RWS 2012: Ingrams take overall championship with Charollais ewe

TS 2572012 Sheep Champion.jpgThe Ingram brothers – Gregor and Bruce – were left celebrating this afternoon in the sheep rings, after their Charollais ewe – Logie Durno Kate – took the title of overall sheep supreme champion.

The 11.5 hour journey from the Ingrams’ Logie Durno Farm in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire was certainly worth it.  This two crop ewe was part of the supreme winning pair earlier in the day, and the overall supreme champion win follows on from taking the overall continental sheep championship.  
She is out of a Rutland ewe and sired by Rockvilla Golden Promise, which previously won the interbreed at the same fixture. Today’s success follows on from being part of the reserve interbreed pair at the Royal Highland Show in June.  Her brother was also the Charollais champion at the Royal Welsh two years ago.
TS 2572012 RWS Native Upland Champ.JPGStanding in reserve was today’s native upland champion, a Beulah Speckled Faced ram from Dyfan Evans, Caegwyn, Pumsaintz.  This two year old ram was bred by Mervyn Price and was bought by the Evans family as a yearling.  This was his first ever show outing.  The Evans keep 850 ewes at home, including 250 purebred Beulahs.