Sire of the Year Trophy 2011

Sire of the Year 2011
GLENSIDE RAZZLE DAZZLE - FPG1000055

 

Congratulations go to John Forsyth (Glenside), who has won the 2011 ‘Sire of the Year’ 2011 trophy with the three top sons of Glenside Razzle Dazzle, (FPG1000055).

Razzle Dazzle is jointly owned by four Aberdeenshire flocks, Milnbank, Deveronvale, Insch and Strathbogie, he made a tremendous impact this year on all four flocks.


Razzle Dazzle

The runner up was the Irish born Straidarran Ranger (WXS1000004), whose three top sons included. the 46,000 Foyle View Superstar (SMV1100017) who topped the Lanark National sale.

Michael Smyth (Foyle View), the seventeen year old breeder of Superstar, will undoubtedly have provided inspiration to many young breeders by proving that with good management you can reach the top with a limited budget.

Another relatively young breeder who deserves a mention is Kerr Jarvie (Duncryne) who bred Duncryne Ringmaster, (JRV1000001, first prize 2010 Lanark Novice Lamb), which has bred very well in the Forkins flock.

A feature of the “Top 10” table is the wide price range of the rams involved, proving that modestly priced rams, if correctly mated, can compete with the very expensive, mainly syndicated rams, which can include breeding disappointments. In modern Texel breeding there is a rapid generation turnover with no fewer than 9 out of the “top 10” rams being sired by 1st or 2nd season sires.

The exception is Castlecairn Red Arrow, (RNA1000080) who has bred very well in John Mellin’s Hull House flock. His sire was Glenside Forsyth, (FPG99099) of the 1998 generation whose use 10 years ago became limited due to Scrapie Genotyping, as he was a group 3. The above success story illustrates that there can still be a place for “old genetics” in modern breeding.

Further flocks whose stud rams feature in the “Top 10” table, and who also deserve congratulations include Procters, who’s stud ram, Haddo Ringleader (KWJ1000063), produced leading prices at all three mainland Society National Sales, while the Cowal flock produced the Lanark Champion Supreme with a son of Knock Reebock, (HAK1000041).

A final noteworthy point is that top genetics can be purchased at alternative venues apart from the Scottish Premier Sale at Lanark, although the majority of rams featured did emerge from Lanark others were purchased at Carlisle, Dungannon and Ruthin.

The trophy was calculated on the top 3 aggregate sale price of ram lambs across the 4 nationals sales in Ballymena, Lanark, Welshpool and Worcester from 1st season sires.

British Texel Sheep Society Sire of the Year 2011

The 10 leading contestants for the above prestigious award are as follows.

SIRE

Sheep ID

Purchase price (Gns) 2010

3 top price sons (Gns)

Average (Gns)

Aggregate

Sired by

Glenside Razzle Dazzle

INDEX 310 (top 5%)

FPG1000055

40,000

25,000

24,000

12,000

20,333

61,000

Strathbogie Python

IJS09289

Straidarran Ranger

INDEX 212 (top 50%)

WXS1000004

1,600

46,000

5,500

2,800

18,100

54,300

Mullan Playboy

HBN09052

Castlecairn Red Arrow

INDEX 250 (top 10%)

RNA1000080

4,000

32,000

6,000

2,800

13,600

40,800

Glenside Forsyth

FPG99099

Haddo Ringleader

INDEX 306) top 5%)

KWJ1000063

50,000

16,000

5,500

4,200

8,567

25,700

Knock Powerpacker

HAK091057

Knock Reebock

INDEX 273 (top 5%)

HAK1000041

6,000

14,000

6,000

2,000

7,333

22,000

Garngour Playboy

CJN096510

Tamnamoney Rob Roy

INDEX 195 (top 50%)

SRY1000050

5,000

11,000

4,800

4,000

6,600

19,800

BALLYNAHONE OSCAR

HBR08076

Cambwell Rob Roy

INDEX 309 (top 5%)

LTC1000028

40,000

6,200

5,200

4,000

5,133

15,400

Cowal Powerhouse

CKC09911

Duncryne Ringmaster

INDEX 193 (top 50%)

JRV1000001

6,000

6,500

5,500

3,200

5,067

15,200

Cowal Pride n Joy

CKC09944

Glenside Ring a Ding

INDEX 303 (top5%)

FPG1000054

10,000

8,000

4,500

2,200

4,900

14,700

Strathbogie Python

IJS09289

Hen Gapel Royal Gold

INDEX 236 (top 25%)

OJH1000008

5,200

3,200

3,000

2,800

3,000

9,000

Millar’s Outstanding

VMG08528