22nd September 2020
The Blackface Sheep Breeders Association held a virtual show over six weeks in August and September, with 276 entries from all three types within the breed, North, North of England and South Type. Three very able judges David Nicol (North), Jonjo Pattinson (N of E) and Ian Latimer (South) had the task of placing the prize winners based on photos and videos. They commented that there was an excellent show of sheep forward, especially in the female classes. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.
NORTH TYPE CHAMPIONS
Overall Champion and Male Champion was Mathew Hamilton, Woolfords with a shearling by £200 Harkin.
Reserve Overall was also from Woolfords, this time it was the Female Champion, a ewe lamb by £12,000 Conway and out of a £8000 Eastmill ewe.
Reserve Champion Male was the 2nd prize shearling from Woolfords by £15,000 Calla.
Reserve Champion female was the 1st prize three crop ewe from David Baillie, Calla, she is off £7500 Woolfords.
Aged Tups :-1st Auchnacloich; 2nd Ian & Gary Watson; 3rd Cam; 4th I & G Watson; 5th Calla; 6th P Cornelious
Ewe:-1st Calla;2nd Bomakelloch;3rd Scarhill (ex Haughton);4th Calla;5th I & G Watson;6th Cam
Shearlings:-1st & 2nd Woolfords;3rd Calla;4th Scarhill;5th Ballybogie; 6th Connor Friel
Gimmers:-1st Woolfords;2nd Cam;3rd Jason Morrow;4th Niall Campbell;5th Calla;6th Bomakelloch
Tup Lambs:- 1stDanny Kennedy;2nd Calla;3rdCam;4thCalla;5thScarhill; 6thWoolfords
Ewe Lambs:- 1stWoolfords;2nd Calla;3rd Bomakelloch;4thCam;5th Steven McHugh;6t Cam
NORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONS
Overall Champion and Male Champion was the 1st prize Ram lamb from Stewie Weatherson, Edges Green, he is by a HB son of a Shepherds croft and out of a ewe by £8500 Kirkstead
Reserve Overall and Female champion was from Niel Robson, Townshields, this ewe lamb is sired by the £7500 Frank Hall (Van Dam champion at last years tup sale) and out of a Prospect House draft by £5900 Townshields.
Reserve Male Champion was a Ram lamb from Harry Moreshead, Harsondale, he is out of a homebred ewe by £8000 Nilston Rigg and sired by a Burncastle loan ( son of £42,000 Glenrath)
Reserve Female was the ewe lamb from Edges Green, she is also out of the HB son of Shepherds Croft and out of a Townshields sired ewe.
Aged Tups:- 1st Neil Robson
Ewe:- 1st Allensgreen; 2nd David Robson; 3rd Sewingshields
Shearling:- 1st Townfoot; 2nd Allensgreen
Gimmer:- 1st Allensgreen; 2nd & 3rd Townshields
Tup Lambs:-1st Edges Green;2nd Harry Moreshead;3rd Stell Green;4th Stell Green;5th Townshields;6th Allens Green.
Ewe Lambs:- 1st Townshields;2nd Edges Green;3rd Allensgreen;4th Townfoot;5th Townfoot
SOUTH TYPE CHAMPIONS
Overall Champion and Champion Female was the ewe from Michael Roberston, Clonrae, she is by £16,000 Merkland.
Reserve Overall and Male Champion was the first prize tup lamb from Upper Cleugh, hes by a Madrissa son of £13,000 Elmscleugh and out of a Troloss ewe by £5000 Nunnerie.
Reserve Champion Male was the shearling from Billy Graham, Craigdarroch he is off a HB son of £6000 Allanfauld and dam is by £17,000 Dyke.
Reserve Champion female was from the gimmer from Clonrae, she is Auldhouseburn bred by £160,000 Emlscleugh.
Aged Rams:- 1st Gosland; 2nd Gosland; 3rd Burnhead Darvel; 4th Mid Cragabus;5th Windhill; 6th Uppercluegh
Ewes:- 1st Clonrae; 2nd Dyke; 3rd North Amulree; 4th Hartside; 5th Normangill; 6th Upper Cleugh
Shearlings:- 1st Craigdarroch;2nd Lorgbaw Croft;3rd Upper Cleugh;4th Lynemore;5th Blackrock;6th Cuil
Gimmers:- 1st Clonrae ;2nd Gosland;3rd Moorfoot;4th Upper Cleugh;5th Moorfoot;6th Burnhead Darvel
Ram Lambs:- 1st Upper Cleugh;2nd South Cobbinshaw;3rd South Cobbinshaw;4th Moorfoot;5th Mitchellslacks;6th Birthwood
Ewe Lambs:- 1st Upper Cleugh;2nd Lorgbaw Croft;3rd South Cobbinshaw;4th Sidlaw;5th Lorgbaw Croft;6th The Yett