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Great Yorkshire Show – 2013

Glenside girl on form at Great Yorkshire Show

Championship honours in the Texel classes at the Great Yorkshire Show went the way of John Forsyth’s Glenside flock, with top honours falling to a two crop ewe from his Maybole, Ayrshire-based flock.

First prize aged ewe, female and overall champion was John Forsyth’s ewe
FPG 1000038

This ewe, FPG 1000038, a daughter of 33,000gns sire Muiresk Blondin is out of a dam by Castlecairn Keltic Star and had been reserve female and reserve breed champion at last month’s Royal Highland show.

She is a full sister to Mr Forsyth’s double Highland interbreed winning ewe FPG 1000017, which stood ahead of her at the Highland this year.

First prize shearling ewe, reserve female and reserve overall champion
was D and J Chambers’ shearling ewe
FPG 1000038

Lifting the reserve female and reserve overall championship honours was a shearing ewe from the Twelve Oaks flock of David Chambers, Northamptonshire. This was CTO 1200201, a daughter of 12,000gns tup Carran Sutherland’s Star and is out of a homebred dam by Hexel Overnight Celebrity and goes back on her dam’s side to a Kingsland ewe. This ewe was previously breed champion at Suffolk Show in May this year.

First prize aged ram and male champion was Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer’s old tup
Meon Down Spartacus

The Moffat and Bradley-Farmer partnership were on form in the male classes, taking the overall male championship with the winner of the aged ram class, Meon Down Spartacus. This homebred tup is sired by Livery Predator and is out of Meinspride Ombassi daughter. He was breed champion earlier in the season at the Royal Bath and West.

First prize recorded ram lamb and reserve male champion was John Forsyth’s ram lamb

John Forsyth was then back on winning form, taking the reserve male championship with the first prize tup lamb from the performance recorded class. This was FPG1300621, a son of 9000gns sire Mellor Vale The One. He is out of a homebred dam by 10,000gns sire Strathbogie Python.

Winner of the open shearling ram class was Procters Farm’s shearling ram
YWM 1200101

Winning the homebred shearling ram class was Gordon Gray’s tup

Top spot in the ewe lambs went to Alasdair Beaton’s ewe lamb
BWG 1300361

First prize open ram lamb was Gordon Gray’s lamb

Class Results

Aged Ram

1st Messrs Moffat and Bradley Farmer – Meon Down Spartacus FTD 1100722
2nd Messrs Moffat and Bradley Farmer – Heys Strathbogie Supersized IMH 1100681
3rd Alasdair Beaton – Glenside silver Star FPG 1100301
4th Procters Farm – Midlock Starsky WKM 1105382
5th Messrs Moffat and Bradley Farmer – RFF 100019 Fresh Fields Red Light

Exhibitor Bred shearling ram

1st Gordon Gray – Ettrick Tartan Special – GGH 12002028
2nd Messrs Moffat and Bradley Farmer – Meon Down – FTD 1200894
3rd A Beaton & K A & R Campbell – Wester Crosshill Trum Tup – BWG1200305
4th D and J Chambers – Twelve Oaks – CTO 1200230
5th P C Longdin – Wellingley – LJW 1200221

Open shearling ram

1st Procters Farm – Scholars Twenty Twelve – YWM 1200101
2nd Gordon Gray – Knock Topaz – HAK 1200409
3rd G M Taylor – Parkholme – TGP 1200546
4th W and C Holden – Milnbank Times Square – LYM 1200674
5th W Watson – Hull House Tiberius – MJH 1202681

Ram Lambs

1st Gordon Gray – GGH 13003105
2nd W and E McCaffrey – YWM 1300193
3rd John Forsyth – FPG 13006174
4th D and J Chambers CTO 1300323
5th Procters Farm – PFD 1302591

Aged Ewes

1st John Forsyth – FPG 1000038
2nd K, A and R Campbell – WJW 092002
3rd Alasdair Beaton – MJH 1000087
4th Gordon Gray – GGH 1000163
5th Procters Farm – PFD 1100967

Shearling Ewe

1st D and J Chambers – CTO 1200201
2nd John Forsyth – FPG 1200452
3rd K, A and R Campbell – CKC 12010937
4th Gordon Gray – GGH 1202043
5th Gordon Gray – GGH 1202173

Ewe Lamb

1st Alasdair Beaton – BWG 1300361
2nd Procters Farm – PFD 13002594
3rd W and E McCaffrey – YWM 1300194
4th John Forsyth – FPG 1306615
5th Procters Farm – PFD 13002594

Recorded Ram Lamb

1st John Forsyth – FPG1300612
2nd Procters Farm – PFD 13002547
3rd Moffat and Bradley Farmer – FTD 1301178
4th Philip Kermode – KAO 1300836
5th John Mellin – MJH 1303669

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