Well the rain that stayed away this morning arrived in timely fashion this afternoon, causing some disruption to the sheep judging, but most breeds have now completed their stint in the ring, so here are the results.
In the Jacob ring the champion was the Smith family’s ram, this is Blackbrook Dancer, a Blackbrook Aslan son bred by Ben and Tory Stanley. Reserve her was Stephen Dodsworth’s aged ewe.
And the Hampshire Down championship was won by the Jones family with their shearling ewe by Arbrack Chancer and out of a homebred dam. Reserve to her was Matthew Pink’s shearling tup.
Champion in the Any Other Native breed classes was Geoff and Carol Watson’s Oxford Down tup, with the Watsons also taking reserve here with their shearling ewe.
Then in the Blackface classes the champion was N I Allonby with his ewe, with Peter Turnbull’s shearling ewe in reserve. And the Berrichon champion was Messrs Cockbain’s aged ewe, following her along in reserve was a shearling ewe from the same home.
Rouge champion was Percy Tait’s ewe, with Percy’s ram taking reserve honours. A pair of gimmer lambs took the Terminal Sire cross Half bred female championship for George Cropper, while D H Bulmer stood reserve with a pair of ewes.
The Rough Fell championship went to B and J Knowles with their ewe in wool, while reserve honours were claimed by E and K Blands’ ewe from the same class.
Lleyn championship honours fell to J J Kingan with his ram, with Mr Kinganalso taking reserve spot with his aged ewe. And in the Wensleydale ring the champion was M Smith with her shearling ewe in wool, with M A Elliott reserve with his aged ram.
Then in the Whitefaced Woodlands the champion was C Kaye’s ewe and reserve champion was P A Crosby’s ram lamb. The Zwartbles championship was awarded to T W Donnelly with his aged ewe and reserve went to Charles Scott with his aged tup.
And in the Bluefaced Leicesters the championship ticket fell to A G and D Bisset’s aged ewe, with D D Henderson’s aged ram in reserve spot.