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March 2017: Sacombe takes top spot at English Premier Sale

It was a successful trip to Newark Livestock Market for the English Premier Show and Sale for us as we took the overall championship with Sacombe Gladiator. This April 2015-born son of former stock bull Clonagh World Class is out of the Glenturk Nomad daughter Sacombe Wanda-Wanse. 

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This one may be familiar to viewers of recent "The Farmers Country Showdown" when he stood second in his class at Edenbridge and Oxted Show. Having clinched the championship rosette he later sold for 4000gns to W R Eales and Son, Leicester.    

 

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February 2016: Wolfstar Flying Scotsman joins Sacombe sire line up

Purchased in partnership with the Keeldrum herd, we're delighted to announce Wolfstar Flying Scotsman as our new junior herd sire in the Sacombe herd. 

Purchased for 17,000gns in Stirling in February, Scotsman is a son of Team Celtic and is out of the Starline Klassic daughter Wolfstar Tequilla. He carries a TSI of +76 and a SRI of +82, combined with phenomenal growth for his age, a fantastic top line and loin and depth throughout his second thigh.

He's an exciting prospect for the herd and we look forward to seeing how his progeny perform. 

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October 2015: Islavale Fagan joins Sacombe sire line up

We’re excited to announce the arrival of our new junior stock bull, Islavale Fagan. Born April 2014, Fagan is by Curaheen Bandit and is out of the Glenturk Premier daughter Islavale Tarka, who also carries Darsham Lucky Strike on her dam line. 

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Fagan carries a TPI of +90 and a SRI of +110, along with an eye muscle area of +4.3. He’s a well grown bull with great colour, character and correctness and will hopefully make a great addition to the herd for William and World Class daughters. His pedigree is packed with performance and being an outcross line for the Sacombe herd, we’re looking forward to seeing his progeny. 

Fagan was reserve junior champion at Stirling in October and was purchased for 11,000gns. 

 

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2014

  • June 2014: Sacombe Blue Texels celebrate interbreed win at South of England. More >>>
  • February 2014: Sacombe Dollar sold to Chapman herd. More >>>

 

June 2014: Sacombe Blue Texels celebrate interbreed win at South of England

This year is one with a bit of a difference for the Sacombe show team as with a new baby to keep us occupied and many changes to the farm business going on, we’re not out showing the Simmentals this year, but the sheep show team went down to Kent in March to be fitted alongside Chrissie and Jonathan Long’s Chaileybrook and Littlebrook sheep team.

South of England was the venue for the first outing and we were delighted to hear (from deepest darkest Cornwall as we were down there for a judging stint at Royal Cornwall Show – that our home bred shearling ewe won the any other Continental shearling ewe class against some stiff Blue Texel and Charollais competition and then went on to be stand overall champion under judge Charles Sercombe. On the second day of the show, Suffolk breeder Michael Weaver, then went one step further and gave her the tap for interbreed champion of the show.

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This one is by Beili Uh Oh, who was purchased as a lamb for 700gns at Builth and is owned in partnership by Sam and Sophie Long, Jonathan and Chrissie’s daughter and she’s out of a Bishops ewe who was bought as a foundation female at the Bishops dispersal. Next stop for her will be Three Counties.    

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February 2014: Sacombe Dollar sold to Chapman herd

Helping kick start a busy sales month for the Sacombe herd, we’d like to wish David Bush of the Chapman herd, the very best with his latest acquisition, Sacombe Dollar.

Born March 2012, Dollar is a son of our senior herd sire Clonagh World Class and is out of the Slievenagh Fantastic daughter Sacombe Toccata-Fani. Although originally destined for the Stirling Bull Sales, David showed great interest in this bull and we’re pleased to have been able to sell him Sacombe genetics for his herd.

 

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  • November 2013: Great flushing results for our two main girls. More >>>
  • August 2013: Sacombe success at Edenbridge and Oxted Show. More >>>
  • August 2013: Sacombe females head to Cornwall to join Chyanhall herd. More >>>
  • July 2013: Sacombe complete the Royal set by winning the Royal Welsh Show. More >>>
  • June 2013: Sacombe and Skyfall success at Royal Norfolk Show. More >>>
  • June 2013: Perrywood Coyote scoops reserve male honours at Highland Show. More >>>
  • March 2013: Strong month for off-farm sales at Sacombe. More >>>

 

November 2013: Great flushing results for our two main girls

Two of the herd’s best breeding females Perrywood Wispa and Sacombe Tabitha have been flushed with very pleasing results.

Wispa, who was a first prize winner at the National Show last year and at the Royal Welsh Show this year, has been flushed to Omorga Regan, all of which have been implanted.

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Sacombe Wispa

Tabitha, a former show cow and dam of the much admired Sacombe Dainty, has been flushed to Darsham Lucky Strike and again eggs have been implanted. All being well both females will be flushed again in January with eggs being made available for sale.

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August 2013: Sacombe success at Edenbridge and Oxted Show

It was a great last show of the season for the Simmental team and a fantastic first and only summer show outing for the Sacombe Blue Texel team at Edenbridge and Oxted Show. We kick started our success by winning the yearling heifer class, female championship and overall championship with Sacombe Dainty, a Clonagh World Class daughter, under judge David Bell.

We also won the January-born yearling bull class with Sacombe Dollar, another byWorld Class and he went on to stand reserve male champion. In the April born heifer class, Sacombe Damelza won her class and Sacombe Dambuster stood second in the April-born yearling bull class, both of these are again by World Class.

Then on the second day of the show we won both the interbreed sire group and the interbreed homebred group with Sacombe Dollar, Dainty and Damelza, ending off the season with a great result for World Class progeny.

Then in the Blue Texels, we competed under John Williams in the Any Other Continental class where our March-born tup lamb won his class of 15 tup lambs and then went on to be section champion. We also won the class of 13 ewe lambs with our homebred March-born ewe lamb and took the reserve championship as well. Both lambs are by Beili Uh Oh, a tup Sam owns in partnership with Sophie Long of the Littlebrook flock. Then on the second day of the show the up lamb took the reserve interbreed under judge Iolo Owen, rounding off a great end to the Sacombe show season for 2013.

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August 2013: Sacombe females head to Cornwall to join Chyanhall herd

We’re delighted to announce the private sale of two females, Sacombe Amy-Bouquette and Sacombe Emily-Bouquette to Penny Lally’s Chyanhal herd, based in Cornwall.

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Sacombe Amy-Bouquette

Having been particularly impressed with the Bouquette family, Penny has purchased Amy, a Glentuk Nomad daughter out of a Sacombe Nijinsky N68 homebred daughter, along with her calf Sacombe Emily-Bouquette, a February-born Clonagh World Class daughter.

Amy has been shown successfully last summer as she was a first prize winner at the National Show at East of England when she was shown with her calf at foot, Sacombe Dainty-Bouquette who was awarded the calf championship title at the same event. Amy was also a first prize winner at the Royal Norfolk and South of England Show.

Penny purchased her original foundation females from us back in 1987 so we were delighted to see her return to start a new cow family for her Chyanhall herd and we’d like to wish her all the best with this cow and calf and look forward to hearing how she breeds in the future.

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July 2013: Sacombe complete the Royal set by winning the Royal Welsh Show

The decision to head to Builth for the Royal Welsh Show was certainly one that paid off for us and we’ll definitely be back there next year. We had an excellent show with the Simmentals and our Blue heifer and even though it was the first time we’ve exhibited there, taking the championship means we have now won a breed championship at the Royal, Royal Highland and now the Royal Welsh.

