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At the National Sale in Shrewsbury on saturday july 20th we bought FHT: 13 044, a son of Solwaybank Skyfall out of a dam by Cairness Castello and going back to Solwaybank Stylemaster. This one heads across the North Sea and is bought in partnership with some Dutch friends, Suffolk Siero, Escobedo Suffolks from Spain as the flock of my Italian friend Fabrizio Arena.
The champion from the pre-sale show, Jimmy Douglas’ Middlemuir Messi son has sold at 17,000gns, with the buyer believed to be the Robinson family, Northern Ireland. This was 33H 12:135 out of a dam by Muiresk King of Diamonds.
Selling at 8500gns was Robbie Wilson’s first of the day FNV 12:036, a son of Forkins Figo ET bred out of a Strathisla Schumacher daughter who’s dam as champion at the Highland in 2003 and 2004. Messrs Soulsby, Cumbria, bought this one.
A little earlier at 7000gns was another Messi son from Cairness, 33H 12:062. He is out of a dam by Cairness Achievement. Buying him was Jim Fleming, Halhill.
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.
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.Second 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.The 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.
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.Second 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.At 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).
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.
Judging has been going well this afternoon at the National Suffolk Show and Sale at Shrewsbury and I’ve got a spy handily placed bringing me updates, so here are the results so far for those of you, like me, unable to get there this year.
Winning the single ram lamb class was Jimmy Douglas, Cairness, with his first lamb in the catalogue 33H:11:026. This is a Baileys Bacchus son out of a dam by Cairness Renovator which is sister to the dam of last year’s Shrewsbury champion.
Second in this class was Myfyr Evans with a Baileys Brigadier 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.
Third in this classs was George Stuart, Birness, with a Rhaeadr Flash Harry son out of dam by Castlewellan Crackshot. He is 1W:11:040 and goes back to Crosemanor Delboy.
In the recorded ram lamb class the winner was Willie Tait, Burnview, with T86:11:070, a Forkins Ferrari II son out a dam by Burnview Beamer which has grossed sons to 24,000gns so far. He has an index of 2.97.
Second to him was a Stockton Stardust son from Charles Procter, Conveth, with an index of 2.44, this one DYH:11:038 is out of a dam by Strathisla Schumacher.
Third place in this class went to Roger and Michael Weaver, Perrinpit, with a son of homebred sire Perrinpit Lancelot, P50:11:059. He is out of a dam by Cairnton Champion and has an index of 2.81.
The shearling ram class saw Charles Harding and family take the top spot, with first place going to a Cairness Impact son, 239:N90. This one is out of a Perrinpit Pinacle daughter and has an index of 2.21.
Second to him was one from Sarah Hogarth. This was A12: N118, a ram bred by Myfyr Evans and sired by Baileys Brigadier the Second. He is out of a dam by Thurston Calzaghe.
Championship results to follow in due course…..
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):