Great Yorkshire Show Show Results

Great Yorkshire Show

9th - 11th July 2013

Harrogate

Mr R Neill, Rossiebank

A great show of Bluefaced Leicesters, both in numbers and quality, was held at the 2013 Yorkshire Show, and in a complete opposite to last year the event was held in searing heat and sunshine, with the only umbrellas on show being used to create some shade!

Robert Neill was the judge for the day, and rising to the top once again was Alec Bisset from the Middle Dukesfield flock, claiming his second championship in a row, with a three crop ewe the same way bred as last year’s champion, by a Clennell tup. She is no stranger to the show, having taken first prize as a gimmer lamb. She has been a good consistant breeder too, with a tup lamb out of her selling privately last autumn, and this has reared a great gimmer lamb which is being retained within the flock.

The reserve champion sheep came all the way from the Walney Island, Cumbria, as Scott & Claire Thomason secured first the male championship before taking the reserve overall with a cracking tup lamb. This monster of a lamb, which scales over 60 kgs already, carried itself well, with a great skin and outlook combined with tremendous conformation. He is by Z1 Hazelwood that Scott bought privately last year, and his mother is by the 5200 gns Parton bought out of Carlisle a few years back. He will no doubt be on the mind of many breeders this summer as they plan for the future, and the next sighting of him will hopefully be at the Carlisle sale in October, where he will try and catch the judges eye again! In a good show for the Piel View flock, they took the reserve female title with a four crop ewe and also won the group of three.

Aged Ram

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Aged Ram A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield
2nd Aged Ram D D Henderson North Burndale

Shearling Ram

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Shearling Ram J & D Stenton St Ravenscar
2nd Shearling Ram A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield
3rd Shearling Ram M Houlton Frodingham Flock

Ram Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ram Lamb S A Thomason Piel View
2nd Ram Lamb A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield
3rd Ram Lamb A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield

Aged Ewe

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Aged Ewe A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield
2nd Aged Ewe S A Thomason Piel View
3rd Aged Ewe J & D Stenton St Ravenscar

Yearling Ewe

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Yearling Ewe R Peart Mayland
2nd Yearling Ewe R Peart Mayland
3rd Yearling Ewe H J Stenton Thornton le Dale

Ewe Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe Lamb S A Thomason Piel View
2nd Ewe Lamb A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield
3rd Ewe Lamb M Houlton Frodingham Flock

Group Of Three

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Group Of Three S A Thomason Piel View
2nd Group Of Three A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield
3rd Group Of Three M Houlton Frodingham Flock

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Breed Champion & Female Champion A G & D Bisset Aged Ewe
Res. Champion & Male Champion S A Thomason Ram Lamb
Res. Male Champion A G & D Bisset Aged Ram
Res. Female Champion S Thomason Aged Ewe

Gallery

Champion BFL, from A Bisset, with a 3 shear ewe.

Champion male & Res Champion overall in the BFL section from S Thomason.

Judging 2

Judging 1

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