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Royal Highland Show ’22 – Sheep Champions

The Charollais champion triumphed over an impressive line-up of 28 breed winners in the sheep section at the Royal Highland.

Best overall was the gimmer, Loaningfoot Wa Wa Wee, from Ben Radley, Dumfries. This was the first show outing for the home-bred gimmer, a daughter of Logie Durno Ultimatum.

Taking reserve was the Dutch Spotted winner, on the breed’s debut at the show. That was Tip Top Diana, a one-crop ewe from Ali Jackson and Hannah Sloan’s flock at Cummertrees, Annan. The ewe is by Tip Top Charlie and out of an imported ewe.

Standing third in the final line-up, was the traditional Bluefaced Leicester, a shearling ram from Alan McClymont, Kirkstead, Yarrow. He was bred at Bonvilston and bought at Kelso Ram Sales.

The Dutch Spotted breed had further success, picking up the inter-breed pairs title, with both coming from Ali Jackson and Hannah Sloan. Standing reserve were the Blackface duo from Milnmark.

Below are pictures of the top prize winners – to view the full selection of photographs taken, head our Photo Sales, where you can also purchase your favourite images.

Inter-breed sheep, the Charollais, Loaningfoot Wawawee, from Ben Radley

Reserve overall sheep, the Dutch Spotted, Tip Top Diana, from Ali Jackson

Bluefaced Leicester traditional champion was this shearling from Kirkstead

Suffolk champion was this gimmer from Finn Christie

North Country Cheviot Park champion, Bardnaclavan Cooper, from Jonnie Campbell

Ryeland champion, Catherton Beatrice, from Andy and Wendy Frazier

Blackface champion, a one-crop ewe from Milnmark

Border Leicester champion, a gimmer from Tom Tennant

Commercial sheep champion, a pair of Beltex cross lambs from the Mortons

Cheviot champion was Crossdykes Sonic, a shearling ram from the Common family

Lleyn champion was this two-shear ram from T and I Walling

North Country Cheviot hill champion was a four-crop ewe from Roderick Runciman

Bleu du Maine champion, Neil Millar’s two-crop ewe

Jacob champion was this gimmer from Robert Locker

Berrichon champion, a two-crop ewe from Ewan Burgess

Blue Texel champion, a gimmer from Angus Brisbane

Texel champion was this gimmer from Alan Clark

Hampshire Down champion, a three-crop ewe from Geoff Todd

Swaledale champion was this gimmer from the Hutchinsons

Bluefaced Leicester crossing champion, a gimmer from Midlock

Hebridean champion was Cillamore Eilidh, a one-crop ewe from Jeff and Enid Moore

British Rouge champion, a gimmer from James Theyer

North of England Mule champion, a gimmer from Philip Elliott

Beltex champion was Kingledores Guinevere, a gimmer from Richard Wood

Shetland champion was Ewingston Jack Frost, from Kate Sharp and Alan Hill

Scotch Mule champion, a ewe lamb from the Wights at Midlock

Valais Blacknose champion, Highland Hero, a two-shear ram from Raymond Irvine and Jennie McAllister

Zwartbles champion, a gimmer from Colin Rae

Overall champion and reserve sheep presentation

Best inter-breed pair, the Dutch Spotted, from Ali Jackson and Hannah Sloan (with baby Robbie)

Overall sheep young handler

Junior young handler and reserve overall, Archie Barclay

Dairy goat champion

Pygmy goat champion

Boer goat champion

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