Cheviot Sheep Show Reports 2019

Royal Highland Show 2019*

(* denotes Flock of the Year counting show)

A big thank you to all the exhibitors, old and new, who increased the entry from 21 last year to 36 this year. Hopefully this will increase for the 2020 show to over fifty. It was one of these new exhibitors who walked away with the championship - someone who has judged the event twice who needs no introduction, Jim Robertson of the Becks.

Leading the way was the 3-shear ram, Castle Crusader who was purchased at Lockerbie in 2017 for £5,500. Brought out by Fred Little this Crossdykes Juggernaut son won a strong old tup class before winning the male championship. The judge, Craig Weir, Mainside, found his reserve male champion from the same class. This was the 2-shear, Catslack Firefly by Catslack Top Spot who was bought in October by George Irving, Mountbenger, for £2,000. The winner of the shearling class was Norman and David Douglas, Catslackburn, with a son of Sprinwells Imp.

Norman and David led the females with a 3-crop ewe on her first outing. The sire of this one was the £4,500 Hislop Ultra. Standing reserve female was James Common & Son, Crossdykes with a gimmer by the home-bred Crossdykes Nimrod. Crossdykes also won the rough ewe class with a Catslack President daughter.

In the championship, Craig Weir picked out his male champion from the Becks to be his champion with the female champion from Catslack having to settle for reserve champion.

Winning the championship was not enough for Jim Robertson, he announced that he and Shaz were getting married later in the year. Many congtatulations to you both.

Ram two shear and over

1st & Supreme Champion - J Robertson, Becks
2nd & Res Male Champion - J F Irving & Son, Mountbenger
3rd - J Common & Son, Crossdykes
4th - H & J Mackenzie, Langdale
5th - W N Douglas, Catslack

Shearling Ram

1st - W N Douglas, Catslack
2nd - J Common & Son, Crossdykes
3rd - J F Irving & Son, Mountbenger
4th - J Robertson, Becks

Ewe

1st & Res Champion - W N Douglas, Catslack
2nd - R Bell, Bloch
3rd - H & J Mackenzie, Langdale
4th - Miss Emma Bradbury, Satchells
5th - W N Douglas, Catslack

Rough Ewe

1st - J Common & Son, Crossdykes
2nd - J Robertson, Becks
3rd - W N Douglas, Catslack
4th - R Bell, Bloch

Gimmer

1st & Res Female Champion - J Common & Son, Crossdykes
2nd - J F Irving & Son, Mountbenger
3rd - W N Douglas, Catslack
4th - J Robertson, Becks
5th - Mr J & Mrs K Muirhead, Somerset