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Charollais Sheep Society Year Book 2012 www.charollaissheep.com

ABERKINSEY Charollais YBJ A FLOCK OF EWES, LAMBING MARCH TO PRODUCE QUALITY SHEARLINGS M V ACCREDITED SCRAPIE MONITORED SIGNET RECORDED

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YMH 9009 - BACHYMBYD JACK DANIELS Main service sire. Champion Stock Ram Welsh Region

MAJOR PRODUCTION SALE OF 100 + FEMALES Ruthin Auction Mart SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER

An excellent opportunity to purchase some of the top females within the breed. The entire 2011 born shearlings winners of 1st prize Welsh Region Large Flock Competition, and a large proportion of the aged ewes which were also 1st prize winners in the Welsh Region Large Flock Competition.

STOCK SIRES YMH 9009 - BACHYMBYD JACK DANIELS photograph above

NN 8009 SKELTON WHIN ISTABRAQ A tremendous ram used for the 4th season and sired numerous four figure progeny with males selling up to 3,600gns and females up to 3,000gns.

YBJ 8054 ABERKINSEY IRONY

Champion Stock Ram Welsh Region 2010. A son of Easy Rider with tremendous scale and power.

11ZEG00077 RIVERDALE LIQUEUR

Purchased privately from Norman McMordie. A son of Rutland Humdinger out of one of his best ewes and full brother to the noted Riverdale Iris.

1YBJ 0116 Sold Worcester Premier for 3600gns, sired by Skelton Whin Istabraq.

Semen available from all stock sires on application

To see the depth of breeding of the flock, rams will be sold at Worcester Premier Sale, Builth II, Bryncir, Ruthin and Welshpool

MEILIR OWAIN JONES Gop Farm, Trelanwyd, Flintshire. LL18 6DG Enquiries Welcome - Tel: Home: 01745 570410 Mobile: 07887 868 349 Email: meilir.jones@gmail.com

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Charollais Year Book cONTENTS ARTIcLES

SALES 2011

REPORTS

Weight for age wins for Welsh flock - 7

Worcester Premier Sale - 31

chairman’s Report - 3

Dungannon Premier Sale - 39

Early lambing flock in Presteigne - 13

chief Executive Officer’s Report - 5

Builth Wells Main Sale - 45

charollais Down Under - 21

Lanark Premier Sale - 49

Eblex performance award - 25 Mule plus charollais for success in Rutland flock53

Regional Officers 2012 Regional chairmen - 116

Dates for 2012 - 113

company Officials - 118

Shows 2011

Index to advertisers - 119

Royal Welsh Show - 79 Balmoral Show - 85

charollais in outdoor lambing flock - 61 Butchers choose charollais lamb - 68 Denton Park Estates - 73

Royal Highland Show -91 Great Yorkshire Show - 97

1977-2012 35 YEARS OF BREEDING PRIME LAMB IN THE UK

Three counties Show - 101 champion Pedigrees -105 Judges Panel - 108 www.charollaissheep.com

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m.v. Accredited Signet Recorded scrapie genotyped The Bould Flock is one of the oldest in the Flock book, we have always strived to produce good correct fleshy sheep through the purchase of good Rams from Top UK Flocks and also the use of AI from top French flocks, notably H13, J17 & B430043 BOULD STOCK SIRES all genotype ARR/ARR New Sire for 2011 Logie Durno Klaymor ZNN0091 (pictured left) Breed Index 405 Top 5% 1st Prize Signet Recorded ram at the 2011 Premier sale, purchased for 2600gns. He was chosen for his tremendous growth & power. His full sister was sold at Logie Durno Production sale to Tim Pritchard for 4000gns.

Other Sires Used Bronallt Buster YCL8273 -2nd Prize aged Ram at the Royal Welsh 2010. Sire of half the 2011 lamb crop. This ram has tremendous flesh, length and back end. Tilton Henry YPP7063 sired by one of the best rams in France B43045 who was also the sire of BOULD FLASH HARRY CJ 5012, he was bought out of the Premier Sale by the Geldard Family for 3,600gns. Henry is a very correct ram with good flesh and milky ewes.

FLOCK COMPETITION CENTRAL REGION 2011 In 2011 we entered the Central Region Flock Competition with pleasing results. l 1st Prize flock ewes sired by Wraycastle Granger, a son of Bould Flash Harry, and French Sires. l 1st Prize Shearling ewes sired by Wraycastle Granger, Tilton Henry & J17 8001 l 1st Prize ewe lambs sired by Bronallt Buster YCL8273 & Tilton Henry YPP7063. l Champion Flock for the Southern Area and Res. Champion Flock for Central Region.

The majority of the Shearling Rams and Ram lambs are sold privately off the farm to regular customers

All enquires welcome - contact: G.Meyrick & Sons, Bould Farm, chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 6RT Tel 01608-658850 Email meyrick@bouldfarm.co.uk Also Andrew in France on 0033545290245 www.elevagederinane.com

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Chairman’s Report

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s we enter our 35th year it is very pleasing to report on yet another fantastic year for the Charollais breed. Membership is growing at a steady, manageable pace and importantly more Charollais rams are being used to produce prime lambs than at any time in the past. This is quite an achievement when you consider the national flock is fairly stable at the moment. It is encouraging to witness good quality rams being so eagerly sought after in the market place. In the show ring Charollais more than held its own with yet again a large number of interbreed titles being won at many of the major shows. It is hard to deny that a well turned out Charollais in the interbreed is a very

difficult sheep for a judge to ignore. One of the main events last year was our 2020 conference where we brought together a group of farmers and speakers from within the industry to give us an honest opinion of where we stood as a breed and what is required to continue our growth towards the year 2020. Some of the comments should serve as a reminder that we don’t get everything right and need to change but the overwhelming opinion from the meeting was that Charollais were more than satisfying the requirements of commercial prime lamb producers. The challenges to the farming industry do not diminish; all too often we come under a barrage of ‘bad publicity’ from the media. Thankfully there are sectors of the press that put forward a balanced and more accurate portrayal of all the hard work, skill and determination we dedicate to putting food on consumer’s plates. We, the sheep industry should be proud of the significant part we play in bolstering the UK’s balance of payments. We are now a net exporter of sheep meat for the first time in 50 years. The quality of our prime lamb is very much pivotal to that success. As individual breeders we can all do a bit more to look after our customers to ensure that what we are selling is matching requirements. A quick

phone call is all that is needed to a purchaser of your sheep to see how it has performed. These calls are always very much appreciated and can often result in another sale. This personal contact is an important part of marketing our sheep and I am still amazed at the number of people who don’t think it is a worthwhile way of promoting their business. This coming year we have many events organised, some will be for predominately Charollais members but others will allow us to get out and meet the commercial flock masters. For anyone who has spent time on the Charollais stand at a large event you will appreciate the number of both potential and existing customers we talk to and for me this is the best form of communication. I must make mention of Sue Platt who leaves the Society office after 20 years of service. Sue has been invaluable in her help to both myself as Chairman and the Society in general. We wish her a long and enjoyable retirement with maybe the odd race meeting being taken in. I look forward to meeting you at some of the events this year and wish you all a successful show and sale season.

Robert Gregory www.charollaissheep.com

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TULLYEAR

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CELEBRATING 26 YEARS OF BREEDING CHAROLLAIS SHEEP Established in 1986 the Tullyear Flock has achieved many noteworthy successes both in the show ring and the sale ring. Selective breeding has ensured that our charollais Flock displays the indigenous traits of the charollais Breed and has resulted in the Tullyear name being synonymous with breeding top drawer charollais sheep.

Tullyear Krackerjack , sold to George Hammond and George Booth at Dungannon Premier Sale 2011 for 2,300gns.

cHEcK OUT OUR FEMALES AT THE WORcESTER SAUcY SALE ON 13TH OcTOBER STOCK SIRES BAWNARD KEYSTONE D32 10 113. Keystone sired terrific March born lambs last year, this season we used him across all our senior ewe flock and are very pleased with his offspring. KNOcKYcHOTTAUN LEPREcHAUN B43 9 049. Leprechaun has connected well with our Logie Durno Finnegan Ewes producing eyecatching, well muscled lambs Lisfuncheon Limited Edition, Champion Irish Premier Sale 2011.

LISFUNcHEON LIMITED EDITION A54 11 014, champion Irish Premier 2011. An outstanding ram displaying great style and character. (see photograph)

Enquiries contact DREW or STEPHEN cOWAN 26 cascum Road, Banbridge, N. Ireland BT32 4LF Tel: 028 4062 6275 Mobile: 07845941128 or 07729 128926 Email: tullyearcharollais@googlemail.com or check out our website on www.tullyearcharollais.com

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CEO’s Report

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he UK sheep industry is in a very good position to take up the opportunities that the world market presents us. If the industry responds in the right way we will all reap the benefits. As Charollais breeders we are well placed to meet the requirements of our customers, the existing and new purchasers of our rams have been listening to our collective message and have benefitted by using Charollais rams. All the advantages that Charollais provide – great tupping ability, very often influencing an increase in the number of lambs produced, easy lambing is the comment that is always at the front of the list of great attributes, fast growth, great muscling,

the tendency not to run to fat, producing lambs for sale all year round. And what flavour, what fantastic lamb to eat, the good thing is that more and more people are making these complimentary remarks.

experiencing the lambing problems associated with Schmallenberg. They all have my greatest sympathy and only time will tell what the picture will be like when we come round to lambing again.

So what we are all doing is basically right, however we mustn’t let our guard down and continue to be highly selective, whether we have a handful or a large flock of Charollais. Sheep meat is in short supply right across the world and is likely to remain so for some time. This position has arisen because of lack of profitability over probably 15 or more years. In turn a reduction in supply and stronger demand has resulted in higher prices for prime lamb producers, but our costs continue to rise. It is possible for us to spoil this position, both in commercial lamb production and as breeders if we do not present to the market the best possible product.

New entrants and young people are essential from both an individual business and industry perspective. A fun way of drawing attention to this whole area is the Young Shepherds Competition, both regional, national and international. In New Zealand last year all the UK competitors performed extremely well. At a meeting in April in Southern France, a new organisation received support and will be up and running in the not too distant future.

Our ultimate purchaser, the consumer of lamb, has a phenomenal choice in what to purchase as an alternative to lamb. The Society works with every possible organisation and individuals to provide the best information so that we are in a position to be at the top of our game. However there are many elements that are beyond our control, the weather has been terrible for many of the later lambing flocks and for those who have and are still

On a different note, Sue Platt who has acted as assistant breed secretary since 1993, is leaving us at the end of May. She has been a tremendous attribute to the Society, great fun, hardworking and talented. We shall miss her. Sue our thanks for all your time, effort and hard work. Sue’s replacement Liz Wright joins us at the end of May. I wish all our readers a happy, healthy and sustainable year.

Jonathan Barber www.charollaissheep.com

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HONDDU Charollais - YSS Farm Assured MV Accredited

Semen available from these sires: Langstone Fanfare QU 5024 Rhaeadr Ian XXK 8012 Aberkinsey YBJ 9020 and new for 2012 Carnew Lion King ZXJ 00143 Contact for details Carnew Lion King - 11ZXJ 00143. Purchased privately from Jonathan Aiken jointly with Kings Land and Tawelfa flocks. Very powerful, correct and stylish ram. Looking forward to his first crop of lambs. French bloodlines on sires side. MALES & FEMALES FOR SALE

I T DAVIES & SON Danyreglwys Garthbrengy,Brecon Contact Nos. Brian 07813 165 064 Geraint 07813 703 033

Aberkinsey Ram - YBJ 9020, a son of Skelton Whin Istabraq, purchased Worcester 2010 for 2900gns. Used heavily this year after being pleased with his progeny in 2011. 2012 lambs also sired by Rhaeadr Ian XXK 8012 and Honddu Lion King YSS 00383 (a son of Rhaeadr Ian)

TAWELFA CHAROLLAIS - WBX Paul Amphlett & Family Tawelfa, Pytingwyn Farm, Brecon, Powys. LD3 9TS Contact No. 07817 068 937

WELSH REGION FLOCK CHAMPION 2011 Visitors Always Welcome Parkgate Highlander Stock sire in the flock with yearlings selling to 1,550gns.

SIRES OF 2012 LAMB CROP Parkgate Highlander, Logie Durno Legacy, Penrhos Ibanez and Carnew Lion King

Carnew Lion King owned jointly with the Honddu and Kings Land flocks

7 general, have worked hard to develop a hardier ram for use in the commercial world”, says Richard.

“Breeders, in general, have worked hard to develop a hardier ram for use in the commercial world”

Weight for Age Wins charollais rams help this Welsh farm to hit optimum specification for Waitrose Newton Farm, near Brecon, Powys is a family farm, managed by Richard & Helen Roderick. They have three sons Andrew 15, Tudor 14 and Matty 11. Richard joined the family business in 1984 on leaving WAC, Aberystwyth. At that time Newton was 220 acres. Over time the business has grown and diversified into a 620 acre mixed farming unit comprising 70 suckler cows, 1030 breeding ewes and 55 acres of cereals. Beef progeny are finished through Celtic Pride or sold in Brecon Market as forward stores. The farm joined Tir Gofal in 2000 and

Glastir in 2012. In addition they run a holiday cottage nearby which sleeps 12 people in six bedrooms and have long term lets as well. The Charollais breed was brought onto the farm in the 1990’s to improve the confirmation of the fat lambs. Initially this proved problematic as the type of ram bought produced rather tender lambs; their ears were virtually “see-through”. The finished carcass classification was hugely improved however, which encouraged us to continue with Charollais sires and they learned to buy hardier types. “Breeders, in

The Roderick’s have tried various terminal sires in their farming system and to date no other terminal sire can improve on the weight for age and excellent confirmation produced by the Charollais ram. “If the supermarket specification would allow, Charollais X lambs could easily be taken to well in excess of 22kgs without being over-fat”, Richard added.

“No other terminal sire can improve on the weight for age and excellent confirmation produced by the Charollais ram” Currently they run 1,030 ewes, with 160 replacement ewe lambs. The ewe flock consists of both Texel X and Suffolk X Mule. They currectly use 75% Charollais rams and 25% Texel. The Texel rams are used on the longer, leaner Suffolk X ewes, while the Charollais serve everything else.

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M V ACCREDITED SCRAPIE MONITORED

HIGHWAY - Flock ZDG JOINT PRODUCTION SALE AT BUILTH WELLS MARKET ON SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2012

DILWYN DAVIES

Highway Lloyd George - 11ZDG00028

Highway Lion King - 11ZDG00015

1st in class at Worcester Premier Sale 2011, sold to Adrian Davies for 3,000gns. The Highway flock sold 4 ram lambs to average 2,975gns

1st in class at Builth II 2011, sold to Cyril Dougherty, Shamrock flock, for 1500gns. The Highway flock sold 10 ram lambs to average 686gns

Ffordd Uchaf Llanstephan Carmarthenshire. SA33 5HB

Tel: 01267 241604

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XUE RESERVE CHAMPION FLOCK WELSH REGION 2011 RAMS USED 2011 GLYNCOCH KONGA - 1XCA 0010 (sire of Glantren Legend) Produced many quality progeny including many show winners

HUW & BRONWEN EVANS

FFRWD LAVANGUARD - 11YET00058 1st prize Ram Medium Flock Welsh Region 2011, purchased Worcester 2011 from Dewi Evans. A very exciting prospect for the future!

GLANTREN LEGEND - XUE00330 Sold to Adrian Davies & David Curran Worcester 2011 for 1,600gns

Glantrenfach Heol Glantren Llanybydder Carmarthenshire SA40 9SA Tel: 01570 480 811

MV ACCREDITED SIGNED RECORDED

9 The breeding cycle begins using teaser rams in early September across the whole flock. The entire rams are then introduced in the last week of September. Rams are purchased locally and at the Builth NSA Ram Sales. Sires purchased previously include some from the Tawelfa flock and at the recent Flock Visit to the Welsh Region Flock Champion they were impressed with the focus from breeders on producing rams that will thrive in working conditions. The sheep they saw were in fit condition, showing strong breed characteristics coming from genetics and not feed. Ewes are scanned early December, housed and shorn prior to Christmas. Winter feed is self-feed silage, feeding off a 5ft high face, with barriers inched on daily to ensure a continuous supply of silage. Concentrates are introduced to triplet carrying ewe six weeks before the due date, doubles at four weeks, with single bearing ewes fed silage only. The use of the teasers ensures a very condensed lambing period with 90% of ewes lambing between 18th February and 5th March. Freshly lambed ewes ideally spend 24 hours in a 4ft pen, before transferring to mixer pens with up to eight sets of twins per pen. Between the individual pens and the

FARM NUMBERS  620 Acres  70 Suckler cows  1030 Breeding Ewes  75% charollais Rams  86% Graded E or U mixer pens, predominantly disused pig pens, there is capacity to hold 400 lambs, useful when weather conditions are exceptionally poor.

below the 192% in 2011. A tight lambing period enables the Roderick’s to concentrate on drawing lambs hard in May and June.

As soon as they are strong enough twins are boxed to grass. Every opportunity to wet foster triplets onto singles is taken, although it can take a few days to boost milk production.

By the end of May they had marketed 523 lambs at an average weight of 19.2kgs, which demonstrates the speed of growth and excellent grading characteristic of the Charollais lamb. Of the lambs sold in May 30% were graded E, 56% U and the remainder at R.

“By the end of May 523 lambs had been marketed averaging 19.2 kgs, demonstrating the growth of the Charollais”. The lambing percentage scanned for 2012 was 186%, which was slightly

Lambs are predominantly marketed through Livestock Marketing to Waitrose, with the remainder being sold to other dead weight centres, dependent on weight and fat class.

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Welsh Quality

Wernfawr Flock

Welsh Quality

Glyncoch Flock

XEV MV Accredited Scrapie Monitored

XCA MV Accredited Scrapie Monitored

Shared Stock Sires

Semen for sale 1st prize Ram Lamb and Supreme Champion at Builth I selling for 1000gns

Glantren Legend 11XUE00330

Mortimer Jumbo HH9180 Purchased for 4200gns. He was top price. Reserve Champion at Builth Wells NSA 2010.

XCA9069 Show Ewe 2011

New Stock Sires Oakchurch Lukasz 11WKW00003 Glantren Legend 11XUE00330 (see photo) Knockin Lagerfeld 11XXJ00007 Highway Lloyd George – 11ZDG00028

Wernfawr Successes for 2011

Glyncoch Successes for 2011

1st prize Ram Lamb and Supreme Champion at Builth I selling for 1000gns Ram Lambs sold to 1020gns at Builth II 2nd Prize Yearling Ewe and Reserve Champion at Brecon Female Sale

Shearling Ram sold for 4000gns at Worcester Premier Sale Shearling Ewe sold for 2800gns at Worcester Premier Sale Shearling Ewes sold up to 2000gns at Worcester Saucy sale 1st Prize Yearling Ewe and Champion at Brecon Female Sale selling for 1380gns

Visitors always welcome

Visitors always welcome

David and Paul Curran Wernfawr Bungalow Talgarth, Brecon. Powys. LD3 0DY Tel: 01874 711 560 or 07977 493 087 Email for Paul :wernfawr@hotmail.co.uk

Adrian Davies Glanbrydan Manordeilo, Llandeilo.Carmarthenshire. SA19 7BG Tel: 01558 822312 or 07887 625781

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“Over the whole season 95% of the lambs met the Waitrose specification.� Looking to the future producing exactly what the market requires will be increasingly important with diminishing support payments set to particularly affect the historically more productive farms in Wales. Richard and Helen are confident that the Charollais breed will help them achieve the aim of producing quality Welsh Lamb at the optimum weight, age and confirmation.

