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Beltex at the Three Counties Show
Report and results from the Beltex classes at the Three Counties Show

The Three Counties Show - Friday 15th June 2012 

The Beltex Sheep Society English National Show kindly Sponsored by Farmers Fresh Limited. 

Judge  Mr Wade McCrabbe of the Ardstewart flock commented "there was a good quality of sheep throughout the show and was very impressed by the gimmer class, the first and second prize in this class would stand top at any show." The judges selection was justified the following day when the greatly admired Beltex champion "Whatmore Ruby" was awarded the overall interbreed title at the show. The gimmer won first prize in her class before going on to claim the Beltex female and overall championship, being sired by Woodies Perfection that was purchased as a ram lamb from Carlisle in 2010 and out of Whatmore Nutmeg. S & S Gibbons now plan to show their prize winner at the Royal Welsh.

"Whatmore Ruby" Champion Beltex and Interbreed Sheep Champion

Reserve champion was A D Bishops second prize shearling gimmer that was also awarded reserve female champion, this gimmer is sired by Luggsmill Lainey and out of Bishops Monique who's sire was Luggsmill Jethro

Champion Male  was the first prize shearling ram from V J & M L Roots & Son "Freckleton Rodney" out of home bred ewe and sired by Artnagullion Niagra this was the rams first outing on the show circuit. Reserve Champion  Male was the second prize shearling ram also from V J & M L Roots & Son this was "Freckleton Rexton" out of a home bred ewe and sired by Callacrag Nightrider.

First prize ewe lamb and champion lamb was "Sundey Superstar" from Mrs J Mcaree, this ewe lamb was sired by Sundey Nobleman which was sire of the supreme carcass at the Three Counties Show 2011. This ewe lamb is to retained in the flock of twenty pedigree Beltex Ewes.

First prize ram lamb "Lakeside Shaun" was from G & K Jones and was also reserve champion lamb being sired by sired by Munch Popeye this is first time this lamb has been shown and its next outing is the Royal Welsh Show. G & K Jones also had first prize aged ram with "Munch Pepper" this ram being sired by Whatmore Josh and has been used extensively in the flock. The first prize aged ewe was also from G & K Jones this being a four shear ewe sired by Luggsmill Josh, this ewe was also first prize at the Monmouth Show 2011 and remains unbeaten in all local shows

Wade McCrabbe said he had thoroughly enjoyed the show and it was a great honour to be asked to judge the English National Show and the "Beltex at the show were a credit to the exhibitors and were true to breed type"


Class S1 - Ram 2 shear or over

1st G & K Jones, - (XHM P284)

2nd Mrs J Mcaree - (JMG M128)


Class S2 - Shearling Ram

1st V J & M L Roots & Son - (FBT R56)

2nd V J & M L Roots & Son - (FBT R63)

3rd Mrs J Mcaree - (JMG R36)


Class S3 - Ram Lamb

1st G & K Jones, - (JLA S006)

2nd Mrs J Mcaree - (JMG S15)

3rd G & K Jones,


Class S4 - Ewe 2 shear or over to have reared a lamb in 2012

1st G & K Jones - (JLA L18)

2nd G & K Jones - (JLA N3141)


Class S5 - Shearling Ewe

1st Messrs S & S Gibbons - (WHA R003)

2nd Mr A D Bishop - (ARB R1305)

3rd V J & M L Roots & Son - (FBT R76)

4th G & K Jones

5th V J & M L Roots & Son

6th Mr L & Mrs A Bennett


Class S6 - Ewe Lamb

1st Mrs J Mcaree - (JMG S17)

2nd G & K Jones

3rd Mr L & Mrs A Bennett - (LAB S002)


Class S8 - Pairs

1st Mrs J Mcaree


Best Lamb

Champion - Ewe lamb from Mrs J Mcaree - (JMG S17)

Reserve - Ram Lamb from G & K Jones, - (JLA S006)


Male Champion

Champion - 1st Prize Shearling Ram from V J & M L Roots & Son - (FBT R56)

Reserve - 2nd Prize Shearling Ram from V J & M L Roots & Son - (FBT R63)


Female Champion

Champion - 1st Prize Shearling Ewe from Messrs S & S Gibbons - (WHA R003)

Reserve - 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe from Mr A D Bishop - (ARB R1305)


Breed Champion

Champion - 1st Prize Shearling Ewe from Messrs S & S Gibbons - (WHA R003)

Reserve - 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe from Mr A D Bishop - (ARB R1305)



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