Taking the sheep interbreed here at Royal Norfolk yesterday was a Charollais shearling ewe from Geoff Watson and Carol Grain. This one is Sullwood Kinky Kitten,  a daughter of homebred sire Sullwood Hawk, a Rutland Ensign grandson.2962011 RN Sheep Champ.JPGThis one is out of a homebred dam and was first in her class at Lincoln. She now heads on the Great Yorkshire. Interbreed judge Malcolm Stewart, Kelso, said she was an exceptionally correct ewe, well fleshed and right in her legs.

Standing reserve overall was the Suffolk champion, a ewe lamb from Liz Needham. She’s a daughter of Strathisla Sea Eagle and out of a dam by Muiresk Merganser, Miss Needham’s former show ewe. She was reserve champion at Rutland and champion at Lincoln.2962011 RN Sheep Res.JPG

In the pairs competition the winning duo were the Hampshire Down pairing from David and Denise Middleditch, with the Southdown duo from Messrs Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer reserve. Mr Stewart said the Hampshire pair were the perfect example of a modern native terminal sire breed, with great fleshing and sound movement.2962011 RN Sheep Pairs.JPG

Sheep results

Interbreed G Watson and C Grain’s Charollais shearling ewe; res, L Needham’s Suffolk ewe lamb.

Suffolk L Needham’s ewe lamb; res,

Oxford Down H Middleditch’s shearling ram; res, G Watson and C Grain’s shearling ewe.

Hampshire Down D Middleditch’s shearling ewe; res, D Middleditch’s ram lamb.

Jacob A J Smith’s shearling ram; res, R Beecher’s shearling ewe.

Lincoln Longwool M D and J Coney’s ages ram; res, M D and J Coney’s shearling ewe.

Norfolk Horn B Lugsden’s shearling ewe; res, K E Long and S Coke’s shearling ram.

Southdown Messrs Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer’s shearling ewe; res, Messrs Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer’s aged ram.

Texel H Ashley’s ewe; res, H Ashley’s shearling ram.

Coloured Ryeland J Stone’s aged ram; res, V Howell’s ewe lamb

Beltex G N Pamplin’s ram lamb; res, G N Pamplin’s aged ewe.

Charollais G Watson and C Grain’s shearling ewe; res, J Barber’s aged ram.

Whitefaced Woodland J E Taylor’s aged ram; res, J E Taylor’s ewe.

Primitive Breeds  M Harwood’s Castlemilk Moorit ram; res, M and V Beesley’s Boreray shearling ewe.

Shetland L Collison’s aged ewe; res, C Clement Smith’s ram lamb.

AOB British Down B Lugsden’s shearling ewe; res, P Kettle’s Ryeland

AOB Longwool B Enderby’s Leicester Longwool shearling ram; res, B Enderby’s Leicester Longwool shearling ewe.

AOB Shortwool R Beecher’s Kerry Hill shearling ewe; res, R Beecher’s Kerry Hill shearling ram.

AOB Continental J M Metianu and S Aspital’s Rouge aged ram; res, J McKinnes Skinner’s aged ewe.