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20/07/2012
Beltex - Great Yorkshire Show 2012
Exhibitors provided an excellent show of sheep for judge Michael Owens at the Great Yorkshire Show

Michael Owens commented "there was a great show of sheep with quality throughout the classes showing excellent character and shape, with the champions possessing eye catching conformation". 

The overall champion was awarded to David Thornley with the impressive ram Dooley Racer which previously won the shearling class and the male championship. The champion is a son of Bacus and out of an imported ewe from Wilfred and Jurgen Depuyt, the champion will now be heading for the premier sale at Carlisle.

The Dooley flock was also successful in the lamb classes winning first prize ram lamb sired by Jeff V/D Musschen and out of Dooley Karen which was the mother of Dooley Nepal sold at the Carlisle sale in 2010 for 18,000 gns. 

The ewe lamb class also went to the Dooley flock again being sired by Jeff V/D Musschen and out of an imported ewe, to complete a successful day David Thornley also won the group of three. 

The reserve overall championship was awarded to the stylish first prize gimmer and female champion from Kevin and Rachel Buckle with Buckles Raspberry Ripple, this gimmer is sired by Dooley Nepal which is part owned with the Airyolland and Langlands flocks. The prize winner's dam is a homebred Viagrow sired ewe, Buckles Margaret. 

The reserve champion female came from the Langlands flock of Jeff and Sue Wilkinson with their two shear ewe Langlands Poker Face that was leader in the aged ewe class, and being sired by Broughton Mclvor. 

The reserve male champion came from George Cropper with his second prize shearling ram Hudhey Rocksolid sired by Borderesk Leapfrog and out of a Beachy dam. This prize winner will be shown at the Penrith progeny show before heading for the Premier Carlisle sale. 

The aged ram class was won by Henry Jewitt with a two shear ram Prime Minister purchased from Carlisle in 2011 and bred in Southern Ireland, he's sired by Ballyrihy Jumping Jelly Bean and was the continental champion at the Northumberland County show. 

Martin and Val Brown with daughter Hannah continued their domination of the butchers lamb classes. The Browns' first prize heavyweights being awarded the championship and sired by a Northern Beltex tup purchased at Carlisle, the reserve champions being the first prize lightweight lambs sired by a homebred tup. 

Beltex also won both the champion and reserve champion carcass with Richard Findlay taking both awards with the champion being sired by Lamberhurst Powerhouse and the reserve by a Whatmore tup. With Beltex lambs dominating the carcass competition judge Andrew Atkinson who purchases large numbers of prime lambs throughout Northern England commented "farmers can see from this competition what the Beltex breed can do for them, we definitely need more Beltex lambs to meet an increasing demand for quality carcasses" 

Judge Mr Michael Owens, Ceredigion 

Class 507 Ram, two-shear or over

1st (87) Mr H C Jewitt - JEWITT

2nd (88) Mr J A McGarva - HORSECLOSE

3rd (86) Mr T A Jackson - HEADLIND

 

Class 508 Ram, Shearling

1st  (111) Mr D Thornley - DOOLEY

2nd  (95) Mr G Cropper - HUDHEY

3rd  (107) Mrs A E Story - BORDERESK

 

Class 509 Ram Lamb

1st  (142) Mr D Thornley - DOOLEY

2nd  (137) Mrs A E Story - BORDERESK

3rd  (127) Mr T S Hunter - SKELTON WHIN

 

Class 510 Ewe, to have reared a lamb in 2012

1st  (163) Mr J R Wilkinson - LANGLANDS

2nd  (148) Masters J & T Buckle - BROXTY

3rd  (153) Mr T A Jackson - HEADLIND

 

Class 511 Ewe, Shearling

1st  (169) Messrs K & R Buckle - BUCKLES

2nd  (148) Mr R J Garth - ROSIE'S

3rd  (153) Mr G Cropper - HUDHEY

 

Class 512 Ewe Lamb

1st  (220) Mr D Thonley - DOOLEY

2nd  (203) Mr & Mrs R G Findlay - WESTERDALE

3rd  (207) Mr T A Jackson - HEADLIND

 

Class 513 Group of Three

1st  (237) Mr D Thornley - DOOLEY

2nd (238) Mr J R Wilkinson - LANGLANDS

3rd (230) Mr T A Jackson - HEADLIND 

Champion Male lot 111 - 1st prize Shearling Ram from Mr D Thornley - DOOLEY 

Reserve Champion Male lot 95 - 2nd prize Shearling Ram from Mr G Cropper - HUDHEY 

Champion Female lot 169 - 1st prize Shearling Ewe from Messrs K & R Buckle - BUCKLES 

Reserve Champion Female lot 163 - 1st prize Ewe (to have reared in 2012) from Mr J R Wilkinson - LANGLANDS 

Breed Champion lot 111 - 1st prize Shearling Ram from Mr D Thornley - DOOLEY 

Reserve Breed Champion lot 169 - 1st Prize Shearling Ewe from Messrs K & R Buckle - BUCKLES

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