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Event has the largest turn-out yet
2:58pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Farming
THIRSK breeder was reserve supreme champion in the Northern Area Jacob Sheep Breeders annual show and sale at Skipton.
John Atkinson, of the Northland pedigree flock, was runner- up with his two-shear or over-ram which was also male champion.
The February 2010-born four-horned ram was by Pentrenant Bailey and sold for the 300gns top price in class to Melissa Pickard of Boltonby- Bowland.
The same sire was also responsible for Mr Atkinson’s February 2010-born winning aged ewe, which the same buyer purchased for 140gns.
The 215-strong turnout was the largest for any Jacob show this year.
The supreme championship was won by Jean Price, Powys, for the second year.
Her Pentrenant flock also supplied the sire of Mr Atkinson’s winners. She won with her 2012-born shearling ewe and female champion, by her home-bred Pentrenant King William, which sold for the day’s top price of 650gns to Messrs Denton & Bramwell, of Holmfirth, who also bought her winner last year.
The reserve female championship went to the first-prize ewe lamb from the Overdale flock of Stephen Dodsworth, of Nawton, York. The sixmonth- old daughter of Blackbrook Doddy sold for 230gns.
- Ewe lambs averaged £107.77 per head; gimmer shearlings £190.27; aged ewes £89.91; ram lambs £117.25; shearling rams £170.33; and aged rams £186.90.
Results – Aged ewe: 1 J Atkinson, Thirsk; 2 S Dodsworth, Nawton; 3 Miss MR Guy, Richmond. Shearling ewe: 1 Mrs J Price, Powys; 2 G Connor & S Dalrymple, Bridgend; 3 Mrs B Palmer, Grindleton. Ewe lamb: 1 S Dodsworth; 2 Miss J Milton, Morayshire; 3 Mrs J Price.
Ram, 2 shear or over: 1 J Atkinson; 2 Miss E Cassie, Leicestershire; 3 M Munro, Fife. Shearling ram: 1 D Sizer, Cleatlam, Darlington; 2 Mrs B Webster, Fife; 3 M Munro. Ram lamb: 1 and 3 M Munro; 2 Mrs J Price. Store lambs: 1 and 2 JR & FM Fozzard, Goole; 3 Miss K Lowthian, Penrith.
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