Eastern Suffolk Sheep Club eighth annual carcass competition

By Suffolk Sheep Society 12th April, 2017

Eastern Suffolk Sheep Club

Carcass Competition Results 12 April 2017

Main sponsor Chris Meekins Ruminant Nutrition Ltd

Rosettes sponsored by Mr George Debman

 

The eighth annual carcass competition was once again held at CJ Byfords, Little Clacton with a total of 26 lambs forward.  9 pure Suffolk lambs and 17 crossbred lambs were entered in the 4 classes which were judged by Mr Charlie Mills of Bramfield Meats.  At the viewing the judge complimented the exhibitors on the consistent quality of the entries forward.  He also commented that there was little to choose between several of the best lambs. For his Champion he had chosen a lamb from the light crossbred class weighing 19kg which turned out to be out of a Suffolk x Llyn ewe by a Suffolk ram.

 

Our thanks go to Chris Meekins Ruminant Nutrition Ltd and G Debman (Ipswich butcher) for their generous sponsorship without which the event could not happen.  Thanks also to CJ Byford for hosting the evening.  This being Easter week the lambs looked worth the £5.20kg/dw which was the agreed price for the lambs.

The results were as follows:

 

Pure bred Suffolk lambs - heavy class over 19 kg

1st        R Partridge & Son Ltd, Kersey Flock

2nd       RJ Woolway, Woolways Flock  

3rd        K Titmus, Millside Flock

 

Pure bred Suffolk lambs – light class 19 kg and under

1st           DLJ & CD Hughes Chalkland FLock

2nd       MJ & JA Pinny, Alloaks Flock

3rd        MJ & JA Pinny, Alloaks Flock

 

Crossbred lambs sired by a Suffolk ram – heavy class over 19kg

1st        MJ & JA Pinny

2nd       BED Skinner & Mrs E Cameron

3rd        T Stocking

 

Crossbred lambs sired by a Suffolk ram – light class 19 kg and under

1st        BED Skinner & Mrs E Cameron  

2nd       M & H Bateman

3rd        Acorn Farms  

 

Champion Carcass:

Crossbred light lamb from BED Skinner & Mrs E Cameron

Reserve Champion Carcass:

Crossbred heavy lamb from MJ & JA Pinny

 

The John Keeble Memorial Trophy was duly awarded to Bernard Skinner and Elizabeth Cameron, particularly fitting since they have been regular supporters of this event, but had not won the trophy before.  Many thanks to all concerned with this event. It was great to see so many people at the viewing and enjoying the meal afterwards. 

 

 

Champion lamb with breeders Bernard Skinner and Elizabeth Cameron and judge Charlie Mills

 

Members of the ESSC at the viewing

1 Comments

Rob Dunsford

Fantastic article - really enjoyed reading.

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