The overall sheep interbreed title at the abandoned Great Yorkshire Show has gone to the Rouge ewe which was the winner of the shortwool female interbreed championship. This on from Percy Tait was making a memorable reappearance at Harrogate having been interbreed champion here last year as well. She is Knighton Harriet, a Knighton Boycey daughter out of a homebred dam.
And in another repeat of last year the same breed stood reserve as well, with Jimmy and Willie Thomson’s North Country Cheviot gimmer, the winner if the hill female chapionship, taking the reserve interbreed spot. She was on her first show outing as a gimmer and is by Sinton Simba and out of a homebred dam by Hownham Grange Duke.
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Winning the Male Longwool championship was the Bluefaced Leicester male winner Addingham B1 Elite, an A3 Cocklaw son bought at Kelso for £3500 at Kelso two years ago by his owner D Henderson.
Champion in the Hill males was the Swaledale tup leader from John Bradley, with the Rough Fell tup from K and K Bland. Then in the Shortwool males the champion was Stuart Goldie’s Bleu Du Maine tup, a shearling bought from Simon Norman last year at Carlisle, reserve to him was the Rouge tup Percy Tait’s older ram.
Then in the Longwool females the winner was Teeswater from M A Elliott, this was a hogg in wool.
The champion in the shortwool females was the day’s overall champion, the Rouge ewe, with the Blue Texel gimmer from Cameron Cormack in reserve.
Taking the male championship in the terminal sire breeds was the Charollais tup from Percy Tait, with the Suffolk from D Alconley.
And in the terminal sire breeds female championship the winner was the Texel gimmer from Procters Farm, with the Suffolk from P J Lupton in reserve.