PIcTURES Previous page Richard Broderick of Newton Farm Top Texel and Suffolk cross ewes with charollais cross lambs at foot Bottom A fine pen of prime lambs ready for the off. www.charollaissheep.com

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WF - Brettles Charollais MV ACCREDITED

SIGNET RECORDED Genetic Trends Brettles Flock

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Brettles Legend 11WF00175 Index 348 Gigot Score 5.15 (top 1%) Sire, Dalby Inspired. Dam’s sire Southam Exotic

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Year 2001 - 2011

Crogham Logic 11AB00057 Committed to improving confor- Index 393 Sire, Dalby Hickory Dickory mation, growth rate Dam’s sire Rockvilla Ferrari and muscularity

MARGIE & MARK RUSHBROOKE Brettles Farm, Shatterford, Bewdley, Worcs. DY12 1TJ www.brettlesfarm.co.uk Tel: 01299 861200 Mobile: 07748 305857

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High Performance charollais rams selected for early growth means this early lambing flock hits their target market Jonathan Long reports on Jonathan Williams’s farm in Presteigne. This article first appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of Sheep & Beef Producer

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period of low spring lamb prices coupled with rising costs over recent years have driven many farms away from early lambing, but with lamb prices rising again and the right system in place there is still a margin to be made. And for Presteigne-based Jonathan Williams, who farms with his father, Nigel, lambing a portion of their 300 ewes in the first week of January will both offer them an opportunity to capitalise on higher lamb prices and ease flock management. “Lambing 70 of the older ewes in January will reduce pressure on the lambing shed when it comes to the main lambing in late February and

will enable us to give these ewes a bit more attention. “It will also mean we can cull them earlier and reduce the pressure on the grass through the summer months. If we get another dry summer like this one we’ll be glad not to have so many ewes about the farm once we get midsummer.” So, to ensure a compact lambing 100 older ewes were synchronised with Chronogest sponges before the tups went to work in the first week of August. “Sponging is an expense, but it means we’ll have a good tight lambing for this smaller batch and enable us to manage them better.

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MV Accredited Scrapie Monitored Signet Recorded We were the highest average index & muscularity flock in 2011 WE HAVE MOVED! WHY NOT PAY US A VISIT IN THE WELSH MARCHES? STOCK SIRES USED (more details on the website):

Mortimer Investment – HH 8169

Lowerye Impressive - ZVY 8250

Inglis Chalky– CN2048 as a 6 year old

Edstaston Leopards Den - 11TG00073

Lowerye Krikey - ZVY 0078

WE HAVE 100 STRONG, HOME-BRED, HIGH INDEX SHEARLINGS FOR 2012 (Average EBV 380)

Lowerye Krikey – ZVY 0078. A son of Golden Promise out of an outstanding Eric daughter, Krikey was the highest index stock sire in 2011. CT scanning measured his gigot as the highest scoring to date, at +8.30. He is also well within the top 1% for growth rate & muscle depth and MyoMAX Gold. Unsurprisingly, he has seen heavy use again this year. Semen for sale. EBV 537. Edstaton Leopards Den – TG1100073. Purchased at Worcester for 3,000gns, he was the highest index lamb ever offered for sale. He is passing on head cover and tremendous width of loin to his progeny. Jointly owned with the Eastbach flock, he is MyoMAX Gold. EBV 496. Mortimer Investment – HH 8169. Purchased at Builth Wells in 2009, where he was 1st prize shearling and the top priced Charollais. He was Breed Champion at the Royal Cornwall Show in 2010. Sired by the 7,100 gns Galtres Favour, he is absolutely full of meat with a great skin, which he is passing on to his lambs in full. He sired the 4,000gns L.Lucky Lad at Worcester 2011 and is jointly owned with the Gogwell flock. Inglis Chalky – CN 2048. Purchased privately as a 6 year old after using his semen, Chalky was an immensely powerful ram with top 10% growth rate. He was owned jointly with the Mortimer flock where he sired the top priced shearling at Builth 2011.EBV 352. Lowerye Kinell – ZVY 0084. A son of Chalky out of a muscley Apostle grandaughter, Kinell was the fourth highest index lamb in 2010. CT scanning measured his gigot as one the highest in 2010, at +8.07. He is also well within the top 2% for growth rate & muscle depth and is MyoMAX Gold.EBV 390. Lowerye Impressive – ZVY 8250. A son of House showing incredible shape and muscling. EBV 373. Brettles Jet Set – WF 9078. Sired by the legend that is Rockvilla Golden Promise, Jet Set was the fourth highest index lamb in 2009. He had a CT muscularity score of +6.22 and has a fantastic length and depth of loin. He is MyoMAX Gold and now shared with the Mortimer flock.

NEIL OUGHTON Lymore Farm, Montgomery, Powys. SY15 6UL

Contact: Neil Oughton on 07977 458544

or visit www.lowerye.com

15 “Not only will they all lamb closely together, but the returns will be bunched up too, so we’ll not have to worry so much about the odd one lambing when we’re not expecting it.” And with all the ewes cycling together getting tupping right is essential, adds Mr Williams. “We kept the ram:ewe ration low, with ram lambs running at 1:10 for the first two days and the older tups at 1:12. “After two days the tups were taken out and the ewes bunched together. Then tups were reintroduced a fortnight later to catch any returns before being removed completely. Ewes were scanned in the third week of October and any not in lamb were put back to the tups to join the later lambing flock.”

“With high index Charollais tups selected for early growth and muscle and our ewes fed to milk well we should hit this target and be selling lambs when the prices are at their highest.” The aim with the early flock will be to finish the first lambs off milk and creep at about 10 weeks old. “With high index Charollais tups selected for early growth and muscle and our ewes fed to milk well we should hit this

target and be selling lambs when the prices are at their highest.” Management of the ewes in the run up to lambing and immediately postlambing is critical to the flock’s success and Mr Williams will be aiming to feed the ewes well to get plenty of milk on them before lambing. “The basic ewe feed is a home-mixed ration of crushed wheat, oats and soyameal. However, this will be tweaked according to blood tests taken from the ewes about four weeks before lambing. “Last year we fed a concentrate because it worked out cheaper than home-mixing and as a result of blood testing a batch of ewes we added extra soya to it as the tests showed ewes were lacking a bit of protein. It certainly made the difference and we ended up with ewes which milked far better than ever before.” It is this level of monitoring which Mr Williams says is crucial to success with early lambing ewes. “The slightest mistake can be costly, so everything is done to maximise the number of lambs sold/ewe put to the tup. This year’s early lambing batch have scanned at 158%, so we’ll want to be sure of selling as close to that as we can.”

This starts pre-lambing with ewes given a long acting antibiotic dose to ward off the threat abortion and ewes vaccinated with a clostridial vaccine to pass some immunity on to their lambs in their colostrums. “Then once lambs are born their navels are dipped and they receive a dose of oral antibiotic to prevent watery mouth. I’d rather avoid the routine antibiotic use, but losing a lamb which could be worth more than £100 to watery mouth is a wasteful loss.”

Since switching to Charollais sires Mr Williams says lambs have more get and go than with previous terminal sires. “The lambs are up and sucked by themselves and have plenty of vigour.” “And, having lost a couple of lambs to clostridial disease this year we’ll be vaccinating the lambs to prevent it next year.” Triplet lambs are set onto single bearing ewes whenever possible to maximise their growth potential and avoid the need to artificially rear them. Ensuring the lambs receive sufficient colostrumis paramount too and since switching to Charollais sires

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Where Quality meets Performance 35 Years of Top Breeding ~ Eastern Region Champion Flock 2009 & 2010 Signet Recorded ~ Scrapie Tested for Export

castellau liberator stocK sires 2011 - all scrapie genotype arr/arr 13th October castellau liberator - sired by logie Durno i’m Yer Man out of a daughter of

castellau Flashy lady by southam Flagship. breed index 413 top 5%. tremendous lambs “Worcester correct with shape, length, growth and style. look out for these at the Premier sale. Saucy Sale” In-lamb shearling eDstaston Kaiser chieF - sire rainbow hermes. his lambs have exceptional ewes to gigots and will scan well. breed index 318 top 25% Dam also bred edstaston leopards Den, suit all flocks 3,000 gns Worcester 2011.

bachYMbYD Jazz - purchased at builth Wells ram sale, great fleshed sire with tight coat and excellent gigots. shearling rams and ewes by this sire for sale.

high index commercial rams to suit all flocks and females available on farm.

Jonathan & carroll barber  01953 607860 email carroll@ceressolutions.co.uk Mobile : 07712 659262 or 07951 451250

17 Mr Williams says lambs have more get and go than with previous terminal sires. “The lambs are up and sucked by themselves and have plenty of vigour.” Once ewes and lambs have spent 24 hours in mothering up pens they are turned out and next spring will graze stubble turnips planted as part of the farm’s Glastir environmental scheme. “Creep feeders will be put out once lambs are about 10 days old and lambs will be offered creep pellets adlib.”

With ewes dosed with a long acting wormer at turn out the worm burden is lessened in the early weeks of the lambs’ lives, but later on Mr Williams relies of faecal egg counting to assess the need to drench. “In most cases when we’re handling lambs every week to draw them for market we can see when they begin to stop thriving, but using a faecal egg count is a good way of checking we’re on the right lines.”

lambing flocks are sold live through Ludlow Market, with the aim to draw them at 36-38kg. “When lambs are taking a lot of creep this is an ideal weight to draw them as they kill out well and waiting for that extra 2kg of weight can cost more than it gains.”

This article first appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of Sheep & Beef Producer

Lambs from the early and late

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STOCK RAMS all ARR/ARR XCA 8003 GLYNCOCH IVANHOE Sire ZKT 8025 Galtres Dominator Ivanhoe was 2nd prize Ram Lamb Royal Welsh 2008 His ET sisters were 2nd & 3rd in the Ewe Lamb Class. ZNN 8125 - LOGIE DURNO JEEVES Sire AB 7003 Crogham Hannibal II Jeeves was Purchased for 3000gns at the Worcester Premier Sale in 2010

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XUA - Brandywells Charollais Quality in the show ring and in the commercial sector SERVICE SIRES USED EDSTASTON LICORICE MIST - Long, High Index ram. BRANDYWELLS JACKFLASH - XUA 9042 Supreme Champion Ram Lamb Royal Cornwall 2009. Sire of Supreme Champion Ram lamb Devon County Show 2011. Stock and Semen for sale.

Carol Irwin

Rose Cottage, Reeds & Hammetts Kings Nympton, Umberleigh Devon. EX37 9ST Tel: 01769 581499 Website: brandywellscharollais.co.uk Email: brandywellscharollais@gmail.com VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

Weaned Jackflash ewe lambs March 2011

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RAMS USED IN 2011 Crogham Hannibal II AB 7003 Wardshill Invincible HK 8035 Wrenvale Instant Replay - XGY 8056 2nd prize pen Builth Early Sale 2008

Nigel Sheldon

Male Champion Monmouth Show 2009

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FOXHILL Charollais XWY THE HOME OF NATURAL CONFORMATION MV Accredited

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Bachymbyd Kracker - 1YMH0062 Purchased at Worcester Premier Sale for 3,800gns for his tremendous conformation.

CARTHORPE GRAND DUKE YVY 6032 Purchased at the Southam Dispersal Sale for 4050gns.

FOXHILL JAMIRAH - XWY 9047 1st prize Ram Lamb Devon County Show sired by Kingsland Impeccable

LOOSEBEARE JETSET - XWD 9002 Champion at Royal Cornwall Show 2011. His lambs are showing great promise.

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Carthorpe Grand Duke and Loosebeare Jetset. The lambs from both rams showing great promise with good skins

1st prize Ewe Lamb Devon County Show 2011, Reserve Female & Reserve overall, by Carthorpe Grand Duke. She has a tremendous body and gigot.

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Balanced Breeding - Blending type and performance SILVER ANNIVERSARY SALE

SUCCESS IN 2011

2011 Marked 25 years breeding Charollais and it proved to be an eventful and rewarding year. A massive thank you to all who supported our successful Anniversary Sale, by either purchasing sheep, helping out or by just being there to witness the outstanding ewe Jezzabelle create a new breed record of 7,000 gns. She is pictured below with Charles, Helen, Victoria, William and Grace.

2011 also provided continued success in the show ring with numerous Breed and Interbreed awards culminating in being part of the winning Interbreed Pairs at Royal Welsh Show with Dalby Jessica. At Premier Sale the first three ram lambs offered by our high index stock ram Dalby Kracked-it, sold to 1,850 gns and averaged 1,450 gns. Semen for sale in 2012. At the sale we also jointly purchased (with Rockvilla) the 6,500 gns – Highway Liberator – a much admired ram lamb, whose pedigree and power were just what we were looking for.

Dalby Jessica, Res. Female Champion and part of winning Interbreed Pairs at the Royal Welsh Show 2011

In addition to Kracked-it and Liberator we have used the homebred Jezzabelle son, Lazelle with some really super lambs on the ground from all three.

STOCK FOR SALE As ever we will have available, direct from the farm, a large selection of sexual athletes bred and managed to provide superior performance. We also hope to provide more top quality in-lamb females at the Saucy Sale in 2012.

Highway Liberator 11ZDG00068, purchased at the Worcester Premier Sale 2011 for 6,500gns. Jointly owned with David Mawhinney

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charollais x coopworth lambs born in New Zealand by the use of imported semen from Australia

Charollais Down Under First live charollais shipped into New Zealand as breed impresses on growth and carcass quality Over the past 2 years Charollais Australia, run by Ian McDougall and Colin and Anthony Hilsdon has been quietly expanding into New Zealand. Embryos and semen were sold to 2 New Zealand farmers in 2010 who had the first auction of Charollais rams in December last year, 9 rams averaged £4000 each. Last year Charollais Australia formed a joint venture with Lincoln University. A shipment of embryos, live sheep and semen will see the flock expand to 50 ewes by 2013. The flock is based at Ashley Dene Farm near Lincoln, under the very capable management of Nigel Jay, Senior

Technical Officer and Colin Pettigrew, Farm manager. Nigel, who was instrumental in bringing the CT Scanner to Lincoln Uni has been passionate about Charollais for some time and jumped at the opportunity to establish a flock at Lincoln when the opportunity arose. Extensive CT scanning of the flock will enable Charollais down under to rapidly increase their carcass quality. In time the NZ flock will be a mirror image of the Australian flock enabling the benefits of CT scanning to be utilised on both sides of the Tasman. Viascan revealed that Charollais x

Coopworth lambs had significantly more muscle in the loin and hind quarter and that 96% of all Charollais x Coopworth male lambs born met the yield grading threshold. Farmers in New Zealand do get rewarded for carcass quality (assessed by viascan) in the form of a bonus paid on lambs that decent conformation. In Nigel’s words; “The signs at this stage are positive and we are impressed with how the first cross Charollais has performed”. The average birth weight of lambs was 5.5 kgs and the Charollais x lambs grew much faster than the pure Coopworth lambs. He says “Charollais are bigger than a Texel with more maternal traits including higher fertility. They will give the Texels a run for their money.”

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Ram lambs sired by Grimston Jefferson Large Selection of Performance Recorded Ram Lambs & Shearlings for sale There will be the usual consignment of in lamb females for sale in the autumn

ROCKVILLA FERRARI - VV 5034 RASE Male Champion 2006 & Res. Male Champion 2007 GRIMSTON JEFFERSON - ZPH 9035 Son of the 2300gns Dalby Inspired. DALBY LEROY - 11PE 00610 Full brother to Dalby Live & Kicking who was sold for 1800gns at Worcester Premier Sale.

STUART DUNKLEY Hyde Farm, Blisworth Road, Roade, Northampton. NN7 2LN Tel: 01604 862338 Email:stuartdunkley@btinternet.com VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

23 It is Charollais’ ability to grow to very heavy weights without laying down fat that most impressed Nigel about the breed. He believes under the current payment structure, lamb finishers would be financially better off adding kilograms to their lambs rather than trying to meet yield grading thresholds. At Lincoln University the Charollais have been DNA tested for cold tolerance, Nigel says he was surprised at the results which showed that half the animals tested had the highest possible score for cold tolerance. This suggests they are hardier than would be expected in a terminal sire breed.

Australia Meanwhile in Australia the flock continues to grow, 300+ ewes and ewe lambs were put to the ram this year and Charollais rams continue to sell well, primarily to farmers who are mating ewe lambs and maiden hogget ewes.

ewe dies as well then the total loss will be £250 or more, replacement ewes are expensive here. This has created an opening for Charollais. Australian farmers are not rewarded for carcass quality and with the shortage of lambs even over fat lambs are currently not penalized. Looking to the future we think this will not always be the case and Charollais Australia want to meet the future with meat, not size and bone. There is no doubt that the Charollais is the easy lambing prime lamb sire with meat where it counts!

Ian McDougall can be contacted by email at : ianfarmgene@googlemail.com website : www.charollais.com.au

POSITIvES FOR cHAROLLAIS IN NEW ZEALAND  Fast growth  High carcass weights  Low fat levels  Highest possible score for cold tolerance  Higher fertility

First charollais pure bred lambs on the ground in New Zealand

The major terminal sire breeds in Australia, the Poll Dorset and White Suffolk, have selected for scan weight to the extent that birth weights have increased dramatically, resulting in many commercial farmers suffering lambing problems – all lambing is out doors and unassisted. With lambs being worth up to £110 at times, a dead lamb is an expensive loss. If the www.charollaissheep.com

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RAMS ALSO USED TG 0038 Joint top price at Worcester Saucy Sale 2011 at 2,100gns.

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EDSTASTON-IN-FOR-ME - TG 8088 Hermes x Dubai son ARJANE JUMANJI - ZRF 9038 Sire of top priced sheep at Worcester Saucy Sale 2011 sold for 2,100gns. RAINBOW HERMES - XPU 7035 Breed Index 338 Sire of many influential rams inclucing Edstaston Jigsaw and Edstaston In-For-Me

Visitors Always Welcome ROBERT & JEANETTE GREGORY THE MEADOWS, HARMER HILL, SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE SY4 3DZ Tel: 01939 291466 Mobile: 07976 589393 Email : rgregory@gotadsl.co.uk or visit the website www.edstaston-charollais.com

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Eastbach flock wins top award for genetic progress

nationally recognised rams. The flock now consists of 85 breeding ewes and the intention is to close the flock. However in 2011 they could not resist buying three yearling ewes from the Dalby 25th Anniversary Sale – including Dalby Kate which has an index of 497. A commercial flock of 150 Lleyn ewes is also run on 25 hectares (62 acres) of rented grassland.

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he Charollais sheep winner of the EBLEX Improved Flock Awards for 2012 is the Eastbach Flock, owned by Peter Scott and Dougie Ferguson who farm near Coleford in Gloucestershire.

On retirement he developed his interest in sheep, joining forces with Dougie Ferguson who shared his vision for breeding exceptional pedigree terminal sires to sell to commercial farmers.

Organised through the Sheep Better Returns Programme, this award is presented to the performance recorded flock that has shown the most impressive improvement in genetic merit over a 12-month period, within English Recorded Flocks for the breed.

Favouring the Charollais breed for its ease of lambing, lamb vigour and good growth traits, they established the Eastbach Flock in 2008 with ewe lambs bought at the major sales and from established Charollais breeders. Their aim is to breed rams that will work for five years or more and produce commercially viable animals that thrive on grass-based systems.

Peter Scott kept a small flock of sheep for over 20 years, whilst working as a solicitor, and bought the 12 hectare (30 acre) Lower Tump Farm in 1998.

In 2009 they bought ten more yearlings and bred their offspring with

The flock has been recorded from the start so that accurate performance figures could be presented to potential buyers. They started CT scanning a few top quality ram lambs in 2011. All aspects of sheep care, including vet input, feeding and costs, are recorded and taken into account alongside the data for genetic traits. “We use a good computer programme which combines all the information we collect,” says Peter Scott. “The handheld reader allows us to instantly access all the records on a particular animal, including its Signet figures.” This information has also allowed the two to boost Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) from 161 in 2008 on 16 animals, to 321 in 2011 based on 112 animals. The big jump this year has come

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27 from the wide use of Lowerye Kaiser. With a breed index of 442, he was selected for his carcase attributes, as he sits in the top 5% of the breed for muscle depth and gigot muscularity. He is in the top 1% of the breed in the country and was ranked fifth in the Signet National Top Sires for 2011. He has increased the breeding potential for muscle yield within the carcase by over 0.75kg in a single season.

including commercial and pedigree producers are coming to the farm to buy stock. Selling from the farm allows customers to view the animals in their natural surroundings and see how they have been reared and managed prior to sale. The rams are sold fit and ready to work.

Last year they bought Edstaston Leopards Den in partnership with Neil Oughton of the Lowerye flock, the highest index ram lamb ever sold at auction, he has an EBV Index of 500.

“Recorded pedigree breeders understand and see the benefit of using performance figures,” says Mr Scott. “More commercial farmers are also becoming interested, but usually it is the combination of examining the data and seeing the animals in the field that gives the best overall picture of their future performance.”

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The pair select ewes for breeding that are good milk producers and have good maternal traits, coupled with excellent figures for growth and muscle depth. They are also looking to increase foot hardiness and cull hard to achieve this.

