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Bedale pedigree breeder wins Skipton supreme title
THE supreme championship title at the Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders’ Association annual show and sale at Skipton went to Ernie Sherwin.
The pedigree breeder, of Nosterfield, near Bedale, won with his first-prize shearling ewe and female champion, a daughter of his home-bred sire Nosterfield Winalot.
Winalot has been responsible for two Great Yorkshire Show Wensleydale champions for Mr Sherwin and his new owner Mary Smith, of Drongan, near Ayr.
Both went on to win the wool on the hoof all-breeds championship with Mr Sherwin’s charge achieving overall reserve supreme honours this year and Mary Smith’s taking the Longwool championship in 2012.
On Saturday, Mr Sherwin was also first, second and third in the gimmer shearling class with three Winalot daughters.
His show champion then sold for top price in class of 260gns (£273) to N Oakley, of Devon.
He also had the first-prize and top-price ram lamb, Nosterfield Flashman, by RM Loyal Monarch, which sold for 250gns (£262.50) to C Stacey from Devon, who also bought his second-prize aged ewe, sired by Carlton Donald, for 200gns (£210).
Mark Elliott, of Ferrensby, Knaresborough, was male and reserve supreme champion with his first-prize aged ram, a son of Leyburn Euro. He sold for 210gns (£220.50) to SJ Raw, of Castle Bolton.
Mr Elliott, who trades as JA&F Elliott, also had the firstprize shearling ram, Endrigs Emblem, by Princethorpe Harry’s Bar, which secured top price in show at 300gns (£315) when joining Lanarkshire buyer Peter Elliott.
Mary Smith had the first and second-prize ewe lambs, both Nosterfield Winalot daughters, with the winner attracting the top class price of 280gns (£294).
Roger Field, of Ferrensby, achieved a top price class double with his second-prize aged ram, Princethorpe Nice Try, by Maesafon Harry, which became another JP&AN Davies acquisition at 280gns (£294), and his first-prize aged ewe, by Princethorpe Royalist, which sold for 170gns (£178.50) to Lancashire breeder TA Mc- Donald.
Trophies. – Fawell Cup for champion sheep, John Percival Trophy for female, and Fawell Silver Coffee Pot for ram lamb: Ernie Sherwin. Burton Silver Teapot for shearling or aged ram and Smalley Cup for ram, JA & F Elliott, Ferrensby. John Percival Cup for shearling ram bred by exhibitor: J&S Prescott, Longhorsley. Nettleton Silver Salver for fleshed ram lamb and Outlane Cup for ewe lamb: Mary Smith.
Results. – Aged ram: 1 M Elliott, Ferrensby; 2 R Field, Ferrensby; 3 J and S Prescott, Longhorsley. Shearling ram: 1 JA&F Elliott; 2 JN&SM Prescott; 3 Yvonne Mudd, Knareborough. Ram lamb: 1 E Sherwin, Nosterfield; 2 Mary Smith, Ayr; 3 RA&B Orkney, Carperby. Aged ewe: 1 BR Field; 2 E Sherwin. Shearling ewe: 1, 2 & 3 E Sherwin. Ewe lamb: l & 2 Mrs M Smith; 3 Mrs Tracy Ranger, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
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