East of England Smithfield Festival 2012: Supreme champion pair of lambs

Supremesheep champion pair of lambs


Winning the supreme champion pair of lambs andretaining their Smithfield title was D S and L E Wadland, of Northamptonshire, with their pair of BlueTexel cross ewe lambs, weighing 95kg.

They have had a strong season, winning supremechampion at Countryside Live.

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In reserve and ending on a high was Sara and SteveGibbons, from Herefordshire, with their pair of Beltex pure ewe lambs weighing85kg. They were sired by Napolean and are out of a Whatmore dam.

The Gibbons have dominated the primestock scenethis year, winning the English Winter Fair and taking reserve spots at theWelsh Winter Fair and now Smithfield. They also win the Royal Smithfieldperpetual cup for the best pair of purebred lambs.

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Judge Anthony Glaves, of North Yorkshire said hischampion and reserve were very similar, both with excellent tops.

But he said his champion selection had extra secondthigh compared to the reserve, with more depth.