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Update of the lambs 2013

Some video’s shot last week of my lambs:

Lambing 2013

Finally, I found some time to make a new post on this Blog. We had a good lambing so far. Very fine lambs out of Rhaeadr Ring a Ding, Ortum Fortnum, Ortum Starlight Express, Sitlow Stavanger, Ewebank Eurostorm, Ortum Nadal, Specop Sumo and ‘good old’ Bentley Jabulani. We will have many lambs, shearlings and ewes for sale in the coming months.


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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Backstage: Stirling’s 90.000 gns tup

New 90,000gns record set in Stirling

by Jonathan Long:

Stirling must have a buzz in the air now as a new breed record has just been set by Dan Tynan, Ardlea flock, Co Laois, who has just sold a lamb by Cairness Liam out of a ewe by Cairness Goldust for 90,000gns, with the buyer being Myfyr Evans for his Rhaeadr flock. A full brother to this lamb will be offered for sale in Roscrea. Underbidder here was believed to be Jimmy Douglas.2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 187.JPG

Also in the Ardlea pen was one by Pexhill Real Lucky out of a daughter of Cairness Cold Play, this one went at 7000gns.2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 190.JPG

Just prior to that, Myfyr’s run topped at 14,000gns for a son of Baileys BMW out of a Thurston Calzaghe ewe who was breed champion at the RWAS and second prize gimmer at RHAS in 2009.

2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 134.JPGSelling at 8000gns for Myfyr was a triplet lambb Baileys Brigadier The Second out of a ewe by Cairness New Approach whose twin brother sold in Edinburgh for 4000gns and goes back to the 70,000gns Rhaeadr Rossi.

2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 130.JPGAt the samemoney was another by Baileys BMW this time out of a Baileys Blockbuster ewe.2972011 Suffolk Stirling Lot 138.JPGAlso in his pen was the 6000gns son of Limestone To-Tal out of a Strathisla Speed daughter which was purchased at the innfield dispersal last year.

Topping the offering from the Whitestone flock of WG Troup, Aberdeenshire was a lamb by Cairness Liam out of a Baileys Harvey daughter. This one sold at 10,000gns.

Ewebank Eurostorm is here!

Today our new ram Ewebank Eurostorm arrived at our farm. I am quite pleased with him. Let’s hope he brings us some good lambs.

Lambs oustside, Happy Easter!

Ewes outside!

Calf Staller: een handige hulpje

Een Iers bedrijf heeft onlangs dit product geïntroduceerd. het lijkt mij erg handig in de lammertijd. Je zet de ooi eenvoudig vast. Ze kan haar kop nog wel op en neer bewegen. Een groot voordeel ten opzichte van het vastzetten van de kop omdat ze dan vaak zichzelf half ophangt. Je kan dit apparaat nu ook gebruiken om een lam dat niet geaccepteerd wordt te laten drinken en aanwennen.

Een video is hier te vinden.

This product is designed to ease the management associated with the rearing of young calves and sheep herd management especially in regard to complications associated with the lambing of ewes and the fostering of lambs. The calves and sheep can be easily head stalled in this gate hung mechanism.

This product was produced to minimise the effort and labour needed to dehorn and tag calves. It is light weight, mobile and adaptable to hang on any gate. It is labour efficient as it eliminates the need for a second person, which is generally needed to carry the original dehorning crate.

It prevents back problems which are traditionally associated with holding the calf between ones’ knees.

The calf when stalled can also be tagged, fed or injected at ease.

Lambing time is the harvest season in the sheep business for most producers.

The Staller is manufactured to make this job easier. with the staller the ewe can be stalled at her ease which leaves the farmer with two hands free to examine and lamb the ewe with as little stress as possible on both the farmer and the ewe.

With the ewe stalled it is also alot easier to get a ewe to foster an orphaned lamb or a lamb of her own which she has rejected as the ewe can be held stalled and fed and watered in this stalled position.

The staller is adjustable to any gate indoor or outdoor. A bracket is also
available to attach onto the back of any quad so that all these jobs can be done in the field generating less s

Sitlow ooien aangekomen / Sitlow ewes arrived

Cairness Carbon

Cairness Carbon

Onlangs heb ik de Sitlow ooien opgehaald. Twee prachtige jaarlingen 45Z:L85 en 45Z:L130. Sterke dames met gitzwarte koppen. Beide ooien zijn drachtig van Cairness Carbon.