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Carlisle Show and Sale report

Carlisle & Northern Counties Suffolk Sheep Society Show and Sale
Friday 12th August 2011

Suffolks see 97% clearance and Lamb Rams rise by £150 on the year

Once again Suffolk breeders enjoyed a strong selling trade at the Carlisle & Northern Counties Society show and sale. A good quality offering of sheep were forward and this resulted in the overall sale averages rising up by £150 on the year.

Championship Judging
Championship Judging

Topping the sale at 2,400gns was an aged ram shown by Dumfriesshire breeder Hazel Martindale of the Landale flock. Rhaedr Nadal, a son of Baileys Blockbuster and out of a Whitestone Washington bred mother, has been used successfully throughout the flock with many of his daughters retained. He was Champion stock ram in the West & Central Club competition 2010. He was purchased by S Higginson of Castle Douglas.

Champion Presentation
Champion Presentation

Following at 1,700gns was a 2nd prize lamb ram consigned by Darren Jones of the Thurston flock based near Carlisle. Sired by Glenhead Grandmaster and bred from a Middlemuir Winston sired dam, this lamb was knocked down to Alloaks flock for Messrs Pinny of Northants.

Champion Presentation
Champion Presentation

Close behind at 1,600gns was the days 1st prize untrimmed lamb and reserve overall champion, a lamb shown by Aberdeenshire breeder P Machray of the Middlemuir flock. It was his first lamb from the pen that took this price, a son of the 2010 Edinburgh Champion Baileys Bacchus. Out of a Cairness Coldplay bred mother, this lamb was sold to Messrs Kennedy of Long Marton, Appleby for their Wayside flock.

1st prize prs
1st prize pairs

Yorkshire breeder Mark Evans of the Jubilee flock featured as the next leading price at 1,500gns. A lamb ram, sired by Strathisla Seville and going back to Strathisla Shirocco on his mothers pedigree, was successfully bought by Messrs Vickers of Alnwick, Northumberlaand.

1st prize lamb ram
1st prize lamb ram
1st prize untrimmed lamb
1st prize untrimmed lamb

Following are 1,400gns were four lots. The first was a shearling ram from R Redpath of Kelso with his 3rd prize entry from this years Royal Highland Show. This home bred entry, a son of Rhaedar The Real Deal and goes back to a Plasllwewlyn Playboy bred mother. He was also purchased by S Higginson of Castle Douglas.

1st prize shearling ram
1st prize shearling ram

Next entry at the 1,400gn mark was the first lamb from the Ortum pen belonging to Messrs Garner & Son of Lincs. This lamb, sired by Bentley Royal Standard and out of a Bentley Wilko bred mother, was sold to KW Stewart of the Kelso flock.

1st prize gimmer
1st prize gimmer

The third and fourth lots to make 1,400gns were both lambs from the Jubilee pen of Mark Evans. The first by Strathisla Seville and out of a Strathisla Shirocco sired mother, sold to Messrs Nelson of Castle Douglas for their Redcroft flock. The second entry also carries the Strathisla breeding on his sire and dam pedigree and goes back to Jubilee Godfather. He was knocked down to P Grenfell of Morpeth, Northumberland.

1st prize ewe lamb
1st prize ewe lamb

Averages – 10 shearling rams £801.15 (plus £124.65), 86 lamb rams £716.60 (plus £150.75), 2 aged rams £1522.50, 3 shearling gimmers £465.50, 6 ewe lambs £533.75.

Prize Winners 1st 2nd 3rd
Class 1 Shearling Ewe 1503 Percival —– —–
Class 2 Ewe Lamb 1506 Percival 1504 Lupton —–
Class 3 Shearling Ram 1514 Redpath 1519 Riby 1517 Wilson
Class 4 Lamb Ram 1543 Troup 1571 Jones 1588 Evans
Class 5 Untrimmed Lamb Ram 1577 Machray 1589 Evans 1583 Williams
Class 6 Pairs Redbrae flock Hazeltree flock Jubilee flock
Male Champion 1543 Troup
Reserve 1577 Machray
Female Champion 1506 Percival
Reserve 1504 Lupton
Overall Champion 1543 Troup
1577 Machray

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)

Northtyne Suffolks sell to 3800gns

By Jonathan Long on July 26, 2011 2:06 PM
Monday’s dispersal of the Northtyne flock of Suffolks for Don Robertson saw prices peak at 3800gns for the flock’s stock ram Glenhead Infusion.Email Glenhead Infusion L68 3800g.jpgThis 2008-born tup bred by Angus Wilson is by Cairness Warlord and out of a dam by Cairness Enchantment. He sold to the Campbell family for their Thrunton flock.

Next best of 2900gns was paid twice, with the first bid at this level coming from Iain Barbour for a 2007-born ewe by Glenhead Purely The Best, FFH: J35. This one is out of a Glenisla Grimaldi sired ewe and goes back to Glenhead Gladiator.Email Ntyne L14 2900g.jpg

Also making this price was a ram lamb, FFH: 11:022, by Glenhead Infusion and out of a Stockton Sakhee daughter. He sold to A Neale, Broughton Moor, Cumbria.

