With 43 breeds out in front of him, interbreed sheep judge David Raine certainly faced a stiff test of his abilities on Wednesday afternoon. Picking his champion, the Charollais leader, he said it was an excellent example of its breed, showing excellent fleshing and well up on its legs.
Exhibiting the champion was last year’s interbreed title winner Tim Pritchard with a homebred shearling ewe by Glatreys Dominator. The ewe was interbreed champion at the Three Counties Show on her only other outing this season and her mother’s sister was last year’s interbreed champion.
Standing reserve was the Kerry Hill leader from Robert and Jean Price. This two shear ram was bought from John and Philip Owens, Shobden as a ram lamb and is one of 30 Kerrys the husband and wife team run alongside pedigree Suffolks, Jacobs and Bluefaced Leicester. This was the tup’s first outing this year.
Interbreed T Pritchard’s Charollais shearling ewe; res, R and J Price’s Kerry Hill ram.
Interbreed Upland R and J Price’s Kerry Hill ram; res, A E Jones Welsh Mountain ram.
Interbreed Lowland/Continental T Pritchard’s Charollais shearling ewe; res, M C and G Roberts Bluefaced Leicester ewe.