2020 Sire of the Year – Salopian Scuderia
Congratulations to Philip Poole of Shropshire for breeding the 2020 Suffolk Sheep Society Sire of the Year, ‘Salopian Scuderia’ who is a son of ‘Solwaybank Rock Solid’ which is still performing for the award winning Salopian flock. Rock Solid was the 2017 top priced ram lamb at the Society Scottish Sale in Stirling. Scuderia was purchased for 30,000gns at the 2019 Stirling sale and is jointly owned by D P & R A Delves for addition to their Powys Bridgeview Flock, Stewart Craft from Fife (Lakeview Flock) and George L Stuart from Aberdeenshire (Birness Flock).
Scuderia’s top three sons averaged 21,200gns with all three sold at the Society Scottish Sale in Lanark. The first sold by Michael & Caolan McNally (Benedyglen Flock) for 32,000gns to D P & R A Delves’ Bridgeview Flock in Powys. Next L & M Liggett (Carony Flock), Co Tyrone, and Darragh McMenamin (Mullinvale Flock), Co Donegal, paid 30,000gns for a Scuderia sired Birness ram lamb. The third was sold by Lakeview flock for 1,600gns to Matthew & Hazel Fear of Somerset for their Felton Flock.
With an average of 17,867gns, runner up was the Innes bred Strathbogie Stradivarius jointly owned by the Delves family of Powys (Bridgeview flock), I & J Barbour (Solwaybank Flock) Dumfriesshire and S Craft (Lakeview Flock), Fife. This ‘Strathbogie A Kind of Magic’ sired lamb out of a Strathbogie dam bred two 26,000gns ram lambs sold at the Society Scottish Lanark Sale from the Lakeview pen, both purchased by young Donegal Breeder Darragh McMenamin for his Mullinvale flock. M E Jones from Wales purchased the third at the National Sale in Shrewsbury for 1,600gns.