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    Successful Spring Show for Blackface Sheep
11/03/09

The second spring show for the Dumfries and Galloway Branch, Blackface Sheep Breeders Association on Thursday 5th March 2009, was hailed as a great success with over 55 sheep forward and 103 members and friends stockjuding.

Blackface Sheep

The judge for the evening was well known Irish breeder Mr John Harking Loughash Farm, Donemana , Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he had the difficult job of placing one of the best shows of Blackface sheep in the district.

The Champion from the family team of M/s Kay, Gass came from the largest class of the night the Tup hogg class that had 20 animals forward. Their winner was the 11,000gns tup from Dalchirla is has a Mouriaho sire and out of the 37,000gns Dyke ewe.

The reserve champion was the ewe that lifted the Championship award last year, this ewe, from the father and son team Graham and Colin McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart was from their Glanary flock and is by the 34,000gns Dalchirla tup.

Class placings

Aged Tup
1st - J & F Burns, Craignell, New Galloway, Castle Douglas
2nd - G McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart
3rd - William Stevenson, Balrazzie, Ballantrae, Girvan, Ayrshire
4th - Drannandow Farms, Drannandow, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart

Tup Hogg
1st - J W Kay & Co, Gass, Straiton, Ayrshire
2nd - G McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart
3rd - I.R.S. Bond, Glen Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas
4th - G McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart

Ewe
1st - G McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart
2nd - M/s W Ramsay, Milnmark, Castle Douglas
3rd - J Mitchell & Son, Little Larg, New Luce, Newton Stewart
4th - I.R.S. Bond, Glen Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas

Ewe Hogg
1st - J W Kay, Gass, Straiton, Ayrshire
2nd - G McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart
3rd - J & F Burns, Craignell, New Galloway, Castle Douglas
4th - W & J Barrie, Cambret, c/o Kirkbride, Carsluith, Creetown

Blackface sheep show

The Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their kind donations:-

Progressive Animal Services Ltd, Hikwa, Nithsdale View, Thornhill

Murray Farm Care, Irongray Park, Irongray Road, Dumfries
MacMin Ltd, C/o Mr Bill Brown, 32 Huntingdon Road, Dumfries

Jannsen Animal Health, C/o Mr Ian Caven, Dumfries

Penkiln Sawmill, Colin Dewyer, Penkiln Sawmill Co Ltd, Baldoon Stores, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 9AF

Solway Agriculture, Robert Bryson Solway Agriculture Ltd, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 2SE

ATV Services, John Yuill, Meadow Park, Ayr KA6 6EZ
Bill Hurcomb, (Scanner)

Cree Valley Transport, (Hugh Sherry), Newton Stewart

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