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Royal Highland Show ’17 – Sheep

Tremendous line up of sheep yet again at this year’s Royal Highland Show, great to see such enthusiasm and stockmanship from all ages. Below are the sheep champions of each section but lots more can be viewed in the Photo Sales section.

Interbreed sheep champion, a two-crop Charollais ewe from Willie and Carole Ingram, Logie Durno. She is by Riverdale Noble and out of a Southam ewe bought for 1800gns

Reserve interbreed sheep, a two-shear traditional Blue-Faced Leicester ram from RA McClymont and Son, Kirkstead. He is jointly owned with Philiphaugh Estates and bought at Kelso last year from John Dykes for £3200

Third in the sheep interbreed was Roderick Runciman, Allanshaws, with a three-crop North Country Cheviot ewe by Allanshaws Panther

Richard Wood, Kingledores, took the Beltex championship with Kingledores Betty Boo, a gimmer by Clary Ablaze, out of Kingledores Starlight. She was champion at the National Show as a ewe lamb

Berrichon champion from Mrs Frances Barbour, Newark, was Newark Nike, a home-bred three-crop ewe, sired by Rakefoot Jacobite

Malcolm Coubrough, Hartside, won the Blackface championship with a one-crop ewe by a £20,000 Midlock sire, out of a ewe by Auldhouseburn Bolt

Bleu du Maine winner from John and Marjory Vile, Haydon House, Taunton. A gimmer bought privately from the Rumwell flock

Crossing type Bluefaced Leicester champion from MR Thornborrow and Sons, Easter Dawyck. A two-crop ewe, sired by F10 Penhill, she is out of a Cottage-bred ewe by Z31 Old Hemley

Winning the inaugural Blue Texel championship at the Highland were Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams, Lodge Hill, Shifnal, with the breed record price ram, Joes Alvin, which was bought for 18,000gns at Carlisle last year

Border Leicesters were won by David, Ian and Jack Walker, Laigh Alticane, with a two-crop ewe by Atok Atomic, out of a ewe by Knockglass Cruiser

Cheviot champion Maneside Viscount, a four-shear ram from Billy Common, Crossdykes. Sired by Pothole Chance, he was bought at Lockerbie for £5200, two years ago

Andrew Baillie’s commercial sheep champion, a two-crop Millenium Bleu cross Texel ewe, shown with her pair of ewe lambs, sired by the Beltex tup, Mortons Apache

Hampshire Down champion from Richard Brand and Sons, East Fortune Farm, North Berwick. A home-bred shearling, sired by East Fortune Balfour and out a Wattisfield ewe

Hebridean champion from Mrs Victoria Mason was Sycamore Inverlochy, a shearling ram by Longmorn Charlie, out of Sycamore Gael

Gordon Connor and Scott Dalrymple took the Jacob championship with the three-shear ram, Dun-Mor Ace, he is by Edengale Harlum

Lleyn champion from John Kingan was a home-bred shearling ram by a Johnstone-bred sire

John, Winnie, Michael and Lillias Elliot won the North Country Cheviot Hill classes with a three-crop ewe by Armadale Maclaey, a tup bought at Lairg

North of England Mule winners were Robin and Martyn Archer, Carry House, with a ewe lamb by the £14,000 Carry House Jackpot J2

Percy Tait’s Rouge champion, Knighton Sugarbabe, a home-bred gimmer

Susan Bryden’s Broomwell Wallander, the Ryeland champion, a shearling ram by Broomwell Uther Pendragon, out of a Hayton ewe

Iain Minto took the Scotch Mule championship with a home-bred gimmer by Townhead Warburton

Shetland champion from Ian and Lesley Carnegie, was a three-crop St Baldreds-bred ewe, bought privately as a lamb. She is by St Baldreds Nevil and out of an Island ewe

James Innes’ Suffolk winner, a January-born ewe lamb by Strathbogie A Kind of Magic and out of a Deveronvale ewe

Swaledale champion from Stanley and Pat Brogden. A home-bred shearling ram, by Kisdon Jaegerbomb, out of a ewe by Buttrigg Limelight

Robbie Wilson won the Texel classes with a home-bred gimmer by the 16,000gns Glenside Willy Nilly, out of a ewe by the 60,000gns Teiglum Tornado

Ally Baird had champion Zwartbles with Greystone Destiny, a gimmer by Greystone Alan, out of a Tardoes ewe. She is a full sister to last year’s breed champion

Pairs champions, the Crossing-type Blue-faced Leicesters

Lewis Runciman won the Young Handlers Championship

Plenty more photographs can be viewed in the Photo Sales section.

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