Leading the way for us was our three year old stock bull Sacombe Balmoral who is owned in partnership with Ann and Tony Jukes of the Swallowhill herd. Balmoral, born January 2010, Balmoral is by Sacombe Nijinsky N68 and is out of the Slievenagh Fantastic daughter Sacombe Louise-Oma. He won his class under judge David Mills and then went on to take the male and overall breed championship.

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Also winning her class and making her debut for this year was our March 2008-born cow Perrywood Wispa. Shown with her June-born bull calf Perrywood Excalibur, an Overhill House Volvo son at foot, Wispa is by Skerrington Rajah and is out of Ranurly Mame 3rd. We have now retired her from showing and she will enter our flushing programme.

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Both Balmoral and Wispa then went one better to scoop the interbreed team of five award along with a heifer from Hayley Clarke’s Williams herd and two heifers from Boddington Estate. This was a massive achievement for us and one that ranks up there alongside winning the Burke trophy last year with Wipsa and Clonagh World Class.

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Also in the breed classes, our April-born yearling bull Sacombe Dambuster stood second in a strong class. He is by World Class and is out of Sacombe Trisha-Kleeb, while taking a third in a tough class of yearling heifers was Sacombe Dainty-Bouquette, another World Class, this time out of Sacombe Amy-Bouquette. Dainty won the calf championship at last year’s National Show.

Our British Blue heifer carried on her great form from Royal Norfolk Show to win an incredibly tough baby heifer class under judge Allan Wilkinson. Tamhorn Helga is by Ballygrange Alex and is out of Tamhorn Diedre and then went on to take the junior championship.

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June 2013: Sacombe and Skyfall success at Royal Norfolk Show

Both the Simmental and British Blue show teams celebrated phenomenal success at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show with Sacombe Balmoral winning the senior bull class and then going on to be tapped out as reserve male champion. Born January 2010, Balmoral is by Sacombe Nijinsky N68 and is out of the Slievenagh Fantastic daughter Sacombe Louise-Oma and is owned in partnership with Ann and Tony Jukes of the Swallowhill herd.

Also in the breed classes our yearling bull Sacombe Dambuster won his April-born yearling bull class. This one is by senior herd sire Clonagh World Class and is out of the Glenturk Nomad daughter Sacombe Trisha-Keeb he will likely be for sale in Stirling in October. Next up was Perrywood Coyote who stood second in his class. He is by Grangewood William and is out of Perrywood Vixen, a Nijinsky daughter. In the females our yearling heifer and Clonagh World Class daughter Sacombe Dainty won her class, while on her first show outing Sacombe Demelza stood third in her baby heifer class. Dainty also teamed up with three from Williams Livestock to take the championship in the Coleman Cup team of four held on the afternoon of the show. Not only was this a great result for Sacombe, but even better for the breed as for the last nine years this competition has been won by the Limousin breed.

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Teaming up to win the champion Simmental group was Sacombe Balmoral, Sacombe Dambuster and Sacombe Dainty who then went one better to win the interbreed exhibiter bred group on the second day beating stiff competition from other breeds under judge David Leggat.

Our one and only British Blue heifer, Tamhorn Helga did us equally as proud in the Blue classes as she won her yearling heifer class then went on to be placed female champion and then overall breed champion under judge Philip Halhead. Helga was purchased at the Tamhorn dispersal sale last November for 3600gns and is by the proven and successful sire Ballygrange Alex and is out of the Tamhorn Sumo daughter Tamhorn Diedree. Helga also joined in on the action standing reserve in the Blue group in the Coleman Cup before also clinching the reserve interbreed Continental female championship under David Leggat, standing reserve to the overall interbreed of the show.

It really has been a great show for us and many thanks go to the team of helpers on show days. Next stop Royal Welsh!

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June 2013: Perrywood Coyote scoops reserve male honours at Highland Show

Our March 2011-born Simmental bull Perrywood Coyote took the reserve male championship honours having won the intermediate bull class under judge Gordon Clark of the Broombrae herd. Coyote is part of our junior sire line up at Sacombe and is by our previous herd sire Grangewood William, a sire who has left exceptional stock in the herd, and is out of Perrywood Vixen.

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Perrywood Coyote

Also in our line up we stood third with Sacombe Dainty, a Clonagh World Class daughter out of Sacombe Amy who was shown at foot of her mother last year and picked up the champion calf title at last year’s National Show at East of England. We also picked up a third with our February 2012-born imported junior herd sire Clonguish Duke, a son of Milton Lord Tiffany out of Brogreen Victoria and then a 6th place with Sacombe Dambuster, another by our super herd sire Clonagh World Class, this time out of Sacombe Trisha.

In the British Blue classes, Ben’s heifer Tamhorn Helga, a Ballygrange Alex daughter stood fourth in an strong class under judge Jim Sloan. Next stop for the Sacombe team is the Royal Norfolk Show this week.

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March 2013: Strong month for off-farm sales at Sacombe

We’ve had a busy time of late with sales of both males and females off the farm. We’d like to first of all wish Martin Benyon the very best with his recent purchase, the January 2012-born Sacombe Damson-Kleeb. This Clonagh World Class daughter is out of a Milnafua Junior daughter and will likely be included in Martin’s show team this year, so it will be nice to hear how she gets on.

It’s also been a busy time for selling bulls to commercial suckler herds and just recently sons of Grangewood William and Clonagh World Class have been sold to herds in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex. We’d obviously like to wish all our buyers the very best with their new stock bulls.

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  • Decmeber 2012: Private sale of heifers to Queach herd. More >>>
  • October 2012: Sacombe Class Act sells in Stirling for 8000gns More >>>
  • September 2012: Beili Uh Oh joins Sacombe Blue Texels. More >>>
  • September 2012: Sacombe welcomes new junior sire. More >>>
  • September 2012: Sacombe Class Act ends 2012 summer season on a high. More >>>
  • August 2012 Grangewood William sells in private sale to Drumsleed. More >>>
  • August 2012: Sacombe Corona-Kleeb sells for 6200gns at Leading Ladies in Carlisle. More >>>
  • July 2012 - Team Sacombe success at English National Simmental Show. More >>>
  • June 2012 - Sacombe and Perrywood Simmentals win the Burke Trophy and have an amazing Royal Norfolk Show. More >>>
  • June 2012 - Sacombe success at Royal Highland Show. More >>>
  • June 2012 - World Class takes championship at South of England Show. More >>>
  • June 2012 - Clonagh World Class takes reserve interbreed at Herts County Show. More >>>
  • April 2012 - World Class son sells to HRH The Queen. More >>>
  • February 2012 - Sacombe Bestman sells for 7000gns in Stirling. More >>>
  • January 2012 - New herd sire Pode Hole Aztec 09. More >>>

 

December 2012: Private sale of heifers to Queach herd

We’re pleased to announce the private sale of six heifers to pedigree breeder Charles Whitwell, Bury St Edmunds, for his Queach herd. Having had great success with the Rosten Pluto son, Perrywood Amazon, Charles has since returned to Sacombe to purchase rising two year old females by previous herd sires Grangewood William and Glenturk Nomad. These heifers are all out of great dam lines so will no doubt form sound breeding stock for his herd.

 

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October 2012: Sacombe Class Act sells in Stirling for 8000gns

Yet again Grangewood William sons have left a marked impression as we took the April 2011-born Sacombe Class Act to Stirling this month and sold him for 8000gns.

