Here are just some of the foundations to our Sandown bloodlines
8222 LT One of Sandown SAMMs Top Sires - resided in South Africa
8222 LT was a top class breeding sire out of a very fertile dam, being a triplet.
This ram was the Free State (provincial show at Frankfort) Senior Champion Ram in 2000 as well as the Free State Reserve Champion Wool Ram for SAMMs
At the 2000 South African National Championships he was the Reserve Champion Ram under 20 months and the Reserve Champion on Conformation for age 12 - 24 months.
Progeny: 2001 National Championships
In June 2004 from 193 of his progeny inspected after the age of 10 months only 4% (7) were culled (which is excellent for the dual purpose breed)
The progeny's wool and conformation was above average in the 3 studs that have used him.
0189 LT, 0183 LT, and 0169 LT
Sons 3rd, 5th, 6th in under 8 months ram class
Ram won the under 12 month class - 2002 National Championships
Daughter 1144 JVB was the reserve in the under 12 month ewe class and came third in the Junior Champion Ewe class
Results from the 2003 South African National Championships included:
Won the under 24 months ewe class and Reserve Senior Champion Ewe in 2003
2093 JVB Ram
3rd in under 12 months class, and 3rd in Junior Champion Ram class
1st under 20 months rams and 3rd in Senior Champion Ram, also Free State Provincial Senior Champion Ram at Frankfort
Results from the 2004 South African National Championships included:
Winning Ram 157 kg Eye muscle area - 44.27 cc
Reserve Ram 147 kg Eye muscle area - 43.56 cc
Reserve Champion Ewe under 20 months
Ram class & reserve conformation champion
2072 1st Senior Champion under 24mths Confirmation Ewe
Results from the 2005 South African National Championships included:
Won Junior Champion Ewe in both the Wool and Confirmation Classes, which is a rare feat
Some interesting results from a commercial trial undertaken in South Africa...
A son of 8222 LT, was the the best wool and highest wool income out of a group of 78 rams of 13 different South African Breeders, that were kept under the same feeding conditions on natural veldt for 12 months (Show for measured production 2003). Its micron was 22.2 and fleece mass of 6.05kg and a total wool income of R 182.93