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Royal Highland Show ’16 – Sheep Champions

We enjoyed a busy four days at the 2016 Royal Highland, which had a record-breaking attendance and some outstanding livestock champions.

Below are all the official sheep champion pictures, with details in the captions. To see the full selection of photographs taken at the event, head to our Photo Sales section!


Inter-breed sheep champion, North Synton Ringmaster, a three-shear ram from the Allen family. Bought as a shearling for £4000 and sired by Wester Sensation


Reserve overall sheep, the hill North Country Cheviot from Hownam Grange, Kelso, a six-year-old ewe by a home-bred son of Armadale Chico


Third place in the inter-breed contest, the Texel champion from Clark Farms, a gimmer by Castlecairn Vavavoom


Beltex champion was this ram lamb from Richard Wood, Kingledores, sired by a College tup


Crossing type Bluefaced Leicester, J Wight and Son, Midlock, Crawford, with a home-bred gimmer by G2 Marriforth


Traditional type Bluefaced Leicester, RA McClymont and Son, with a two-shear ram, bought for 2000gns at Carlisle from Derek Henderson, Burndale, and sired by C1 Bonvilston


Suffolk champion, James Wallace, Claycrop Farm, Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, with a three-crop ewe, bought as a gimmer at the Deveronside reduction sale


Blackface champion, Jimmy and Donald MacGregor, Dyke Farm, Milton of Campsie, with the three-shear home-bred tup, Starbuck


Ryeland champion, Eddie and Janice Henderson, Landriggs House, East Netherton, Milnathort, with Landriggs Wild Thing, a ram lamb by Landriggs Tam Dhu


Scotch Mule champion, J Wight and Son, Midlock, Crawford, with a home-bred gimmer by a home-bred shearling that was sold for £13,500 at Kelso last year, to Crowhall Farms


Ally Baird, Lagrannoch Crescent, Callander, with the home-bred gimmer, Greystone Cranachan, a Greystone Alan daughter


Shetland champion, Moira Morrison and John Bogue, Romanno Mains, West Linton, with Rigg Gareth, a four-shear white ram by Island Grimister Graham


North of England Mule champion, Ron and Fran Wilson, Carrholme, Armathwaite, Carlisle, with a gimmer bought at Hawes from Neil Marston, by Z4 Hundith


Rouge champion, Percy Tait, Broughton Manor, Worcester, with a three-year-old ewe named Nora Batty, by Munday Meatloaf


Lleyn champion, JA and R Geldard and Sons, Whitebarrow View, Kendal, with a home-bred gimmer by a John Blakey sire that was bought at Carlisle for 2000gns


Jacob champion, a ewe from Willie and Edith Crowe, Heughhead Farm, Arbroath


Hebridean champion, Donald MacLeod, Snishval, South Uist, with a home-bred two-crop ewe


Hampshire Down champion, Richard Brand and Sons, East Fortune, North Berwick, with a home-bred ram lamb by Wattisfield What If


Commercial champions, Andrew Morton, Lochend, Denny, with two home-bred Beltex cross ewe lambs, by a home-bred sire


Cheviot champion, Messrs Bridgewater and Wood, Potholm Farm, Langholm, with the home-bred two-shear ram, Potholm Freddie’s Favourite, by Blackburn Buck


Charollais champion, Willie and Carole Ingram, Logie Durno, Pitcaple, Inverurie, with Rhaeadr Orlando, a two-shear ram bought at Worcester for 5000gns


Border Leicester champion, Sandy and Alex Watson, Cultichealdoch Farm Cottage, Muthill, Crieff, with a home-bred gimmer by Eildon Rob Roy


Bleu Du Maine champion, Percy Tait, Broughton Manor, Worcester, with a home-bred two-crop ewe by Tighnahinch Jumping Jack


Berrichon Du Cher champion was this ram from Ewan Burgess, Maryfield Farm, Dumfries


Swaledale champion, Arthur Slack, Stoneriggs, Appleby, Cumbria, with a two-shear ram that was bought for £6400 at Hawes last year, sired by a Billingshield tup

Remember you can view the full selection of photographs in our Photo Sales section


Winning inter-breed sheep pair, the Hampshire Downs


Best overall young handler, Katie Aiken


Best young handler in the 10-14 age group, Euan Robertson

To see the full selection of photographs taken at the event, head to our Photo Sales section.

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