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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.
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.
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.
It was a Suffolk shearling ram that scooped the interbreed title for Sandy Frazer of Scunthorpe. Homebred and by Solwaybank Sovereign and out of a homebred ewe this March 2011 born twin has never been shown before and made it’s first outing today. Mr Frazer who keeps 35 pedigree ewes runs under the company County Turf who have supplied turf for the Olympic stadium. Mr Frazer may take his shearling ram to the Highland Show later this year.
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.
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.
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Sandy Fraser won the overall breed championship with a ewe lamb and Robert Wilson’s ram lamb was awarded Reserve champion and Male Champion.