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Sandy's prizewinners are up for sale.

One of the top Suffolk sheep flocks in the country is to be dispersed, just days after winning a clutch of top society awards.

The Santon flock, established by Sandy Fraser, of County Turf Ltd, Appleby Scunthorpe, is to sell his entire flock on Saturday, November 6, at Carlisle.

He has just collected a fistful of National Flock competition prizes, including best flock of 51 to 100 ewes.

Established in 1959, the flock dispersal comprises: 148 females, including 50 ewes, 40 shearlings and 58 ewe lambs. Plus four rams and one ram lamb.

Mr Fraser says: "It will be a sad and emotional day, but the flock is looking exceptionally well and it is tremendous to go out on such a positive note."

Other prizes awarded to the flock in the National competition include, reserve champion ewe lambs and reserve champion stud rams, to flock champion, WH Sinnett, of Worcester.

Earlier this year he was awarded inter-breed championship at Newark County Show, a prize endorsed by the same ram which won champion shearling at the premier National sale.

The Santon ewes are in lamb to service sires including Mr Fraser's 30,000gn Edinburgh 2004 purchase, Cairness Destiny, Muiresk 999 (progeny group winner 1998/9), Cairness You'll Doo (progeny group winner 2002) and Santon Extacy.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 29, 2004
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