On Friday 5th May, 2023 our Club once again were able to hold our Carcass Competition having been cancelled over the past few years because of Covid and lack of entries.

“Many thanks to Tom Stocking: (Midland and Eastern Breed Promotion Committee Member) for sending in this report. Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who took part and who made this event happen, fantastic job done by the East Anglian Suffolk Sheep Club, promoting the Suffolk Breed”

Kevin O’Donoghue, Mid & Eastern Counties Branch Chair

This year the Club held the competition at HG Blakes Ltd, Felthorpe, Norwich by kind permission of Mr. Andrew Clark. The Club were thrilled to have 35 entries which comprised of 21 Pure Suffolk lambs and 14 Suffolk Cross Lambs. The crosses were by a Suffolk Ram.

The Judge was Mr. Tim Leigh (AQM) assisted by Hamish Beaton. Tim was very impressed with the quality of carcasses he had to judge. Our Club want to give special thanks to the Main Sponsor, Chris Meekins Ruminant Nutrition Ltd, plus sponsorship from Anglia Quality Meat, Animax and Shearwell. Due to the extensive area that the Club covers, thanks must go to Tom Stocking for transporting several of the lambs to the Venue.

The Presentation took place at 6 p.m. with Tim Leigh talking to members about his decisions and placing. Chris Partridge thanked the Sponsors and Andrew Clark for all their hard work in making it a huge success.


Pure Bred Suffolk Lambs Heavy Class – 20kg and over

1st V. Wolton

2nd Tom Stocking

3rd Jim Hammond

Pure Bred Suffolk Lambs Light Class – under 20 kg.

1st B Skinner

2nd Tom Stocking

3rd Godolphin Estates

Crossbred Lambs sired by a Suffolk Ram -Heavy Class 20kg and over

1st Godolphin Estates

2nd B Skinner

3rd Godolphin Estates

Crossbred Lambs sired by a Suffolk Ram – Light Class under 20kg.

1st B Skinner

2nd B Skinner

3rd Tom Stocking

Champion Carcass Winning the John Keeble Trophy

Pure Suffolk with a Heavy lamb Mrs. Val Wolton

Reserve Champion Carcass

Pure Suffolk with a heavy lamb Tom Stocking

Both lambs were U3L grade

Crossbred Champion Carcass Winning the AQM Perpetual Trophy

Light Lamb from B. Skinner (U3H)

Crossbred Reserve Champion Carcass

Heavy lamb from Godolphin Estates (R3L)


Following the presentation of Prizes for the Carcass Competition the Chairman Janice Broughton had pleasure in Presenting the John Jiggens Trophy to Tom Stocking of the Tostock Flock. This trophy is awarded by the Club to the Member who has gained the most points by exhibiting at our two County Shows; the Suffolk and the Royal Norfolk. Both of the shows were well supported by breeders and close runners up were O and A Jeary of the Briston Flock .

Following the competition and prize giving, members had supper at the Wensum Valley Hotel and Golf Resort, Norwich.