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Royal hand of approval for the Southdown Breed

Posted by Christina On April - 1 - 2013

Ian and Christina Jordan’s ram which was winner of the Supreme Meat Sheep at the Canterbury A&P Show, also received the ‘Royal’ treatment and pat of approval when meeting His Royal Highness Prince Charles & Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince Charles chats with Christina Jordan

Prince Charles chats with Christina Jordan

Jordans Southdown ram receives the Royal hand of approval

Jordans Southdown ram receives the Royal hand of approval

Below are more photos from the Canterbury A&P Show. Click to enlarge.

 

Canterbury A&P Stud Ram & Ewe Fair 2013

Posted by Christina On February - 1 - 2013

The Annual Ram Fair was held in Christchurch recently.

Top Price Southdown went to new breeders Julie and Richard Gill of Takaka.  Whitborough  15/11 sold for $6,800 to Ross & Tracey McCall and D G Somerville.  He was sired by Willowhaugh 144/08 and his dam was Midlands 162/09. Whitborough  15/11 was ranked 2nd in the stud on SIL records and had the 2nd highest EMA of the sale rams  scanned on sale day.

Below you can see a photo and the results for the Southdowns.

2013 Stud Ram & Ewe Fair

Canterbury A&P Assn 2013 Stud Ram & Ewe Fair

Southdown Ram Fair Results

Fielding Stud Fair 2012

Posted by Christina On December - 12 - 2012

Results from the Fielding Ram Fair held on Dec 12th 2012.

Lot 63 Willowhaugh  $1000  (Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd)

Lot 64 Willowhaugh $1000   (Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd)

Lot 65 Silverdale passed  (S W Gray)

Lot 66 Silverdale passed  (S W Gray)

Lot 67 Mangakura 26/11  (S.P.& P.J.Innes)  $2200, purchased Merrydowns and top price

Lot 68 Mangakura  $1500  (S.P.& P.J.Innes)

Lot 69 Moor End, passed  (J T Wynyard)

Lot 70 Moor End $1000  (J T Wynyard)

Lot 71 Wiri, passed  (Glenhazard Holdings Ltd)

Lot 72 Wiri, passed  (Glenhazard Holdings Ltd)

Lot 73 Westmeath, passed  (Mrs J A Wilson)

Lot 74 Rawa, passed (K L & S J Johnston)

Lot 75 Waidale $1500,  (Waidale Southdown Stud)

Lot 76 Waidale, $1000  (Waidale Southdown Stud)

Lot 77 Willowhaugh $1500,  (Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd)

Lot 78 Willowhaugh $1000  (Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd)

Lot 79 Silverdale passed  (S W Gray)

Lot 80 Mangakura $800  (S.P.& P.J.Innes)

Lot 81 Wiri $1000  (Glenhazard Holdings Ltd)

Lot 82 Westmeath pen of 2 Ewes $225,  (Mrs J A Wilson)

Lot 83 Westmeath pen of 2 Ewes $225,  (Mrs J A Wilson)

Lot 84 Westmeath pen of 2 ewes $250,  (Mrs J A Wilson)

Christina & Bill Jordan with their Supreme Champion Meat Breed ram

Ian & Christina Jordan with their Supreme Champion Meat Breed ram at the 150th Canterbury A & P Show

Astute buying paid off for Christina Jordan from Willowhaugh Stud in Blenheim. A two-year-old Southdown ram she bought for $8500 in Christchurch last January was the supreme champion meat breed sheep.

Jordan said the ram bred by Waimate farmer Chris Medlicott had been the best ram at the Canterbury A & P Association’s Stud Ram and Ewe Fair and this was backed by its win in the show ring.

“We bought him because he was the best sheep at the ram sale. He’s so structurally sound with great muscling and we have a lot of lambs on the ground from him now after he went to 90 ewes last year.”

Jordan said winning at the show was still an adrenaline buzz especially at the 150th anniversary show and despite previous successes.

The Blenheim breeder won the same title last year with a Southdown ewe and again previously with the ewe’s mother to make it three wins in a row.

Full Southdown Results:

Judge(s): Blair Robertson, Gore
Scott Innes, Warkworth – Associate Judge
Brian Hayman, Rangiora & David Wylie, Ashburton – Merial Alliance Class
Ram, over 18 months, shorn. (7): Jordan I M & C A 1, Jordan I M & C A 2, Christey A C & L K 3.

