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HANNAH of TIPTOP TAKES SUPREME INTERBREED AT
THE GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW 2019
History has been made at The 2019 Great Yorkshire Show where Ali Jackson's imported ewe Hannah of Tiptop was crowned Supreme Interbreed Champion. A remarkable success that sent shock waves through pedigree sheep breeders.
“Immaterial of breed a champion has to be correct and have breed character and this sheep just oozes character. She also has a great top and head and is good on her legs”
Interbreed judge, Roderick Runciman.
Friday 30th August saw the second Society sale to be held in Carlisle where the breed saw great trade.
Shearling gimmers: Breed champion and top overall price was Lot 406 from Mr Ali Jackson, 4,700gns 2nd prize shearling Lot 413 from Mrs P Troup, 2300gns and 2100gns from the same vendor.
Ewe lambs: Top price - 2nd prize lamb, Lot 441 from Lochlad Farming Partnership - 3500gns, 1st prize Lot 430 from Mr A Jackson - 2000gns Lot 427 from Hayley Clarke - 1800gns.
Shearling tups: Top price-Lot 463 from Mr Duncan Welsh-2800gns, 1st prize shearlng Lot 480 from Lochlad Farming Partnership 1500gns.
2nd prize Lot 462 from Mrs H Clarke and 4th prize Lot 462 from Mr Kaleem Shaikh - 1500gns
Ram lambs: Reserve Champion Lot 498 from Mr A Jackson & 2nd prize ram lamb Lot 518 from Lochlad Farming Partnership - 1100gns
Over in the Non MV Ring prices:
Females topped at 700gns for a shearling gimmer Lot 544 from Mr Alan Smyth, Lot 548 from Mr J&M Workman-680gns and from the same vendor Lot550 650gns.
Aged Ram Lot 564 from Myerscough College - 1000gns
Shearling ram: Lot 569 from Mr A Smyth - 500gns Lot 573 from Mr Sjoerd Van der Spruit - 450gns
Ram lambs: Lot 584 - 450gns and Lot 588 - 400gns both from Mr Sjoerd Van der Spruit Lot 605 from Myerscough College - 320gns
Thank you to the judge Mr Edward Adamson
We wish all purchasers Good Luck with their new sheep and thank you for all your support
Worcester In Lamb & Breeding Sale
1st December 2018
We were delighted to see both returning customers and also many new faces joining us.
Topping the sale and the In Lamb entries was lot 268A from the Ty-Gwyn flock of Mr Brian Davies and Miss Louise Davies.
Scanned with twins to Gallowhill Balblair, the shearling was purchased for 3600gns by Miss Sian Jordan and will be joining her Penrith Low Fauld Flock.
Topping the Ewe Lambs were the UK born lots 269 & 270 from Rob & Vicky Grinnall’s Beech Hay flock who both sold for 1600gns.
In Lamb Shearlings £2835
Ewe Lambs £1438.50
Top priced sheep 3600gns from The Ty-Gwyn Flock
INAUGURAL BREED SALE REPORT
The much-anticipated inaugural breed sale for Dutch Spotted Sheep did not disappoint last Friday at H&H, Borderway Mart Carlisle.
With a 92% clearance rate, packed sales ring and top price of 3500gns the sale has been deemed a massive success for this fledgling breed and society.
The show, kindly sponsored by Solway Recycling and judged by Messrs. Hall, preluded the sale.
Standing as champion was ‘Bullseye’ a Belgium imported Aged Ram from Ali Jackson - Tiptop flock. (Sold for 3000gns)
Reserve champion was ‘Atomic’ a Dutch imported shearling ram from Messrs. Parker - Lochlad flock. (Sold for 2200gns)
Heading the sale ring was the UK bred winning ram lamb Damson Bailey from Megan Rowlandson who sold for 3500gns to Richard Barber-Fleming and will be joining his Castle Douglas based ‘Top Of The Spots’ flock.
Ewe Lambs £1540
Aged Rams £3150
Shearling Rams £1627.50
Ram Lambs £1504.50
Non MV Averages:
Ewe Lambs £693
Shearling Rams £1150
Ram Lambs £626.50
Damson Bailey - Ram Lamb from Megan Rowlandson
Top Price 3500gns
Bullseye - Overall Breed Champion - Aged Ram from
Ali Jackson's Tiptop Flock - sold for 3000gns
Atomic - Reserve Breed Champion - Shearling Ram for
Andrew & Pam Parker's Lochlad Flock - sold for 2200gns
Top priced female - DSS(UK) 2018 imported ewe lamb - sold for 1900gns
31st August 2018 SHOW & SALE at H&H Carlisle
FOA MV ACCREDITED MEMBERS ONLY
IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES TO MV SCHEME IN 2019
2.5.2 Non-MV/CAE accredited animal screen
If non-MV/CAE accredited animals are kept on the same holding(s) as MV/CAE accredited animals at every RPBT a female cull screen of 12 non-MV/CAE accredited animals must be performed.
4.1.2 Adding MV/CAE accredited animals to an MV/CAE accredited flock/herd
All MV/CAE accredited animals added to an MV/CAE accredited flock/herd must be tested between 6 and 12 months after arrival.
4.1.3 Imported Animals
Imported animals accredited under a non-UK scheme must be kept isolated until authorisation is given by the PSGHS vet to add them to the MV/CAE accredited flock.
4.1.4 Imported semen/embryos
Imported semen/embryos from animals accredited under a non-UK scheme must not be used/implanted in MV/CAE accredited animals until authorisation is given by the PSGHS vet.
MV Accreditation for Imported Sheep
2018 SOCIETY IMPORT UPDATE 26th May 2018
Everyone who had completed our pre-order form for this years import will now have the appropriate paperwork in their inbox.
Places on the selection day and within the selection order are filling up quickly at this early stage. We would advise if you are still interested in purchasing Dutch Spotted Sheep via the society to return the signed paperwork at your earliest convenience.
There is still however, plenty of opportunity to become involved in this fantastic breed and become an owner/member. If you are interested please contact the society for more details on the breed and the forthcoming import.
After the great success of the 2017 society import we shall be arranging another this year.
Members should have received details on this along with the April newsletter and non-members are invited to email the society where further details can be sent.
INAUGURAL BREED SALE AT H&H CARLISLE
GRASSROOTS ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
We are delighted to be able to report that members now have access to the Dutch Spotted Sheep Flock Book and Registry ‘online’.
can look up member details, animal details, pedigrees, progeny lists and search for animals for sale.
NOTE: You will require your 3 digit flock number and individual 4 letter access code for login - If you have lost this information please contact DSS(UK)
Members will be able to do online registration, notification of transfers and deaths.
CONSTITUTION ALTERATION 3rd Sept 2017
After guidance from DEFRA it has been agreed by the trustees that a small alteration to our constitution shall be made regarding our dispute procedures. This can be found under section 26.DISPUTES of any copies of the constitution published post 03/09/2017
The change can be emailed to members if requested.
BREED STANDARD ALTERATION
Our breed standard shall now read:
Tail docking is optional
EMBRYO TRANSFER & ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
A decision on these breeding methods will be voted upon by members in the coming years