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Agri-Expo: Mortons win lamb championship

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Jonathan Long by Jonathan Long

Taking the championship in the prime lambs here at Agri-Expo was Andrew Morton and family, Denny, Stirling, with their Beltex cross lambs. This 51.5kg pair are by the 2500gns sire Whitehill Too Hot To Handle and were on their first show outing. Judge Jimmy Mulholland said they were a perfect pair of butchers lambs. “They…

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Agri-Expo: Mortons win lamb championship

Taking the championship in the prime lambs here at Agri-Expo was Andrew Morton and family, Denny, Stirling, with their Beltex cross lambs. This 51.5kg pair are by the 2500gns sire Whitehill Too Hot To Handle and were on their first show outing. Judge Jimmy Mulholland said they were a perfect pair of butchers lambs. “They…

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