pen of nine from R Wilson.  The Strathisla flock went on to average £4,635.

S&W Tait had the third highest average on the day of £3,754 for five lambs sold.  The Burnview flock had a top call of 6,000gns selling to Mrs RH Goldie’s Harpercroft flock.

JG Douglas had won the overall Champion by a lamb from the 1st place group of three.  This lamb by Baileys Bacchus was sold for 5,000gn.  However, it was the Cairness lamb by Fyvie Classic that had been placed third in the single ram class that obtained their highest price of 10,000gns.  Overall J Douglas ended the day to average £3,022 for nine lambs sold.

The Rhaeadr flock of M Evans from Wales received the third highest price of 12,000gns from the Barbour family from Annan.  This ram lamb is a son of Baileys BMW who has won the Royal Highland and Royal Welsh shows in 2010.  This was the icing on the cake for Myfyr who had a complete clearance of his eight lambs to average £3,137.

The fifth highest price of 9,000gns was paid to CA Proctor and Co.  The Conveth flock ended the day with an average of £2,373 for five lambs sold.

Mark Priestley, Limestone flock, received 7,000gns for a Strathisla Stoner son selling to B Nicholson.

The Middlemuir flock of Pat Machray received a top call of 5,00gns for a Cairness Stockbroker son.  Pat had one of his best days to go home with an average of £2,153 for his three lambs sold.

K&L Mair, Deveronside had a top price of 6,000gns for a Strathisla Sea Bird son.  This well fleshed lamb was finally knocked down in a joint purchase to C Holmes, Rookery flock and M Weaver, Perrinpit flock.  The Rookery flock also paid 5,500gns for an outstanding lamb from A Knox, Haddo flock

Last week’s sale of Suffolk ram lambs at Edinburgh failed to produce the sparky trade of previous years, with the average falling by more than £200 on the year and 30 fewer lambs finding new homes.

Traditionally the dearest sale for the breed, this year it only managed a top price of 20,000gns, some 6000gns short of the best achieved at the previous week’s National sale at Shrewsbury, with a number of the best prices paid by flockmasters dispersing their flocks later this year.

Taking the top call was the reserve champion from the pre-sale show, a Cairn ess Carbon son out of a dam by Strathisla Sinatra, which was also dam of last year’s champion from Shrewsbury. Bred by Steven and Louise Buckley, Derbyshire, this one was bought in a two way split by the event’s judge Robbie Wilson and Charles and Kevin Proctor.


Next best was an 18,000gns bid for the best from Mr Wilson’s own Strathisla flock. This was a son of last year’s Edinburgh champion Strathisla Sea Bird and is out of a dam by Glenho Gurka, which is herself full sister to 48,000gns sire Strathisla Dylan Thomas. Buying this one were Northern Irish breeders Alfred and Norman Robinson, Co Down.


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And then at 12,000gns was the best of the day from Myfyr Evans Rhaeadr flock, Denbigh. Taking this price was a son of this year’s Reserve interbreed from the Royal Highland, Baileys BMW. Out of a ewe by Cairness First Flight, he was knocked down to Iain Barbour for his Solwaybank flock, Annan.


TS Edinburgh Lot 138.jpgThen, making 10,000gns was Jimmy Douglas with a lamb from his Cairness offering. This one, a Fyvie Classic son is out of a dam by Cragoe Craftsman. The only lamb by Classic this year, he sold to a brace of buyers, H P Sleigh and Sons for their Wells flock which will be dispersed later this year and Gordon Troup for his Whitestone flock.


TS Edinburgh Lot 144.jpgSelling at 9000gns was a Cairness Achievement son from the Proctor family’s Conveth flock. This triplet lamb is out of a dam by Castlewellan Nutcracker and sold with an index of 2.23. Taking this one home were a duo of Northumbrian buyers, Hugh Annett and Sons, Morpeth and Colin Campbell and Sons, Alnwick.


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Following that sale at 7000gns was the top sale for Northern Irish consignor Mark Priestley of the Limestone flock. His best was a Strathisla Stoner sired lamb ET bred out of a dam by Castlewellan Tonto which has bred lambs to 7500gns previously. This one sold to Shetland-based Bryden Nicholson for his Innfield flock, another flock due to be dispersed later in the year.


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Two then sold at the next best price of 6000gns with the first being a Baileys Headstart son out of a dam by Burnview Beamer from Willie Tait. Selling with an index of 3.28, he was first prize ram lamb at Balmoral show and sold to Helen Goldie, Dundonald.


TS Edinburgh Lot 56.jpgThe second at this money was a son of Strathisla Sea Bird from Barclay and Lucy Mair, Turriff. He is out of a dam by Meikleson Impression and was bought by Chris Holmes for the Rookery flock.


TS Edinburgh Lot 118.jpgADDITION

Champion was a Baileys Bacchus sired lamb from Jimmy Douglas out of  a dam by Cairness Renovator which is in turn out of a Glenisla ewe bred in the late Gordon Wilson’s flock.

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Average; 122 ram lambs £1929.38 (Lawrie and Symington).