Alliance NZ Ltd Ram, under 18 months, shorn. (21): Williams P G, F C & B R , Maclean Donald M 1, Jordan I M & C A 2, Jordan I M & C A 3.

Alliance NZ Ltd & Merial Ancare Quality Meat Yield Class, two Rams, (13): Gillespie A D 1, Jordan I M & C A 2, Gill R E & J 3.

Champion Southdown Ram : I M & C A Jordan.

John Deans Southdown Sheep Terrine Canterbury A&P Association trophy awarded to John Deans in 1884 : I M & C A Jordan.

Reserve Champion Southdown Ram : Donald M Maclean.

Ewe, over 30 months, shorn, and her suckling lamb(s). (8): Jordan I M & C A 1, Jordan I M & C A 2, Christey A C & L K 3.

Ewe, 18 to 30 months, shorn and her suckling lamb(s). (9): Jordan I M & C A 1, Williams P G, F C & B R 2, Jordan I M & C A 3.

Essential Nutrition Ewe, under 18 months, shorn. (15): Williams P G, F C & B R 1, Williams P G, F C & B R 2, Medlicott Chris J 3, Medlicott Chris J 4.

Allflex NZ Ltd Pair of Ewes, under 18 months, shorn. (9) Jordan I M & C A 1, Christey A C & L K 2, Brannigan S W 3.

Champion Southdown Ewe : I M & C A Jordan.

Jarman Cup – Perpetual Trophy awarded to Champion Southdown Ewe: Jordan I M & C A.

Reserve Champion Southdown Ewe : I M & C A Jordan.

Supreme Champion Southdown : I M & C A Jordan.

James Deans Challenge Shield – Most Points Southdown Section. : I M & C A Jordan.

 

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The Central Southdown Breeders’ Club hosted  a  Southdown Feature event  at Mayfield Show on 10 March 2012.

There were four exhibitors with 31 entries in the Southdown section.

Photograph  of Brent Macaulay(Judge) in pen. Dave Gillespie and Andrew Christey (exhibitors) on the gate.

Dave Gillespie’s Ram lamb won Supreme Champion Southdown, (Midlands 38).

Paul Ross also had success with his 1 shear ewe being awarded Champion Southdown Ewe.

Southdown Tops South Island Ram Fair

Posted by Christina On January - 14 - 2012

While the 2012 South Island Ram Fair held in Christchurch on 12th January was not the best sale in recent memory, a Southdown ram from Chris Medlicott’s Clifton Downs Stud topped the sale overall selling for $8500 to Ian & Christina Jordan’s Willowhaugh Stud in combination with Andrew Sellars-Jones’ Chandpara Stud from Victoria, Australia.

Top-selling Southdown Ram

Purchasers Ian Jordan, Christina Jordan & Andrew Sellars-Jones along with vendor Chris Medlicott.

Below you can see the the full results for the Southdown breeders.

South Island Ram Fair Results

South Island Ram Fair Results - click to view

 

Fielding Ram Sale 2011

Posted by Christina On December - 16 - 2011

Feilding Ram Fair  Held 14th December, 2011.

There were 28 rams on offer with 16 sold, one withdrawn and 11 passed at the fall of the hammer. The average was $2112.50 and the top price went to Willowhaugh 142/10, Lot 80 purchased by RT & JM McKenzie and SW Gray.

It was good to see commercial farmers paying up to $3000 for a Southdown Ram.

Sale Results:

Tasvic Family Trust ,Waimate, Tasvic Downs  34/10  $2500, 18/10 passed

C.J.Medlicott, Waimate.  Clifton Downs 210/10 $2500, 229/10 $1600, 365/10 withdrawn

Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd, Blenheim.  Willowhaugh 92/10 $3000.  74/10 $2200, 142/10 $4500 (top price purchased by S.W.Gray and  R.T.& J.M.McKenzie),140/10 $2500, 32/10 $2700.

Glenhazard Holdings, Masterton , Wiri 75/10 passed, 119/10 passed,84/10, $1200, 49/10 passed.

Mrs R.M.Bradley, Dannevirke.  Tuanui H39/10 passed, H1/10  passed.

J.T.Wynyard, Warkworth.  Moor End 15/10, $1500, 33/10 $1500

S.W.Gray, Palmerston North. Silverdale 70/10, $1700, 120/10, $1800.

R.L.& J.M.McKenzie, Masterton.  Glen Orrin 106/10, passed, 80/10 passed.