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By William, who has left tremendous male and female offspring at Sacombe, this one is out of the Rosten Pluton daughter Sacombe Tamara-Alfa and he carries one of the best calving ease figures in the catalogue +7.2 as well as a TSI of +66 and a SRI of +74. We’d like to wish new purchasers P and M Miller, Kirkwall, Orkney, the very best with him.

 

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September 2012: Beili Uh Oh joins Sacombe Blue Texels

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new stock tup for Sam’s Blue Texel flock, Beili Uh Oh, a ram lamb purchased at the NSA Builth Sale in September for 700gns. He is Dutch bred on both sides of his pedigree and is owned in partnership with Sophie Long’s Littlebrook flock.

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September 2012: Sacombe welcomes new junior sire

Adding to the bull power at Sacombe, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of new junior herd sire Sowenna Class Act 11, a March 2011 born son of Sowenna Womble out of Sowenna Willow, who was purchased privately from Messrs Hawkey, Bodmin, Cornwall. He is the highest Simmental ever recorded through ABRI to date and currently boasts a TSI of +113 and a SRI of +109. He has been used selectively across both high and average figured females in the Sacombe herd and progeny will be due in the summer of 2013.

 

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September 2012: Sacombe Class Act ends 2012 summer season on a high

Our yearling bull Sacombe Class Act, who is for sale in Stirling in October, finished our show season in style this year by winning his class at Edenbridge and Oxted Edenbridge as well as standing reserve in the Beef Superbull competition before going on to Bucks County where he again won his class and then took the reserve breed championship. By the highly successful Grangewood William, Class Act is out of Sacombe Tamara-Alfa, whose pedigree is steeped in some of the classics from the Sacombe herd.

 

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August 2012: Grangewood William sells in private sale to Drumsleed

It was a sad day in August when we bid farewell to Grangewood William our very successful herd sire. He has been sold in a private deal for an undisclosed sum to Drumsleed Simmentals, owned by Gerald and Morag Smith, Aberdeenshire. With two very strong crops on the ground by him and having been used heavily again within the herd this year we reluctantly agreed to sell him in order to be able to retain the majority of his daughters for breeding.

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His first daughter sold, Sacombe Corona Kleeb achieved a price of 6200gns at the Leading Ladies sale in Carlisle, while other notable progeny from his first crop include Sacome Class Act and Sacombe Cameo Kleeb. We hope that he goes on to do as well for Drumsleed as he has for us.

 

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August 2012: Sacombe Corona-Kleeb sells for 6200gns at Leading Ladies in Carlisle

We were absolutely delighted to support the inaugural Leading Ladies sale in Carlisle this month and trade certainly didn’t disappoint with a strong average seen across the sale.

Our April 2011-born Sacombe Corona-Kleeb sold for 6200gns to new breeders Hunnyhill Farm, Newport, Isle of Wight. By the 11,000gns Grangewood William, she is out of the Milnafua Junior daughter Sacombe Tilly-Kleeb. She carries a SRI of +65 and a milk figure of +6 as well as calving ease of +4.

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We’d like to wish her purchaser the very best for the future and hope the Kleeb family continues to perform as well for them as they do at Sacombe.

 

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July 2012: Team Sacombe success at English National Show

It really has been a phenomenal show season this summer and team Sacombe continued a cracking run of results at this year’s English National Simmental show, which was held at the East of England Show, Peterborough.

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Leading the way for us in majestic style was our senior bull, Clonagh World Class, a Kilbride Farm Newry son out of Clonagh Posh Klowna. He won the senior bull class and then went on to secure the male and overall reserve breed championship under judge Robin Boyd of the Slievenagh herd. We have received some fantastic comments about World Class and Robin himself praised the bull for his style, presence, cleanliness and natural muscling. World Class then teamed up with our intermediate show cow Perrywood Wispa to take the Simmental pairs class and the group of three (alongside Sacombe Bridget-Alfa) as well as being part of the winning interbreed beef quartet championship, held on the last day of the show and judged by Bob and Kay Adam of the Newhouse Charolais and Limousin herds. We’ve got some fantastic progeny on the ground by him, including a heifer calf Sacombe Dainty-Bouquette, who secured the champion calf title at the same show, so the next few years will be very exciting indeed seeing how his progeny perform in the herd.

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Perrywood Wispa

Fresh from her Burke Trophy win alongside World Class at Norfolk Show earlier in the month, Perrywood Wispa was yet again on fantastic form clinching the cow born in 2007 or 2008 class with her World Class-sired heifer calf Perrywood Diamond at foot. Wispa is by Skerrington Rajah and is out of Ranfurly Mame 3rd. She then returned to winning ways with World Class to win the Simmental Pairs Class and the Simmental Group of Three class (alongside Sacombe Bridget-Alfa) as well as being part of the interbreed quartet on the final day.

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Sacombe Amy-Bouquette

Securing a win in the 2009-born cow class was Sacombe Amy-Bouquette, a March 2009-born Glenturk Nomad daughter out of Sacombe Tory-Bouquette. She is also the dam of the champion calf of the show, Sacombe Dainty-Bouquette and now finishes her show season having been unbeaten in four of the finest and strongest classes of Simmental cattle this year.

Sacombe Tabitha-Bouquette

Homebred on both sides, our senior cow, Sacombe Tabitha-Bouquette held her own well standing second in a tough class. By Sacombe Nijinskey N68, she is out of Sacombe Nicola-Bouquette and was shown with her November 2011-born bull calf at foot Sacombe Centurion by Grangewood William and is back in calf to him again.

Sacombe Bridget-Alfa

Adding to a fistful of rosettes this year, Bridget stood second in a very strong April 2010-born class to the reserve female champion of the show. By our past senior herd sire Glenturk Nomad, she is out of Sacombe Nesta-Alfa and also joined up with World Class and Perrywood Wispa to win the Simmental Group of Three competition. She also stood third in the interbreed Continental April 2010-born two year old class on the last day of the show under judge Kay Adam.

Sacombe Cameo-Kleeb

Sacombe Cameo-Kleeb, a Grangewood William daughter out of Sacombe Tamar-Kleeb also stood second in her April-born yearling heifer class and third in the interbreed Continental yearling heifer class on the last day of the show.

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In the yearling bull class we stood second with the April-born Sacombe Class Act, a Grangewood William son out of Sacombe Tamara-Alfa.

A massive thank you must go to all our helpers at the show, without all your hard work we wouldn’t be having the year we are!

 

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June 2012: Sacombe and Perrywood Simmentals win the Burke Trophy and have an amazing Royal Norfolk Show

Well what a show Royal Norfolk was......in all our years showing we’ve never had a show quite like it. Carrying on his fantastic form already this summer was our senior stock sire Clonagh World Class who won his class and then went on to stand male champion and overall breed champion under judge John Moore of the Omorga herd. Then in the females and just fresh from calving a World Class heifer calf, Perrywood Wispa stood second in the cow class and then went on to stand reserve female champion, while Sacombe Bridget won the two year old heifer class and Sacombe Amy also won the three year old class. Then in the exhibitor bred group class Wispa, Amy and Bridget teamed up to stand first.

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Clonagh World Class

Then on the second day of the show our success continued to roll as World Class was tapped out to take the male Continental interbreed championship under judge and Galloway breeder Jim Ross before pairing up with Perrywood Wispa and her calf, Diamond, to take the most prestigious award we have ever won, the coveted Burke Trophy. This was a massive achievement for the herd and family and we’d like to thank our expert handlers, Rhys Grenham, Jimmy McMillan and Ruby Wright.

