South of Ireland Branch Suffolk Sheep Society Important Notice â€“ Please read If you intend to buy an animal and pay by cheque please understand â€“ we will not accept cheques unless they are advised to Bank of Ireland, Castle St., Roscrea or directly to Central Auctions Roscrea Mart. To have your cheque advised - simply complete this card and return to our office immediately. This will save you a lot of delay later. We thank you for your co-operation and assure you of total confidentiality. Central Auctions, Roscrea Mart, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Phone 0505- 21687 Name (as on cheque) Name & Address of your Bank:
SALE CARD Catalogue No Sale Price: I acknowledge and admit that I have purchased above lot, subject to and in accordance with the Regulations, Rules and Conditions of Sale as published in Sale Catalogue, which I have read and fully understand. Signature of Purchaser: Full Address:
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VENDORS Scrapie Genotype Certificates: Please have all Scrapie Genotype Certificates available for inspection â€“ these will be checked by the Society Inspectors prior to the show. Hair Sampling: Please be aware that random & prize winners will be hair sampled for the presence of illegal growth promoters; hair samples will also to be taken to be analysed for artificial colorants. N.B. it is most likely that these samples will be taken after the show, from approximately 6.45 p.m. onwards â€“ vendors must be present in their pens until the appointed Veterinary Surgeon has completed collecting these samples. Export Status: All males entered for this Sale/Show intending fro export have to be tested for export. You are reminded to bring with you to the sale the original report from the brucellosis laboratory in Cork with the result of the Brucella Ovis test. You will also need to have your original Scrapie Monitored Certificate for RQ rams. All rams must fulfil a 60-day residency on the holding of origin before export. Ram Proformas: Should be available on the day of sale, completed and given to the purchaser along with the Scrapie Genotype Cert. Photography: A photographer will be available immediately after judging on Friday evening and again on the morning of the sale at 8.00am. Prizewinners are asked to have their sheep available. Straw: Under no circumstance are vendors allowed to bring straw into the Mart premises in 2010. Straw will be provided by the mart. All rules pertaining to sales are subject to change at the discretion of the Department of Agriculture & Food.
EXPORTS - Special Notices Overseas buyers and their agents are strongly advised to contact the relevant Ministry/Department of Agriculture before making a bid for sheep offered at this sale and so make sure the vendor is prepared to sell his sheep subject to veterinary test required for the export. Sheep for export must come from Fully Scrapie Monitored flocks (i.e. at least three years). Owners must remain in charge of their respective lots and assist in marketing and delivery of such stock. Some lots have had a Brucella Ovis test carried out prior to sale and comply with the current rules for export – “Sheep coming from a Scrapie Monitored flock of three years duration, accompanied by a certificate from their local District veterinary Office verifying this status. Sheep accompanied by an Owner Declaration relating to the residency and disease status of the animals. Rams having a Brucella Ovis negative test within 30 days of export, accompanied by a copy of the blood report and it must be endorsed by the Veterinary surgeon who sampled the sheep. In the case of sheep adhering to the export requirements and having the relevant export documentation carried out on the day of sale by the Department Veterinary representative – they will be free to travel immediately from the sales yard. Probationary Scrapie Monitored sheep are from flocks which have been participating in the Department of Agriculture Scrapie Monitored Scheme for less than three years and therefore cannot at this time sell for export. The progeny of flocks in either category may be considered safe and free of the disease "Scrapie".
SCRAPIE GENOTYPING The Suffolk is the only breed to provide significant Scrapie resistance within the national flock. Already a massive 92% of Suffolks have totally or predominantly resistant genotypes. The Suffolk is in a stronger position than many breeds because its genetic resistance to Scrapie is relatively simple to improve through breeding. Many individual members have invested heavily in ensuring their flocks are 100% Scrapie resistant. Susceptibility can be determined, by using a simple blood test that reveals the sheep’s genotypes. Research shows there are three places in the genotype where variations occur, known as codons. Codon 136, 154 and 171. The Suffolk breed only varies on codon 171. Therefore they are either Scrapie resistant “RR”; have some resistance “RQ” or are susceptible”QQ”. In contrast many other breeds have variations on all three codons. All sheep at this sale have been Scrapie Genotyped - only those testing "RR" or "RQ" will be eligible for sale. Most sheep have their test results printed in the catalogue - those still awaiting results at the time of print will have them on the day of sale - all prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check the Genotype of any sheep before making a bid in order to avoid disappointment.