Donna Bowen, farm manager at Bicknor Court Farm, Gloucestershire runs 1000 Welsh Mule and 600 Welsh ewes which are completely selfcontained. Only rams are purchased.

Rams must have excellent weight gain and muscle depth records and all retained stock must have exceptional and correct conformation. Most importantly they must be able to perform well off grass with no concentrates.

Charollais tups purchased from the Eastbach flock have suited her system well, and she particularly likes the fact that they have not been over-fed. She has been impressed at how easily the ewes have lambed and how quickly the lambs are up on their feet and suckling, decreasing the work-load at lambing.

Breeding stock is sold at the major sales but increasingly customers,

January-born lambs are creep fed and finish at 40-42 kgs liveweight at ten

weeks of age and attract good prices. “Our sheep must thrive on grassland and require little help from us,” explains Ms Bowen. “The Charollais cross lambs sired by Peter and Dougie’s rams certainly fit the bill for me.”

long TERm uPliFT FRom SuPERioR gEnETicS EBLEX sheep breeding specialist Samuel Boon believes that one of the major benefits of improving the genetics of a flock is the cumulative and permanent way it lifts performance. “The time and effort involved will pay dividends for years, not just in the winning flock, but also in the flocks that buy rams from them,” he says. “With lamb prices at an all-time high, the difference between choosing the right recorded ram for the farm, or an animal of average breeding merit, could be worth £1,000 or more. So there has never been a better time to invest in superior genetics. “Relative newcomers to the Charollais breed, Peter and Dougie have invested in the time and effort to produce top class animals which has served them well in a very short space of time. www.charollaissheep.com

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In-lamb shearling ewes and ewe lambs from 12 sizzling flocks

Top-priced Edstaston and Glyn Coch shearling ewes 2011

EDSTASTON LOGIE DURNO WRAYCASTLE KNIGHTON GLYNCOCH DALBY CROGHAM BANWY ROCKVILLA WOLSTON CARNEW TULLYEAR

Top-priced Logie Durno ewe and Tullyear shearling ewe 2011

WORCESTER MARKET SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2012

Auctioneer : Clive Roads, McCartneys Tel : 01905 769770

LOGIE DURNO JACKPOT Breed Champion at RWAS 2010. Full brothers sold to 6,200gns, 3,000gns and 2,200gns. Also a full ET brother to the first prize ewe lambs at the Royal Welsh show 2010 + 2011. Progeny have sold to a top of 5,100gns.

SEMEN AVAILABLE FROM L.D Jackpot Breed index 393 Arjane Klansman Purchased for 7,200gns, sons sold to 4,800gns Breed Index 288. Edstaston Jigsaw Sire of Builth II Champion sold for 3,000gns. Top five lambs averaged 3300gns in 2010. Breed index 294. Crogham Hannibal Sons sold to 10,800gns and Grandsons to 8,200gns. Top 20 daughters averaged 1,725gns at our production sale Breed index 338

BAWNARD BOLT We purchased this ram privately in 2011 due to his consistent top quality breeding. He was the sire of the Irish Premier sale Champion 2009 and 2010 and his progeny have sold to a top of 4,200 euro’s.

LARGE SELECTION OF FEMALES FOR SALE

We have a large selection of Female’s for sale in 2012 , we aim to sell a large proportion of these privately off the farm and we will also have consignments at the Saucy sale and society sales. VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

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Worcester Premier Sale TOP PRICED RAM AT 10,800 GNS (PICTURED RIGHT) Logie Durno Kracked-it (ZNN ) sold to Tim Prichard, Castellau flock and Justin Evans, Sant Andras flock. HIGHwAy lIbERATOR, 11zDG00068 (TOP) Sold for 6,500 gns to Charles Sercombe, Dalby Flock. lOGIE DURNO lORD Of THE RING, 11zNN02205 (MIDDlE) Sold for 6,000 gns to Angus & Sue Howie, Millhouse Flock. kINGS lAND lEADING lIGHT, 11wAA00264 (bOTTOM) Sold for 5,600 gns to Alan & Herbie Kennedy, Parkgate Flock and Brian Harvey, Netherkeir Flock. lOGIE DURNO lAIRD, 11zNN02242 (bElOw) Sold for 4,800 gns to Norman McMordie, Riverdale Flock.

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Worcester Premier Sale 2011 New Centre Record for Charollais Shearling Ram at 10,800 gns

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new centre record was set for Charollais at Worcester, when a top price of 10,800 gns was achieved. A shearling ram from the Logie Durno flock of William and Carole Ingram from Aberdeenshire was knocked down to Welsh breeders; Mr Tim Prichard of the well-known Castellau flock and new breeder Mr Justin Evans, who established his Sant Andras flock last year. Their purchase was Logie Durno Kracked-it a son of Crogham Hannibal II out of a Foulrice Gladiator ewe with a performance breed index of 375, a top 5% ram.

to last year’s top price lamb, Arjane Klansman out of the record-priced ewe at the Arjane Dispersal sale which sold for 5,800 gns. The Ingram’s were also in the money with their pen of ram lambs; their topper was another ET lamb full brother to Highway Liberator again a purchase from the Arjane Dispersal sale. Logie Durno Lord of the Ring, had scanned with an eye muscle of 42.2 and caught the eye and final bid of 6,000 gns from Angus and Sue Howie. He now joins their Millhouse

flock, which enjoyed such success at the 2011 Highland Show. A very smart individual from Peter Vaughan’s Kings Land flock in Herefordshire attracted a final bid of 5,600 gns from Alan and Herbie Kennedy, Parkgate flock and Brian Harvey, Netherkeir flock both from Dumfriesshire. Kings Land Leading Light was sired by the dual supreme interbreed winner, Logie Durno I’m Yer Man out of a Southam Eros ewe. A top 1% performance index lamb, Logie Durno Laird sold for 4,800 gns

The Logie Durno flock had another extremely successful premier sale; selling a total of 8 shearling rams and 8 ram lambs to gross £53,634 an average of £3352.12 per head. Next highest price was a ram lamb from the Highway flock of Dilwyn Davies in Carmarthenshire. Liberator was sold for 6,500 gns to Mr Charles Sercombe, who held a highly successful sale of Charollais ewes in June, in a joint purchase with Mr David Mawhinney from Northern Ireland. This lamb was an ET brother www.charollaissheep.com

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Worcester Premier Sale fOUlRICE lEON, 11DG01419 (TOP) Sold for 4,200 gns to Arwel Owen Banwy Flock, A T Edwards Trysgeth Flock and Alan Shenton Ardudwy Flock.

GlyN COCH kNIGHT, xCA0082 (MIDDlE) Sold for 4,000 gns to Jim and Frampton Jeffrey, Co Cork Bawnard Flock.

lOwERyE lAD lUCky lAD, 11zvy00534 (bOTTOM lEfT) Sold for 4,000 gns to C H Rees, Llynfi Flock. lOGIE DURNO kORkER, zNN0145 (bOTTOM RIGHT) Champion Shearling ram, sold for 3,800 gns to Samuel Tindall, Linton Springs Flock.

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Worcester Premier Sale 2011 and was the joint choice of Northern Irish breeders, Mr Norman McMordie, Riverdale flock and R & S Cromie, Doughery flock. This was sired by last year’s top price lamb, Arjane Klansman out of the 2nd placed shearling ewe from the Royal Welsh Show. The Foulrice flock of Charles Marwood had a strong pen of ram lambs forward and going to 4,200 gns for Foulrice Leon was Mr Arwel Owen for his Banwy flock near Powys. This lamb was sired by Wernfawr Jim and was a top 25% performance animal. There was a strong contingent of purchasers from Ireland, both north and south and a very smart shearling tup from Adrian Davies from Carmarthenshire attracted a final bid of 4,000 gns from Mr Jim and Frampton Jeffrey from Co Cork. Glyn Coch Knight was by a home-bred sire Igniter out of a Wraycastle Dai Hard ewe Also at 4,000 gns was a tup lamb from the Lowerye Flock of Mr Neil Oughton from Gloucestershire. Lucky Lad was sired by the top price shearling ram at the 2009 Builth Wells ram sale, Mortimer Investment and had exceptional performance figures

for muscle; an EBV of 5.09 the highest value for this trait for offer on the day. Purchaser for this one was Mr C H Rees from the Vale of Glamorgan for his Llynfi flock. The Logie Durno flock was victorious in the pre-sale show classes which were judged by Mr Albert Ferguson from Co Cork. Their shearling ram Logie Durno Korker, sired by Crogham Hannibal II out of a Rutland Ensign daughter was the champion yearling and reserve overall. He sold for 3,800 gns to Mr Sam Tindall from Yorkshire for his Linton Springs flock. The supreme champion was a ram lamb, Logie Durno Lincoln also by Hannibal II and sold for 2,400 gns. He will cross the water to Irish breeders Ed and Sheena McCarthy, Co Cork.

Adrian Davies’s Glyn Coch flock in Carmarthenshire. She was sired by Galtres Dominator out of one of Glyn Coch’s most prolific show producing dams. Her buyer was Messrs R & M Price from Staunton on Wye. Another yearling ewe this time from the Parkgate flock of Alan & Herbie Kennedy sold for1,900 gns and travels across the water to McConnell Bros. lOGIE DURNO klAyMORE, zNN 0091 (TOP) Sold for 2,600 gns to G Meyrick & Son, Bould Flock. GlANTREN lEGEND, 11xUE00330 (bOTTOM) Sold for 1,600 gns to David Curran and Adrian Davies.

Probably the thickest animal in the market was a shearling ram from Huw Robert’s Bachymbyd flock in North Wales. Going to 3,800 gns for Bachymbyd Kracker was a trio of breeders; Messrs Quick and Mike Alford from Devon plus the Probert family from Herefordshire. The entry of females was headed at 2,800 gns for a shearling ewe from www.charollaissheep.com

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Worcester Premier Sale bACHyMbyD kRACkER, yMH0062 (TOP) Sold for 3,800 gns to Messrs Quick Loosebeare Flock, Mike Alford, Foxhill Flock and E Probert & Sons, Mortimer Flock.

HIGHwAy lORD lUCAN, 11zDG00028 (MIDDlE) Sold for 3,000 gns to Adrian Davies, Glyn Coch Flock.

EDSTASTON lEOPARDS DEN, 11TG00073 (bOTTOM lEfT) Sold for 3,000 gns to Neil Oughton, Lowerye Flock and Peter Scott, Eastbach Flock.

AbERkINSEy, ybj 0116 (bOTTOM RIGHT) Sold for 3,600 gns to a consortium of breeders; Arwel Owen, Alan Shenton, A T Edwards and A Ryder.

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Worcester Premier Sale 2011 Ewe lambs peaked at 1050 gns and 1000 gns for two from the Kings Land flock of Peter Vaughan. The champion female came from the Gogwell flock of Clive and Robert Hopper. Trade throughout the day for a hugely increased entry was excellent, with good clearance rates and

strong interest from local commercial farmers. Average prices for shearling rams were just about on a par with 2010 with more than twice the number of rams sold. For lambs the average price went up by 10.5% to finish the day on £1096 for the 156 sold.

GlyN COCH TOP PRICE fEMAlE (TOP) Sold for 2,800 gns to R & M Price, Oakchurch Flock. CHAMPION fEMAlE, GOGwEll SHEARlING EwE, (MIDDlE) Sold for 2,100 gns to McConnell Bros, Hollylodge Flock. kNOCkIN lAGERfElD, 11xxj0007 (bOTTOM) Sold for 1,600 gns to Dilwyn Davies, Highway Flock.

OTHER lEADING PRICES wORCESTER PREMIER SAlE 2011 lOT 254 3,600 GNS lOT 255 3,200 GNS lOT 252 3,000 GNS lOT 33 3,000 GNS lOT 165 3,000 GNS lOT 234 2,900 GNS lOT 182 2,500 GNS lOT 164 2,200 GNS lOT 14 2,100 GNS lOT 273 2,100 GNS

lOGIE DURNO lONERANGER 11zNN02204 SOlD TO D & G GROGAN, CO kIlDARE lOGIE DURNO lyNCH PIN 11zNN02209 SOlD TO A GRAy & SON AND A & E lAwRIE lOGIE DURNO lEGACy 11zNN02211 SOlD TO IAN MATTHEwS lOGIE DURNO kING Of DIAMONDS zNN0055 SOlD TO T M REES CROGHAM lINESMAN 11Ab00026 SOlD TO jONATHAN wAlES OAkCHURCH lORD Of THE RINGS 11wkw00002 SOlD TO j PARkHOUSE PARkGATE lUCk CHARM 11zCA00304 SOlD TO j DAvIES CROGHAM lAMbERT 11Ab00035 SOlD TO wIllIAM & CAROlE INGRAM fOUlRICE kNOCkOUT DG 0376 SOlD TO AlAN & HERbIE kENNEDy GOGwEll lACqUER 11Nf00286 SOlD TO jONATHAN wAlES www.charollaissheep.com

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Important Charollais Sales in 2012 at WORCESTER LIVESTOCK MARKET FRIDAY/SATURDAY 29th / 30th JUNE - SOCIETY PREMIER SHOW & SALE SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER - WORCESTER SAUCY SALE Joint Production Sale for 12 leading flocks - see advertisement on page 28 for full list of consignors THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER Society’s Collective Sale of In-Lamb Ewes and Ewe Lambs at BRECON MARKET The Heath Meadow, Nunnery Way, Worcester. WR4 0SQ. Tel: 01905 769770 Email: worcester@mccartneys.co.uk

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INVERAE Charollais ON THE MULL OF KINTYRE

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Producers of hardy sheep, environmentally tested MV & EAE Accredited Signet Recorded Farm Assured STOCK FOR SALE at Lanark Premier Sale Lanark Female Sale Also at Kelso Left: photo of our new stock sire for 2011 11WKW0002 Oakchurch Lord of the Rings, Three Counties Champion, purchased at Worcester 2011.

JEFF & ANNE PARKHOUSE Inverae Cottage, Clachan, Tarbert, Argyll. PA29 6XL

Tel: 01880 740 222 Email: anneparkhouse555@btinternet.com www.inveraecharollais.com

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AvERAGE PRICES wORCESTER PREMIER SAlE 2011 69 SHEARlING RAMS SOlD TO AvERAGE £1288.00 (-£27.36) TOP 10,800 GNS 156 RAM lAMbS SOlD TO AvERAGE £1096.24 (+£115.60) TOP 6,500 GNS

ClIvE ROADS fROM McCARTNEyS GET THE SEllING ON THE wAy lOGIE DURNO lINCOlN,11zNN02228 Supreme Champion, sold for 2,400 gns to Ed & Sheena McCarthy, Eire. Judge for the show classes was Mr Albert Ferguson, Co Cork.

19 SHEARlING EwES SOlD TO AvERAGE £951.63 (+£170.43), TOP 2,800 GNS 10 EwE lAMbS SOlD TO AvERAGE £680.40 (+£131.17), TOP 1,050 GNS

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Dungannon Premier Sale CARNEw lEGACy, 11zxj00162 (PICTURED OPPOSITE PAGE) Champion and top price at the Dungannon Sale, sold for 2,900 gns to Rob Scott, Newton Stewart. CARNEw lEGEND, 11zxj00140 (PICTURED TOP) Reserve champion also from the Carnew Flock sold for 1,200 gns to Sam Wallace, Co Down. TUllyEAR kRACkERjACk, qy 0135 (PICTURED MIDDlE) Sold for 2,300 gns to George Hammond, Stewartstown. ROCkvIllA vv0186 (PICTURED bOTTOM lEfT) 1st prize shearling ram, sold for 1,500 gns to Mr Garland, Cavan. DOUGHERy 11xyU00415 (PICTURED bOTTOM RIGHT) From Robert and Stuart Cromie sold for 1,300 gns to Richard Higgins, Galway.

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Dungannon Premier Sale 2011 Carnew Flock Scoops Awards at Dungannon Premier Sale

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harollais Sheep Chairman Jonathan Aiken had a red letter day at the Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Premier in Dungannon claiming the Champion and Reserve Champion Spots and also the top price of the day at 2900gns.

Topping the trade in the shearling market was a tremendous shearling from the Tullyear pen of Drew and Stephen Cowan, this ET son of Rutland Lightening was sired by Rockvilla Golden Promise selling to Stewartstown breeders George Booth and George Hammond for 2300gns.

The Northern Bank sponsored presale show, judged by Mr Brian Davies of the Honddu Flock in Wales, proved a winner for the Carnew Flock of Jonathan Aiken. His first prize January born ram was the Judge’s top choice of the day.

Another Lightening son from the Tullyear pen, this time a January born lamb sired by Arjane Kukri, sold for 1300gns to Michael Powers,County Limerick.

The Doughery Flock of Robert and Stuart Cromie had an excellent days trading selling to a top of 1300gns for their December born Logie Durno Klass Act son, which sold to a breeder from County Galway. Another in the Doughery pen, a Logie Durno Jackpot son sold for 900gns to William Sherrard from Coleraine. A high index ram from the Riverdale Flock of Norman McMordie, a son of Foulrice Kinsman attracted a bid of 1000gns and sold to Mr Wilson from Co Fermanagh. Also at this price was

This Champion ram sold to County Tyrone breeder, Gary Scott for 2900gns. In reserve place was the December class winner also shown by the Carnew Flock later selling for 1200gns to a Katesbridge breeder. Both rams were sired by last year’s Champion, Carnew Kingpin, a Loaning Foot Highlander son. Kingpin sold at the Worcester Premier in July for 2000 gns. The Carnew pen averaged 1288gns for four sold. www.charollaissheep.com

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Dungannon Premier Sale TUllyEAR, 11qy00228 (PICTURED TOP) Sold for 1,300 gns to Michael Power, Co Limerick.

RIvERDAlE 11zEG00062 (PICTURED MIDDlE) Sold for 1,000 gns to Ivor Wilson, Co Fermanagh for his Little Summit flock.

DRUMSAllAGH, 11zwv00065 (PICTURED bOTTOM lEfT) Sold for 1,000 gns to John Foster, Castlederg.

wINNING GROUP Of THREE RAM lAMbS fROM THE CARNEw flOCk (PICTURED bOTTOM RIGHT)

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Dungannon Premier Sale 2011 a son of Drumsallagh Harcourt shown by Sidney Corbett and purchased by John Foster, Castlederg. This ram’s full brother sold for 3000gns at the Premier Sale in 2009. Taking the red rosette in the shearling ram class were David and Liz Mawhinney with a powerful Honddu Investigator son, this ram later headed South to County Cavan selling for 1500gns. The Judge’s choice in the untrimmed class was an upstanding ram from the Craig Brother’s pen selling for 580gns to County Donegal. In the Female class George and Jason Booth took the honours with a Riverdale Jupiter ewe lamb. Jupiter is a son of Rainbow Hermes, this stylish ewe lamb also made the top female price on the day selling for 820gns to County Clare Breeder Eamonn Quinlivan. Averages at the sale were once again on the up with many astute commercial buyers there to secure a calibre ram; this demand early on the season a reflection of the confidence in the breed. A strong contingent of Southern buyers drove prices up with several of the higher priced rams making their way South.

TOP & AvERAGE PRICES DUNGANNON PREMIER SAlE 2011 11 SHEARlING RAMS SOlD TO AvERAGE £798.00 TOP 2,300 GNS 60 RAM lAMbS SOlD TO AvERAGE £633.50 TOP 2,900 GNS 5 EwE lAMbS SOlD TO AvERAGE £634.00 TOP 820 GNS

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wINNER Of THE UNTRIMMED RAM lAMb ClASS fROM CRAIG bROTHERS (TOP) Sold for 580 gns to Mr Wilson, Co Donegal. CHAMPION fEMAlE (MIDDlE) Beechview ewe lamb sold for 820 gns to Eamond Quinlivan, Co Clare THE SHOw jUDGE, MR bRIAN DAvIES fROM bRECON PRESENTING AwARDS. (bOTTOM) www.charollaissheep.com

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MV ACCREDITED SCRAPIE MONITORED RAMS USED FOR 2012 All ARR/ARR Logie Durno jackpot - ZNN 9012 Arjane Klansman - ZRF 0059 Carnew Legacy - 11ZXJ00162 (pictured left) Bunderg Keelan - XGB0009 (a Honddu Investigator son) ALSO WBX 9006 & B43 9049 Carnew Legacy - 11ZXJ00162 Champion at Dungannon Premier Sale 2011. Purchased for top price of 2,900gns.