Video van de National Suffolk Sale 2010 at Shrewsbury

Berichten over de National Sale in Shrewsbury

A packed ringside resulting in a cracking trade for our first main Suffolk sale of 2010.  Of the 236 lots entered, forty one animals made four figure sums with two further lots making over 10,000gns. 

Top price of 26,000gns was paid for the Champion ram lamb presented by J Douglas.  After some furious bidding this Cairness Achievement son was knocked down to Gary Beacom for use in the Lakeview flock, N Ireland.

The second highest price of 13,500gns was paid to  G Biddulph.  The Pexhill flock ended the day with an average of 3,914gns for five sold. 

TA Irwin and Sons from Devon had the third highest price when A Wilson and J Gibb paid 8,200gns to secure a Cairness Carbon son.  The Kings flock sold four lambs to average 2,770gns. 

WH Sinnet’s Stockton flock was one of the largest vendors with twelve tremendous lambs.  Their consistency was matched with some furious bidding.  With a top call of 8,000gns for the reserve champion John went on to average 2,112gns.

RH Wilson also secured a 8,000gn bid for a Glenhead Golden Phoenix son.  The Strathisla flock had a complete clearance of their nine lambs to average 2,244gns. 

Performance recorded stock were also in demand by both pedigree and commercial customers.  The Bentley flock secured a top price of 5,200gns from M Prince and R Garner for an animal at the top of the breed percentiles.  The Harding family sold six to average 1,970gns. 

The best from G Owen’s Morris flock was 4,800gns for a Plasllewelyn Pirate son.  Five lambs on offer were sold to average 1,626gns. 

S&L Buckley’s sold a Roundacre Raceway lamb for 4,000gns.  The Sitlow flock ended the day with five sold to average 1,232gns.

M Evans Rhaeadr flock secured a top call of 3,600gns for a Baileys Brigadier the Second son.  Myfyr’s eight lambs sold to average 1,226gns. 

The Midhope flock of John Key also had a cracking trade for Signet performance recorded stock.  With prices at 3,000gn and 2,600 John ended the day with an average of 1,232gns for five sold. 

A few more updates have come my way from Shrewsbury today including the sale of the reserve champion, a single ram lamb (lot 126) from John Sinnett, Worcs. By Stockton Thriller the Second, this one is out of a ewe by Gaval George and goes back to Crosemanor Jubilee King and sold for 8000gns and sold to a consortium of breeders led by Tom Cox, Staffs.

TS Suffolk Shrew Lot 126.jpgNext at the same money was one of the best from Robbie Wilson, Turriff. By Glenhead Golden Pheonix, who was purchased for 12,000gns last year, this embryo-bred lamb is out of a ewe by Glenho Gurkha and sold to G Christie, Inverurie.

TS Suffolk Shrew Lot 159.jpgAnother from Robbie, this time, a lamb by Strathisla Speedson out of a ewe by Bawnogue Blazing, sold for 5500gns. This one is full brother to Strathisla Obama, sold for 10,000gns.

TS Suffolk Shrew Lot 164.jpgNearing the end, the last of the big money lambs was the first from Gary Owen, Anglessey. By Plaslliwelyn Pirate, this one is out of a ewe by Muiresk Zidane and sold for 4800gns. Buyer here was A and S Gray, Lanarkshire

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Yesterday’s Suffolk champion from Shrewsbury is currently topping trade at 26,000gns. From Jimmy Douglas, Fraserburgh, this single lamb is by Cariness Acheivement and is out of a dam by Cairness Renovator who goes back to Muiresk Manat. This one heads to Gary Beacom, Co Fermanagh for his Lakeview flock

TS Suffolk Shrew Lot 79.jpgPrior to that sale Robin Irwin, Devon, sold a single from their Kings flock for 8200gns. This one is by Cairness Carbon and is out of a ewe by Davishill The Crown and sold to Angus O Wilson for his Glenhead flock.

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Early reports from the Suffolk sale at Shrewsbury are that trade is currently topping at 13,5000gns for a ram lamb (lot 50) from Geoff Biddulph’s Pexhill flock, Cheshire. This twin lamb is by Cairness Achievement who was champion lamb at the national sale in 2009 and sold for 20,000gns. Buyer here was Jimmy Douglas.

TS Suffolk Shrew Lot 50.jpgThe dam is by Stockton Sky’s the Limit who sold at the 2005 Pexhill sale to Cairness for 2000gns and was later re-purchased last year.

The only other news I have is from early on in the ram lamb running when Steve Buckley, Derbyshire, sold a single by Roundacre Raceway out of a Perrinpit High Peak-sired ewe. This one went at 4000gns to Lilburn Estates, Wooler, Northumberland.

TS Suffolk Shrew Lot 18.jpgLater on in proceedings, a twin lamb from Tom and Charles Harding’s Bentley flock has sold for 5200gns. This one is by Drinkstone Elite Supersire and is out of a dam by Drinkstone Supersire and was knocked down to M Prince, Derbyshire and Messrs Garner and Son, Lincolnshire.  

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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).