Sale will run in Catalogue order – one ring only. All Sheep must be penned by 2.00pm on Friday th 6th. All Sheep must6th be penned by 2.00pm on Friday 7th. 6 Judging Friday at 4.00pm Sale Saturday th th Judgingtimes: Friday 11.00am 6 at 4.00pmSale 7 Selling Ewes & Saturday Ewe Lambs Selling times:-11.00am Ewes & Ewe Lambs ~ Rams & Ram Lambs immediately afterwards Rams & Ram Lambs immediately afterwards
SHOW AND JUDGING ORDER Sheep eligible for Championship classes are as follows: Females: 1st & 2nd Prize-winners in classes 1 & 2 Males: 1st & 2nd Prize-winners in classes 3, 4, 5 & 6 and one sheep from the winning group of three sheep (provided that it has not been shown in classes 3, 4, 5 & 6. Should the number of entries in any of the above classes fail to exceed three, it will be left to the decision of the Judge to recommend the prize and prizes to be awarded in such cases. Should any animal exhibited be withdrawn from the sale, it will forfeit any prize won and such prize will be awarded to the next in order of merit. JUDGE:
Padraic Murphy Woodlands Lodge, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
Greg Rossiter, Richard Moore, Jim Jeffery, Michael Clarke, Edward Jeffery, Willie Gleeson
Willie Gleeson, Richard Moore, Jim Jeffery, Edward Jeffery
Mr Michael Harty Mr. George Candler
ORDER OF SELLING 1.
Shearling Ewes (single) with re-runs of the first three lots offered at end of single Shearling ewes. Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe in catalogue order.
Shearling Rams with re-runs of the first three lots offered at the end of the 1 ballot. Ram Lambs with re-runs for the first three lots offered after the first ballot Champion and Reserve Champion Ram in catalogue order
IMPORTANT - It is the seller’s responsibility to bring his sheep to and from the Sales Ring. If a Breeder misses his turn, he goes back to the end of the Sale. All SHEEP must remain in their ALLOCATED PENS throughout the sale. VENDORS – PLEASE NOTE Vendors must have all their sheep tagged according to Department of Agriculture rules and must provide a personalised individual triplicate form for each lot offered for sale (Dispatch document).
PRIZE WINNERS 1st
CLASS 1 Single Shearling Ewe CLASS2 Ewe Lambs CLASS3 Shearling Ram CLASS 4 Novice Ram Lamb CLASS 5 Recorded Class CLASS 6 Open Ram Lamb CLASS 7 Group of Three Ram Lambs
Connolly Red Mills are presenting E100 Vouchers for every ram lamb sold between E500 and E650.
Reserve Female Champion
Reserve Male Champion
SPECIAL PRIZES Perpetual Challenge Cup: Presented by the Suffolk Sheep Society for the best Suffolk Ram bred in Southern Ireland. Tynte Cup: Challenge Cup presented by the late Miss Tynte for the best Ram Lamb in the Novice Class. McCulloch Cup: Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by Messrs. J. McCulloch & Sons for the best Group of Three Ram Lambs bred by the Exhibitor. The Bocock Perpetual Challenge Cup: Presented by the late Mr. A.M. Bocock for the best Ram or Ram Lamb bred by the Exhibitor. Gibson Cup: Presented by Mrs. Gibson for the best Shearling Ewe or Ewe Lamb in Classes 2, 3 or 4. James Oâ€™Neill Perpetual Challenge Cup: For the Supreme Champion of the Show. Wexford Marts Cup: For the best Ram Lamb in LMI Class. Chapman Fearson Cup: For the best Shearling Ram. Arthur O'Keeffe Memorial Trophy: For the winner of the Open Ram Lamb Class. Arthur O'Keeffe Memorial Trophy: For the winner of the Open Ram Lamb Class.
