The sheep championship at this year’s Royal Highland Show has just been awarded to the Charollais champion, a shearling tup from Willie and Carol Ingram, Logie Durno, Aberdeenshire. This one is by Crogham Hannibal and out of a ewe which is full sister to Logie Durno Eral Dunbar and is by Glyn Cloch Chippendale.

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He is in the top 10% of the breed for performance and is a March born shearling from the commercial portion of the couple’s flock and is now destined to be sold at the breed’s premier sale at Worcester on 4 July.

Standing reserve overall was the Suffolk leader from Barclay and Lucy Mair’s Deveronside flock. Their ewe, bought from Scott and Gavin Brown is a two crop female which is by Cairness Kingdom and out of a dam by Stockton Storm. She was breed champion at Ingliston in 2007 and reserve in 2008.

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In third spot was the Beltex leader, the ewe lamb from Mary Dunlop, Biggar.

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Interbreed judge John Sinnett said the Charollais stood out a mile from the rest of the breed winners and was exceptionally well fleshed and caught the eye early in the day. “He’s stylish, up and active and is exactly what the modern industry needs.”