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Stirling Sale report

The champion from yesterday’s pre-sale show at Stirling has led the trade this afternoon at 28,000gns. This was Robbie Wilson’s first lamb in, FNV 12:090, a son of Rookery Rooney and out of a dam by Lakeview Leeroy. He sold in a three way split to Geoff Biddulph, Pexhill, Chris and Sally Holmes, Rookery, and Iain and Judith Barbour, Solwaybank.

Next best at 20,000gns was one from George Stuart’s Birness flock, 1W 12:044 (lot 164), a son of Rhaeadr Giggsy out of a dam by Rhaeadr Flash Harry. This one was knocked down to Patrick Donnelly, Donrho.

At 18,000gns was Myfyr Evans’ last lamb in (lot 201). This son of Ardlea Arbennig, the 90,000gns breed record holder, is out of a dam by Baileys Brigadier the Second. He sold in a four way split, with equal shares in this lamb taken by Robbie Wilson, Strathisla, Mark Priestley, Limestone, Patrick Grant and the Suffern family.

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Stirling Show results

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.

Texel takes Highland sheep championship; Strathisla ewe stands reserve

Taking the interbreed sheep championship here at the Highland this afternoon was the Texel champion from John Forsyth, Glenside. This one crop ewe is by 33,000gns sire Muiresk Blondin and out of a dam  by Castlecairn Celtic Star.

This was John’s third Highland Show sheep interbreed championship win and his eighth Texel championship. Judge Robin Thomson said the ewe was the best sheep he’d seen in a long time. “She was sweet and correct in every way and has flesh throughout herself. She moves well and is just a great example of the breed.”

Standing reserve overall was the Suffolk champion, Robbie Wilson two crop ewe. She is a Strathisla Speed daughter out of a dam by Strathisla Kingsway. She is ET sister to 15,000gns Strathisla Leader and 8000gns Strathisla Thunderstruck.

Mr Thomson said the Suffolk had pushed the Texel close for the top title and was a good example of the modern Suffolk. “She’s a more fleshy, solid type of Suffolk than we’ve seen for a few years.”

 

And in second reserve was Robert Runciman’s North Country Cheviot tup, a four shear. This is Sinton Bullseye, a four shear tup by Allanshaws Double Top and is the sire of last year’s champion Allanshaws Pam.

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Annual production sale from the Cairness flock a.o.

PEDIGREE SUFFOLK SHEEP

Saturday 19th November 2011 – 11.00am

172 MV ACCREDITED REGISTERED SUFFOLK FEMALES

ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE from the
CAIRNESS FLOCK
for Mr JG Douglas, Woodhead of Cairness, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Tel – 01346 582211
comprising – 8 ewes and 35 gimmers

with consignments from:
STOCKTON FLOCK
for Messrs WH Sinnett & Sons, Stockton Court, Stockton-on-Teme, Worcester
Tel – 01584 881420
comprising – 22 ewes, 7 gimmers and 18 ewe lambs

STRATHISLA FLOCK
Mr RH Wilson, North Dorlaithers, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Tel – 07971 206748
comprising – 10 ewes and 47 gimmers

WHITESTONE FLOCK
Mr WG Troup, Shaggart Farm, Sauchen, Aberdeenshire
Tel – 01330 833888
comprising – 20 gimmers

HAZELTREE FLOCK
for County Turf Ltd (Farm) Low Santon Farm, Appleby, Scunthorpe, N.Lincs.
Tel – 01724 862727
comprising – 9 ewes and 3 gimmers

Royal Highland Show 2011

All photo’s by Robert Smith:Suffolks win the Interbreed pairs with Sandy Fraser’s ewe lamb and Robert Wilson’s tup lamb

A greatly admired show of Suffolk sheep were presented at the Royal Highland Show which culminated in the Suffolks  being awarded the Interbreed Pair Sheep Championship.

Find all results here.

Interbreed Pairs Champions
Sandy Fraser’s Ewe Lamb & Robert Wilson’s Ram Lamb

Sandy Fraser won the overall breed championship with a ewe lamb and Robert Wilson’s ram lamb was awarded Reserve champion and Male Champion.

view the gallery below for photos of prize winners


Ooilammeren aangekocht

Vandaag heb ik 4 ooilammeren bij Gerard Aardema (Kroonstee) gekocht. Vaders zijn Silow Les Paul (Muiresk Adrenaline) en Strathisla Steinway (Strathisla Schumacher). Rammen met een erg goed voorkomen én een redelijke index (2.58 resp 3,1). Bovendien wil ik graag wat Adrenaline bloed infokken gelet op de goede prestaties die deze ram ook in andere kuddes waar prestatie en rastype belangrijk zijn, heeft geleverd (bijv. Tomcroft). Van moeders kant stammen de ooilammeren af van Strathisla Stradivarius en Glenhead Master. Ik hou hiermee dit jaar 10 fijne ooilammeren over.

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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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).

Carlisle Suffolks top at 1500gns

By Jonathan Long
Taking the top bid at Friday’s sale of Suffolk females at Carlisle was Mark Evans’ Jubilee flock with a January born ewe lamb by Strathbeg Stan the Man. This single born lamb is out of a dam by Strathisla Shirocco and goes back to homebred sire Jubilee Godfather. Buying her was Norman Robinson, Northern Ireland.

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Next best of 1020gns was also paid for one from Jubilee, this time a Strathisla St Nicholas sired ewe lamb. Also a single lamb this one is also out of a dam by Shirocco and goes back to Didcot Dominator. She was bought by James Nisbet, Mauchline, Ayrshire.Mr Nisbet bought the next best priced lot too, paying 700gns for a shearling ewe from the Proctor family’s Conveth flock. this one, in lamb to Cairness Achievement, is by Strathisla Schumacher and out of a dam by Cairness Save the Day. She goes back to Muiresk Video Star.

Then at 660gns was a shearling from the Northtyne flock of D M Robertson. Sired by Glenhead Infusion, she was sold in lamb to Northtyne Drifter and is out of a dam by Solwaybank Insignia. This one sold to T R and E A Milburn, Greenhead, Carlisle.

Following that at 650gns was one from Darren Jones. This 2007-born ewe is by Thurston Chieftain and out of a ewe by Cairness Spellbound. She sold in lamb to Cairness See the Stars and was bought by J A and M Gornall.

And then at 630gns was one from Lewis Harkness. This was a shearling ewe in lamb to Laurelbank First Flight and out of a dam by Deveronside Design. Buyer of this one was H MacFadzean, Dunscore.

Averages; 10 ewes £323.40, 36 shearling gimmers £418.54, 12 ewe lambs £493.50 (Harrison and Hetherington).