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The triumphant Burke trophy pair, Perrywood Wispa and Clonagh World Class

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And then to top off a fantastic day, World Class then paired with the breed female champion Dirnanean Sarah and her calf from David and Lesley Sapsed to stand interbreed pairs before he re-joined Wispa and Bridget to stand reserve interbreed group of three.

This truly was a fantastic show and we now look forward to taking the team to the East of England Show at Peterborough for the English National Simmental Show.

 

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June 2012: Sacombe success at Royal Highland Show

What a show......it might have been a wash out in terms of the weather, but we’re incredibly pleased to have made the decision to travel to Edinburgh to exhibit at this year’s Royal Highland Show. Not only was it a successful show in the judging ring, we have had many enquiries regarding our stock and it has been great to catch up with some of our Simmental friends further afield.

In the judging we were pleased to win the senior bull class with Clonagh World Class. This Kilbride Farm Newry son out of Clonagh Posh Klowna has had a great start to the show season and we had many favourable comments from the ringside as to how he is looking, it was also great to have his breeder Garrett Behan there on the day to witness the bull in all his glory. Also in the team was our yearling heifer Sacombe Cameo-Kleeb, who is a daughter of our other main herd sire Grangewood William out of Sacombe Tamar-Kleeb. She stood second in an incredibly tough baby heifer class. We then stood fourth in an equally strong class of yearling bulls with Sacombe Class Act, another by William, this time out of Sacombe Tamara Alfa.

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Next stop for us is the Royal Norfolk Show followed by the East of England for the English National Simmental Show so we look forward to catching up with everyone there.

 

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June 2012: World Class takes championship at South of England Show

Carrying on his fantastic form at Herts County Show at the end of May, our senior bull Clonagh World Class won the senior bull class under judge Roger Birch and then went on to be placed male champion and overall breed champion. Bred by the Behan family in Ireland he is by Kilbride Farm Newry and is out of the Anatrim Jacob daughter Clonagh Posh Klowna. At the same show our senior cow Sacombe Tabitha-Bouquette won her class and then went on to take the female championship and reserve breed championship behind World Class, while Sacombe Amy won the junior cow class with her World Class-sired heifer calf at foot and Sacombe Corona took a third in the yearling heifer class and Sacombe Class Act stood second in the yearling bull class as well as took third in the super bull competition. Our next trip will be a long one as we will be venturing North to the Royal Highland Show so look forward to catching up with some new faces later in the month.

 

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June 2012: Clonagh world Class takes reserve interbreed at Herts County Show

We were more than delighted to kick off our first show of the season in style by taking the breed championship and then the reserve interbreed championship with our senior stock bull, Clonagh World Class, a Kilbride Farm Newry son.

Then winning the junior cow class and going on to be female champion and stand reserve overall breed champion was Sacombe Amy, along with her World Class heifer calf at foot, Sacombe Dainty-Bouquette, while Sacombe Tabitha-Bouquette won the senior cow class and then went on to take the reserve female championship. Winning the junior heifer class for us was Sacombe Cameo-Bouquette, a Grangewood William daughter, while in the bull classes Sacombe Class Act, a son of Grangewood William won his class and then on the second day of interbreed judging, Perrywood Coyote took the interbreed junior bull championship and then reserve interbreed championship.

Next stop for the Sacombe team will be South of England, we look forward to seeing you there.

 

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April 2012: World Class son sells to HRH The Queen

We’re delighted to announce the private sale of Perrywood Champion, a son of our senior herd sire and Irish bred Clonagh World Class out of the Skerrington Rajah and successful show heifer Perrywood Wispa to HRH The Queen’s Estate at Windsor. Champion, born January 2011, carries a TI of +70 and a SRI of +67 and was sold for an undisclosed figure.

It’s been a busy last month for private sales at Sacombe and we’d like to wish two other private buyers the very best of luck with their new purchases. Sacombe Casper, an April 2011-born son of past sire Glenturk Nomad out of the Slievenagh Fantastic daughter Sacombe Lucy-Bouquette to Messrs Birch, Cambridgeshire, while Sacombe Cougar, a March 2011-born son of Grangewood William out of the Rosten Pluto daughter Sacombe Vivienne-Oma, has been sold to Mr and Mrs Hobbs, Bucks.

 

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February 2012: Sacombe Bestman sells for 7000gns in Stirling

Having had an amazing time judging the Simmentals at the February Stirling sale, we were delighted to sell our April 2010-born Sacombe Bestman for 7000gns Ian Mathers, Aberdeenshire. Bestman is a son of our past senior herd sire Glenturk Nomad out of the Strathisla Juno daughter Sacombe Marquise-Senner. I’d like to thank United Auctions and the Simmental Cattle Society for a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I’d like to wish Ian and all other purchasers from the sale all the best.

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January 2012: New herd sire Pode Hole Aztec 09

We are delighted to announce the arrival of new herd sire Pode Hole Aztec 09 from Sally and Charles Horrell, Peterborough. We have admired Aztec since we first saw him at the 2010 National Show where he won his class and stood reserve male champion and having seen his first crop on calves we are really pleased to have secured the services of such a bull.

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Pode Hole Aztec 09

 

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  • December 2011 – Stock bull Pode Hole Warrant sells to Keeldrum herd. More >>>
  • December 2011 – Perrywood bull sells to Gloucestershire. More >>>
  • December 2011 - Three heifer calves join Chadstone herd of Barry and Sally Chadwick. More >>>
  • December 2011 - Sacombe success at the South East Calf Show. More >>>
  • October 2011 - Glenturk Nomad son sells to Kent commecial herd. More >>>
  • October 2011 - Sacombe genetics selling well across the water. More >>>
  • October 2011 - Sacombe Balmoral sells in Stirling for 8000gns. More >>>
  • September 2011 - Sacombe and Perrywood herds dominate South East herd competition. More >>>
  • September 2011 - New bloodlines for Sacombe Blue Texel flock More >>>
  • June 2011 - Sacombe Rosemeary-Bouquette is reserve breed champion at East of England Show More >>>
  • June 2011 - First outing for the Sacombe Blue Texels proves successful More >>>
  • May 2011 - Strong first show for the Sacombe Simmental team. More >>>
  • May 2011 - Pode Hole Warrant joins Sacombe sire line up. More >>>
  • May 2011 - Sacombe bulls in hot demand. More >>>
  • March 2011 - Newark draft sale update. More >>>
  • March 2011 - Sacombe Aero sold in private sale to Suffolk-based suckler herd. More >>>
  • February 2011 - Bull sales update. More >>>
  • January 2011 - New beginnings at Sacombe. More >>>

December 2011: Stock bull Pode Hole Warrant sells to Keeldrum herd

Having admired him on a recent visit to Sacombe, David and Joy Lowry, Lanarkshire, have purchased our stock bull Pode Hole Warrant for their Keeldrum herd. We wish David and Joy the very best with him and look forward to hearing how his progeny perform.

 

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December 2011: Perrywood bull sells to Gloucestershire

We’re pleased to announce the sale of Perrywood Blackwatch 10, an April 2010-born son of past senior herd sire Glenturk Nomad out of the Rosten Pluto daughter Perrywood Tara. He sold privately to Howard Williams, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.

 

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December 2011: Three heifer calves join the Chadstone herd of Barry and Sally Chadwick

After admiring Glenturk Nomad on a number of occasions Barry and Sally Chadwick, Derbyshire, have been wanting a daughter of his for some time so choose the Nomad daughter Sacombe Cathy Bouquette to buy privately, but while viewing our 2011 crop of heifer calves, they also fell in love with two daughters of Grangewood William; Sacombe Cindy Bouquette and Sacombe Clover Susi. We would like to wish them all the best with their purchases.