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ROBERT & GARY SCOTT 20 Lislafferty Road Newtownstewart Co. Tyrone N. ireland. BT78 4NB bundergflock@hotmail.co.uk Visitors always welcome Quality stock always for sale

BREEDING STRONG , QUALITY, NATURAL SHEEP

Doughery Charollais

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OTHER SIRES USED LOGIE DURNO JACKPOT Sire of some of our best lambs CROGHAM HANNIBAL II Breeding lambs with extra power. Logie Durno Laird 11ZNN 02242 Jointly owned with Norman McMordie. Progeny already showing great potential

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

Logie Durno Klass Act 1ZNN0012 Sire of Doughery North Star, 2nd top price ram lamb at Dungannon. Semen available.

Robert & Stuart Cromie 9 Aghaderg Road, Banbridge, Co. Down, N. Ireland. BT32 4LA Tel: 07540 620839

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Builth Wells Ram Sale PICTURED OPPOSITE PAGE ffRwD lORD Of THE RING, 11yET00064 Sold for the day’s top price of 3,200 gns to William and Carole ingram, Logie Durno Flock. MORTIMER, HH 0032 (PICTURED TOP) Sold for 3,000 gns to Huw Roberts, Bachymbyd Flock. lOGIE DURNO, 11zNN02253 (PICTURED MIDDlE) Supreme champion in the show classes, sold for 3,000 gns to David & Liz Mawhinney, Rockvilla Flock. fOUlRICE kING kONG, DG0628 (PICTURED bOTTOM lEfT) Sold for 2,300 gns to Mr I E Lloyd, Nant-Y-Rhiw flock. PARkGATE lOOkER, 11zCA00358 (PICTURED bOTTOM RIGHT) Reserve champion in the show classes, sold for 1,500 gns to Trevor Bell, NI.

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Builth Wells Sale 2011 Ffrwd Lord of the Ring tops Builth Sale at 3,200 gns

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or one Charollais breeder from Anglesey, the Main Builth Wells Sale was a dream come true, when his ram lamb topped the breed entry. Dewi Prichard Evan’s very muscular tup took the eye of many breeders on the day, but in the end was knocked down to the Logie Durno flock of William and Carole Ingram for 3,200 gns. This son of a Rhaeadr tup had stood 1st in the late December born class under the scrutiny of judge, Mr Geoff Biddulph from Cheshire.

£893.00 with total clearance.

over £1,000.

The Ingram’s Logie Durno flock travelling all the way from Aberdeenshire again had an excellent sale. Their January born lamb sired by Edstaston Jigsaw took the individual show championship and went on to attract a bid of 3,000 gns from Northern Ireland breeders, David and Liz Mawhinney. Their pen of 7 ram lambs went on to win the reserve champion pen award and the top pen average of the day of £1,399.50. A further five lambs in their pen sold for

It was also the Logie Durno pen of 7 shearling rams that achieved the best average of the day in this section, finishing up at £930.00. Top of this group was a full ET brother to LD Jackpot, which sold for 1,400 gns to Neil Oughton and Peter Scott from Gloucestershire. Second top price in the shearling section was one from the Foulrice pen of 15 rams from Charles Marwood in Yorkshire. Their April born son of

Next in line was the winner of the shearling ram class from regular vendor Geoff Probert from Herefordshire. His Mortimer March born yearling was sired by Inglis Chalky out of a Lowerye Baldrick ewe and was the choice of another Builth regular, Huw Roberts for his Bachymbyd flock. This one sold for 3,000 gns. The Mortimer run of 30 shearlings again won the Champion Award for best pen in the sale and went on to see further prices of 2,000 gns, 1,800 gns and an excellent average of www.charollaissheep.com

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Established 1992 MV Accredited SIRES USED IN 2011 ZNN 6292 - Logie Durno Gladstone Sire of most of the 1st prize untrimmed pen of shearlings at Builth II selling to a top of 1,000gns. Still going strong at 6 years old. 11HH00032 - Mortimer Kingpin 1st prize trimmed Shearling at Builth II in 2011. Purchased for 3,000gns. A son of Inglis Chalkie 11XXK00224 - Rhaeadr Lone Ranger Very correct lamb purchased at Worcester 2011 for 2,000gns. Son of Parkgate Hurricane Congratulations to Meilir Jones, YBJ flock, on winning Champion Stock Ram Welsh Region 2011 with Bachymbyd Jack Daniels Bachymbyd Kracker - 11YMH00062 Sold for 3,800gns to Mortimer, Foxhill and Loosebeare flocks at Worcester 2011

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T H Roberts Bachymbyd Bach, Rhewl, Ruthin, N. Wales Tel: 01824 703222 Mobile: 07890 881 946

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Established 1992

MV Accredited 2011 FLOCK COMPETITION 1st prize Ewes 1st prize Shearling Ewes 3rd prize Ewe Lambs

DEWI EVANS Tyddyn y Ffrwd Llanallgo Moelfre Anglesey. LL72 8HB

RAMS USED IN 2011 All ARR/ARR

Tel: 01248 410122 Mobile: 07710 537699 Email: DewiE@nmr.co.uk VISITORS WELCOME

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RHAEADR JACK THE LAD FFRWD LORD OF THE RING 11YET00064 Top price Ram lamb at Builth II, sold to Logie Durno flock for 3200gns

(sire of Ffrwd Lord of the Ring)

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Builth Wells Sale 2011 Edstaston Head Master sold for 2,300 gns to Ieuan and Evlin Lloyd for their Nant-Y-Rhiw flock in Conwy. The Marwoods also sold two further tups at 1,300 gns and 1,400 gns to finish with an excellent average of £910. Taking the reserve ticket in the show classes was another January born lamb, this time from Alan and Herbie Kennedy’s Parkgate flock. Purchaser of Parkgate Looker at 1,500 gns was Northern Ireland breeder, Trevor Bell. This tup lamb was sired by the Worcester Premier Sale champion 2010, Arjane Kukri. Another son of Kukri in the Parkgate pen went for the same price this time to Thomas Hunter for his Skelton Whin flock. Dilwyn Davies from Carmarthenshire continued his good season with three tup lambs over the £1,000 mark. Leading the way were two ET sons of Artnagullion Jose out of the same ewe; Cyril Dougherty from Yorkshire took one at 1,500 gns and the second went to Laga Farms Ltd in Orkney at 1,350 gns. A further Jose son sold for 1,300 gns to Anna Whitehead for her Samlesbury flock in Lancashire. Clearance rates were achieved of 82% for shearlings and 76.5% for lambs.

PRIzE wINNERS & AvERAGE PRICES bUIlTH wEllS 2011 1ST PRIzE wINNERS ClASS 1 - 1ST-10TH DECEMbER 11ZDG00015, Highway Flock. ClASS 2 - 11-31ST DECEMbER 11YET00064, Ffrwd Flock ClASS 3 - jANUARy bORN 11ZNN02253, Logie Durno Flock. ClASS 4 - SIGNET RECORDED 11ZNN02225, Logie Durno Flock ClASS 5 - UNTRIMMED 11WAD00184, Lane End Flock ClASS 6 - SHEARlING RAM HH0032, Mortimer Flock. ClASS 7 - UNTRIMMED SHEARlING ZNN0071, Logie Durno Flock. ClASS 8 - SIGNET RECORDED SHEARlING WHH0023, Tymaen Flock.

HIGHwAy lION kING, 11zDG00015 sold for 1,500 gns to Cyril Dougherty, Shamrock Flock.

HIGHwAy, 11zDG00043 sold for 1,350 gns to Laga Farms Ltd on Orkney.

297 SHEARlING RAMS SOlD TO AvERAGE £608.15 +£7.17 TOP 2,300 GNS 244 RAM lAMbS SOlD TO AvERAGE £507.29 -£16.59 TOP 3,200 GNS AUCTIONEERS : bRIGHTwEllS

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Parkgate Charollais - ZCA Signet Recorded MV Accredited Scrapie Monitored

CHAMPION FLOCK SOUTH OF SCOTLAND IN 2003 - 2011 WINNER OF SHOW POINTS CUP 2011 ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2011 Reserve Interbreed at Ayr & Dumfries Show Royal Highland Show Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion 1st prize shearling ram and ewe 2nd prize ram lamb, ewe gimmer and ewe lamb Parkgate Luckycharm - 11ZCA 00304 Reserve Male Champion RHS, sold Worcester Premier Sale for 2,500gns

Parkgate Looker - 11ZCA 00358 Reserve Champion Builth II, sold toTrevor Bell for 1,500gns.

TOP SELECTION OF RAM LAMBS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT WORCESTER PREMIER SALE, LANARK PREMIER SALE & BUILTH II. TOP QUALITY FEMALES WILL AGAIN BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE Kings Land Leading Light - 11WAA 00264 Purchased at Worcester Premier Sale for 5,600gns.

TOP QUALITY STOCK AVAILABLE VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

STOCK SIRES USED KINGS LAND LEADING LIGHT 11WAA00264 (see picture) FOULRICE KNOCKOUT - 1DG 0376 2nd placed shearling ram Worcester Premier Sale 2011.

HERBIE & ALAN KENNEDY Wester Parkgate Dumfries DG1 3NN Tel: 01387 860253 Herbie: 0771 357 8013 Alan: 0794 653 4998 Email: alanhkennedy@yahoo.co.uk

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Lanark Premier Sale 2011 LEELAW RAM LAMB TOPS LANARK AT 1,700 GNS

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ussell Gray from Langside Farm, Kirkfieldbank near Lanark topped his local sale with a tup lamb from his Leelaw flock. Going to 1,700 gns for this son of Rhaeadr Juror was Messrs J A & H D Craig from Biggar in Lanarkshire. The tup will join their Jami flock. Next in the money was James Clanachan from Marylolm Farm in Dumfries. His January born single tup lamb was the choice of pre-sale judge, Mr James Andrew from Ayrshire. Maryholm Loch Lomond was sired by Castellau Joules, the 2nd prize shearling at the Highland Show in 2010 and Interbreed champion at the Cumberland County Show 2010. Putting the final bid in was David Sloan from Dumfires for his Rigghead flock.

Clearance on the lambs was somewhat disappointing but there was a total clearance for the gimmers and ewe lambs on offer. Several new breeders were present to stock their newly formed flocks. Topping this section was a gimmer from the Parkgate flock of Alan and Herbie Kennedy in Dumfries. Their Foxhill Jake sired ewe was sold for 1,000 gns to J K & F G Smith, Newlands, Maybole, Ayrshire.

Parkgate sold a further ewe for 820 gns to Mr D J Hughes from North Wales. The Maryholm flock was in the money in this section to, with a gimmer going for 850 gns to the Rowanston flock of Messrs R & J Andrew. Howard Davies from Aberdeenshire topped the ewe lamb section at 700 gns for his Logie Durno Eastern Promise sired lamb, going to Mr S Mair, Lockerbie, Dumfries.

Just missing the four figure mark at 950 gns was Banwy Lothario from Welsh breeder, Arwel Owen. His Coventry sired tup lamb was out of a Cairnhill Developer ewe and knocked down to the judge, Mr James Andrew and goes to the Rowanston flock at Maybole in Ayrshire. www.charollaissheep.com

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PROUD TO BE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BREEDING CHAROLLAIS HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 INCLUDE

Highway Liberator - 11ZDG00068 Top priced ram lamb at Worcester Premier purchased for 6,500gns in partnership with the Dalby flock.

Rockvilla Lord of the Ring - 11VV00484 1st prize Ram Lamb & Reserve Male Champion at Balmoral Show, sold at Worcester Premier Sale for 2,000gns.

RAMS USED THIS YEAR HONDDU INVESTIGATOR - YSS 8053 WERN FAWR JET - XEV 9021 DRUMSALLAGH JAGUAR - ZWV 9017 BAWNARD KOLT - D32 0104 TAWELFA KNOCKOUT - WBX 0003 LOGIE DURNO JACKPOT - ZNN 9012

NEW & EXCITING FOR NEXT YEAR Logie Durno Lotus - 11ZNN02253 Best Ram lamb and Champion at Builth II last year when purchased for 3,000gns.

see photographs HIGHWAY LIBERATOR - 11ZDG00068 LOGIE DURNO LOTUS - 11ZNN02253

v 1st & 2nd prize Ram Lamb at Balmoral Show 1st & Res. Male Champion with Rockvilla Lord of the Ring, sold at Worcester Premier Sale to Louise Brewer for 2,000gns where he went on to win Champion Ram Lamb in their flock competition. (photo left) 2nd prize with Rockvilla Locomotive sold at Worcester Premier Sale for1,800gns. v 1st prize Senior Ram at Balmoral Show with Honddu Investigator. v 1st prize Shearling Ram at Dungannon Premier sale sold for 1,500gns to Alan Garland.

TO CELEBRATE OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY we intend to sell a large number of females, including some of our top bloodlines, on farm, or through the usual outlets.

WE PRIDE OUR STOCK ON QUALITY AND STYLE - ENQUIRIES ALWAYS WELCOME

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Lanark Premier Sale PICTURED ON PREvIOUS PAGE lEElAw TUP lAMb Top price at 1,700 gns sold to J A & H D Craig. TOP PRICE fEMAlE (PICTURED TOP) PARkGATE SHEARlING EwE Sold for 1,000 gns to J K & F G Smith PRE-SAlE CHAMPION (PICTURED bOTTOM) MARyHOlM lOCH lOMOND Sold for 1,000 gns to David and Helen Sloan.

AvERAGE PRICES lANARk SAlE 2011 18 RAM lAMbS SOlD TO AvERAGE £657.56 -£72.48 TOP 2,000 GNS 16 GIMMERS SOlD TO AvERAGE £553.88 + £240.44 TOP 440 GNS 5 EwE lAMbS SOlD TO AvERAGE £424.20 TOP £680 GNS

THE lANARk PREMIER SAlE IN 2012 wIll bE HElD ON

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ZWA Charollais Featuring Youth & Experience A small, high quality flock, with success in both the Show Ring, performance recorded scheme and flock competition.

Winning Interbreed Group Newark & Notts Show 2011

Micklehills Partners

David Wheatley, Victoria, William & Grace Sercombe Further enquiries via Charles Sercombe on 07836 385139

MV ACCREDITED

FLOCK COMPETITION SUCCESS 2011 Small flock section 1st Flock Ewes, 1st Shearling Ewes, 2nd Ewe Lambs & 1st Stock Rams Overall winner of the Crogham Salver for Champion Stock Ram with Brettles Jetstream and Reserve Champion Flock

BRETTLES JETSTREAM - WF 9047 A high index Dalby Inspired son breeding quality progeny, winning at shows himself and siring show winning progeny.

Combining the best of British & French Genetics

RAMS USED IN 2012 1WAA 0001 - Kings Land Kruger YPP 7021 Tilton Maverick 11WAA00265 Kings Land Lightning 11UA00041 Wolston Lafayette ALAN & REBECCA THOMAS Model Farm, Kimcote, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. LE17 5RT Tel: 01455 552675 Mobile: 07986 743756

Tilton Katherine sold for 1,700gns at Shrewsbury Production Sale 2011. More females for sale this year privately. Good luck to everyone who bought ewes from us last year.

SCRAPIE MONITORED

EASTERN REGION FLOCK COMPETITION 2011 Large Flock section 1st prize Stock Ram 1st prize Shearling ewes 2nd prize Ewes 3rd prize Ewe Lambs SEMEN & PROGENY AVAILABLE ON ENQUIRIES

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Mules and Charollais Keeping the system simple is key to success on this 2,000 ewe lowland unit in Rutland.

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unning a tight ship at Redhill Farm in Rutland is Jamie Wild who has been the sheep manager for over 16 years for the owners Charles and Richard Tyler. The key to the success of this 2,000 ewe lambing unit is adapting the system to suit the farm situation, cooperation and working closely with suppliers and customers to achieve the best results. The farm runs to 360 hectares of grassland plus a further 1,000

hectares of arable land. The rolling lowland farm is about 100 meters above sea level growing wheat, rape and beans. The sheep are kept on the poorer land on the farm and some old parkland; all of which is farmed with no or very low inputs.

“I like to keep the system simple and practical. The breeds we have selected for the farm have enabled us to do just that.”

He is full of praise for the mules and says he cannot find a ewe breed to compete with them “they are so easy to work with and the scale we are operating on requires this. Also the number of lambs born is vital to the profitability of the enterprise and the mule supplies this.” Foot problems in the ewe flock used to be a concern, but with the direct purchasing off farm plus a rigorous culling policy of any ewe with severe infection, this has been reduced dramatically. “You don’t get a second chance to prove yourself on this farm and this regime certainly drives up the productivity of the flock.” On arrival from the North, the ewe lambs are kept in isolation

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GRANGE - WDK MV ACCREDITED

NSA MEMBER ZNN 0042 LOGIE DURNO KLASSIC Breed Index 461 Top 1% SEMEN AVAILABLE AT ÂŁ35 PER DOSE Klassic is jointly owned with Aled Shenton

11DG01419 FOULRICE LEON Purchased at Worcester Premier Sale 2011 for 4,200 gns

Charollais

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MV ACCREDITED - SCRAPIE MONITORED SIGNET RECORDED

1YBJ0116 ABERKINSEY TUP purchased at Worcester Premier Sale for 3,600gns.

Progeny from these rams will be presented for sale at Worcester Premier Sale 2012

Visitors always welcome Arwel Owen & Aled Shenton Arwel Tel: 01938 820214 Mobile: 07971 118 547 Aled Tel: 01341 242778 Mobile: 07789 956 411 Ty-Newydd, Garthbeibio, Foel, Welshpool, Powys. SY21 0NU

We are intent on breeding rams that are genetically capable of producing the fastest growth rate and highest lean meat percentage in their progeny STOCK FOR SALE OFF FARM VISITORS WELCOME CLIVE, PIP & CHRIS HAWES Grange Farm Little Chesterton, Nr. Bicester, Oxfordshire. OX25 3PD Tel: 01869 253176 Email: info@grangefarm.org

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55 from the main flock for nearly 12 months and go through a vaccination programme for most ailments including abortion and clostridial diseases etc. “We pay the farms a price based on the average market price at Hawes.” The farm has been using Charollais rams for the past 16 years. “I just love lambing Charollais cross lambs; they are just so easy to lamb and then they get up and fight, they are so vigorous”

“I just love lambing Charollais cross lambs; they are just so easy to lamb and then they get up and fight, they are so vigorous” says Jamie. “They are great to work with, we lamb on average 90 ewes a day and with these two breeds this is practical and workable. We have never had the vet out to lamb a sheep in all my time on the farm.”

around 204% is perfect, if it goes up to 210% this is too high. Lambing is timed to start in Week 9 of the year, the end of February. The 2,000 ewes are all lambed within 21 days; anything that does not scan in lamb is culled. The ewes come into the lambing yards in groups, are penned up in individual pens for 24 hours post lambing and then in mothering-up groups for a further 24 hoursbefore going outside. “Everyone works really hard for this period, we give the ewes 24 hour cover. We have worked hard at making the layout of the building as efficient as possible including fitting an automatic watering system in the individual pens, which saves hours. The aim is to wet foster all the triplets and turn every ewe out with a pair.” Lambs are creep fed and the 1st draw

takes place at the end of May, the aim is to finish the majority of the lambs before the end of June with the remainder finishing through July/August. “We mix all our own lamb creep and stick to a simple lamb ration of good quality ingredients that the lambs perform well on. Charollais cross lambs come into their own on this system and last year we had sold over 1500 lambs by the 10th June, the flexibility of this cross to be fit at a wider range of weights is vital. All the lambs go direct to an abattoir so we have feedback of carcass weight and grading on the day that they are killed, this is essential information when drawing the next batch of lambs”. Again, the Tyler’s work with a group of 5 or 6 other farms to market the

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The farm goes for a highly intensive lambing pattern. The use of teaser rams and getting the ewes in just the right condition is the key to this process. “I want the ewes to get pregnant in their 2nd cycle; the teasers are there for the first cycle and then the tups take over.” The lambing % is very important; scanned at www.charollaissheep.com

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57 lambs. Jamie is looking for an average carcase weight of 20 kg as payment from the supermarkets is capped at 21 kgs. An R3L fits the supermarket specification well. “Due to the mule there may be fewer lambs in the top grades for conformation, but our returns would be far less if we changed ewe breed to chase a better shaped lamb. The prolificacy would drop and so would our profit.”