********************************************* Further information on forthcoming sales and flock registration may be had from the Secretary: Anne Mitchell Cross Menlough Ballinasloe 090 9684759: 086 2428554: firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.suffolksheep.ie
Connolly Red Mills are presenting Vouchers of E100 for every Ram lamb purchased between E500 and E650
Connolly Red Mills are presenting Vouchers of E100 for every Ram lamb purchased between E500 and E650
RAM FERTILITY GUARANTEE 1. All rams and ram lambs sold at the Sale are warranted by the vendor to be capable of natural and effective service by 7th October of the year of Sale ("the Male Guarantee Period"). Provided always that: a. any animal which is not so capable and where the incapacity is caused or contributed to by injury or illness howsoever caused, suffered or contracted after the Sale is not covered by the warranty; and b. any animal which has not been conclusively determined as incapable of natural and effective service in accordance with the procedure set out hereinafter and which dies of natural causes during the Male Guarantee Period is not covered by the warranty. 2. An animal shall be deemed incapable of natural and effective service if: a. It fails to make at least one ewe pregnant during the Male Guarantee Period under natural breeding conditions; and b. It is certified as being so incapable by a veterinary surgeon in accordance with clauses 4 and 5 below. "Natural breeding conditions" means when a ram is run with ewes in normal breeding condition, cycling without artificial interference. Ewes which have been sponged and /or treated with hormones to induce or synchronise ovulation are deemed not to be in normal breeding condition. 3. The purchaser shall throughout the Male Guarantee Period give the animal full and sufficient opportunity to prove that he is capable of natural and effective service and maintain him in a fit condition. 4. If the purchaser avers that the ram or ram lamb has failed to prove himself capable of natural and effective service by 12th September of the year of the Sale, the purchaser shall then by 20th September of the year of the Sale: a. Notify the seller in writing that the animal is to be tested; and b. Have the animal subjected to a semen test by the artificial vagina method by a veterinary surgeon attached to a breeding company authorised by the Society; and c. Obtain from the veterinary surgeon a duly completed Soundness for Breeding report in the form issued by the Society from time to time; and (If the veterinary surgeon certifies that the animal is incapable of natural and Effective service) lodge a copy of the Report with the vendor. 5. The vendor shall be entitled to have a second test carried out by the same or a different veterinary surgeon attached to a breeding company authorised by the Society who shall issue a Soundness for Breeding report by 6th October of the year of the Sale, and such Report shall conclusively determine whether or not the animal is capable of natural and effective service. The vendor shall deliver to the purchaser a copy of this second Report by 12th October of the year of the Sale. The purchaser shall at the expense of the vendor do all acts, deeds and things necessary to enable the second test to be carried out. If the animal shall be deemed fertile, the purchaser shall on demand repay the vendor the veterinary surgeon fees of the second test and Report. 6. If the ram is deemed incapable of natural and effective service during the Male Guarantee Period, the purchaser may by 31st October of the year of the Sale return the animal to the vendor and thereupon the vendor shall repay to the purchaser the whole of the purchase price and cost of transport of the animal from the purchaser's premises to the vendor's premises and the veterinary surgeon testing fees incurred by the purchaser. 7. The vendor shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss howsoever sustained by a purchaser. 8. As to clauses 4 and 5 and 6 time is of the essence. 9. Any variation by a vendor and purchaser of any of the Conditions set in this Section 2 shall be in writing and signed by each of the parties. The terms of any statutory enactment or custom or trade which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Section 2 are hereby excluded.
CONDITIONS OF SALE - ROSCREA 2010 1
Without prejudice to the foregoing rules it is hereby expressly declared that the seller by selling and the buyer by purchasing shall be bound by the rules not withstanding the terms of any statutory enactment or custom or trade to the contrary.
The auctioneer is judge of the sale to whom all disputes or differences of any kind which may arise at or in relation to the auction either between the seller and the buyer or amongst the bidders themselves shall be referred and his decision shall be final and binding on all parties.
Any dispute as to any matter of the settlement of which no provision was made in these rules shall be referred to an arbitrator to be appointed failing agreement between or amongst the parties by the auctioneers and the decision of the arbitrator so appointed shall be final and binding on all parties to the dispute. Any arbitrator under this clause shall be subject to the Arbitration Act for the time being in force.
The Highest bidder to be the purchaser, subject to rule 7, and if any dispute shall arise between two or more bidders, the lot in dispute to be put up again and re-sold or the auctioneers may declare the purchaser.
Purchasers to give their names and places of abode and pay a deposit of 20% in part payment of each lot, or the whole of the purchase money, immediately upon the fall of the hammer if required.
All lots to be cleared away at the buyer's expense at the close of sale, to be risk of the purchaser from the time the lot is sold: and to be taken with all faults and errors of description.
Purchasers at this sale, not complying with the above conditions, will be subject, without further notice, to have their lots re-sold, either by public auction or by private contract: the deposit money will be forfeited, and any deficiency, with all expenses attending such re-sale, to be made good by the defaulters on demand.
Rams and ewes to be sold in euros plus 5% commission. No rams or ram lambs to be sold at less than €300. Ewe/Ewe lambs €200. No bid under €10.
Any sheep having artificially blackened heads or coloured fleeces will be disqualified.
