Texel sheep enthusiasts are making final preparations for one
of their annual highlights, the 26th Northern Area Texel Sheep
Breeders Association two-day show and sale of pedigree rams and
females at Skipton Auction Mart, on Thursday and Friday, September
20 & 21.
Peter Woof with last year's Skipton Texel supreme champion
Association secretary Audrey Taylor, of Huddersfield, reports
that a robust 567 entries will be turning out for the show, to
be judged by association committee member and well-known Texel
breeder Philip Hughes, of Angram, York.
A £500 cash prize will be awarded to the supreme champion
and £150 to the reserve. The fixture is being sponsored
by Mewies Solicitors and Blagden Electricals, both based in Skipton,
along with Crossgates Bioenergetics, of Settle, and computer
software company Newline.
Meanwhile, as the busy show season at Skipton continues in full
swing following the welcome resumption of normal trading on Monday
(Sept 10), the countdown is also on to another highly popular
annual event, the rescheduled Skipton Native Stockbreeder Auctions,
on Sunday, September 23.
Again being staged in conjunction with the Dales Support Group
of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, it allows both young and old
an opportunity to see rare, minority and native breeds of cattle,
sheep, pigs and goats gathered together under one roof.
The day also incorporates two pedigree shows and sales on behalf
of the Hampshire Down Sheep Society and the North Region of the
Jacob Sheep Society.
Jacobs will be making their first appearance at Skipton, with
the annual fixture for breeding sheep having been transferred
from York. Organiser Gavin Haworth, of Skipton says a healthy
entry of 139 Jacobs should attract plenty of interest.
Welcome Return for Working Sheepdogs to Skipton
Spot Catches Eye at Skipton Working Sheepdogs Sale
Set to Return at Skipton