 

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December 2011: Sacombe success at the South East Calf Show

We took a strong team of young calves to the South East Simmental Calf Show held in conjunction with the East of England Winter Stock Festival at Peterborough. The April-born Sacombe Class Act 11, one of Grangewood William’s first crop of calves stood first in a strong class, while Sacombe Cheetah 11, Sacombe Corona and Sacombe Cameo all featured strongly in their classes, as did Perrywood Caramel and Perrywood Coyote 11.

Sacombe Class Act 11

Sacombe Class Act 11

 

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October 2011: Glenturk Nomad son sells to Kent commercial herd

We’re pleased to announce the sale of the March 2010-born Perrywood Battalion 10 to commercial producer Tim Piper, Kent for 4000. Battalion is by our past senior herd sire Glenturk Nomad and is out of the Rosten Pluto daughter Perrywood Touchstone. Tim is a new buyer for Sacombe/Perrywood and we’d like to wish him all the best with this bull.

 

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October 2011: Sacombe genetics selling well across the water

Sacombe genetics are proving they do the job at home and abroad as a daughter of Sacombe Melody Kleeb, Ranfurly Kleeb 23rd by Seabank Flint and bred by David Hazelton, was the top priced female at the NI Club sale at Dungannon recently selling for 2900gns. Well done David and family!

 

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October 2011: Sacombe Balmoral sells in Stirling for 8000gns

It’s been a while since we’ve taken bulls to Stirling, but it was nice to be back in the action this month as we made the journey up with Sacombe Balmoral, a January 2010-born son of the homebred Sacombe Nijinsky out of the Slievenagh Fantastic daughter Sacombe Louise-Oma. Balmoral has been shown widely on the circuit this year and took home many prize tickets, including the male championship at East of England Show this year and interbreed in the Continental yearling bull class on the last day of the show. With a TSI of +25 and a SRI of +30, he sold to Ann and Tony Jukes for their Swallowhill herd, Sandhurst, Kent. We wish the Jukes family the very best of luck with this bull and look forward to seeing how his progeny performs for them in the future.

Sacombe Balmoral

Sacombe Balmoral

 

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September 2011: Sacombe and Perrywood herds dominate South East herd competition

We’re absolutely delighted with the results with this year’s South East herd competition, judged by Boddington Estate stockman Jimmy MacMillan.

Not only did the Sacombe herd win the Large herds category, but we also went one better to win the Revelex trophy for the champion herd, which is a huge achievement seeing as this award has never been won before by a herd with more than 40 cows. The Perrywood herd also featured heavily in the individual awards, taking the award for the best dam and progeny was Perrywood Wispa with her calf Perrywood Champion at foot, who is by our herd sire Clonagh World Class. We also won the best heifer calf section with Perrywood Caramel, again by World Class.

Our previous herd sire, Glenturk Nomad, won the best stock bull section and Sacombe won the Shebdon trophy for the best group of maiden heifers.

 

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September 2011: New bloodlines for Sacombe Blue Texel flock

Having made the trip down to Builth for the recent NSA sale, we’ve since doubled the size of the Sacombe Blue Texel flock by purchasing three ewe lambs. The first to join us was the second prize ewe lamb from David Alexander’s Millside flock. This one is by an imported ram out of a home bred ewe by a Jonsland tup and she was bought for 700gns. The next was the first prize and female champion from Aubrey and Sue Andrews’ Miserden flock. She is by a Pen-Y-Bec ram out of a homebred ewe by a Grougfoot Loftus tup and was knocked down to us at 1200gns. Then at 520gns was a Pen-Y-Bec lamb from Glyndwr Arrowsmith’s flock. She is by a Craigalbert tup out of a homebred ewe.

Sacombe Balmoral

 

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June 2011: Sacombe Rosemary-Bouquette is reserve breed champion at East of England Show

Having stood second to the overall breed champion, our cow Sacombe Rosemary-Bouquette, by Perrywood Kasper, then went on to be placed reserve female champion and reserve breed champion at this year’s East of England Show.

Also in the team we had great success with our yearling bull Sacombe Balmoral, by Sacombe Nijinsky out of Sacombe Louise-Oma, he won his class and then went on to stand male champion, while Sacombe Bestmate, a Glenturk nomad son stood second in the class and took the reserve male championship. On the Continental day of the show, Balmoral won the interbreed yearling bull class.

Sacombe Balmoral

Sacombe Balmoral

Our junior cow Perrywood Wispa, by Skerrington Rajah, stood third in her class and also third in the Continental interbreed class on the last day of the show, while Sacombe Amy-Bouquette, another daughter of Glenturk nomad stood second in her class. We were also pleased to win the overall breed pairs competition and the best group of three from the South East. We also won the pairs competition in the interbreed Continental class.

 

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June 2011: First outing for the Sacombe Blue Texels proves successful

East of England Show was the venue for the first outing for Ben’s Blue Texel lambs and what a show it turned out to be for him. First off, his ram lamb Sacombe Unique, by Bishops Scallywag, won the ram lamb class and then went on to be placed reserve male champion, while the ewe lamb Sacombe Ultraviolet, again by Bishops Scallywag, also won her class. As you can imagine, en was particularly excited to have done so well on his first time ever showing sheep, so we look forward to taking them to their next show.

Sacombe Ultraviolet

Sacombe Ultraviolet

 

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May 2011 - Strong first how for the Sacombe Simmental team

Our 2011 show season kicked off with a visit to our local show Hertfordshire County which saw us do incredibly well taking first in the breed class with Sacombe Rosemary and a second in the interbreed senior cow class on the second day of the show, Sacombe Willow stood second in the breed junior cow class and then Sacombe Balmoral stood second in a competitive yearling bull breed class before taking a first on the second day in the interbreed competition as well as interbreed junior bull and reserve interbreed champion. Our other yearling bull Sacombe Bestman stood first in the April-born bull class, while Sacombe Rosemeary and Sacombe Balmoral teamed up to win the pairs competition.

 

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May 2011 - Pode Hole Warrant joins Sacombe sire line up

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Pode Hole Warrant as our new herd sire. We have been looking for a bull from the Killane Fauna cow family for years and finally we have found him. Warrant is a three year old bull with great size, fleshing and locomotion, coupled with an outstanding pedigree. He has already proven himself by leaving two outstanding crops of calves for the Horrel family’s Pode Hole herd, so we will be very excited to see what he can do for us. No doubt he will compliment Clonagh World Class and Grangewood William, both of whom have produced a very promising crop of calves this spring, much admired by 60 visitors from the Federation of Stockmen's club when we hosted their annual Inter county stock judging competition.

 

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May 2011 - Sacombe bulls in hot demand

Sales of Sacombe Simmental bulls have been going well over the last couple of months. Our senior stock bull, Glenturk Nomad, has gone to take life a little easier in his old age and has joined Derek Berry's Broadreed Simmental Herd in Sussex.

Of the younger bulls, Perrywood Africa has been sold to new Simmental Breeders S Whitwell and Partners for their Queach herd in Suffolk, while Perrywood Apollo has been bought by Lord Iveagh's Wilton Estate, Wiltshire, after an extensive search by them to find a Simmental bull matching their requirements. Messrs Haywood have also bought their sixth bull in a row from us, their loyal custom is much appreciated. We would like to wish all purchasers the very best with their bulls.