10 Any sheep found to have a positive blood test for prohibitive substances will be disqualified and dealt with by the disciplinary committee. 11 All sheep will be sold in order in which they appear in Catalogue. 12 A red dot must be clearly marked on the shoulder of all substitute sheep. 13 All lots are "on the market" from the 1st bid. When the auctioneer’s hammer falls, the vendor may refuse or accept the final bid. A vendor must say “yes” or “no” to the final bid before he/she leaves the ring or he/she does not respond on the fall of the hammer this will be regarded as a “Yes” and that animal will be taken as sold. No change from this will be entertained. 14 2% levy will be charged to all vendors by the Suffolk Sheep Society ion all lots/sheep sold at this sale. Roscrea Mart will make this deduction on the day. E&OE
Conditions of Entry All sheep entered for Show & Sale must be the produce of registered flocks, the property of a member of the Suffolk Sheep Society. Flock numbers, individual ear marks & numbers of any sires mentioned must be stated on the Entry Form. All Shearling Rams & Ewes must have been shorn in 2010. Breeders have the option to shear-out their lambs. Any sheep having artificially blackened heads, coloured fleeces or bearing tar or pitch will be disqualified. It is possible that forensic tests could be carried out on hair samples from one sheep from every pen. If it is found that any form of artificial colouring has been used on any animal tested then the vendor will be instructed to remove his entire consignment from the sale yard. Owners of up to twenty breeding Ewes (i.e. a ewe of at least 2 years of age) in the Flock Book are allowed to send a maximum of two entries in Ram Section, & owners of over that number, one entry for each additional ten or part of ten ewes. Eight to be the maximum entry of Rams by one Breeder as heretofore, of which only three may be Shearling Rams with each breeder’s entry of Ram lambs to be sold in two ballots. Members who are not three years registered can only enter two Rams or Ram Lambs. One lot of five Shearling Ewes for any number up to twenty breeding ewes entered in Flock Book is permitted and a further Lot of Five for each complete twenty breeding ewes thereafter. Two entries in the single Shearling Ewe Class & one entry in each of the ewe lamb classes is the maximum for one breeder. Single ewes may not be drawn from the Pen of Five. Ewe & Ram Lambs & Pens of Five Shearling Ewes must be bred by the Exhibitor. Substitutes may only be made within the categories they have been entered. Exhibitors are permitted to substitute one Ram lamb if they have up to & including 4 ram lambs entered; 2 substitutes for 5 to 8 inclusive; one Ewe in the singles classes and one ewe in the Pen of Five provided full details have been lodged with the Secretary before 12 noon on Friday 30th July. No substitute will be accepted or permitted after that time. All sheep presented for export must be Scrapie Genotyped and must test either “RR” or “RQ”. Exhibitors may not parade more that two Ram Lambs in the Single Lamb Class. Recorded Class is open to lambs with an L M Index of 100 or over and to lambs with a positive index under the Signet Scheme. Any lamb shown in the Lean Meat Index Recorded Class cannot parade in the Open Class. The first four lambs in the Novice Class may only parade in the Open class. A Novice is understood to mean - a breeder who has never won a first prize at the Premier Show & Sale. A novice breeder may only show two lambs in the Novice class and, if eligible, two other lambs in the LMI class but may not show any lambs in the Open Class except a lamb placed in the first four in the Novice Class. From 1991 a Breeder who wins the Novice Class at the Premier sale is no longer eligible for that Class. The winner of the Open Class (Class 8) may not parade in the Group of Three (Class 9). Entry fees, which must accompany Ballot Forms: Rams & Single Ewes - €20 each, Pens of Five Shearling Ewes - €50 per pen are non refundable. All sheep must be numbered distinctly with branding irons on the day prior to sale. All Substitute sheep to be marked with a red spot and the breeding to be placed on the pen on special substitution cards available from the auctioneers. All sheep must be tattooed for a sufficient length of time prior to Sale to ensure legibility on day of Sale. All sheep to be inspected by Inspectors appointed by the Society or Branch Committee, and they must only approve sheep considered likely to produce lambs worthy of the breed, in particular they will look for clear and correct earmarking, conformation and excessive black wool. Veterinary Surgeons shall also be appointed for the inspection of correct mouths and in the case of rams, testes. Any sheep rejected by the Inspectors or Veterinary Surgeons shall not be eligible for registration in the Society’s Flock Book, or the issue of a Pedigree Export Certificate. The decision of Inspectors and Veterinary Surgeons shall be final and binding and they shall be absolved from any responsibility for any action taken as a result of their advice. Owners of Pens of Five Shearling Ewes are requested to be in attendance at the Pen while the sheep are being inspected. All sheep to be penned between 9am and 2.00pm on Friday, August 6th. Sheep will not be accepted for the Show or Sale after that time. Judging commences at 4.00 pm on Friday August 6th and Sale commences at 11.00 am on Saturday August 7th. Entries will not be accepted from Members who have not paid the current years subscription. Minimum weight of ram lambs offered for sale 75 kg. Shearling Rams will be inspected at point of entry and only those deemed of sufficient standard will be admitted. Minimum selling prices: Ram €300 Ewe Lambs €200, Ewes €200, Females offered for sale must be sold if bidding reaches €600. When Rams are unsold at €1000 or over, the owner will be charged full commission on the highest bid in the sales ring. N.B. Transgressions of any rule of the Society will be punishable by two years suspension from selling at any of the Society or affiliated sales, subject to a hearing at Committee level. The Committee of the South of Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society reserves the right to reduce entries if numbers are considered excessive.