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Beeston Female Sale

Beeston Female Sale will be held at Beeston Castle on Saturday 5th November.

141 Ewes & Gimmers

45 Ewe Lambs

Report Cairness sale 2010

Report by H&H:

New interest for the Suffolk breed created a strong selling trade at the annual sale of in lamb females from the Cairness flock of Jimmy Douglas. Also this day were consignments from the Stockton flock of Messrs Sinnett and from the Hazeltree flock of County Turf Ltd, together with the Dispersal Sale of the Wells flock of Messrs Sleigh.

Buyers were attracted from Inverness, Aberdeenshire in the north down to Devon in the south. Also from both the north and south of Ireland and Europe.

Suffolk sale ring

Leading the sale at 12,000gns was a shearling gimmer from the Cairness flock. She was an ET daughter of Cairness Just The Best and carries the Muiresk Zidane breeding in her mothers pedigree. She sold in lamb to Cairness Liam and went to Dan Tynan of Co.Laois, Eire to form a new flock.

Following at 6,000gns was a ewe lamb shown by Messrs Sinnett. This January born single lamb, sired by Morris Lee and out of a Cairness Impact bred daughter, was knocked down to a joint purchase from Dan Tynan of Eire and Jimmy Douglas for his Cairness flock based in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.

Next in line at 2,000gns was a pair of gimmers from the Cairness flock. First to capture the 2,000gn mark was an embryo daughter of Cairness Almighty The Second and out of a Crosemanor Commandeur sired mother who was grand-dam of the Edinburgh Champion sold earlier this season. This lady sold in lamb to Cairness Caeus and joins the Biffie flock for J & L Scott of Peterhead, Aberdeen.

Also reaching 2,000gns was the second Cairness gimmer entry, a Cairness Cold Play sired gimmer and bred from one of the best breeding ewe of the breed a Muiresk Manat daughter. She also sold in lamb to Cairness Caeus and goes to E Williams for this Gweirglodd flock near Llanfairpwll.

Selling for 1,900gns was a two shear ewe from the Cairness pen. Sired by Cairness Just The Best and bred from a Collessie Cut Above mother, this embryo ewe sold carrying Cairness Achievement sired lambs. She travels to Southern Ireland for Oliver Dean of Co.Kildaire, Eire.

Local breeder Darren Jones of the Thurston flock based on the outskirts of Carlisle paid 1,800gns for a daughter of the 68,000gn Muiresk Kings of Diamonds. This two shear ewe, out of a Cairness Cellnet bred mother, also sold in lamb to Cairness Caeus.

Also selling for 1,800gns was a ewe lamb from the Stockton flock. Sired by Rhaeadr Radar, and going back to Wells Extra Special on the mother pedigree, this stylish lady was knocked down to MW Waycott for this Longridge flock based in Devon.

Leading the Wells dispersal flock sale was a ewe lamb selling for 1,800gns. This was a Whitestone Warrior bred daughter and is out of a Glenho Royal Edition sired mother going back to Strathisla Kingsway on her pedigree. She was sold to Jimmy Douglas for his Cairness flock.

The top price for the Hazeltree flock was 750gns for a two shear ewe sired by Solwaybank Sovereign and bred from a Cairness U’ll Do mother. She sold in lamb to Cairness Just Lucky and sold to JGb & GM Redmayne of Staveley, Kendal.

Averages – Cairness flock 31 ewes £1,005.63, 30 gimmers £1,276.45. Stockton flock 17 ewes £599.74, 6 gimmers £920.50, 16 ewe lambs £1,171.41. Wells flock 25 ewes £602.70, 11 gimmers £683.45, 8 ewe lambs £543.38. Hazeltree flock 5 ewes £457.80, 10 gimmers £559.65.

Suffolk sale ring

Good trade suffolk females at Beeston

By Jonathan Long:

A strong trade for Suffolk females was seen at Beeston last Saturday with prices topping at 3600gns for a one-lamb ewe from Ross Lawrence’s Roundacre flock. This one was a Meiklson Impression daughter sold carrying a pair to this year’s Edinburgh champion Cairness Kaos. She sold to John Gould for the Rychmae flock, Buxton.

Next best was a 3100gns bid for a shearling ewe from the Cairness consignment of Jimmy Douglas. This one is by Cairness Just the Best and was carrying twins to 20,000gns sire Cairness Achievement. She was bought by James and Liam Scott, Peterhead.

The next two top calls in the senior ewes were also made for Cairness stock, with 2000gns paid for a three crop ewe by Cairness Save the Day by Bill Troup, Sauchen, for the Whitestone flock. Then making 1500gns was a Cragroe Craftsman daughter which sold to Gary Beacom, Northern Ireland for the Lakeview flock.

Topping the ewe lambs was a 1700gns sale for one from John Sinnett’s Stockton flock. This was a daughter of Morris Les which sold to J L Davies, Aberaeron for the Frongoy flock.

A pair of ewe lambs then traded at 1450gns, the first being a Thurston Calzaghe daughter from David Jones, Ruthin. She sold to Mary Cornish, Buckfastleigh, Devon. Second at this price was another from the Stockton offering by Morris Les. She was taken by Mike Davies and Sons for the Safaddan flock, Brecon.

Averages; 54 ewes £590.92, 44 shearling ewes £514.71, 42 ewe lambs £402.75 (Wright Manley).

Female Suffolk sales/ Ooien Veilingen

Het seizoen voor de ooien veiling staat voor de deur. Hierbij een lijstje van de aangekondigde veilingen

Saturday 30th October

The annual production sale for G Beacom (Lakeview) and S&W Tait (Burnview) will be held at Dungannon mart.  The sale starts at 1.30pm and will include 74 in lamb ewes and 8 ewe lambs.

To view sale catalogue click here

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Saturday 30th October

Dispersal sale of Manorhouse and Craven Flocks for David and John Calvert at Skipton mart.  The sale will include 67 ewes, gimmers and ewe lambs.  Four rams and two ram lambs will also be sold.  Contact 07831485590 or 01829262120 for more information.

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Monday 1st November

The annual in lamb female sale for the NI Branch will be held at Ballymena mart. The sale will start at 7pm and will include 101 in lamb ewes and ewe lambs. Contact R McMullan +44 (0) 7703209945 for more information.

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Friday 5th November

Collective in lamb Suffolk sale at Carlisle mart.

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Saturday 6th November

Collective sale of 80 in lamb ewes from A&S O’Keeffe (Annakisha and Clyda Flocks), S&S Gahan (Barrowlands), A&R Wilson (Castleisle and Shannagh Flocks) and A Collins (Cragroe).  The sale will be held at Blessington mart starting at 12.30pm.  Contact Jim Gahan for more information +353 (0) 87 6356808

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Saturday 6th November

Annual Beeston Female Sale.

SUFFOLK SHEEP : THE 9th “WRIGHT MANLEY AUTUMN COLLECTION” Show & Sale of In-lamb Ewes and Gimmers and Ewe Lambs at Beeston Castle Auction, Nr Tarporley, Cheshire. (Sponsored by Farmers Guardian) Address: CW6 9NZ

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Cairness Carbon

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Ondertussen bij de buren/ meanwhile at the neighbours

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