 

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March 2011 - Newark draft sale update

Many thanks to those purchasers who bought any of our Simmental bulling heifers at Newark Livestock Market this week. These heifers peaked at 1060 with our run of 18 averaging 965. We would like to wish the buyers the very best of luck with their heifers.

 

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March 2011 - Sacombe Aero sold in private sale to Suffolk-based sucker herd

We are pleased to announce the private sale of Sacombe Aero 09 to Neil Edwards, Suffolk, for his 300-cow suckler herd. Born October 2009, Aero is by Rosten Pluto and is out of the Important daughter Sacombe Henrietta-Bouquette. Having bought one of our bulls through someone else which gave him such good working daughters, Mr Edwards decided to deal with us direct and buy another. We wish him all the best with Aero.

 

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February 2011 - Bull sales update

We are pleased to announce the sale of various young bulls sold privately off the farm. Firstly Sacombe Apache 09 sold to the Georgetti family of Rolvenden, Kent. This one is by Sacombe Nijinsky N68 out of the Strathisla Juno daughter Sacombe Matilda-Bouquette, Sacombe Adebayor 09 sold to Eyford Estates who is a repeat customer. Adebayor is again by Nijinsky, but out of the Milnafua Junior daughter Sacombe Nancy-Parine and finally Sacombe Brigadier sold to Mr J White, who is yet again another repeat customer. Brigadier is by Rosten Pluto and is out of the Milnafua Junior daughter Sacombe Nadia-Kleeb. Another four bulls have also been ordered for repeat customers for use this spring. We’d like to wish all our buyers the very best with their purchases.

 

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January 2011 - New beginnings at Sacombe

The first calves by our latest stock bull Clonagh World Class have been born and we are extremely pleased with them. Born easily they have hit the ground running and their growth rates are going to match those of their sire.

January is also an exciting month as we are delighted that Jess Denning has joined our work force as our new Stockperson. Jess was the 2009 winner of the UK Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society's Youth Development Programme Finals and won a travel bursary to Canada to work with some of the leading herds in the breed and gain invaluable experience. Jess has already settled in well and is proving her worth, we look forward to developing a great working relationship with her.

 

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  • December 2010 0 Commercial heifers sold as recipient das for Thriplow Farms. More >>>
  • September 2010 - Perrywood Wispa is breed champion at Edenbridge and Oxted. More >>>
  • September 2010 - Homebred heifer takes reserve breed championship at Bucks County Show. More >>>
  • July 2010 - World Class is reserve junior Simmental Champion at National Show. More >>>
  • July 2010 - World Class praised at Royal Norfolk Show. More >>>
  • June 2010 - World Class takes reserve male championship at East of England. More >>>
  • June 2010 - Sacombe celebrate reserve championship at Herts County Show. More >>>
  • March 2010 - Sacombe celebrate sale success to pedigree and commercial customers. More >>>

 

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December 2010: Commercial heifers sold as recipient dams for Thriplow Farms

After recomendations from the Westpoint Veterinary Group, Oliver and David Walston of Thriplow Farms have purchased some of our commercial heifers to use as receiptients for their Wagyu embryo project. We will be incredibly interested to see how these heifers calve down and wish them well with their new venture.

 

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September 2010: Homebred heifer takes reserve breed championship at Bucks County Show

Leading the way for the Sacombe and Perrywood show team at Bucks County Show  was our two year old heifer Perrywood Wispa. Born March 2008, Wispa is  by Skerrington Rajah and is out of Ranfurly Mame 3rd. She won her heifer class and then went on to take the reserve breed championship.

In the same class Sacombe Willow-Bouquette, a daughter of our homebred  bull Sacombe Nijinsky N68, stood third. In the yearling heifer class we  took a second prize with Clonagh Adorable, by Banwy T-Rex and our  yearling bull Perrywood Apollo, by Glenturk Nomad, also stood second.

 

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SEptember 2010: Perrywood Wispa is breed champion at Edenbridge and Oxted

Following on from her strong performance at Bucks County Show, our two year old  heifer Perrywood Wispa won her senior heifer class at Edenbridge and  Oxted Show at the end of August and then went on to be tapped out as  overall female champion and then overall breed champion against some  incredibly tough competition.

In the same heifer class, Sacombe Willow-Bouquette stood second, while in  the yearling heifer class we took a second place with our bought in  Irish-bred heifer Clonagh Adorable and a third with Sacombe  Amy-Bouquette, by Glenturk Nomad.

In the male section we also won the junior bull class with Perrywood Apollo and he went on to be placed reserve male champion.

 

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July 2010: World Class is reserve junior Simmental Champion at National Show

This year’s National Simmental Show took place at the Great Yorkshire Show  where some 140 Simmentals were paraded in front of judge and breeder  Roget birch of the Pasturefields herd.

Our junior herd sire Clonagh World Class, by Kilbride Farm Newry, stood  third in a tough senior bull class as there wasn’t a class for his true  age group, but in the junior championship he was entitled to compete as  the best bull under two years of age. We then went on to take the junior male championship and reserve overall junior championship.

Heifer classes were incredibly tough and we stood fifth in a very hard  yearling heifer class with Clonagh Adorable, by Banwy T-Rex, and then  took a sixth prize with Sacombe Willow-Bouquette, our March 2008-born  heifer. We were delighted to have Garrett Behan over from Ireland to  help show the cattle for us. Garrett bred World Class and Adorable so it was great for him to be showing them for us and we’d like to help him  for all his hard work at the show.

 

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July 2010: World Class praised at Royal Norfolk Show

Praised by judge Robin Boyd of Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, for being a  correct, mobile and well fleshed bull, our junior herd sire Clonagh  World Class took the male championship and overall reserve breed  championship at the Royal Norfolk Show. On the second day of judging he  then went on to take the Continental male championship and reserve  overall supreme championship under judge and Beef shorthorn breeder Jane Landers, making Norfolk Show the best one yet this season for the team.

Clonagh World Class

Clonagh World Class

Also in the Simmental classes our yearling heifer Clonagh Adorable, our  other Irish-bred addition to the herd, stood first in a very tough  yearling heifer class, while our two year old heifer Sacombe  Wanda-Wanse, a June 2008-born heifer by Glenturk Nomad stood fourth in  her class and Sacombe Willow-Bouquette, a March 2008-born heifer by  Sacombe Nijinskey, also stood fourth in her class.

Hockenhull Marvel "Sire of sires"

Clonagh Adorable

Hockenhull Marvel "Sire of sires"

Sacombe Wanda - Wanse

Hockenhull Marvel "Sire of sires"

Sacombe Willow-Bouquette

 

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June 2010: World Class takes reserve male championship at East of England

Leading the way for us at East of England Show was our new junior herd sire  Clonagh World Class who, although was shown in a senior bull class at  not even two years of age, he stood second against an older bull and  then went on to take the reserve male championship under judge Brian  Allan. World Class was bought as a yearling bull last year from Garrett  Behan’s reduction sale. We’re extremely pleased with how World Class is  looking, he’s a well grown, clean, balanced bull with great muscling and mobility.

Our other Irish-bred member of the show team, Clonagh Adorable, stood  second in a very strong yearling heifer class and took the reserve  junior championship ticket as well. Our two year old heifer Sacombe  Willow stood sixth in a strong two year old class which saw the eventual champion and reserve champion come from this class.

Our next show will be the Royal Norfolk.

 

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June 2010: Sacombe celebrate reserve championship at Herts County Show.