Selecting the right tups for the system is also highly important and Jamie uses performance figures as a good guide plus structural correctness. Selecting the right tups for the system is also highly important and Jamie uses performance figures as a good guide plus structural correctness. “I have always selected rams in the top group of indices, but going back a few years this did cause a few problems with some rams that were too lean and lambs did not finish at the correct weights. The ranking system has improved now to eliminate these over lean tups and I now am more selective on the individual EBV traits and make sure they have enough growth but I am increasingly looking to improve conformation.” The farm used to have a local supply of just the

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XPU MUSCLING IN TO MEAT THE NEEDS OF INDUSTRY Bred for Performance, Bred with Pride, Bred for Customers Profit * * *Signet Recorded * * * MV Accredited * * * EAE Accredited * * *

STOCK RAMS USED FOR 2012 Gawsworth Just Right Camp House Kerrching Riverdale Kismet

NEW BOYS ON THE BLOCK 2012 Rainbow Lynnard Skynnard Rainbow Lest-we-Forget Trelyner Lord of Trevadlock

2011 Pedigree Sales Rainbow Lindisfarne - 11XPU00683 Sold to the Edstaston Flock Rainbow Luke - 11XPU00693 Sold to the Shorewood Flock Rainbow Liam - 11XPU00573 Sold to Frank Harrington (Eire)

2011 Commercial Sales Our aim is to sell 50 high index commercial ram lambs per year priced per index point. these ram lambs are reared naturally and our marketing period lasts from May through to November

The Rainbow flock is consistently breeding high index rams with superb muscle EBV’s giving high returns. Visit our website to see full details of stock and semen available for sale this year. www.wtms.biz The Rainbow Flock is privileged and honoured to be host farm for the 2012 National AGM on Friday 27th April 2012 VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE RAINBOW FLOCK Andrew & Jan Walton, Church Farm, Backford, Chester, CH2 4BE. Tel: 01244 851705. www.wtms.biz Andrew : 07710 522387 / andrew@wtms.biz Jan : 07949 370684 / jan@wtms.biz

P.S. PRIZE WINNING DUROC PIGS ALSO AVAILABLE

59 right sort of rams from the Rutland Flock of Richard and Mary Tulloch but when they dispersed the flock, Richard Tyler and Jamie thought it was time to start a breeding flock of their own.

“I want to see my rams reared in a more commercial way and buying / selling direct off farm for me is the best way to procure stock.“ I want to see my rams reared in a more commercial way and buying / selling direct off farm for me is the best way to procure stock. I appreciate that through the markets where you are competing with others the temptation is to push rams more than need be.”

Home-bred shearling tups, part of the Redhill Flock of pedigree Charollais sheep.

The Charollais flock, which started with the purchase of a few Rutland ewes and in-lamb ewes from various dispersal and production sales, now numbers 50 ewes. The aim of the flock will be to rear lower input shearling rams and to improve the hardiness of the breed. Jamie says “we are feeling our way with the pedigree flock, looking to expand year on year” but with their type of excellent management and organisation the flock is certain to prosper.

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KINGS LAND - WAA SIRES USED 2012 C SPRINGFIELD INXS- Terminal Sire Interbreed Champion, Great Yorkshire 2011 C PARKGATE LIVEWIRE - Purchased at Worcester Premier 2011 C SOUTHAM EASY RIDER C SOUTHAM HIGH & MIGHTY C TYMAEN KNOBBY C CARNEW LION KING - privately purchased with Brian Davies and Paul Amphlett. Lion King is an extremely powerful ram with lots of character. An exciting prospect for the future.

KINGS LAND LEADING LIGHT 11WAA 00264 Sold at Worcester Premier Sale 2011 for 5,600gns to Herbie & Alan Kennedy, Parkgate flock. Other success at Worcester Premier: 1st prize Ewe Lamb, selling for the highest ewe lamb price of 1,000gns, purchased by Mr. Evans.

Exciting lamb combinations for 2012 include lambs out of the dam of Southam Ice Maiden by Tymaen Knobby, these lambs are showing real potential.

SUCCESS 2011 Great Yorkshire Show 2nd prize Shearling Ewe to the champion female. 2nd prize Ewe lamb

STOCK FOR SALE ON FARM - VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

P & J VAUGHAN Oakfield Farm, Kingsland, Herefordshire. HR6 0QU Tel: 01568 708760 Peter mobile: 07977 586140

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“My first impression was that they were easily lambed, lambs were quick to their feet to suckle and the lambs had excellent confirmation.”

Outdoor Lambing Charollais tups excel in outdoor lambing flock at Culmington Farm in Shropshire.

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hen Will Norton came home from University he brought with him ideas that were going to completely reshape farming at Culmington Farm. He sat down with his father Phil and budgeted all the enterprises currently in place. The farm is mixed farm with 200 acres of grass and 250 acres of arable. They farmed approximately 500 Suffolk cross ewes, 130 suckler cows and grew wheat, beans, oats and barley. The black faced ewes were very labour intensive, lambing indoors from

early January onwards and being turned out to grass as they became strong enough. Originally these ewes went to a Suffolk ram but in the mid eighties Phil bought two Charollais rams at a farm sale and was immediately convinced that Charollais was the ram for him.

“My first impression was that they were easily lambed, lambs were quick to their feet to suckle and the lambs had excellent confirmation.” It was not long before the Suffolk rams were

As far as suckler cows were concerned, Phil said over the years they produced some very good finished bulls and stores but no matter what they did they could not make an acceptable profit, so it was time to change everything, that is except the Charollais rams. The suckler cows went as did the larger Suffolk cross ewes to be replaced by 900 LLeyn cross ewes and Welsh mules. On the arable side the rotation revolved around wheat, oil seed rape, oats and maize and an extra 100 acres of land was rented in. The sheep flock moved to outdoor lambing in April with Charollais rams still being the preferred choice. This fitted in much better with the rest of the farming at Culmington and with some casual help at lambing time Phil and Will could now expand a sizeable contracting business that they had now started.

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XXH Oakwood Charollais XXH David & Joe Lewis

Stock Rams all ARR/ARR EDSTASTON LIQUEUR 11TG00022 1st prize ram lamb Stafford Show

11 Oakwood Lane Moston Sandbach Cheshire CW11 3PR

GLYNCOCH JAWS XCA 9076

Tel: 01270 526370 Mobile: 07990 615 884

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VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

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Quality Rams & Females available

Signet Recorded

The Castle Main Charollais flock ZTZ MV Accredited

Signet Recorded

Scrapie Monitored

Andrew Main & Family - the family business has been trading for 100 years dealing in metal recycling and agriculture.

STOCK SIRES Elmwick Index - DQ 8030 Castellau Hob Nob - TZ 7118 Castle Main Limited Edition 11ZTZ00030 Castle Main Landedjustintime (Jigsaw bloodline) All in A.I. and E.T. programmes

Elmwick Index DQ8030

Seling success in 2011 on farm and at Society Sales. Sold to 1,200gns to average 650 gns. Castle Main Landmark 11ZTZ00001 sold to Alan Thomas, Tilton Flock. Castle Main Leroy sold to Tom Mawer and Castle Main Larkrise sold to Jenny Curtis

Stock from these top breeding lines will be available at Society sales this year ANDREW MAIN & FAMILY Woodside Farm, Old Henley Road, Ewelme, Nr. Wallingford, Oxon. OX10 6PZ Tel: 01491 835662 Andrew mobile: 07855 904133 Email: andrew.mainshear@yahoo.co.uk

63 Phil chooses his Charollais rams carefully, although reluctant to use figures for selection he has not ruled out the possibility of this becoming more influential in his ram selection in the future. His rams have to be blockly with small heads and wide loins, to him shape is much more important than size. The smaller heads give him much easier lambing for their easy care system.

The smaller heads give him much easier lambing for their easy care system. Rams go in to the ewes on November 5, with the ewes having been flushed on grass in October. The ewes are then housed from mid December onwards on a ration of grass and maize silage and lifeline feed buckets a few days before turn out. Housing the ewes gives grass time to grow ready for the April lambing.

concentrates are fed to either ewes or lambs. With prevention better than cure all lambs are vaccinated for orf and given a drench to prevent cocidiosis as routine. Most lambs are sold finished off the ewes with the remainder weaned late August early September to be sold as stores from mid September to mid October. All lambs have to be sold in the year of birth because with ewe numbers now approaching 1000 there is not enough grass to run stores over winter even if the returns look to be good. 1650 lambs were sold last year with the 1100 prime lambs going to Euroquality in Craven Arms. At an average of 19 kgs per head, 30% of these lambs graded E & U and came to an average price of £69 per head

after stoppages – not bad off just grass. Two years ago Phil put 12 acres of chicory in as an experiment. The weaned lambs go on to this in batches of about 250 for a couple of weeks before they are sold and there is no doubt that these lambs grow exceptionally well on this. The 550 stores were sold over a four week period in Ludlow market at an average of £63 per head after stoppages last year. Phil says that

Charollais cross store lambs are very much in demand for store finishers in the area.

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GARRISTON - YTU

KENTON FOSTER Garriston Farm, Leyburn,North Yorkshire. Tel: 07711 469280 / kentonfoster@aol.com

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2012

FLOCK DISPERSAL AT SKIPTON FEMALE SALE

YLK 6065 Incredibly inpressive embryo daughters in the sale

YTU 6002 won numerous interbreed titles. Both daughters and grand daughters in the sale.

Winning sheep at Great Yorkshire Show. Reserve Female Champion, 1st prize ewe lamb, 2nd prize ewe.

2011 ewe lamb, won 1st prize at Wensleydale and Stokesley, 3rd Great Yorkshire

Visitors & enquiries welcome prior to sale.

Web page coming soon: garristoncharollaissheep.com

65 Of the future Phil thinks without renting a lot more land they have expanded as much as they can and with the contracting business growing they don’t see that as a viable option. In the last two years Phils wife has started a small pedigree flock of Charollais and Phil and Will are already eyeing up some of the rams for their commercial flock.

Phil and Will Norton check the flock of Lleyn and Welsh Mule ewes, lambing outside in Shropshire.

Lleyn ewe with her 3 day old Charollais cross lambs, all born outside.

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Ballynoe House Charollais YCR MV Accredited

Gogwell King of Trumps - 1NF 0022 Purchased at Worcester 2010. Main stock sire in the flock. A ram which has bred exceptionally well in both males and females.

Scrapie Monitored

Ballynoe House Princess Katie - 1YCR0053 Katie was purchased by the Lornbrook flock in 2010 at Dungannon Female Sale. She has undoubtedly been my highlight of 2011, achieving Champion Charollais and Interbreed Champion at the RUAS, a tremendous accolade for the Ballynoe flock.

Top Quality Stock Available VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

11YCR 00161 sold for 1,200gns Top priced ewe lamb at Dungannon Female Sale 2011, sold to Arwyn Thomas. She was sired by King of Trumps. He also sired a lamb selling to 1,100gns at the same sale.

IAN CRAIG 10 Old Ballynoe Road, Antrim, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. BT41 2QZ Tel: 028 94 464368 Mobile: 07703 495966

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BREEDERS IN NORTHERN IRELAND PROVIDE

Prolificacy, size, conformation, growth rate, fleshing and lots of lean, succulent meat FOR THESE ESSENTIAL TRAITS

Contact any of the breeders featured in this advertisement or come to our official breed sale

Champion and top price of the Dungannon Premier Sale 2011, Carnew 11ZXJ00162. Sold for 2,900 gns to Rob Scott, Newton Stewart, N. Ireland

DUNGANNON PREMIER EXPORT SALE Monday 30th July - Sale 1.00pm DUNGANNON SALE (Rams only- non export sale) Monday 3rd September - Sale 1.00pm BALLYMENA SALE Monday 24th September (Evening Sale) DUNGANNON FEMALE EXPORT SALE Monday 29th October - Sale 1.00pm

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DREW & STEPHEN COWAN Tullyear QY Tel : 028-406-26275 OVERALL WINNERS REGION 8 FLOCK COMPETITION 2010 See our advert on page 4 ROBERT & STUART CROMIE Doughery - XYU Tel: 07540 620839 SIRES USED Logie Durno Laird Logie Durno Klass Act Logie Durno Jackpot Crogham Hannibal II See our advertisement on page 42

DAVID & LIZ MAWHINNEY ROCKVILLA VV Tel : 028-91-812076 Mobile: 07834 543061 Top quality stock for sale privately. See our full page advertisement on page 50

YNT Beechlodge YNT Stock sires used in 2011 F17 7025 & J17 2025 Rams selected for super skin and muscle. Top quality lambs for sale in 2012

Contact Billy Brown Tel: 07713 822 664

BREEDERS IN NORTHERN IRELAND PROVIDE Prolificacy, size, conformation, growth rate, fleshing and lots of lean, succulent meat

WILLIAM McALLISTER Artnagullion Flock - ZGQ FLOCK COMPETITION 2011 Champion Ewe Lambs, Res.Champion flock overall, Res. Champion Stock Ram STOCK RAMS Ballyhibben Kickstart Mobile: 07885 252031 mcallisterlivestock@yahoo.co.uk STOCK RAMS Honddu Investigator - YSS 8053 Wern Fawr Jet - XEV 9021 Drumsallagh Jaguar - ZWV 9017 Bawnard Kolt - D32 0104 Tawelfa Knockout - WBX 0003 Logie Durno Jackpot - ZNN9012 Glyncoch Knight - XCA0082 Logie Durno Lincoln - 11ZNN0228 KENNY & SHEILA MALCOMSON Ringclare YBX Tel : 028-406-51676 / Mobile: 07754 417868 Stock Ram RIVERDALE KIDD - ZEG 002 See our advert on page 88 Email: sheilam@hotmail.com

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BUTCHERS AND WHY THEY LIKE CHAROLLAIS Where do you sell your meat and who are your customers?

When did you first come across Charollais lambs?

Do you have a preference of weight and finish for your customers?

Martin Thomas Butchers, Pattingham in Staffordshire

We have a local butchers shop and our main customers would fall into the 35 - 60 year old category.

We first starting buying some Charollais lambs in 1995. These are all sourced from local producers, direct from the farm.

We like to have a large carcase; 23 - 27 kgs with a good level of finish but not fat. Plenty of meat on the loin is very important.

Andrew Seed Bespoke Butchering Services Skipton Yorkshire

We sell through a variety of outlets; catering establishments, home freezer trade, farmers markets and to retail butchers.

I first became aware of Charollais lambs in 2000.

My ideal lamb is a 22kg, U3. It is crucial that farmers select the lambs for slaughter at the correct finish level. Too lean is just as much as a problem as too fat!

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We asked butchers and farm shops a set of questions about our breed, and the general lamb meat trade. Their responses are set out below. What do you like about Charollais cross lambs?

What cuts are most popular and how do Charollais fit into this category?

Do people ask for Charollais by name and do you market novel cuts of lamb?

What do you think the future for lamb meat will see?

Charollais cross lambs are ideal for our trade. They are long, lean and with plenty of succulent meat in the right places. We can take these heavier lambs and know they will kill out well for our customers.

Most popular with our customers are legs and chops. They like a good size leg of lamb for a family roast dinner. Then it is chops. The Charollais fit this well; good weight of leg and chops with a big eye muscle and lean.

Many of our customers want repeat orders “I would like another joint like that last one� They also want to support local producers and like to know where the meat comes from. We do cushion of lamb, filets and racks for customers.

Lamb meat is very expensive at the moment, so we are not shifting the volume of lamb. But it is a product our buyers like and will keep demanding.

The conformation of Charollais lambs is just right for us. They have the shape but more importantly lots of length which is so important.

My customers like Lamb Henrys (a traditional Yorkshire cut from the shoulder) and racks of lamb. The length of Charollais makes good racks.

We sell mainly traditional cuts but also make a range of burgers, sausage and marinated products for barbecues.

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THORNETOWN Flock XKE

MV Accredited FABBL approved

All Stock Group 1 or 2 Genotype

SOUTH WEST FLOCK COMPETITION CHAMPION EWE LAMBS 2011 CHAMPION SMALL FLOCK & OVERALL CHAMPION FLOCK 2010 CHAMPION SMALL FLOCK 2009 OVERALL CHAMPION FLOCK 2006 CHAMPION EWE LAMBS 2005

STOCK RAM USED IN 2011 Mortimer Jazzy Jeff - HH 9095 Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME ROBERT HARRIS Bountisthorne, East Putford, Holsworthy, North Devon. EX22 7UQ Tel: 01409 241221 Mobile: 07855 770752

Nympton Flock

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MV Accredited FABBL Approved Winners of South West Region One Day Show Cup & South West Show Male of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 In 2011 - 6 Interbreed Championships, 1 Res. Interbreed, 7 Breed Championships & 1 Res. Breed Championships

SIRES USED

CARNEW KINGPIN - ZXJ 0008 South West Show Ram of the Year. Pictured with 20 trophies won by the Nympton flock in 2011. He was shown four times when he won 4 breed, 3 interbeed & res.erve interbreed championships. Two of his progeny were placed champion and res. champion at Dungannon show & Sale 2011. Kingpin was pre sale champion at Dungannon 2010. RHAEADR JETHRO - XXK 9036 A son of Parkgate Hurricane South West Show Ram of the Year 2010. Semen for sale. KINGSLAND JUSTICE - WAA 9020 Son of Southam Exotic. Multi prize winner West Country Shows 2011, including 2 breed champions, 1 interbreed & interbreed senior ram champion North Devon Show. Semen for sale SHEARLING & RAM LAMBS FOR SALE OVER 60 SOLD IN 2011

Dave & Margaret Smith Highfield, Kings Nympton, Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9TP Tel: 01769 572177

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AS NATURAL AS NATURE INTENDED Flock ‘XHP’

CHURCHILL Overall South West Champion Flock in 2011 Large Flock Champions 2 Interbreed Championships 4 Breed Championships 4 Reserve Breed Champions

Churchill Klassy Girl Devon County Breed Champion

Ewe lamb, Churchill Liquorice Female of the Year in the South West 2011

Don’t miss the New Members Day at Churchill Farm on Sunday 2nd September

Interbreed Group of Three - Churchill Kay, Churchill Klass Act & Churchill Lettuce

Dr. Amelia & Amy Pedrick Churchill Farm Campsite, Buckfastleigh, Devon. TQ11 0EZ Tel: 01364 642844 Email: amypedrick@btinternet.com www.churchillfarmcampsite.com

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Lleyn Ewes in Yorkshire The introduction of Charollais rams onto a North Yorkshire estate has paid dividends for the sheep enterprise.

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eorge Bush is the Farm Manager at Denton Park Estate the 2,600 acre estate which takes in some of the most stunning countryside in Yorkshire. The sheep enterprise on the farm took a different direction some 18 years ago “we used to keep horned ewes, but I felt that we could do better on the lowland ground and made the

decision to move to pedigree Lleyn ewes.” The estate now runs 1,800 Lleyn ewes and only buys in tups and they are highly pleased with the breed. The majority of production is aimed at pedigree Lleyn ewe lambs but a decision was made to put the older ewes to a terminal sire. Mr Bush was convinced by his local butcher that there was nothing to beat the quality of a Charollais cross Lleyn lamb. “I was a bit apprehensive about changing to the Charollais and the www.charollaissheep.com

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FOULRICE CHAROLLAIS

TURNING MUSCLING INTO PROFIT WHERE HARDINESS COUNTS

Est. 1982 MV Accredited

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Signet Recorded FABBL Assured Wernfawr Jim - XEV 9061 (photograph left) Champion Ram Builth I in 2009 when purchased from Paul & David Curran. Champion Stock Ram Yorkshire Area Northern Region in 2011. Sire of Foulrice Leon (11DG014190 sold Worcester Premier 2011 for 4,200gns to Arwel Owan. Also sire of 11DG01370 Foulrice Lexus, sold to Simon Brown, Eire for 1,600gns. Sire of 1st prize Ewe Lamb Gt. Yorkshire Show 2011

Draft of 20 Shearling Gimmers in lamb to top sires at Skipton Female Sale SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER

STOCK RAMS 2011 all ARR/ARR YFD 5002 - Ash Charollais Filibuster TG 7014 - Edstaston Headmaster Sire of our lead shearling ram at Builth II in 2011, sold for 2,300gns to I & E LLoyd (pen averaged ÂŁ910)

ZCA 8021 - Parkgate Insignia YCR 8029 - Ballynoe House Isaac XEV 9061 - Wernfawr Jim 1TZ0007 - Castellau Krypton Sire of Foulrice Lightening 11DG01588 (Index 355). 1st prize home bred ram lamb 2011 Yorkshire flock competition.

