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NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS 2022

31st July 2022

The Blackface Sheep Breeders Associations National Show made a triumphant return this year, with a strong turnout of sheep from the North, South and North of England types, at United Auctions Stirling Mart. Normally held every four years, the event was delayed by an extra year due to the pandemic, and exhibitors were delighted to be back in the showring for the 2022 show, with the exceptional quality of entries giving the three section judges  Tom Adams, Billy Renwick and Philip Walton  a difficult task.
Breed president, Alec Telfer, praised the overall standard of entries across all types: It was a first-class show of sheep  an excellent showcase for the breed, which has tremendous enthusiasm around it at the moment. The high standard on display, highlights that buyers should be confident that these breeders are doing an excellent job, he said.

South type
A month after winning the breed championship at the Royal Highland, the Ramsay familys superstar ewe was back out in fine form, to take the overall championship, after securing first place in a strong ewe class.
Christened Jubilee Queen, this one-crop ewe secured a first National Show win for the Ramsays, who farm at Milnmark, Dalry. Sired by £9000 Grimmet and out of a ewe by £6000 Milnmark, she is currently rearing a ram lamb by the £30,000 Elmscleugh.
Reserve overall was the best from a quality line-up of gimmers, a daughter of £14,000 Craigdarroch from Andrew Kay and sons, Andrew and Robert, Gass, Straiton. She is out of a ewe by £20,000 Auldhouseburn.
The male championship went to Tom and Mairi Paterson, and son Robert, Dunruchan, Muthill, for their aged ram, a £5000 Dalblair, bought at Dalmally last year as a shearling. Sired by Dalblair Bodyguard and out of a daughter of £52,000 Crossflatt, this one had stood second in its class at the Highland.
Standing reserve in the males was the shearling ram winner, shown by Angus Kennedy, Mitchellhill, and jointly owned by Malcolm Coubrough. Sired by a Crossflatt loan, he was bought for £9000 from South Cobbinshaw last year. He was breed champion at Biggar the previous week.

North type
Females were also to the fore in the North type section, with a ewe from Matthew Hamilton and son Matthews Woolfords flock at West Calder, going all the way to take the overall champion ticket.
This three-crop ewe  shown by shepherd Gregor McPherson  is sired by a £2000 Conway ram, bought at Ballymena, while the dam is a home-bred ewe, one of 1200 in the familys flock.
The second placed ewe finished up reserve female and reserve overall for Stephen Duncan and son, Stephen, Achdregnie, Glenlivet. Their one-crop ewe is by a home-bred son of an £18,000 Calla, out of a ewe by a 4400gns Tom Adams-bred ram.
Best in the males was a shearling ram from Cadogan Estates, Auchnacloich, Amulree, brought out by the MacKinnon team. Planned for sale at Stirling in October, this one is by a £10,000 Woolfords, out of a ewe by an £1800 Hillhead of Morinsh.
The Duncan family, Achdregnie, also secured the reserve male championship, with their ram lamb which is sired by a 5500gns Conway, out of a daughter of a home-bred ram that sold for £3000.

North of England type
The Murray family from West Deanraw, Langley on Tyne, cleaned up in the North of England championship, taking the overall champion and reserve tickets with their father and son duo, an aged ram and shearling.
The team  Andrew and Samantha and their sons Layton and Kaden  run 1000 ewes at West Deanraw (600 bred pure), with help from Andrews dad, Angus. Their champion was a four-shear ram which had been bought for £8000 from Tofthouse, sired by a £16,000 Wanwoodhill.
Standing reserve overall was a son of the champion, a shearling ram, out of a ewe by a £3600 Carrick.
Best in the females was Andrews brother Jamie Murray, Sewingshields, Haydon Bridge, with a gimmer that was placed first at the Great Yorkshire, earlier in the month. Shes sired by a £17,000 Kirkstead, out of a Westhills ewe.
Reserve female was the winner from the ewe class, a three-crop ewe from Selby Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn. On her first outing, this daughter of a £1300 Larg, Creetown, is out of a home-bred dam.