Our first show of the year came in the form of Herts County, where we took a team of four cattle and celebrated a successful day’s showing under  judge and breeder Vicki Wood of the Popes herd. Our highlight of the  show was taking a first prize with our new junior stock sire Clonagh  World Class who was bought from Garrett Behan’s major reduction sale  last year. World Class is by Killbride Farm Newry and is out of Clonagh  Posh-Klowna and went on to take the male championship as well as the  reserve overall championship.

Our other Irish addition to the herd, Clonagh Adorable, also bought from  the sale, stood first in a tough yearling heifer class. Adorable is by  Banwy T-Rex and is out of Clonagh Norma. In the same class we stood 4th  with Sacombe Amy-Bpuquette, a daughter of Glenturk Nomad out of Sacombe  Tory-Bouquette, while our two year old heifer Sacombe Willow-Bouquette, a Sacombe Nikinsky daughter out of Sacombe Mable-Bouquette stood second  in yet another tough class. Simmental numbers at Herts were incredibly  strong this year so we were very pleased to do so well on our first  outing of the year. The same show team will next be heading to the East  of England Show in a couple of weeks time.

 

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March 2010: Sacombe celebrate sale success to pedigree and commercial customers.

A number of Simmental bulls have been sold off farm recently, the first  of which was Sacombe Westpoint W10. He has gone to P and S Rowland,  Essex, who supply some 120 head of finished cattle each year to  Humphreys, the abattoir in which our extra stock of beef for Bridget B’s is sourced from.

Next we’re pleased to announced the sale of our past and very successful  herd sire Rosten Pluto. He has found a new home with J Learmouth in  Aberdeenshire, who has started a new 120-cow suckler herd. Again  sticking with past herd sires, we also sold Sacombe Nijinsky, who has  sired some fantastic males and females for us. He has gone to Messrs  Barbour of the Kingarth herd, Leicestershire. Completing the sale of  bulls, Duncan Parker, Bucks, has just bought another one of our past  sires, Perrywood Warrier.

We also sold a run of seven unregistered heifers at Newark Livestock  Market. These topped at 1250 and averaged 1180, with six of them going to one Yorkshire-based producer and the other one going to rob  Hopkinson of Hollingwood Simmentals. Off the back of this sale Mr  Hopkinson came back on farm and bought another six heifers.

We would like to wish all our customers the very best of success with their Sacombe and Perrywood stock.

 

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  • October 2009 - Grangewood William joins Sacombe herd. More >>>
  • October 2009 - Introducing Irish bloodlines. More >>>
  • August 2009 - Bull sales update. More >>>
  • July 2009 - Great Yorkshire Show honours for Perrywood Wispa. More >>>
  • July 2009 - Sacombe success at the last Royal Show. More >>>
  • May 2009 - Simmental sales remaining strong at Sacombe. More >>>
  • May 2009 - First show outing of the year is a huge success for Sacombe. More >>>
  • March 2009 -Perrywood Warrior joins Sacombe sire line up. More >>>
  • February 2009 - Sacombe breeding winning at Thainstone. More >>>
  • January 2009 - Bull sales kick off 2009. More >>>

 

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October 2009: Grangewood William joins Sacombe herd

Adding further to our stock sires line up, Sacombe Simmentals are delighted to announce the arrival of Grangewood William from the Leedham family,  Denby. Having stood second in his class, William was bought at the Perth Bull sales in Stirling for 11,000gns. He is a Popes Laird son and is  out of the Blackford Falcon daughter Grangewood Sundial. We first  admired William at the Royal Show where he stood first in his class. He  has a calving ease of +6.7, a terminal sire index of +28 and a self  replacing index of +38 and will work alongside our recently acquired  junior herd sire Clonagh World Class.

Grangewood William

 

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October 2009: Introducing Irish bloodlines

October has been an exciting month already at Sacombe with the purchase of two  new bloodlines in to the herd. In the search for a new junior stock bull we took a trip across the water to Garrett and Lyndsey Behan’s major  reduction sale of their Clonagh herd. There we bought the striking 11  month old young bull Clonagh World Class for 6600 euro.

World Class is a Kilbride Farm Newry son out of Clonagh Posh-Klowna, who is a daughter of Anatrim Jacob. We were particualry impressed with his  growth rate for his age, his correctness and power in his backend. He  has been shown successfully on the Irish summer show circuit and will be heading to the Irish National championships before heading over to join the herd.

SLIEVENAGH FANTASTIC - "Unbeaten in the show ring"

Clonagh World Class pictured with Garrett at Strokestown show where he stood Male Champion

To celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, we also decided to introduce  some new female bloodlines to the herd, so at the same we bought the 10  month old and incredibly stunning heifer Clonagh Adorable for 3200 euro. Adorable is a daughter of the herd’s power house of a stock bull Banwy  T-Rex and is out of the Freighduff Brendan daughter Clonagh Norma.

Adorable is a tall, growth heifer with great style and presence. She has been  shown this year on the Irish circuit and took first prizes at Tullamore  National Livestock Show, Cappamore and Moate. She is likely to be part  of our 2010 show team.

SLIEVENAGH FANTASTIC - "Unbeaten in the show ring"

Clonagh Adorable at 9 months old

 

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August 2009: Bull sales update

Sacombe are pleased to announce the sale of some junior bulls sold to both commercial and pedigree producers.

We wish the following buyers a great deal of success with their new bulls  and look forward to doing business with them again in the future.

  • Neil Shand of the Cairnorrie herd, Ellon, Aberdeenshire bought Sacombe  Winston, an April 2008 son of Glenturk Nomad out of Sacombe Nesta-Alfa.
  • Bruce Magretts bought the April 08 son of Glenturk Nomad out of Sacombe  Nadia-Justine, Sacombe Westerly as a new stock bull for his newly  established pedigree herd.
  • Sacombe Washington, a son of Sacombe Nijinsky out of Sacombe Matilda-Kleeb,   was bought by Mark Parrot for his newly established pedigree herd.
  • Mr & Mrs Gould of the Huntsmead herd at Fordingbridge, Hampshire, have bought Perrywood Wizard who is by Glentuk Nomad out of Perrywood Mandy.
  • Commercial producer Mr Curragh of Oxon has bought Sacombe Woodstock, a may 2008  son of Glenturk Nomad out of Sacombe Lillian-Bouquette.

 

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July 2009: Great Yorkshire Show honours for Perrywood Wispa

We’ve come back from an incredibly successful Great Yorkshire Show and  improved on our success from the Royal Show the week before by taking  the reserve spot in the female championship with our yearling heifer  Perrywood Wispa.

Our three year old cow Sacombe Tory Bouquette also came home with a second rosette and Sacombe Winston took a fourth place in a tough yearling  bull class.

Our next outing will be Edenbridge and Oxted Show towards the end of August - we hope to see you there!

 

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July 2009: Sacombe success at the last Royal Show

Well it was a pretty bizarre show with a less than dynamic atmosphere, but we enjoyed our last ever Royal Show last week.

We took a small team up to Stoneleigh to take part in the last show and  were fortunate to stand second in a tough yearling heifer class with  Bridget’s own heifer Perrywood Wispa. This March 2008 born was highly  admired as a young calf where she stood champion calf at Edenbridge and  Oxted Show. Wispa is by Skerrington Rajah and out of Ranfurly Mame 3rd (ET).

In a tough yearling bull class we stood fifth with Sacombe Winston W25, an April 2008 bull by Glenturk Nomad out of Sacombe Nesta-Alfa. This  was the first outing for this bull and is currently offered for sale.