XPU 0079 - Rainbow Komodo Dragon 1QU0062 - Langstone K2

Foulrice Rams selling among the top averages at Builth I and II, Kelso & Society Sales

1st prize & top priced Shearling Ewe at Skipton 2011. Sired by Ballynoe House Isaac. Isaac also sired DG0376, Shearling Ram sold at Worcester Premier for 2,100gns to Herbie & Alan Kennedy.

Stock for Sale off farm - visitors always welcome by appointment - Tel: 01347 878529

CHARLES & VALERIE MARWOOD Foulrice, Whenby, York, YO61 4SD - or visit our website: www.charollais-sheep.com

75 concern over reports that the lambs might be bare-skinned. We have selected tups from the Foulrice flock of Charles Marwood and the better fleeces on the breed now has sorted out this potential issue.” Lambing takes place in April and all the ewes are lambed inside, being turned outside from individual pens after 24 hours if the weather allows, otherwise they go into loose yards to a short while.

Lambing the Charollais cross lambs is no problem Lambing the Charollais cross lambs is no problem “we monitor the ewes 24 hours a day, but it is very rare to have to lamb a ewe. We bring in help for this busy time and the instructions are not to touch the ewes, just monitor them and let them get on with it.”

Marketing is deadweight and the Charollais cross lambs are the first away. Marketing is deadweight and the Charollais cross lambs are the first away. “We aim to get the lambs to the optimum weight for the trade and generally get an extra 5 to 8 kgs of liveweight from the Charollais cross, as compared to the pure lambs.” The sheep enterprise is currently doing well and the aim is to increase the flock to 2,000 ewes and continue with the policy of crossing the older stock with the Charollais.

The farm did try another tup breed on the Lleyn but they did not stay long on the estate. “We were having to lamb every other ewe, which is just not acceptable.”

George is pleased to report that he has an enthusiastic young shepherd who is getting to grips with electronic identification and the benefits it can reap in recording performance on an individual basis. They will be installing a new mobile race which will incorporate a shedding system for whatever criteria you select.

The estate is blessed with tremendous grass, being entirely south facing. Lambs are all reared without concentrates and the first are ready by the end of June.

“I just hope that the price structure stays at the current level in the prime lamb market, as we need this security in the sector to be able to invest and expand for the future.”

George Bush, Estate Manager, Denton Park Estate Lleyn ewes ready to lamb

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TONY & JUNE GREGORY

WE AGAIN LOOK FORWARD TO SELLING CHAROLLAIS SHEEP THIS YEAR SALES FIXTURES 2012 Monday 6th August

Early NSA Ram Sale - Builth Wells The Important Sale for Early Lambers.

Monday Second NSA Ram Sale - Builth Wells 24th September The largest selection of Charollais rams and ram lambs on offer in one day. Sunday 21st October

Builth Wells Market - the Fifteenth Annual Production Sale for Jennifer Curtis, Tim Prichard and Dilwyn Davies The team that consistently produces in lambers and ewe lambs to found and add to flocks. Guest consignors - Tony & June Gregory, Herbie & Alan Kennedy, David & Paul Curran, Ashton Selway, E W Quick & Sons and Paul Amphlett.

On farm / in market Dispersal & Production Sales can be arranged, we have the experience Contact Michael Evans or Sara Hamer at BRIGHTWELLS EASTERS COURT, LEOMINSTER, HEREFORDSHIRE Tel: 01568 611166 Fax: 01568 611802 e-mail: auctions@brightwells.com Visit our Web Site: www.brightwells.com or You will be welcome at our Headquarters to see our sales of Fine Art, 4 x 4 and other Vehicles, Horse Auctions, plus the Professional Service Department.

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OTHER STOCK SIRES Banwy Just the Job - XXS 9033 Coldharbour Famous Grouse ZXW 5019 EBV 418 FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE AT BUILTH WELLS MARKET ON SUNDAY 21St OCTOBER 2012 ALL CLASSES OF STOCK FOR SALE ENQUIRIES & VISITORS WELCOME Signet Recorded MV Accredited Scrapie Monitored SAI Global / FABBL COLDHARBOUR FARM, STEWKLEY LANE, MURSLEY, BUCKS. MK17 0JD TEL: 01296 720554 Mobile: 07885 429374 E-mail: tony.coldharbourfarm@gmail.com Website:www.coldharbour-charollais.co.uk

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MALES & FEMALES FOR SALE Also M.V. Accredited cross bred shearlings, ideal as recipient ewes. JOIN US AT BUILTH WELLS MARKET ON 21st OCTOBER FOR OUR JOINT IN-LAMB PRODUCTION SALE

RAMS USED

ELMWICK ISABEL - DQ 8020 Breed & Interbreed Champion at the Royal Bath & West. Breed & Res. Interbreed Champion Royal Welsh

Glyn Coch JPR - XCA 9060 (owned by Patrick Tully) Lane End Lancelot - 11WAD00110 Garriston Kilowatt- YTU 0007 Elmwick Landscape - 11DQ00297 Artnagullion Jose - ZGQ 9017 (owned by Andrew Main)

ELMWICK KIT-KAT - DQ 0075 Central Region Female Sheep of the Year Top Price Female at Builth Wells Production Sale 2011 sold for 2400gns.

JENNIFER CURTIS Paddock View (Elm Farm),Wickhamford, Evesham, Worcester WR11 7SA Tel: 01386 832887 Mobile: 07970 05 1897 VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

CHESTNUT PARK CHAROLLAIS - QT

CHAMPION SMALL FLOCK - CENTRAL REGION SOUTHERN AREA IN 2009, 2010 & 2011

STOCK RAMS USED FOR 2012 LAMB CROP GARRISTON KILOWATT (Sparky) - 1YTU0007

DORLAND KINGSWOOD (Woody) - 1WAB 0038 Breed Champion South of England. Breed Champion Burwarton. He has produced well fleshed lambs this season LANE END LANCELOT - 11WAD 00110 He has produced consistently good lambs.

QUALITY TUPS AND FEMALES FOR SALE VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME John & Ann Griffiths

YTU 0007 Garriston Kilowatt (Sparky). 1st Three Counties, 2nd Royal Welsh, 1st & Res. Interbreed Monmouth, Male Champion Ram Central Region 2011. All rams jointly owned with the Elmwick flock.

Willow Dene, Southend, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. GL12 7PB Tel: 01453 845530 / 07815 565 328 info@chestnutparkcharollais.com

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Royal Welsh 2011 PRIZE wInnERs 2011 bREEd chamPIon (PIctuREd oPPosItE) Elmwick Isabel from Mrs Jennifer Curtis, also took the Reserve Interbreed title. REsERvE bREEd chamPIon (PIctuREd toP) Castellau Lord of the Manor exhibited by Tim Prichard and a member of the winning IB Group of Three REsERvE FEmaLE chamPIon (PIctuREd mIddLE) Dalby Jessica, 2nd prize senior ewe and also IB Pairs winner. Exhibited by Charles Sercombe. REsERvE maLE chamPIon (PIctuREd bottom LEFt) Elmwick Landscape from Mrs Jennifer Curtis. suPREmE IntERbREEd gRouP oF thREE (PIctuREd bottom RIght) Castellau Flock winners; 2nd prize shearling ewe, Lord of the Manor and the 3rd prize ewe lamb.

79 Castellau also topped all breeds with their group of three; Lord of the Manor, shearling ewe and ewe lamb. The lamb was sired by the 1st prize shearling ram on the day, Logie Durno Knout Out. The Castellau flock purchased this son of Edstaston Jigsaw at the Worcester Premier Sale for 3,300 gns.

Royal Welsh Show 2011 Interbreed Victories for Charollais in Wales

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he Charollais breed was back in winning ways at the biggest show of the year when it was victorious in the Interbreed Pairs and Interbreed Group of Three and just missed out when taking the reserve overall interbreed individual title. The supreme champion in the classes was Mrs Jennifer Curtis’s 3-shear ewe, Elmwick Isabel. Her sire was Sarkley Grand Prix out of a Highway Mr Softie ewe. Tim Prichard’s Castellau flock had an outstanding show taking the reserve

breed ticket with a well-grown and exceptional smart ram lamb, Lord of the Manor. The tup lamb was an ET son of previous RWAS reserve interbreed winner, Castellau Champagne sired by Penhros Ibanez. Lord of the Manor featured in both interbreed winning teams. Along with the reserve female champion from the classes. Dalby Jessica the duo took the interbreed pairs title. Jessica stood 2nd in her class to the champion but was pulled through to take the reserve title. Her sire was Rockvilla Father Ted and dam Rutland Lightening.

Jenny Curtis’s ram lamb, Elmwick Landscape stood 2nd in his class but also came through the ranks to take the reserve male champion ticket. This tup lamb was sired by Glyncoch JPR out of a Rother Valley Dynamic ewe. The Elmwick flock was also top of the line with their shearling ewe by Sarkley Grand Prix out of an Elmwick G4 daughter. The Logie Durno flock of William and Carole Ingram from Aberdeenshire took a couple of red tickets. Their senior ram was a full ET brother to LD I’m Yer Man, sired by Crogham Hannibal II. A full ET sister to last year’s Champion and 1st prize ewe lamb, stood top of the line-up in the ewe lamb class. The Logie Durno lamb was sired by Rockvilla Golden Promise out of a Rutland ewe - this breeding has certainly produced some show winners over the years.

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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2011 l 1ZNN0051 Logie Durno Knockout 1st prize shearling ram Royal Welsh and sire of Lord of the Manor. l 1TZ 0015 Castellau Keira, 2nd prize shearling ewe and group winner at the Royal Welsh. l TZ 8047 Castellau Immaculate Interbreed Champion Vale of Glamorgan, also in 2009 & 2010.

CASTELLAU LORD OF THE MANOR LOGIE DURNO KRACKED-IT - 1ZNN0207 - 11TZ 00252 Purchased with Justin Evans for 10,800gns, a record price at Worcester Premier Sale. His Reserve Champion, Interbreed Pairs Champion l Champion at Welshpool with a son lambs are very impressive with good growth & Interbreed Group winner at the Royal of Immaculate and shape. Welsh.

l Castellau Liberator and Castellau Lord Mayor both Champion Junior Stock Rams, Eastern Region and Northern Ireland.

FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE AT BUILTH WELLS MARKET ON SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2012 INTERBREED GROUP WINNERS VALE OF GLAMORGAN From left to right: 1ZNN0051, TZ 8047, & 1TZ0015

Top Quality stock available at home or at Society sales

INTERBREED GROUP WINNERS ROYAL WELSH 2011 From left to right: 1TZ0015, 11TZ00252 and 11TZ00290 (3rd prize ewe lamb)

TIM PRICHARD Castellau Fawr Farm, Llantrisant, Glamorgan CF 72 8LP Tel: 01443 224253

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awaRds RoyaL wELsh show 2011 JudgE : mR aRwyn thomas, caRms.

bREEd JudgE, aRwyn thomas wInnIng IntER bREEd PaIR FRom castELLau and daLby

bREEd chamPIon Elmwick Isabel, DQ 8020 Mrs Jennifer Curtis REsERvE chamPIon Castellau Lord of the Manor, 11TZ00252, Tim Prichard sEnIoR Ram 1st W & C Ingram ZNN 9160 2nd Gerald Burrough 3rd Victoria Sercombe WF 9047 shEaRLIng Ram 1st Tim Prichard ZNN 0051 2nd Jennifer Curtis YTU 0007 3rd Percy Tait XWE 0003 Ram Lamb 1st Tim Prichard 11TZ00252 2nd Jennifer Curtis 11DQ00297 3rd D P Jones sEnIoR EwE 1st Jennifer Curtis DQ 8020 2nd Charles Sercombe PE 9137 3rd W & C Ingram NE 8019 shEaRLIng EwE 1st Jennifer Curtis DQ 0067 2nd Tim Prichard TZ 0015 3rd W & C Ingram ZNN 0029 EwE Lamb 1st W & C Ingram 11ZNN02227 2nd Michael Jones 3rd Tim Prichard 11TZ 00290 gRouP oF thREE 1st Tim Prichard 2nd Jennifer Curtis

hRh thE dukE oF kEnt congRatuLatEs tIm & chaRLEs LIonEL oRgan wIth cEcIL thomas, JudgE FoR 2012.

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Scrapie Monitored

Established 1989

Lornbrook Charollais - bred to produce hardy, quality, hard working tups LORNBROOK STOCK TUPS YTU0005 Garriston Knockout Balmoral Male Champion 2011 Parkgate Looker - 11ZCA00358 Res. Champion Builth Wells 2011 Gogwell Kicking King - 1NF0012 Champion Carlisle 2011 Filton Lionheart - 11YWB00083 Balmoral Show 2011 Breed & Interbreed Champion YCR 0053, purchased at Dungannon sale from Craig Brothers

Garriston Knockout, 1st prize Shearling Ram and Male Champion at Balmoral Show 2011.

1st prize Senior Ewe Balmoral Show 2011

Parkgate Looker - 11ZCA00358 Res. Champion Builth Wells 2011

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

DIANE CHRISTIE & TREVOR BELL 38 Ballynichol Road, Comber, Newtownards, N. Ireland. BT23 5NW Tel: 07772 187 011 Email: diane.christie@hotmail.co.uk

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 INCLUDE v 1st prize Shearling Ram & Male Champion Balmoral v 1st prize Shearling Ewe & Female Champion Balmoral v 1st prize Ewe Balmoral v Interbreed Champion Balmoral v Reserve Interbreed Pairs Balmoral v Champion Lurgan v Champion & Interbreed Champion Armagh v Champion Newry & Reserve Interbreed Champion v Champion & Interbreed Champion Saintfield v Champion Omagh v Champion Continental Interbreed Group v Male of the Year & Female of the Year v Show Team of the Year www.charollaissheep.com

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Balmoral Show 2011 PRIZE WINNERS 2011 suPREmE chamPIon (PIctuREd oPPosItE) Ballynoe Katie, YCR 0053 shearling ewe exhibited by Mrs Diane Christie REsERvE bREEd chamPIon (PIctuREd toP) Ewe lamb, Riverdale Lavender from Norman McMordie’s flock. maLE chamPIon (PIctuREd mIddLE) 1st prize shearling ram and male champion, Garriston Knockout from Mrs Diane Christie. 1st PRIZE Ram Lamb & REsERvE maLE chamPIon (PIctuREd bottom LEFt) Rockvilla Lord of the Ring from the Rockvilla Flock of David and Liz Mawhinney. 1st PRIZE sEnIoR Ram (PIctuREd bottom RIght) Senior ram, Honddu Investigator from the Rockvilla Flock of David and Liz Mawhinney.

85 and Liz Mawhinney claiming the honours. This ram is no stranger to red rosettes having previously won the ram lamb class at the Royal Welsh in 2008.

Balmoral Show 2011 Top Accolade For Breed at Balmoral

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elebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club certainly got off to a memorable start with the breed taking the Supreme Interbreed Championship at Balmoral Show and also reserve in the Interbreed Pairs competition. Claiming top honours in the championship was Ballynoe House Princess Katie, shown by the Lornbrook Flock of Diane Christie; this outstanding shearling ewe was described as a potential winner by Ian Craig when he sold her as a ewe lamb

at the Charollais Female Sale in Dungannon. She was sired by the Ballyhibbon stock ram purchased from Michael Powers and with two influential grand sires, Kingsland Highflyer and Castellau Formidable Katie was a worthy winner. The high standard of Charollais on show attracted favourable comments from the large crowd watching around the ringside as Judge Richard Geldard from Cumbria went about his job. First into the ring were the senior rams with the 4 year old ram, Honddu Investigator Ram presented by David

Group leader in the shearling ram class was Garriston Knockout shown by the Lornbrook Flock of Diane Christie. This well-balanced fleshy ram out of a dam by Coventry Fosterman went on to win Reserve Male Champion. In a highly contested senior ewe class the Lornbrook Flock were once again to the fore,after much deliberation Judge,Richard Geldard placing their Parkgate Glenmorangie daughter as his first choice. Two strong well fleshed ram lambs from the Rockvilla Flock caught the Judge’s eye, with his first choice going to a Logie Durno Jackpot son, Rockvilla Lord of the Ring, the dam of this ram was purchased at the Southam Dispersal Sale 2010 for 3000gns. Winning first place in the ewe lamb class was a very smart ewe lamb from the Riverdale Flock of Norman McMordie, sired by Rutland Humdinger and out of a homebred ewe this stylish ewe lamb Riverdale Lavender went on to win Reserve Female Champion and Reserve Overall Champion. www.charollaissheep.com

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Riverdale was the number one Signet Recorded flock for weaning and scan weight EBV’s in 2011

Charollais

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OVERALL CHAMPION FLOCK REGION 8 2011 Best Small Flock in Region 8 in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 All home bred ewes for four generations STOCK SIRES RUTLAND HUMDINGER- Index 386 Breeds large correct ewes with lots of milk and good temperaments. In 2011 sons sold privately to A & J Walton (Rainbow) Riverdale. Kismet, Meiler Jones (Aberkinsey) Riverdale Liqueur full brother to Iris, Ingram Family (Logie Durno) Riverdale Lagan. RIVERDALE LAVENDER (Index 356) 1st & Res. Supreme Champion Balmoral Photo at 5 months. Sired by Rutland Humdinger. EBV’s: Scan Weight 10.32 Muscle 3.42 Actual stats on show week at 154 days Muscle 35.5mm Fat 3.0mm Weight 62kg.

FOULRICE KINSMAN Index 365 By Ash Charollais Fillibuster. Sons sold to 1000gns in Dungannon for Riverdale Lumberjack to J Wilson, Co Fermanagh. Owned with Eric Landan . CASTELLAU KINGDOM index 347 (Juno x C. Champayne) Along with Riverdale Jupiter he sired the 1st prize ewe lambs in the intermediate section of the region 8 flock competition, ewe lambs sold to 1100gns for Booths at the Dungannon female sale. Owned with G & J Booth. LOGIE DURNO LAIRD index 415 By Arjane Kinsman. Dam 2 prize shearling Royal Welsh 2010. He was CT scanned with a super CT Muscularity score of 75, which is obvious in his lambs. . Owned with R & S Cromie. BALLYHIBBEN LIMERICK LAD A 5 Star Lambplus Sheep Value ram, with 5 Stars for muscle, growth, lambing, and lamb survival. Full brother to Ballyhibben Kickstart. Owned with R & S Cromie.

RIVERDALE IRIS (Index 377) 2nd prize ewe Balmoral 2011. Dam of Riverdale Kidd, Index 375, Champion Ram in Region 8 Flock Competition and Interbreed Champion Castlewellan for the Malcomson Family.

