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Shrewsbury Suffolks leading at 23,000gns

By Jonathan Long on July 23, 2011 12:11 PM

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.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 33.JPGSecond 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.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 56.jpgThe 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.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 27.JPG

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.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 114.JPGSecond 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.2472011 Suffolk Shrew Lot 144.JPGAt 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).

Nog meer nieuws van de sales; Beeston Market

Beeston market saw its best trade yet for Suffolk females, with the largest collective sale this autumn resulting in a top price of 1800gns.

This one was the pre-sale champion from Myfyr Evans’ Rhaeadr flock, a two crop ewe by Castlewellan Cruz. she sold to Chris Holmes, Rookery.

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Then at 1600gns was a shearling ewe from Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock. This one, by Thurston Chieftan was sold carrying twins to Cairness Acheivement and was bought by Mike Waycott, Devon.

At 1300gns was another from Cairness, a two crop Stockton Savannah daughter in lamb to Achievement which sold to Paul Osman, Devon. And at the same money was another from Jimmy Douglas, a Whitestone Warrior daughter which sold to John Gould, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Selling at 1100gns was the best of the day from Charles Proctor. This shearling ewe is by Straithisla Schumacher and sold to A W Jones, Conwy, in lamb to Achievement.

Topping the ewe lambs at 1050gns was one from Myfyr Evans which sold to Messrs Troup, Aberdeenshire. The final bid above 1000gns was for a lamb from Clive Norbury’s Alphazone flock. This Muiresk Adrenaline daughter sold to Jimmy Douglas.

Averages; 54 ewes £480.67, 70 shearling ewes £501.40, 32 ewe lambs £440.83 (Wright Manley).

Suffolks sell to 20,000gns at Shrewsbury

By Jonathan Long on July 27, 2009 1:22 PM

Saturday’s National Show and Sale of Suffolks at Shrewsbury yielded a top call of 20,000gns for the pre-sale champion from Jimmy Douglas, Cairness. His sale leader was his first lot in the ring, a January-born smbryo-bred son of Cairness Just The Best out of a dam from the Whitestone flock  by Muiresk Zidane. Buying this one was fellow Aberdonian Charles Proctor for his Conveth flock.

Shrewsbury Suffoks 09 027.jpgNext best on the day was a 6200gns sale for one from Chris Holmes Rookery flock, Worcestershire. This one was a son of 11,000gns purchase Rhaedr Obsession out of a dam by Stockton Sky’s the Limit. He sold to Pamela Lupton for her Kexbeck flock.

Shrewsbury Suffoks 09 136.jpgFollowing closely behind this one at 6000gns was the best from John Sinnett’s Stockton flock. This triplet born lamb out of a dam by Cairness Impact was himself by Morris Les. He was taken home by the pre-sale show judge Ronnie Black, Collessie.

Shrewsbury Suffoks 09 188.jpgThen at 4000gns was the best from Robbie Wilson’s Strathisla flock, Turriff. This one, which was in the first prize pen of three is an embryo bred son of 2008 sire of the year Strathisla Speed out of a dam by Strathisla Shirocco which was full brother to 14,000gns sale Strathisla Schumacher. Digging deep to secure this one was Victoria Snowdon, Devon.

Chris Holmes was back in the money next, taking 3500gns for a Stockton Temptation son. His mid-January born entry is out of the same Muiresk Farewell-sired dam as Rookery Jamaica Brother which sold to Belgium in 2007 for 3400gns and sold with an index of 2.36 to Viv Samuel.

Iain Barbour, Solwaybank, was late in the sale, but that didn’t deter buyers from hanging on to claim his best on offer, with Andrea Neil paying 3400gns for a son of 32,000gns sire Solwaybank Special One. He was out of a dam by Stockton Savannah which in turn is out of a Muiresk Powerpacker sired dam.

And at 3200gns was another from Rookery, this time a Stockton Temptation son out of a dam by Haddon Double Diamond. Going back to Muiresk McKelvey on his dam’s side and with an index of 2.17 he sold to Mr Laing, Derbyshire.

A brace then sold at 3000gns, the first of which was from Jonathan Hayward’s Flodden flock, Northumberland. This was a son of last year’s pre-sale show champion Sitlow Centurion out of a Pennan Playboy-sired dam and stood reserve champion at the Border Suffolk Club Show earlier in the year. He headed home with Charles Harding for his Bentley flock.

The other at this money was the best from the Park family, Drinkstone, Hawick. With what is believed to be the largest index ever recorded in the UK, this one is a son of Cockleby First Mate and out of  a ewe by Drinkstone Elite Supersire 06, which traces back to Drinkstone Supersire 2003. He was claimed by J S Dunn, Borders.

Topping the shearling ewes at 1000gns was the pre-sale female champion from John Sinnett. This was a  Gaval George daughter out of a Crosemanor Jubilee King sired dam and sold to Messrs Freeman, Northants. He also lead the shearling tup trade when he sold a Stockton Jackpot son for the same money. Out of a dam by Strathisla Scorpion he was taken by A Rowlands, Wales.

Overall the auctioneers report a very solid trade including a strong commercial demand resulting in an overall clearance of 84%.

Average; 140 ram lambs £1075 (J Straker Chadwick and Sons with Halls).