And the same buyer paid the next best of 2300gns to secure a son of the best priced ewe. This one, FFH:11: 020 was also a Glenhead Infusion son.

Following that at 1750gns was the first of the ram lambs through the ring, FFH: 11:001. This one is by 26,000gns sire Glenhead Gold and is out of a dam by Glenhead Infusion and was knocked down to Northern Agriculture, Yokefleet, East Yorkshire.

Then making 1400gns was a one-lamb ewe by Glenhead Infusion, FFH: L18. This one is out of a Solwaybank Insignia-sired dam and was dam of the 1750gns ram lamb. She sold to an undisclosed buyer.

A quartet then sold at 1300gns, with the first two being shearling ewes going to undisclosed buyers. First to go was FFH:N10 a Glenhead Infusion daughter out of a Glenhead Purely the Best dam out of the 2900gns ewe. Second at this price was another Infusion daughter out of a dam by Northtyne Drifter.

Also paying this money was S Higginson, Gelston, when buying another of the shearling ewes, another by Infusion daughter out of a Northtyne Drifter, sired dam.

And the final 1300gns sale came for another of the ram lambs, FFH:11:0011. Again sired by Infusion this one is out of a Glenhead Purely the Best dam and goes back to Glenisla Grimaldi.

Averages; 33 ewes £717.82, 15 shearling ewes £1042.30, 20 ewe lambs £647.33, one stock ram £3,990, 12 ram lambs £1172.50 (Harrison and Hetherington).

Dispersal Sale of the Northtyne Suffolk Flock

Monday 25th July 2011

on behalf of Mr DM Robertson, 27 Bywell Avenue, Hexham, Northumberland

81 head
33 ewes, 14 gimmers, 20 ewe lambs,
1 stock ram, 1 teaser ram and 12 lamb rams,

Sale to commence at 12 noon

Catalogue download full catalogue pdf (1.6Mb)

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Report fom Cairness Sale (Carlisle); top of 12,000gns

By Jonathan Long

I’ve now got a full report from Saturday’s Suffolk sale at Carlisle, so here is an updated account of the trade.

Selling for  the day’s top price of 12,000gns was a shearling ewe from Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock. This one is an ET sister to both Cairness Achievement and 65,000gns Cairness Castello. This one, 33H L70, is by Cairness Just the Best and out of a dam by Muiresk Zidane. She sold in-lamb to Cairness Liam and heads to Eire to Dan Tynan, Doon, Montraith. Mr Tynan’s livestock enterprises are of course managed by Pat Greaney, formerly farm manager for Tom Bailey.

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At 6000gns was a ewe lamb from John Sinnett’s Stockton flock, 72H N122, she is sired by Morris Les and out of a dam by Cairness Impact. This one sold in a two way split, with Jimmy Douglas and Dan Tynan each taking a half share in her.

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A pair from Cairness then sold at 2000gns, with the first being the first of Jimmy Douglas’ shearlings, 33H L65. Sired by Cairness Almighty the Second and out of a dam by Crosemanor Commandeur which was bred in the Glenisla flock of the late Gordon Wilson, she was sold in lamb to Cairness Caeus. She was bought by J and L Scott, Maud, Peterhead.

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The other at this price was 33h L56, an ET bred daughter of Cairness Cold Play out of an 11,000gns Muiresk bred dam by Muiresk Manat. She was also sold in lamb to Caeus. Buying this one was E Williams, Penmynydd, Llanfairpwll.

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Next best from Cairness was a 1900gns sale for a one-crop ewe by Cairness Just the Best, 33H K53. She is ET bred out of an 11,000gns Laurelbank ewe by Collessie Cut Above and sold in lamb to Cairness Achievement. She went to Oliver Dean, Co Kildaire.

Then at 1800gns was an ET bred daughter of Muiresk King of Diamonds out of a dam by Cairness Cellnet. She was in lamb to Cairness Caeus and went to D Jones, Thurstonfield, Carlisle.

At the same money was another ewe lamb from Stockton, 72H N6. She is by Rhaedr Radar and out of a dam by Stockton Eric. Buying this one was Michael Waycott, Ashburton, Devon. And also at this price was the top prices lot from the Wells flock dispersal for the Sleigh family. This was a ewe lamb by Whitestone Warrior and out of a dam by Glenho Royal Edition. She headed back to Aberdeenshire with Jimmy Douglas.

Averages; Cairness 31 ewes £1005.63, 30 shearling ewes £1276.45; Stockton 17 ewes £599.74, six shearling ewes £920.50, 16 ewe lambs £1171.41; Wells 25 ewes £602.70, 11 shearling ewes £683.45, eight ewe lambs £543.38, Hazeltree five ewes £457.80, 10 shearling ewes £559.65 (Harrison and Hetherington with United Auctions).

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).