Full details on our website www.riverdalefarms.co.uk or linked from the Charollais Society website

McMordie Family

Riverdale Lane, Saintfield, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. BT24 7JG Phone Norman on 028 97 511181 after 6.00pm

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awaRds baLmoRaL show 2011 JudgE : mR RIchaRd gELdaRd, cumbRIa

mR RIchaRd gELdaRd studIEs thE LInE-uP watchEd by a LaRgE cRowd.

bREEd chamPIon Shearling ewe, YCR 0053 owned by Mrs Diane Christie REsERvE chamPIon Riverdale Ewe Lamb, owned by Norman McMordie sEnIoR Ram 1st D & L Mawhinney YSS 9053 2nd Mrs D Christie 3rd Drew Cowan shEaRLIng Ram 1st Mrs D Christie YTU 0005 2nd D & L Mawhinney 3rd Jonathan Aiken Ram Lamb 1st D & L Mawhinney11VV00484 2nd D & L Mawhinney 3rd Jonathan Aiken sEnIoR EwE 1st Mrs D Christie 2nd Norman McMordie 3rd William McAllister shEaRLIng EwE 1st Mrs D Christie YCR 0053 2nd William McAllister 3rd Jonathan Aiken EwE Lamb 1st Norman McMordie 2nd Jonathan Aiken 3rd William McAllister gRouP oF thREE 1st Artnagullion Flock

1st PRIZE sEnIoR EwE FRom mRs dIanE chRIstIE kEnton FostER kEEPs hIs EyE on thE JudgE

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DUNGANNON FARMER’S MART

Ringclare Charollais “YBX”

90 Granville Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone Telephone: 028 8772 2727 Fax: 028 8772 4254

....over 20 years of quality breeding Kenny & Sheila Malcomson T: 028 406 51676 M: 07515 006163 E: sheilam29@hotmail.co.uk Riverdale Kidd, ZEG0020, Castlewellan Interbreed Show Champion 2011 and N.I. Region Stock Ram of the Year 2011. Used extensively this season. u Semen available

WEDNESDAY 1st & 3rd THURSDAY Store Cattle, each month Dropped Calves, Fat & Store Lambs Weaners, Dairy Fat Ewes & BreedStock, Fat Cows ing Stock. & Bulls. MACHINERY SALE: 2nd Friday each month POULTRY FAIR, CAR BOOT & HOME PRODUCE SALE: 3rd Saturday each month HORSE & PONY SALE: Last Friday each month PEDIGREE SALES: Pedigree Shows & Sales of Sheep and Cattle (as advertised in the Farming Press) Property Sales and Land Lettings as Advertised

PREMIER EXPORT SHOW & SALE Monday 30th July 2012 RAM SALE (non export) - Monday 3rd September FEMALE EXPORT SALE - Monday 29th October

PREMIER SHOW & SALE OF CHAROLLAIS SHEEP at TULLOW LIVESTOCK MART Premier Sale 2011 Supreme Champion owned by Eddie & Paul O’Gorman, Lisfuncheon flock. Right: Reserve Supreme Champion owned by Eamonn Quinlivan, Liscullane flock. Judge - Mr Drew Cowan

Website: www.irishcharollaissheep.net Rosslare - 75 miles

Dublin - 50 miles

Larne - 150 miles

Tullow, Co. Carlow, Southern Ireland

on SATURDAY 28th July 2012 Judging - 9.00am Sale 12 noon All sheep shown and sold untrimmed

Catalogues from Sheena McCarthy - 00353 86 2730363

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Charollais Shop We have a new range of Charollais promotional clothing for members to purchase. Body Warmers in Navy Sizes : Small 38”, Medium 41”, Large 44”, XLarge 47” Price : £20.65 Polo Shirts in Bottle Green, Kelly Green, Black and Charcoal Sizes : Small 38”, Medium 40”, Large 42/44”, XLarge 46” Price : £7.90 Fleeces in Bottle Green Sizes : Small 38”, Medium 40”, Large 42/44”, XLarge 46/48” Price : £19.08 Caps in Green (one size) Price : £4.00 Prices include VAT but not post and packing. Special orders for different garments, colours and sizes can be processed, just let us know what you would like and we can give you a price and delivery date. Also available : Lorry Stickers Price : £12.00

Umbrellas Price : £15.00

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Highland Show 2011 PRIZE WINNERS 2011 bREEd chamPIon (PIctuREd oPPosItE) Millhouse Lucky Shot ram lamb from Angus and Sue Howie. REsERvE bREEd & FEmaLE chamPIon (PIctuREd toP) Arjane Karen from Angus and Sue Howie’s Millhouse flock. REsERvE maLE chamPIon (PIctuREd mIddLE) Parkgate Lucky Charm from Alan & Herbie Kennedy. REsERvE FEmaLE chamPIon (PIctuREd bottom LEFt) Parkgate Hottie from Herbie and Alan Kennedy. 1st PRIZE sEnIoR Ram (PIctuREd bottom RIght) Parkgate Johnny from Ben Radley’s Loaningfoot flock.

91 exhibits from their Parkgate flock in Dumfries. The reserve male champion was the 2nd prize ram lamb, Parkgate Lucky Charm. His sire was Glyncoch Idol out of the 4,000 gns Lornbrook ewe. The ram lambs full brother achieved the same award in 2010. Making her 4th appearance at the Highland was their wonderful ewe, Parkgate Hottie, a previous champion at this show, this time she was just pipped at the post by the younger ewe. Hottie was sired by a Blythe tup out of a Southam Black Adder ewe.

Royal Highland Show 2011 First time success for Millhouse Flock

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irst time exhibitors, Angus and Sue Howie had a highly succesful and memorable debut at the Highland Show, when their ram lamb Millhouse Lucky Shot took the championship award. His sire was Logie Durno Jackpot and the dam was by Crogham Hannibal II ewe. Mr Howie is full of praise for the Charollais breed “ I feel it will expand significantly in popularity in the future. We have 30 ewes and are still expanding our flock.” The Millhouse flock also took the reserve spot with a shearling ewe that they purchased at

the Arjane Dispersal sale in 2010 for 6,000 gns. She was by top show ram, Galtres Dominator. Breed judge, Mrs Carole Ingram from Aberdeenshire said after the classes “I felt the standard of sheep was excellent. The champion ram lamb had size, length, shape and a sharp head and stood up well against the gimmer. She was a lovely example of the breed and handled exceptionally well.” Taking both the reserve cards were Alan and Herbie Kennedy with

Delighted with his red rosette was young breeder, Ben Radley from Dumfries. His stock ram, Parkgate Johnny stood top of the line in the senior ram class. A previous champion at the Lanark Premier sale his sire was also Glyncoch Idol. The Millhouse flock finished the day with another winner with their ewe lamb, standing above two from Parkgate. She was the product from the Arjane Dispersal sale, sired by Artnagullion Jose. Another bred in the Artnagullion flock stood top of the shearling ram class, this one Knailer exhibited by the Kennedys.

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mRs caRoLE IngRam studyIng thE EwE Lamb cLass

bREEd chamPIon Millhouse Lucky Shot, 11WKF00281 from Angus & Sue Howie REsERvE chamPIon Arjane Karen ZRF 0045 from Angus & Sue Howie sEnIoR Ram 1st Ben Radley ZCA 9034 2nd R & M Paterson ZRF 9004 3rd John Buchanan VV shEaRLIng Ram 1st H & A Kennedy ZGQ 0008 2nd Percy Tait XWE 0003 3rd Andrew Lawrie XJT 0015 Ram Lamb 1st A & S Howie 11WKF00281 2nd H & A Kennedy11ZCA00304 3rd Ed Bulman sEnIoR EwE 1st H & A Kennedy ZCA 7016 2nd H & A Kennedy ZCA 9067 3rd R & M Paterson YE 7062 shEaRLIng EwE 1st A & S Howie ZRF 0045 2nd H & A Kennedy ZCA 0028 3rd R & M Paterson YE 0063 EwE Lamb 1st A & S Howie 11WKF00268 2nd H & A Kennedy 11ZCA00317 3rd H & A Kennedy 11ZCA00314 gRouP oF thREE 1st Angus & Sue Howie, Millhouse Flock.

Ram Lambs on thE LoosE and mRs caRoLE IngRam makEs hER FInaL choIcE

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Linton Springs Charollais - XUJ

ZNN 0145 Logie Durno Korker Purchased at Worcester Premier Sale where he was shearling champion and reserve overall. Full brother sold last year for 4,400gns. His first crop of lambs are looking very promising

Above - ZNN 0053 Logie Durno Kingmaker purchased at Builth Wells in 2010 for 2200gns. He has grown into a tremendous ram winning 1st prize Shearling Ram at the Great Yorkshire show 2011, Interbreed Champion at Masham and Yorkshire & Cleveland Area Male and overall Champion of Champions 2011. His lambs are outstanding with many of them showing their father’s style and muscline. Breed Index 350. OTHER RAMS USED 1XUJ0183 Linton Springs Knockout the best son of our old stock ram, NF 7024 Gogwell Hunter. he has picked up where his father left off with some very exciting lambs for 2012. NT 9005 Glenbrook Donkey & AP 9046

Tel: 01937 581101 Mobile: 07817 670985

Robert & Samuel Tindall

Linton Springs Farm, Sicklinghall Road, Wetherby. LS22 4AQ

DQ 6146 ELMWICK G4 Very consistent and a great breeder of both quality males and females, producing our best sheep to date. His daughter was Yorkshire Area Champion of Champions in 2010 and 2011.

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Gt Yorkshire Show PRIZE WINNERS 2011 bREEd & tERmInaL sIRE IntERbREEd chamPIon (PIctuREd oPPosItE) Springfield Inxs, senior ram from Stephen Hodgson, North Yorkshire. REsERvE bREEd & FEmaLE chamPIon tERmInaL sIRE IntERbREEd FEmaLE chamPIon (PIctuREd toP) Sulwood Kinky Kitten, shearling ewe from Geoff Watson and Carol Grain, Northants. REsERvE maLE chamPIon (PIctuREd mIddLE) Winning shearling ram, Logie Durno King Maker from Samuel and Robert Tindall, Yorkshire. REsERvE FEmaLE chamPIon (PIctuREd bottom LEFt) Also from the Linton Springs flock of S & T Tindall, first prize senior ewe. LInE-uP oF gRouPs oF thREE

97 Logie Durno King Maker was 1st in a strong class of tups. He was an embryo lamb out of the top mating of Rockvilla Golden Promise and ZFY 5122 and purchased at the main Builth Wells ram sale. Their home-bred 1st prize ewe, was the reserve female champion, a daughter of Elmwick G4 out of a Trevadlock ewe by Carnevas Ascender. These two sheep teamed up with their 2nd prize ram lamb to take the group of three award.

Gt Yorkshire Show 2011 Local Winner for Halfpenny Flock

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ocal breeders Stephen and Nicola Hodgson from Bedale in North Yorkshire were triumphant at the Great Yorkshire Show with their senior stock ram, Springfield Inxs. A previous 1st prize winner at the show this year he went one step further to take the tri-colour card from Mr David Mawhinney from Northern Ireland.

In the reserve spot was the 1st prize shearling ewe from Geoff Watson and Carol Grain from Northamptonshire. Sulwood Kinky Kitten had taken the interbreed title at the Royal Norfolk Show in June and is sired by a homebred tup Sulwood Hawk. The ewe also went on to win the Interbreed Terminal Sire (Female) section.

The ram also went on to take the Interbreed Terminal Sire title. The tup is a son of Inglis Chalky and bred in Wales by Mr and Mrs G Jones out of a Wraycastle bred dam.

The Linton Springs flock of Robert and Sam Tindall from Wetherby in Yorkshire, had a highly succesful day taking both the male and female reserve tickets. Their shearling ram

There was an excellent show of tup lambs for the judge to sort and he choose a son of his champion, Springfield Inxs as the winner. Bred by the Hodgsons he was out of a homebred ewe sired by Aberkinsey Earth Mover. The last class of the day was won by the Foulrice flock of Charles and Valerie Marwood from Whenby, near York. Their well-grown lamb was sired by Wernfawr Jim out of a Urlay Nook Endeavour. This female may not be back in the show ring in 2012 as she went on to be tupped and produced a fine set of triplets!

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HALFPENNY CHAROLLAIS - YUU

MV Accredited

Stephen & Nicola Hodgson

Northfield Farm, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, North Yorkshire. DL8 1JU Tel: 01677 450367 Mobile: 07977 768090 Email: hodgson75@btinternet.com RAMS USED Springfield Inxs - ZGB 8007 Breed Champion & Champion Male Terminal Sire Great Yorkshire Show 2011

Halfpenny Kaiser - 1YUU 0025

Halfpenny Kaiser - 1YUU 0025 A Foulrice Gallant Son. Reserve Interbreed Champion Cleveland Show

Stock from the above sires for sale on farm or at Carlisle Sale - 31st August Kelso - 14th September Skipton Female Sale 13th October

11YUU00071 Son of Springfield Inxs 1st prize tup lamb Gt. Yorkshire Show & Int. Male Champion Ripley Show 2011

MOSS SIDE Charollais “ZRN” MV Acredited

Established 1990

4 Shearling Rams taken to Worcester Premier Sale 2011. First time at this sale and sold to a top of 1,000gns to average 750gsn. 2 of the rams sired by Dudston Jasper.

MARK WORTHINGTON Higher Moss Farm, Bamford Road, Shuttleworth, Ramsbottom, Bury. BL0 0RT Tel: 01706 825178 Mobile: 07745 950 716

Moss side stock ram, Dudston Jasper YBZ 9016, who is breeding well.

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awaRds gt yoRkshIRE show 2011 JudgE : mR davId mawhInnEy, nI

LInE uP oF shEaRLIng EwEs at thE gREat yoRkshIRE davId mawhInnEy PREsEnts thE chamPIon tRoPhy to stEPhEn hodgson.

bREEd chamPIon Springfield Inxs from Stephen Hodgson. REsERvE chamPIon Shearling ewe from Geoff Watson and Carol Grain. sEnIoR Ram 1st Stephen Hodgson ZGB 8007 2nd John Stott 3rd D & D A Lee shEaRLIng Ram 1st R & S Tindall ZNN 0053 2nd Percy Tait XWE 0003 3rd Thomas Hunter NN 0056 Ram Lamb 1st S Hodgson 11YUU00071 2nd R & Tindall 11XUJ00369 3rd Cyril Dougherty 11XRL01038 sEnIoR EwE 1st R & S Tindall XUJ 9136 2nd David Dennis YWB 7019 3rd C Marwood DG 9715 shEaRLIng EwE 1st Watson & Grain YST 2nd Peter Vaughan WAA0054 3rd Charles Marwood DG0335 EwE Lamb 1st Charles Marwood11DG01080 2nd Peter Vaughan 11WAA00246 3rd Kenton Foster 11YTU00103 gRouP oF thREE 1st R & S Tindall Res Watson & Grain

davId mawhInnEy casts a cRItIcaL EyE ovER thE Ram Lambs.

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awaRds thREE countIEs show 2011 JudgE : mR ERIc sLEEP, coRnwaLL. sEnIoR Ram 1st Jennifer Curtis 2nd C & J Thomas

bREEd & IntERbREEd REsERvE chamPIon (PIctuREd oPPosItE) Elmwick Kit Kat from Jennifer Curtis, Wickhamford. REsERvE chamPIon - (PIctuREd toP) Mr D P Jones, senior ewe ZRF 6037 bEst gRouP oF thREE Lambs (PIctuREd bottom) Wolston lambs by Logie Durno Jeeves, left to right Victoria Sercombe, Charles Sercombe and Janet Thomas.

shEaRLIng Ram 1st Jennifer Curtis 2nd Percy Tait 3rd C & J Thomas Ram Lamb 1st M & R Price 2nd Mr D P Jones 3rd Paul Amphlett sEnIoR EwE 1st Mr D P Jones 2nd Jennifer Curtis 3rd Jennifer Curtis shEaRLIng EwE 1st Jennifer Curtis 2nd Jennifer Curtis 3rd C & J Thomas

YWS 8004 Onecote Incredible

YTU 0007 Garriston Kilowatt

Oakchurch Lord of the Rings

Arjane ZRF 6037

DQ 0075 Elwick Kit Kat

EwE Lamb 1st D P Jones 2nd Paul Amphlett 3rd Jennifer Curtis bEst PaIR Jennifer Curtis, Elmwick Flock bEst PRogEny gRouP C & J Thomas, Coventry by Logie Durno Jeeves

101 Runner-up in the Interbreed Lamb competition was the winner of the ram lamb competition from Mr Ryan and Miss Mia Price from Staunton-on-Wye, Hereford. Oakchurch Lord of the Rings was a single born December lamb sired by Logie Durno Klassic out of a Banwy ewe, which was purchased at the Saucy Sale in Worcester for780 gns. This tup lamb went of to sell at the Worcester Premier Sale for 2,900 gns.

Three Counties Show 2011 Elmwick Flock back in top spot

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ocal breeder Mrs Jennifer Curtis from Wickhamford near Evesham was back in winning ways with her Charollais shearling ewe, Elmwick Kit Kat at the Three Counties Show. Kit Kat’s sire was Glnycoch JPR and her dam was by Foulrice Denethor. She went on to take the Reserve Interbreed Champion title. Victorious in the Lamb Interbreed competition was D P Jones’s ewe lamb from his Pwll flock in Brecon. She was out of a ewe purchased from

Edward Lloyd Lewis’s Gyffin flock and sired by Parkgate Highlander. The cross has been so succesful that Mr Jones repeated the mating this year using embryo transfer. Mr Jones reports that the ewe is looking well and destined for the show ring again this summer. His flock also supplied the reserve breed champion; a senior ewe. She was bred in the Arjane flock of Arwyn Thomas and purchased as a ewe lamb in 2006. She was sired by Galtres Dominator out of a Foulrice Rival ewe.

Mrs Curtis also picked up three other red tickets the first being with her senior stock ram, Onecote Incredible who was also sired by Parkgate Highlander and goes back to an Elmwick tup on the dam’s side. First in the shearling ram class was Garriston Kilowatt, which Mrs Curtis jointly owns with Mr and Mrs John Girffiths. This tup was purchased in 2010 as a lamb at the Builth Wells sale. The final class of the day was for a group of three lambs all sired by the same ram. Heading the line-up were Cecil and Janet Thomas with two ewe lambs and a ram lamb from their Wolston flock near Coventry. They were all sired by Logie Durno Jeeves a joint purchase at 3,000 gns at the 2010 Worcester Premier sale, with Charles Sercombe’s Dalby flock. www.charollaissheep.com

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Losses due to condemned sheep livers In the whole of 2010, the cash loss in England, Scotland and Wales due to condemned sheep livers was just over £1 million, according to Dr Phil Hadley from Eblex.[1] He says this is based on Food Standards Agency data that 7.23% of sheep livers—995,419 in number—were rejected for fluke. If the full impact of fluke on sheep performance was also taken into account, the loss would be considerably larger, adds Pfizer vet William Sherrard. “The majority of disease outbreaks are seen in the autumn through to mid-winter, due to ingestion of infective cysts found on the pasture in late summer through to early winter,” he says.[2] “However, lambs may not show clinical signs of acute fluke, yet the FSA figures prove that a significant number are carrying sufficient fluke at slaughter.” Dealing effectively with fluke requires an understanding of its life-cycle. The fluke eggs hatch and enter into the mud snail during the early part of the summer provided the ground conditions are damp, before emerging from the snail and developing into infective cysts on the pasture, if weather conditions are damp from late summer onwards. Sheep ingest infective cysts off the pasture and they develop through early immature then late immature stages before maturing into egg-laying adults. It takes about 12 weeks for the adults to develop from the time they are ingested by the sheep. The adults are found in the bile ducts and lay large numbers of eggs which pass out in the dung. The significance of these stages is in choice of flukicide, because some kill adults only (e.g. clorsulon), others will kill late immature and adults (e.g. closantel, nitroxynil) while triclabendazole kills all three.

103 Where liver fluke is a known threat, use of a triclabendazole-based treatment in the autumn ensures that all life-cycle stages including early immature are killed, thereby reducing the risk of acute fluke disease.

resistance, farmers should work with their veterinary surgeon to get to the bottom of the problem and modify farm management practices accordingly.

“In ewes and lambs alike, it is crucial that an autumn fluke treatment kills the early immature stages,” he says. “If a mixed infestation of worms and fluke is being treated, then a single-dose combination treatment of moxidectintriclabendazole is appropriate.”

CYDECTIN® TriclaMox® contains moxidectin (0.1%) and triclabendazole (5%). POM-VPS. For further information, please contact your local Pfizer representative or Pfizer Animal Health, Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Walton-onthe-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7NS. Use medicines responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible). AH624/11

An important issue in fluke control is the occurrence of suspected triclabendazole-resistant fluke in some parts of the UK. It is critical to monitor sheep closely in the late autumn/ early winter and check out any signs suspicious of fluke, even after treatment. On investigation, apparent treatment failures can be due to factors other than resistance.[3] For suspected cases of triclabendazole

References_____________________________________ [1] Dr Phil Hadley, EBLEX, 4 July 2011. Personal e-mail to author. Copy on file. [2] Dr Philip Skuce, Moredun Research Institute, November 2009. Liver fluke disease in sheep and cattle. News sheet vol 5, no 4. [3] Fairweather, I. (2011). Veterinary Record, 168: p514-5.

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eLMWiCK LANDSCAPe 11DQ00297 rOYAL WeLSH reS MALe CHAMPiON DAM DQ 7131

G. Sire XAK 3061 rOTHer VALLeY DYNAMiC G. DAM DQ 0024 www.charollaissheep.com

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G. Sire ZFY 4036 rUTLAND eNSiGN G. DAM ZFY 2200 G. Sire DG 5342 FOULriCe FireBrAND G. DAM ZeG 5009 www.charollaissheep.com

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eAST OF eNGLAND CARROLL BARBER JONATHAN BARBER STUART DUNKLEY TONY GREGORY JOHN MAXWELL CHARLES SERCOMBE ALAN THOMAS GEOFF WATSON

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NOrTHerN ireLAND JONATHAN AIKEN DAVID ANDERSON JIM BELL WILLIAM BROWN DIANE CHRISTIE DREW COWAN STEPHEN COWAN IAN CRAIG ROBERT CROMIE TOMMY FENTON SAMUEL FLANAGAN IAN GOUDY WILLIAM McALLISTER HAROLD McBRATNEY NORMAN McMORDIE KENNY MALCOMSON GEOFFREY MALCOMSON

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Co. Down Co. Down N. Ireland

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SOUTH WeST GERALD BURROUGH ANDREW COOMBS PETER COOMBS CLIVE HOPPER ROBERT HOPPER MICHAEL MILLER JOHN OSBORNE ASHTON SELWAY ERIC SLEEP DAVE SMITH STEVE STEWART PATRICK TULLY

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iNTerMeDiATe PANeL

This panel is for newly trained judges, who the committee feels require more experience of judging before joing the full panel. In order to move up from the panel, the intermediate judges will have taken up a number of judging appointments. Breeders are likely to remain on the intermediate panel for at least 2 years.

