Crewelands claims champion flock

Champion flock owner Stephen Sufferin, Bert Clark, Steve and Louise Buckley
Champion flock owner Stephen Sufferin, Bert Clark, Steve and Louise Buckley
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Stephen Sufferin of the acclaimed Crewelands Flock has taken overall champion flock, including best ewe lambs, best stock ram and best large flock in the recent Suffolk Sheep Society NI Branch Flock Competition.

The flock competition was judged by Suffolk breeder Steve Buckley, Sitlow Flock.

Flock winners in the NI branch flock competition

Flock winners in the NI branch flock competition

The flock competition awards were presented at the branch’s annual charity barbecue and night at the races held in Dungannon Rugby Football Club in aid of Rural Support.

The branch would like to thank the sponsors of the flock competition, United Feeds and Northern Counties Co-Op.

Stephen will hold a view day of his winning flock on Saturday 16th July at 4pm, barbecue will be served from 5pm-7pm.

This is an open invitation to all friends and Suffolk Breeders to come along and join him on farm at Crewelands, 36 Crew Road, Maghera, Co Londonderry, BT46 5HN.

Reserve flock winners Patrick and Rhonda Donnelly, Steve Buckley, judge, and wife Louise, Orla Butler, branch secretary

Reserve flock winners Patrick and Rhonda Donnelly, Steve Buckley, judge, and wife Louise, Orla Butler, branch secretary

This will be a family day with bouncy castles to entertain the kids.

Flock Competition Results:

Class 1 (Flock of 30 ewes and under): 1st Philip Kennedy, 2nd Joe Stewart, 3rd Mark Herron

Class 2 (Flock of 31 ewes and over):

Branch members and friends enjoying the charity barbecue in aid of Rural Support

Branch members and friends enjoying the charity barbecue in aid of Rural Support

1st Stephen Sufferin, 2nd Patrick Donnelly, 3rd Geoffrey Douglas

Pen of ewe lambs:

1st Stephen Sufferin, 2nd Patrick Donnelly, 3rd Joe Stewart

Stock ram: 1st Stephen Sufferin (Birness Bravado), 2nd Patrick Donnelly (Rhaeadr Rhonn), 3rd Philip Kennedy (Safaddan Sapphire)

Steve Buckley and Shaun Turkington enjoying the NI branch charity barbecue

Steve Buckley and Shaun Turkington enjoying the NI branch charity barbecue

Champion flock: Stephen Sufferin

Reserve champion flock: Patrick Donnelly