LEADING AWARDS:
South Type (Judge: Billy Renwick, Craigdouglas, Yarrow).
Aged ram  1, T and M Paterson, Dunruchan, Muthill; 2, W Ramsay and Sons, Milnmark, Dalry; 3, DC and JJ Marshall, Gosland, Broughton; 4, Colin McClymont, Cuil, Palnure; 5, T and M Paterson, Dunruchan, Muthill; 6, William Stevenson and Son, Balrazzie, Ballantrae.
Shearling ram  1, AJ Kennedy and Son, Mitchellhill; 2, JW Kay, Gass, Straiton; 3, Burncastle Farming, Lauder; 4, J Wight and Sons, Midlock, Crawford; 5, J Wight and Sons; 6, DC and JJ Marshall, Gosland, Broughton.
Ram lamb  1, A MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth; 2, J Wight and Sons, Midlock, Crawford; 3, David Murray, Lurgan, Aberfeldy; 4, William Stevenson and Son, Balrazzie, Ballantrae; 5, Thomas Muirhead, Orchilmore, Comrie; 6, J Wight and Sons, Midlock, Crawford.
Ewe  1, W Ramsay and Sons, Milnmark, Dalry; 2, William Stevenson and Son, Balrazzie, Ballantrae; 3, J and J Anderson, Upper Wellwood, Muirkirk; 4, J Wight and Sons, Midlock, Crawford; 5, JR MacGregor, Dyke, Milton of Campsie; 6, James Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond.
Gimmer  1, JW Kay, Gass, Straiton; 2, J Wight and Sons, Midlock, Crawford; 3, A MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth; 4, J Wight and Sons, Midlock; 5, Thomas Muirhead, Orchilmore, Comrie; 6, J MacGregor, Dyke, Milton of Campsie.
Ewe lamb  1, Burncastle Farming, Lauder; 2, J Jackson & Son, Pole, Lochgoilhead; 3, J Wight and Sons, Midlock, Crawford; 4, J and J Anderson, Upper Wellwood, Muirkirk; 5, Thomas Muirhead, Orchilmore, Comrie; 6, J and J Anderson, Upper Wellwood.


North Type (Judge: Tom Adams, Eglish, Rathkenny).
Aged ram  1, Achdregnie and Scarhill; 2, Codogan Estates, Auchnacloich, Amulree; 3, David Baillie, Calla, Carnwath; 4, Scarhill and Doldy, Glenkindie; 5, A Smith, Scarhill.
Shearling ram  1, Cadogan Estates, Auchnacloich, Amulree; 2, M Hamilton, Woolfords, West Calder; 3, R and S Duncan, Achdregnie, Glenlivet; 4, T and M Paterson, Craigneich, Comrie; 5, Messrs Sewart, Bomakelloch, Drummuir; 6, M Hamilton, Woolfords.
Ram lamb  1, R and S Duncan, Achdregnie, Glenlivet; 2, David Baillie, Calla, Carnwath; 3, SW Robertson, Conval, Dufftown; 4, David Baillie, Calla; 5, Messrs Stewart, Bomakelloch, Drummuir; 6, A Smith, Scarhill.
Ewe  1, M Hamilton, Woolfords, West Calder; 2, R and S Duncan, Achdregnie, Glenlivet; 3, R and S Duncan, Achdregnie; 4, T and M Paterson, Craigneich, Comrie; 5, A Smith, Scarhill; 6, M Simpson, Sidlaw, Kinrossie.
Gimmer  1, R and S Duncan, Achdregnie, Glenlivet; 2, David Baillie, Calla, Carnwath; 3, M Hamilton, Woolfords, West Calder; 4, T and M Paterson, Craigneich, Comrie; 5, M Hamilton, Woolfords; 6, Cadogan Estates, Auchnacloich, Amulree.
Ewe lamb  1, R and S Duncan, Achdregnie, Glenlivet; 2, David Baillie, Calla, Carnwath; 3, T and M Paterson, Craigneich, Comrie; 4, M Hamilton, Woolfords, West Calder; 5, SW Roberston, Conval, Dufftown; 6, Cadogan Estates, Auchnacloich, Amulree.


North of England Type (Judge: Philip Walton, Wanwood Hill, Alston).
Aged ram  1, A and S Murray, West Deanraw, Langley on Tyne; 2, H and H Robson, Town Shields, Haydon Bridge.
Shearling ram  1, A and S Murray, West Deanraw, Langley on Tyne; 2, S Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn; 3, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields, Haydon Bridge; 4, A and S Murray, West Deanraw; 5, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields; 6, H and H Robson, Town Shields.
Ram lamb  1, A and S Murray, West Deanraw, Langley on Tyne; 2, JJ Pattinson, Hotbank, Bardon Hill; 3, Messrs Weatherspoon, Edges Green, Haltwhistle; 4, H and H Robson, Town Shields, Haydon Bridge; 5, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields, Haydon Bridge; 6, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields.
Ewe  1, S Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn; 2, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields, Haydon Bridge; 3, A and S Murray, West Deanraw, Langley on Tyne; 4, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields.
Gimmer  1, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields, Haydon Bridge; 2, JJ Pattinson, Hotbank, Bardon Mill; 3, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields; 4, S Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn; 5, JJ Pattinson, Hotbank; 6, H and H Robson, Town Shields, Haydon Bridge.
Ewe lamb  1, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields, Haydon Bridge; 2, Jamie Murray, Sewingshields; 3, H and H Robson, Townshields, Haydon Bridge; 4, Messrs Weatherspoon, Edges Green, Haltwhistle; 5, A and S Murray, West Deanraw, Langley on Tyne; 6, JJ Pattinson, Hotbank, Bardon Mill.

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