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Royal Welsh Show Show Results

Royal Welsh Show

18th - 21st July 2022

Builth Wells

Mr Myrfyn Roberts, Myfyrian Isaf

“Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun” is a well-known saying. Perhaps we should now add “And Welsh Shepherds too” after the Royal Welsh show 2022, which will go down as one of the hottest ever. Under a clear blue sky Myrfyn Roberts, Myfyrian, was the one with the job in hand to judge the sheep brought forward. He started and finished with complete jacket and tie and even had his judging slightly interrupted as the Princess Royal paid a visit to the showring as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations.

Champion on the day was a shearling ram from Tudor Harris, Bonvilston, with a tup he says is one of the best he has ever bred, sharp as a tack and full of lift with a good skin and confirmation. He is by the cracking Craig yr Orsedd tup used at Logie Durno, and as a Christmas present Tudor received a dose of semen….goodness knows how Santa wrapped that…. It was used in the flock’s favourite ewe, L42 Bonvilston, sired by the Myfyrian K8. This shearling was her 10th lamb, and he is selling him at Builth in September only as he has so much of the same bloodlines around. Maybe time to start saving your pennies!

The reserve champion went to Phil May, who was absent from the show after a double hip replacement, with good friend John Turner, Kildalloig, showing his cracking ewe. Phil had planned on selling her last year when he reduced his flock, but John persuaded him to keep her and a few others after she won the Welshpool progeny show last year. She is by K11 Kildalloig and had previous outings at the Royal Welsh as a gimmer lamb too.

Reserve male champion in the male section went to the Griffith family from the Tyhir flock, with a sharp, cocky tup lamb, who kept his ears up throughout the day despite the heat! The Reserve female was a gimmer shearling from the Shrewbridge flock, a triplet to the champion at the Builth sale last year, by the £6200 Ashes tup. Its full brother will be heading to Builth this autumn too, so it will be an interesting prospect too.

Despite the heat it was a great show, with plenty of sheep forward and good comradeship amongst the breeders after a two-year absence. We are already looking forwards to next year. And fingers crossed for a little less heat perhaps!

Ram, two shear or over, shown out of wool

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ram, two shear or over, shown out of wool T R & J Harris Bonvilston
2nd Ram, two shear or over, shown out of wool R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston

Ram, shearling, shown out of wool

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ram, shearling T R & J Harris Bonvilston
2nd Ram, shearling J & L Griffiths Tyhir
3rd Ram, shearling R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston

Ram Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ram Lamb J & L Griffiths Tyhir
2nd Ram Lamb Henry Bennett Springwood X
3rd Ram Lamb R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston
4th Ram Lamb Michael James Duhonw
5th Ram Lamb G G & C B Morris Lower Drostre
6th Ram Lamb D P May Derwenlas

Ewe, two shear or over, shown out of wool

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe, two shear or over D P May Derwenlas
2nd Ewe, two shear or over T R & J Harris Bonvilston
3rd Ewe, two shear or over E W & S A Bennett Springwood
4th Ewe, two shear or over R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston
5th Ewe, two shear or over Sian Thomas Sawdde
6th Ewe, two shear or over R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston

Ewe, shearling, shown out of wool

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe, shearling Sophie Harding Shrewbridge
2nd Ewe, shearling T R & J Harris Bonvilston
3rd Ewe, shearling Maria Richards Mcffi
4th Ewe, shearling Sophie Harding Shrewbridge
5th Ewe, shearling R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston
6th Ewe, shearling R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston

Ewe Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe Lamb Maria Richards Mcffi
2nd Ewe Lamb J & L Griffiths Tyhir
3rd Ewe Lamb R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston
4th Ewe Lamb R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston
5th Ewe Lamb G G & C B Morris Lower Drostre
6th Ewe Lamb E W & A S Bennett Springwood

Group of Three

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Group of Three J & L Griffiths Tyhir
2nd Group of Three R G & R A Jones & Son Robleston

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Overall Breed Champion & Male Champion T R & J Harris, Bonvilston First Prize Shearling Ram
Res. Overall Breed Champion & Female D P May, Dewenlas First Prize Ewe, 2 Shear or over
Reserve Champion Male J & L Griffiths, Tyhir First Prize Ram Lamb
Reserve Champion Female Sophie Harding, Shrewbridge First Prize Shearling Ewe

Gallery

Overall Breed Champion, Male Champion & First Prize Shearling Ram - T R & J Harris, Bonvilston

Reserve Overall Breed Champion, Female Champion & First Prize Ewe - D P May, Derwenlas

Reserve Male Champion & First Prize Ram Lamb - J & L Griffiths, Tyhir

Reserve Female Champion & First Prize Gimmer Shearling - Sophie Harding, Shrewbridge

First Prized Aged Ram - T R & J Harris, Bonvilston

First Prize BFL Ewe Lamb - Maria Richards, Mcffi

Royal Welsh Show HRH Princess Anne meets with Competitors

Royal Welsh Show HRH Princess Anne meets with Competitors

Royal Welsh Show HRH Princess Anne meets with Competitors

Royal Welsh Show HRH Princess Anne meets with Judge Myrfyn Roberts, Myfyrian

Royal Welsh Show HRH Princess Anne watching the judging

Royal Welsh Show HRH Princess Anne meets officials

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