Farmers Weekly Interactive

Welsh winter fair 2011 – sheep championship

 

23112011 RWWF Lamb Champ web.jpgR H Hall and Sons have had a very successful day, taking home both the overall championship title and reserve title.

 

John and daughter Joanna, secured the top spot with their pair of Beltex lambs (586) – winners of the continental championship section. They weighed 99.5kg and were both out of a Beltex x ewe and by Woods of Kingledores. One of the pair had won the singles class for the Beltex breed at Countryside Live. They will be sold later in the day.

 

In reserve was their pair of butchers’ lambs (473). Again, out of a Beltex x ewe, these weighed 89.5kg and will also be sold at the Fair.

 

23112011 RWWF Lamb Res Champ web.jpgJudge Wil Lloyd Williams said he was looking for a pair that matched on the feet and also on the hook. “The champion pair are a good matching pair that will kill out well.”

 

He said the difficulty had come when picking the reserve spot and it had been a close call between the eventual reserve and the Southdown pairs. However in the end it was their size and killing out percent that tipped it in favour of the Beltex reserves.

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