WHAT QUALiFiCATiONS DO YOU NeeD TO Be A MeMBer OF THe JUDGe PANeL? n Be a fully paid up member of the British Charollais n n n

Sheep Society (Associate Membership is acceptable) To have completed a training and assessment session to the satisfaction of the Judges Committee To be approved by the Directors of the BCSS To be actively involved in the breeding of Charollais sheep incuding the ownership of a registered flock which submits registrations to the Society on an annual basis. www.charollaissheep.com

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FRANK MARSHALL THE COMPLETE PROPERTY FIRM

www.frankmarshall.co.uk

CHELFORD AGRICULTURAL CENTRE, CHELFORD, CHESHIRE SK11 9AX Tel: 01625 861122

ANNUAL SHOW & SALE OF PEDIGREE ACCREDITED CHAROLLAIS SHEEP on SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2012 Store & Breeding Sheep every MONDAY Butchers Sheep every THURSDAY

CHELFORD 2012

LAWRIE & N SYMINGTO

LANARK AUCTION MARKET LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEERS & VALUERS

OFFICIAL AUCTIONEERS TO THE BRITISH CHAROLLAIS SHEEP SOCIETY IN SCOTLAND

WE WILL BE CONDUCTING THE FOLLOWING SALES IN 2012

Tuesday 3rd July - LANARK PREMIER SALE Friday 14th September - Kelso Ram Sales (approx 350 - 400 Charollais Rams) Tuesday 30th October - Collective Sale of In-lamb Charollais Females at Lanark Market ASSURED PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE - SALES LIST ON APPLICATION TO:Lanark Agricultural Centre, Hyndford Road, Lanark. ML11 9AX Tel : 01555 662281 Fax : 01555 665100 Email: mailbox@lawrie-and-symington.com Website: www.lawrie-and-symington.com

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Charollais Sales Calendar 2012 rAM SALeS

VeNUe

DAY OF WeeK

DATe

WOrCeSTer PreMier

WOrCeSTer MArKeT

SATUrDAY

30TH JUNe

LANArK PreMier

LANArK MArKeT

TUeSDAY

3rD JULY

DUNGANNON PreMier

DUNGANNON FArMerS MArT

MONDAY

30TH JULY

BUiLTH WeLLS eArLY

rOYAL WeLSH SHOWGrOUND

MONDAY

6TH AUGUST

CHeLFOrD SALe

CHeLFOrD MArKeT

SATUrDAY

11TH AUGUST

eXeTer NSA SALe

eXeTer LiVeSTOCK MArKeT

WeDNeSDAY

15TH AUGUST

CArLiSLe

BOrDerWAY MArT

FriDAY

31ST AUGUST

DUNGANNON SePT

DUNGANNON FArMerS MArT

MONDAY

3rD SePTeMBer

BrYNCir

BrYNCir AUCTiON CeNTre

FriDAY

7TH SePTeMBer

rUTHiN

rUTHiN FArMerS MArKeT

FriDAY

14TH SePTeMBer

SKiPTON

SKiPTON MArKeT

TUeSDAY

18TH SePTeMBer

BUiLTH WeLLS MAiN

rOYAL WeLSH SHOWGrOUND

MONDAY

24TH SePTeMBer

BALLYMeNA

BALLYMeNA MArKeT

MONDAY

24TH SePTeMBer

WeLSHPOOL

WeLSHPOOL LiVeSTOCK SALeS

THUrSDAY

27TH SePTeMBer

eXeTer rAM SALe

eXeTer LiVeSTOCK MArKeT

FriDAY

5TH OCTOBer

eWe SALeS

VeNUe

DAY OF WeeK

DATe

SKiPTON FeMALe

SKiPTON MArKeT

SATUrDAY

20TH OCTOBer

eXeTer FeMALe SALe

eXeTer LiVeSTOCK MArKeT

FriDAY

19TH OCTOBer

BreCON FeMALe

BreCON LiVeSTOCK MArKeT

THUrSDAY

25TH OCTOBer

BAKeWeLL FeMALe

BAKeWeLL LiVeSTOCK MArKeT

SATUrDAY

27TH OCTOBer

DUNGANNON FeMALe

DUNGANNON FArMerS MArT

MONDAY

29TH OCTOBer

LANArK FeMALe

LANArK MArKeT

TUeSDAY

30TH OCTOBer

WeLSHPOOL FeMALe

WeLSHPOOL LiVeSTOCK SALeS

SATUrDAY

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CHAROLLAIS SHEEP AT SKIPTON 2012 Tel: 01756 792375

www.ccmauctions.com

19th SHOW & SALE OF PEDIGREE RAMS – TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

September sale of 70 Pedigree Shearling Rams & Ram Lambs Wraycastle - DW

Shamrock - XRL

Ram entries to the Society by Tuesday 14th August

PEDIGREE IN-LAMB FEMALES – SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER

Sale of 200 In-lamb Females & Ewe Lambs including

Linton Springs - XUJ

Dispersal of 70 sheep from the Garriston Flock comprising 20 ewes approx. 20 shearlings approx. and 30 ewe lambs approx.

Special Consignment

Garriston - YTU

Foulrice - 25 shearling Ewes

Advanced consignments for both Sales from Foulrice - DG Moss Side ZRN, Linton Springs XUJ, Shamrock XRL, Wraycastle DW, Halfpenny YUU, Kingsland XJS, Rainbow XPU, Samlesbury XMF, Galtres ZKT, Camp House ZAB, Hammerton XUK

Moss Side - ZRN

Female entries to the Charollais Sheep Society by Friday 14th September

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Calendar of Private Sales 2012 SALES OF FEMALE SHEEP HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SOCIETY FOR OUR BREEDERS

A OF LL e Fi We iN CiAL S AT SP S O WA eCT ALe Ur S e r D A iN rAN AN re L A TeD D MB

WOrCeSTer ‘SAUCY SALe’ SATUrDAY 13TH OCTOBer WOrCeSTer MArKeT In-lamb ewes and ewe lambs from 12 leading flocks; Edstaston, Logie Durno, Knighton, Crogham, Tullyear, Glyn Coch, Wraycastle, Carnew, Rockvilla, Banwy, Dalby & Wolston. Auctioneer:Clive Roads, McCartneys.

JOiNT PrODUCTiON SALe SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBer BUiLTH WeLLS MArKeT In-lamb ewes and ewe lambs from 9 top flocks; Elmwick, Highway, Castellau, Parkgate, Wardshill, Cold Harbour,Wernfawr, Loosebeare and Tawelfa Auctioneer : Mike Evans, Brightwells.

ABerKiNSeY PrODUCTiON SALe SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBer rUTHiN MArKeT Sale to include the entire shearling ewe flock and a large proportion of the aged ewes from the Aberkinsey flock of Meiler Jones. Auctioneer : Glyn Owens www.charollaissheep.com

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Regional Officers 2012 NORTH OF SCOTLAND

SOUTH OF SCOTLAND

ChAIRMAn Mr Bruce Irvine Sauchentree New Aberdour Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire. AB63 7LN Tel: 01346 561296 Mobile: 07809 051550 Email: irvinebruce@aol.com

ChAIRMAn Mr James Andrew Fir Tree Cottage, Mount Oliphant, By Ayr. KA6 6BU Tel: 01292 560766 Mobile: 07780 603681 Email:johnkirkland @glenside421.fsnet.co.uk

VICE ChAIRMAn Mr Howard Davies Hillhead of Cannahars Whitecarns Aberdeen. AB23 8XJ Tel: 01651 862322 Email: h.davies295@btinternet.com

VICE ChAIRMAn Mr James Clanachan, Maryholm Farm, Dumfries, DG2 0BQ. Tel: 01387 253934

SECRETARY Mrs Freda Brownlie Crichneyled Cottage St. Katherines Fyvie Aberdeenshire. AB43 8QY Tel: 01651 891953 Mobile: 07734 872072

SECRETARY Mrs Jane McHarg Barcully,Maybole, Ayrshire Tel: 01655 740502

NORTH OF ENGLAND

EAST OF ENGLAND

ChAIRMAn Mr Richard Geldard Low Foulshaw Farm, Gilpin Bridge, Levens,Nr. Kendal. Cumbria LA8 8ET Tel: 01539 552016 Email: lowfoulshaw@ farming.co.uk VICE ChAIRMAn Mr Kenton Foster Garriston Farm, Garriston, Leyburn, N. Yorks. Tel: 01969 622566 (Farm) Mobile: 07711 469280 SECRETARY Mr Robert Tindall Linton Springs Farm, Sicklinghall Road, Wetherby. LS22 4AQ Tel: 01937 581101 AREA CO-ORDInATORS Lancashire Area Anna Marwood Tel: 01772 558049 Yorkshire Area Stephen Hodgson Tel: 01677 450367

ChAIRMAn Mr Tom Greenfield Harris Bridge Farm, Sibson, Nuneaton, Warks. CV13 6LS Tel: 01827 881244 Email: teresa.greenfield @yahoo.co.uk VICE ChAIRMAn Mrs Carol Watson 11 Eastwood Hill Desborough Northants. NN14 2QQ Tel: 01536 763462 Email: sulwood@hotmail.co.uk SECRETARY Mrs Ruth Mawer Meadow View Kelby, Grantham, Lincolnshire. NG32 3AJ Tel: 01400 230142 Email: ruth.mawer@homecall.co.uk

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Regional Officers 2012 CENTRAL ENGLAND

ChAIRMAn Mr Andrew Walton Church Farm, Backford, Chester, CH2 4BE Tel: 01244 851705 Email: andrew@wtms.biz VICE ChAIRMAn Mr Cecil Thomas, New Farm, Fosse Road, Wolston, Coventry. CV8 3GA Tel: 02476 542409 SECRETARY Jan Walton, Church Farm, Backford, Chester.CH2 4BE Tel: 01244 851705 Mobile: 07949 370684 Email: jan@wtms.biz AREA CO-ORDInATOR Southern Area Anne Griffiths Tel: 07815 565328

WALES

ChAIRMAn Mr Meilir Jones Gop Farm, Trelawnyd, Flintshire. LL18 6DG Tel: 01745 570410 Mobile: 07887 868349 VICE ChAIRMAn Adrian Davies, Glanbrydan, Manordeilo, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. SA19 7BG Tel: 01558 822312

SOUTH WEST ENGLAND

NORTHERN IRELAND

ChAIRMAn Mr Patrick Tully Bincombe Bartons, Bincombe, Over Stowey, Somerset. TA5 1HR. Tel: 01278 732944 Email: bridget_tully@btconnect.com

ChAIRMAn Mr Jonathan Aiken 82 Corbally Road Carnew,Dromara, Dromore, Co. Down BT25 2EX Tel: 028 9753 2578 Email: aiken_carnew@yahoo.co.uk VICE ChAIRMAn Mr William McAllister, 92 Parkgate Road, Kells, Co Antrim. BT42 3PG Tel : 02825 898084 SECRETARY Mrs Sheila Malcomson 29 Ringclare Road, Donaghmore, Newry, Co. Down. BT34 1RY Tel: 028 406 51676 Email: ringclare@hotmail.com PR OFFICER Mrs Maureen Cowan 26 Cascum Road, Banbridge, Co. Down BT32 4LF Tel: 028 406 26275 Email: andysdc@hotmail.com

VICE ChAIRMAn Mr Robert Hopper Gogwell Farm, Cove, Tiverton, Devon.EX16 7RN Tel: 01884 252133

SECRETARY Medwyn Lloyd, Bronhyfryd, Llangurig, Llanidloes, Powys. SECRETARY SY18 6RX. Tel: 01686 440344 Email: Louise Brewer, rees_lloyd@btinternet.com Carnevas Farm, Porthcothan, St. Merryn, AREA CO-ORDInATORS Padstow, Central Area - Duncan Cornwall. PL28 8PN. Davies Tel: 01686 689975 Tel: 01841 521142 Southern Area - Adrian Email: carnevas@aol.com Davies Tel: 01550 777064 Northern Area Huw Roberts Tel: 01824 703222

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Company Officials 2012 NATiONAL CHAirMAN Robert Gregory Email : rgregory@gotadsl.co.uk Tel : 01939 291466 CHieF eXeCUTiVe Jonathan Barber Email : jonathan@charollaissheep.com Mobile : 07712 659262 BreeD SeCreTArY Carroll Barber Email : carroll@charollaissheep.com Mobile : 07951 451250 ASSiSTANT BreeD SeCreTArY Liz Wright Email : lizwright@charollaissheep.com Telephone : 01953 603335 ACCOUNTS Liz harmer Email : liz@charollaissheep.com Telephone : 01953 603335 reGiSTrATiONS Cathryn Ince-Jones Erica Betts Email : registrations@charollaissheep.com Telephone : 01953 603335 BOArD OF DireCTOrS Bruce Irvine James Andrew Richard Geldard Tom Greenfield Andrew Walton Meilir Jones Patrick Tully Jonathan Aiken Robert Gregory

FiNANCe & GeNerAL PUrPOSeS COMMiTTee Charles Marwood - Chairman Email : charles.marwood@charollais-sheep.com Tel : 01347 878529 Robert Gregory Richard Geldard Charles Sercombe Meilir Jones JUDGeS AND SHOW COMMiTTee Robert Gregory - Chairman Carroll Barber Adrian Davies Charles Marwood Charles Sercombe David Mawhinney BriTiSH CHArOLLAiS SHeeP SOCieTY LTD Registered Charity no : 282757 Company number : 1341920 Youngmans Road, Wymondham, norfolk. nR18 0RR

Tel : 01953 603335 Fax : 01953 607626 Email : office@charollaissheep.com Website : www.charollaissheep.com

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Index to Breeders Advertisments Mr Jonathan Aiken - Carnew Mr Ralph Alderson - Carthorpe Mr & Mrs M J Alford - Foxhill Farm Mr Paul Amphlett - Tawelfa Mr Jonathan & Mrs Carroll Barber - Crogham Diane Christie - Lornbrook Mr Drew Cowan - Tullyear Mr Ian Craig - Ballynoe Robert & Stuart Cromie - Doughery David & Paul Curran - Wernfawr Jennifer Curtis - Elmwick Mr Adrian Davies - Glyncoch Mr Dilwyn Davies - highway I T Davies & Son - honddu Mr Stuart Dunkley - hyde Mr Dewi Evans - Ffrwd huw & Bronwen Evans - Glantren Mr Kenton Foster - Garriston Mr Tony & Mrs June Gregory - Coldharbour Mr Robert & Mrs Jeanette Gregory - Edstaston Mr John & Mrs Anne Griffiths - Chestnut Park Mr Robert harris - Thornetown Clive, Chris & Pip hawes - Grange Charollais Stephen & nicola hodgson - halfpenny Angus & Sue howie - Millhouse William & Carol Ingram - Logie Durno Carol Irwin - Brandywells Mr Meilir Jones - Aberkinsey herbert & Alan Kennedy - Parkgate David & Joe Lewis - Oakwood Kenny & Sheila Malcomson - Ringclare norman McMordie - Riverdale

43 72 19 6 16 83 4 66 42 10 77 10 8 6 22 46 8 64 76 24 77 70 54 98 IBC 29 18 IFC 48 62 88 86

Andrew Main & Family - Castle Main Mr Charles & Mrs Valerie Marwood - Foulrice Mr Tom Mawer - Kelby Mr David Mawhinney - Rockvilla G Meyrick & Sons - Bould Micklehills Partnership - Micklehills R h & M E Oughton & Sons - Lowerye Arwel Owen - Banwy Parkhouse, Jeff & Anne - Inverae Dr. Amelia & Amy Pedrick - Churchill Mr Tim Prichard - Castellau Mr huw Roberts - Bachymbyd Mr & Mrs M Rushbrooke - Brettles Peter Scott & Dougie Ferguson - Eastbach Robert & Gary Scott - Bunderg Charles & helen Sercombe - Dalby nigel Sheldon - Wrenvale D E & M J Smith - nympton Alan & Rebecca Thomas - Tilton Mr Cecil & Mrs Janette Thomas - Wolston R & S Tindall - Linton Springs Peter Vaughan - Kings Land Andrew & Jan Walton - Rainbow Worcester Saucy Sale Mark Worthington

62 74 22 50 2 52 14 54 36 71 80 46 12 56 42 20 18 70 52 17 95 60 58 28 98

northern Ireland Breeders Page G & J Booth, W D Brown, S Corbett, SAP Cowan, Robert & Stuart Cromie, William McAllister, D & L Mawhinney, K & S Malcomson

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Semen for Sale JTG & EG Sleep, Tim Prichard & Arwyn Thomas

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77

Celtic Sheep Breeding Services

111

Craven Cattle Marts Ltd, Skipton

114

Dalton ID Systems Ltd

82

Dungannon Farmers Mart

88

harbro Limited

89

husseys

112

Innovis Ltd.

110

Irish Charollais Sheep Society

88

I D & S B James

36

J G Animal health

94

Lawrie & Symington McCartneys Frank R Marshall, Chelford

112 36 112

norbrook Laboratories

92

novartis Animal health

OBC

Pfizer Animal health

102

Ritchey Ltd

103

Shearwell Data

106

Sheep & Goat health Schemes

111

Signet

26

Trident

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DeSiGNeD AND PUBLiSHeD BY Ceres Solutions 01953 607860 eDiTOr Carroll Barber ADVerTiSiNG Sue Platt CONTriBUTOrS Medwyn Lloyd Ian McDougal Jonathan Long Sam Boon PHOTOGrAPHY Carroll Barber John Eveson Catherine MacGregor Tim Scrivener Alfie Shaw Richard Stanton THANKS TO ALL CHArOLLAiS BreeDerS, COMMerCiAL COMPANieS AND FeATUre FArMerS WHO HAVe CONTriBUTeD TO THiS PUBLiCATiON. Every care is taken when compiling editorial and advertisements. The British Charollais Sheep Society can accept no responsibility for errors or omission arising from publication. Information and photographs contained within the advertisements may not necessarily be the views of the British Charollais Sheep Society which therefore cannot be held responsible for any reason arising therefrom. BriTiSH CHArOLLAiS SHeeP SOCieTY YOUNGMANS rOAD, WYMONDHAM, NOrFOLK. Nr18 0rr TeL : 01953 603335 FAX : 01953 607626 eMAiL : office@charollaissheep.com

ZOLVIX – THE WORLD’S MOST EFFECTIVE WORMER 1-3

Use Zolvix in every flock for: • Fit lambs – Zolvix kills all economically significant gut worms, even resistant strains • Fat lambs – using Zolvix can give you better returns4 • Finished lambs – you’ll be proud to take to market For best results use mid-late season in lambs and quarantine dose all incoming stock. Have you tried Zolvix yet? See your vet to find out more about Zolvix or visit www.farmanimalhealth.co.uk

EVERY FLOCK, EVERY YEAR For further information about ZOLVIX contact: Novartis Animal Health UK Ltd, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR. Tel 01276 694402 or in Ireland Tel 051 377201. ZOLVIX contains 25 g/L monepantel. ZOLVIX® is a registered trademark of Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland. Advice on the use of this or alternative medicines must be sought from the medicine prescriber. Legal category: POM-V in UK and POM in ROI. References: 1. NAH Study Y08/16; Y08/7. 2. Kaminsky R et al. Parasitology Resesarch 2010. 3. George SD et al. Veterinary Parasitology 2010 4. “The production costs of anthelmintic resistance in sheep managed within a monthly preventive drench programme.” Sutherland, I.A. 1, Bailey, J. 2 and Shaw, R.S.1 1 AgResearch Ltd., The Hopkirk Research Institute and 2 Novartis Animal Health Australasia. Use medicines responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible)


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