 

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May 2009: Simmental sales remaining strong at Sacombe

We’re pleased to announce a cracking month in terms of bull sales at Sacombe. This month we have sold Sacombe Victorious, a December 2007 born bull  by Glenturk Nomad out of a Milnafua Junior daughter Sacombe Nyree-Fani  to Sutton Valence, Kent-based commercial producer Nick Bates.

We have also sold another Nomad son, this time Perrywood Wizard who is out of Perrywood Mandy. Wizard has a calving ease of +1.3 and a milk figure of +7. He heads to the Gould’s Huntsmead herd, Fordingbridge,  Hampshire.

Breeder Mark Parrott, Essex, came to Sacombe to buy some Belted Galloway cows  for another breeder, but also went home with a new addition to the  Simmental herd, namely Sacombe Washington, a son of Sacombe Nijinsky out of Sacombe Matilda-Kleeb. 

 

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May 2009: First show outing of the year is a huge success for Sacombe

Herts Show was our first outing for the Sacombe Simmental show team and we  were incredibly pleased with the results. It’s always a busy show for  us, as we have the Bridget B’s meat stand in the food hall as well, but  we were fortunate to pick up a couple of second prize rosettes as well  as a first in the pairs class.

We stood 2nd with our 3 year old cow and calf Sacombe Tory Bouquette and 2nd with our yearling heifer Sacombe Willow Bouquette. Our junior bull Perrywood warrior also stood 2nd place with Sacombe Winston coming 4th place.

For the interbreed pairs class, Sacombe Willow Bouquette and Perrywood  Wispa joined forces and took a first prize in an incredibly strong  class.

In the young handler’s classes, Ben Borlase stood 2nd with Sacombe Amy and Daniel Dawkins stood 6th in an incredibly tough senior class with Perrywood Wispa.

 

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March 2009: Perrywood Warrior joins Sacombe sire line up

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Perrywood Warrior as a junior herd  sire to the Sacombe team. A tremendous young bull, combining performance and style, he is Sired by Skerrington Rajah out of one of our star  brood cows Perrywood Franchesca.

Franchesca was a prolific winner in the show ring as a yearling heifer and has  since bred some exceptional progeny with every son she has bred sold as a pedigree herd sire, including Perrywood Jasper 1st prize and Junior Champion Herts and Suffolk Show 1999 and 3rd prize RASE; Perrywood Kasper, Supreme Champion at Herts and Bucks 2003; Perrywood Rowanne 2nd prize RASE 2006 and Perrywood Nighthawk, joint top price Bristol 2004.

Now in her 14th year Franchesca will be flushed in 2009.

Warriors initial ABRI figures are a TPI of +29 with an SRI of +34.

 

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February 2009: Sacombe breeding winning at Thainstone

Congratulations to Neil Shand on winning the supreme championship at Thainstone Bull  Sales with Cairnnorrie Valiant. Valiant is out of Sacombe Gilly Oma and  sired by Glenturk Nomad. Neil founded his Simmental herd in 2007 with  the purchase of 12 females from us and we wish him all the best with  them.

 

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January 2009: Bull sales kick off 2009

Fingers crossed sales of cattle are easier this year without the hassle of  bluetongue movement restrictions. We’d like to wish producer Steve  Harding from Hertfordshire all the best with three of our 2008 crop of  calves and we welcome his repeat business. Another four of the same  bunch have also been reserved for May delivery.

 

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  • October 2008 - Bridget Borlase runner up in Farmers Weekly’s Beef Farmer of the Year. More >>>
  • August 2008 - Sacombe win the South East Simmental Group Calf Show. More >>>
  • August 2008 - Romanian breeders visit Sacombe Simmentals. More >>>
  • June 2008 - Sacombe host farm for Simmental World Congress. More >>>
  • May 2008 - Sacombe Wishful Senneri is born. More >>>
  • March 2008 - Calves born to Skerrington Rajah. More >>>

 

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October 2008: Bridget Borlase runner up in Farmers Weekly’s Beef Farmer of the Year

Bridget Borlase made the final three in this year’s Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer  of the Year and after a grilling judging experience in the summer she  was named runner up at a glittering ceremony held at the Grosvenor  Hotel, Park Lane, London in October. For more on this story and to read  what the judges thought of her click here

 

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August 2008: Sacombe win the South East Simmental Group Calf Show

For the first time the South East Area Simmental Group calf show was held  at Edenbridge and Oxted show and Sacombe took a team of calves. We were  fortunate to have great success with one in particular, Perrywood Wispa  (Perrywood being Bridget’s own prefix) taking the overall championship  under judge Roy McDonald, stockman at Charles and Sally Horrell’s Pode  Hole herd in Peterborough.

Wispa is by Skerrington Rajah and out of Ranfurly Mame 3rd and will be a feature of our 2009 show team.

 

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August 2008: Romanian breeders visit Sacombe Simmentals

A party of 40 Romanian Simmental breeders drove the crazy journey over  from Holland especially to visit the Sacombe herd. As a tag on to a  visit made to one of the agricultural shows in Holland, they decided to  travel to the UK just to see our herd, a visit we were incredibly  honoured to host. We hope you had an enjoyable day!

 

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June 2008: Sacombe host farm for Simmental World Congress

Sacombe Simmentals were very fortunate to be one of the host farmers for this year’s World Congress. Some 260 delegates from across the world visited our farm along with a few others in the south east after touring round farms in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Yorkshire, East Anglia and the Midlands. The day was an overwhelming success and we were able to take some export orders for semen.   Click here for pictures from the Sacombe visit

 

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May 2008: Sacombe Wishful Senneri is born

Some 19 years later after the birth of Sacombe Wishful Thinking we are  thrilled with the Birth of Sacombe Whisper’s Senneri. She is the first  first full sibling born to Whishfull Thinking. Sired by Hockenhull  Marvel out of Sacombe Mame She is a real cracker and if she turns out  anything like her big brother a star will have been born!

SLIEVENAGH FANTASTIC - "Unbeaten in the show ring"

 

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March 2008: Calves born to Skerrington Rajah

Sacombe are pleased to announce the arrival of calves born to the 2005 Royal  Highland Junior Champion Skerrington Rajah. With such high EBv figures  such as a terminal index of +38 and self replacing index of +43, we’ve  followed Rajah closely and after he was purchased in Perth by the  Kinnard family, we have been fortunate to use him. We’re incredibly  pleased with the 10 calves we have on the ground to him and hope to have one or two for sale soon.  View EBI details >>>

Skerrington Rajah

 

 

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  • July 2007 - Sacombe top Simmentals in recorded class at the Royal Show. More >>>
  • May 2007 - Interbreed Champion at Herts County Show. More >>>

 

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May 2007: Sacombe top Simmentals in recorded class at the Royal Show

Our outing to this year’s Royal Show was a success with Perrywood Tomahawk leading the way for the Simmentals in the performance recorded class.

We also took 3rd place in the senior cow class with Sacombe Marina Gusti, 3rd in the junior cow class with Sacombe Rosemary Bouquette and 5th prize in the junior bull class with Perrywood Tomahawk.

 

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May 2007: Interbreed Champion at Herts County Show

It’s always nice to do well on your home turf, so we were incredibly pleased with the outcome at this year’s Herts show. Having shone through in the Simmental classes we went one better by dominating the interbreed line up.

Our senior cow Sacombe Marina Gusti took the interbreed top spot, with Perryhawk Tomahawk (first son of Rosten Pluto) taking the interbreed junior bull championship and Sacombe Trisha-Wanse taking the interbreed junior heifer championship.

 

 

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