Mrs.J.A.Wilson, Masterton. Westmeath G45/10 passed, G46/10 $1100.

A.D.Signal, Feilding.  Taumata 2/10 passed, 76/10 passed.

S.P.& P.J.Innes, Warkworth. Mangakura 102/10 $1500, 32/10 $2000.

 

Canterbury A&P Show Results 2011

Posted by Christina On November - 21 - 2011

Below you can see Southdown Sheep related results from the Canterbury A&P Show 2011.

Sheep Interbreeds Champion/Group Awards

  • Champion Meat Breeds Pair (Champion Ram & Champion Ewe) – 2.30pm: I M & C A Jordan, I M & C A Jordan.
  • PGG Wrightson Ltd Champion Wool Breeds Pair (Champion Ram & Champion Ewe) – 2.30pm: Westmere Farming Co Ltd, Westmere Farming Co Ltd.
  • BNZ Supreme Champion Meat Animal – 3.30pm. Bank of New Zealand sponsor Prize Money $500: I M & C A Jordan.

Southdown Sheep Section

Southdown (Judge(s): Bruce Robertson, Wyndham, Rob Hall, Gore – Associate Judge Paul Ross, Ashburton & Ike Williams, Pleasant Point –

  • Merial Alliance Class ) Ram, over 18 months, shorn. (7): Jordan I M & C A 1, Christey A C & L K 2, Jordan I M & C A 3.
  • Alliance NZ Ltd Ram, under 18 months, shorn. (19): Gillespie A D , Williams P G, F C & B R 1, Christey A C & L K 2, Brannigan S W 3.
  • Alliance NZ Ltd & Merial Ancare Quality Meat Yield Class, two Rams, (11): Tasvic Family Trust 1, Medlicott Chris J 2, Christey A C & L K 3.
  • Champion Southdown Ram : I M & C A Jordan.
  • Reserve Champion Southdown Ram : A C & L K Christey.
  • Ewe, over 30 months, shorn, and her suckling lamb(s). (7): Jordan I M & C A 1, Jordan I M & C A 2, Jordan I M & C A 3.
  • Ewe, 18 to 30 months, shorn and her suckling lamb(s). (6): Jordan I M & C A 1, Christey A C & L K 2, Jordan I M & C A 3.
  • Essential Nutrition Ewe, under 18 months, shorn. (13): Medlicott Chris J 1, Williams P G, F C & B R 2, Christey A C & L K 3, Moorhead N J 4.
  • Allflex NZ Ltd Pair of Ewes, under 18 months, shorn. (8): Williams P G, F C & B R 1, Brannigan S W 2, Tasvic Family Trust 3.
  • Champion Southdown Ewe : I M & C A Jordan.
  • Jarman Cup – Perpetual Trophy awarded to Champion Southdown Ewe: Jordan I M & C A.
  • Reserve Champion Southdown Ewe : I M & C A Jordan.
  • Supreme Champion Southdown : I M & C A Jordan.

2011 Stud & Ram Fair Results Canterbury

Posted by Christina On January - 14 - 2011

Below you can read the results from the Southdown  Ram Fair in Christchurch on 13/1/2011.

If you want to see sales results from all breeds, visit this page Canterbury A&P Stud Ram & Ewe Fair

SOUTHDOWN RAMS 1st Run Lot # 232-256 2nd Run Lot # 257-265 Lots Gross Avg
SW Branningan 0 900 2 900 450
AC & LK Christey 3800 900 1000 1000 0 5 6700 1340
Dalness Stud 900 900 0 3 1800 600
AD Gillespie 0 0 0 3 0 0
Don Maclean & Co 1000 900 2 1900 950
BC Macaulay 0 1 0 0
JJ Macaulay 0
Chris J Medlicott 3500 3800 2 7300 3650
Neville Moorhead 1500 1 1500 1500
Tasvic Family Trust 3200 1500 8500 3 13200 4400
Ike Williams 0 1200 0 1000 1000 5 3200 640
PG & FC & BR Williams 3000 900 2 3900 1950
Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd 2600 1100 1000 1600 4 6300 1575
Total: $46,700 Avg: $1,415 Totals 33 46700 1415
Sold: 24 Passed: 9 Withdrawn: 1

South Island Ram Fair

Posted by Christina On January - 11 - 2011

The Annual South Island Ram Fair will be held this Thursday 13th January in Christchurch, where the usual high standard of Southdown rams will be presented.