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    Daughter defeats dad at Skipton Charollais sheep fixture

Daughter put one over on father at the annual show and sale of 80 head of commercial Charollais shearling and ram lambs at Craven Cattle Marts' Skipton Auction Mart. (Tues, Sept 20).

Deborah and Charles Marwood with the champion and reserve at-the Skipton Charollais show.
Deborah and Charles Marwood

Deborah Marwood produced the supreme champion shearling ram, while her father Charles, who had the champion at the 2004 show, had to settle for second best at this year's renewal, also with a shearling ram.

Both Deborah and Charles farm at Foulrice Farm, Whenby, York, and both their charges were appearing in the show ring for the first time.

The former's championship-winning January, 2004, ram - one of twins - is by Inglis Cymro, purchased privately in 2003 from South Wales, out of a home-bred dam.

Deborah is fast making her mark on the Charollais show circuit, also producing the champion shearling ram at the 2005 Worcester Premier Sale. Her Skipton champion sold for the day's top price of 430 guineas to DR Robinson, of Eldroth, Clapham. For good measure, she also had the second prize ram lamb,

Charles Marwood's reserve champion, a February, 2004, single shearling ram, is by Southam Drummond, out of an ewe lamb daughter of Westonvale Jubilee, one of the best-known and most productive tups in the breed.

“He has certainly made a big impact on our flocks,” said Charles, whose runner-up sold for 380 guineas to T&E Burrow, of Slyne, Lancaster.

The fifth prize winner in the shearling rams class from Martin Preston, of Bingley, made 400 guineas when sold to Nick Dalby, of Hartwith, Harrogate, while Leyburn-based Kenton Foster's third prize-winning ram lamb achieved highest price in class when bought by KA Gill, of Melton Mowbray.

Show judge was Brian Proctor, of Rathmell.

Shearling ram - 1 and supreme champion - Miss DR Marwood, Whenby, 2 and reserve champion - CW & V Marwood, Whenby, 3 Mrs D Eagland, Blubberhouses.

Ram lamb - 1 JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal, 2 Miss DR Maroood, 3 K Foster, Leyburn.

Shearling rams to 420gns (av £307), ram lambs to £300gns (£209), shearling ewes to 340gns (£273).

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