Sire of the Year Trophy 2010

Sire of the Year 2010
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The inaugural winner of the Texel Sheep Society “Sire of the year” trophy is ‘Strathbogie Python’ – bred by James Innes & Sons, Dunscroft, Huntly, owners of the Strathbogie flock. Messrs Innes will therefore become the first recipients of this prestigious new trophy which will be up for annual competition. The qualifying Society sales were held at Dungannon, Lanark, Welshpool & Worcester. There were actually six first season sires in close contention, those being fairly well ahead of their contemporaries, which included several top priced individuals.


Strathbogie Python

Strathbogie Python, whose owner John Forsyth (Glenside), purchased him for 9,000gns at last years Lanark Premier sale achieved a winning aggregate of 60,000gns for his three highest priced sons – namely, Razzle Dazzle (40,000gns), Ring a Ding (10,000gns and Rocket 1 (10,000gns).

Python showed a very high level of consistency with further sons reaching 4,000gns at Welshpool and 4,200gns at Worcester respectively, while a further four sons at the Solway & Tyne Club Sale (Carlisle) sold to 4,200gns and averaged £2,716 apiece.

John Forsyth stated that Strathbogie Python had an excellent first season and he hopes that he will have a similar positive long term influence on the Texel Breed as his two outstanding sires of yesteryear did, namely Castlecairn Keltic Star and Muiresk Blondin.

Runner up for the “Sire of the year” was Knock Powerpacker, bred by George and Albert Howie, whose joint owners, Willie Knox (Haddo) - Bruce Renwick (Castlecairn) and Vaughan Texels (Kingsland) purchased him for 8,000gns at Lanark. His three top sons were all bred in the Haddo Flock, namely, Ringleader (50,000gns), Rocket I (4,000gns) and Ringmaster (2,000gns), giving him an aggregate of 56,000gns.

Powerpacker, whose dam was the noted ewe HAK05034 by Anglezarke Krug, displayed a similar breeding to the winning Python. In addition to his winning the trio of sons, Powerpacker also sired the 5.500gn Carlisle Reserve Champion Castlecairn Ronaldo.

The following table summarises the six leading contenders for the “Sire of the year” Trophy.

Place

Ram

Purchase Price - Gns

Pedigree

Current Owners

Prefix

Qualifying 3 Sons

Aggregate Price

1st

STRATHBOGIE PYTHON

IJS09289

9,000

Sire: Millars Outstanding VMG08528

Dam: Strathbogie IJS05035

J Forsyth

Glenside

40,000

10,000

10,000

60,000

2nd

KNOCK POWERPACKER

HAK091057

8,000

Sire: Tophill Nockout HPH07805

Dam: Knock HAK05034

W. Knox

B. Renwick

Vaughan Farms

Haddo

Castlecairn

Kingsland

50,000

4,000

2,000

56,000

3rd

COWAL POWERHOUSE

CKC09911

8,000

Sire: Castleknowe Matchmaker BKL06075

Dam: Cowal CKC05173

T & A Laird

McCosh Bros

D Creer

Cambwell

Culter Allers

Cooilingel

40,000

4,200

3,500

47,700

4th

KELSO PICASSO

MBZ09040

4,800

Sire: Mellor Vale Officer BCM08023

Dam: Cambwell LTC06118

Iolo Prys Jones

H G Williams

Llangwm

Llyfni

32,000

1,500

1,500

35,000

5th

KELSO PAVAROTTI

MBZ09002

40,000

Sire: Mellor Vale Officer BCM08023

Dam: Glenside FPG05151

K, A & R Campbell

A Beaton

Cowal

Wester Crosshill

22,000

3,500

9,000

34,500

6th

DEVERONVALE PERFECTION

MGV09436

222,000

Sire: Kelso Oxygen MBZ08019

Dam: Deveronvale MGV07251

J Douglas

Cairness

30,000

2,400

1,200

33,600