Eastern Suffolk Sheep Club Carcase Competition Results April 18, 2012

ANOTHER very successful carcass competition was held this year at CJ Byford, Little Clacton, with a total of 29 lambs from 9 breeders. 20 pure Suffolk lambs and 9 crossbred lambs were entered in the 4 classes which were judged by Mr George Debman, retail butcher from Ipswich.

At the viewing, Mr Debman thanked the club for inviting him to judge and commented on how pleased he was to see such an event happening at one of the few smaller abattoirs in the region.

He was delighted with the standard of the entries and was looking forward to selling some of the lambs in his shop. There was a wide variety of weights ranging from 14.5 kg up to 28.5kg but the majority were in the ideal weight range of 17-24 kg. We all then enjoyed a meal at the Shepherd & Dog at Langham.

Our thanks go to Chris & Charles Meekins for their generous sponsorship and for attending the viewing to present the prizes. Thanks also to CJ Byford for hosting the evening and purchasing the lambs at �5.25/kg deadweight. The champion lamb grossed �128 with over half of the entry making more than �100 per head.

The results were as follows:

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Pure bred Suffolk lambs - heavy class 20 kg and over

1st R Partridge & Son Ltd, Kersey Flock

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2nd MJ & JA Pinny, Alloaks Flock

3rd MJ & JA Pinny, Alloaks Flock

Pure bred Suffolk lambs – light class under 20kg

1st Mrs V Wolton, Fishpond Flock

2nd R Partridge & Son Ltd, Kersey Flock

3rd R Partridge & Son Ltd, Kersey Flock

Crossbred lambs sired by a Suffolk ram – heavy class 17kg and over

1st R Partridge & Son Ltd

2nd MJ & JA Pinny

3rd AH Bradshaw & Son

Crossbred lambs sired by a Suffolk ram – light class under 17kg

1st R Partridge & Son Ltd

2nd R Partridge & Son Ltd

3rd WMA James

Champion Carcass:

Heavy pure Suffolk lamb from R Partridge & Son Ltd, Kersey Flock

Reserve Champion Carcass:

Heavy cross bred lamb from R Partridge & Son Ltd

Congratulations to Chris & Sarah Partridge for their champion carcass, a worthy winner of the John Keeble Memorial Trophy and thanks to all concerned with this event, particularly Ray Woolway for helping with the transport of many of the lambs and making the long journey back to Clacton for the viewing.

Main sponsorship organised by Chris Meekins Ruminant Nutrition Ltd

Championship cash prizes sponsored by EBLEX

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