Entries up in almost all classes as section gets a ‘fantastic response’

Richard Greenwood, of Lower Turner Top, Rishworth, with his champion gritstone sheep, which was also reserve inter-breed champion
Richard Greenwood, of Lower Turner Top, Rishworth, with his champion gritstone sheep, which was also reserve inter-breed champion
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WITH entries up on last year in all but one section, Todmorden Agricultural Show sheep section secretary Margaret Wood was delighted with the turnout.

“We have had a fantastic response on a poor day, with entries up. They were from all ages too - our oldest exhibitor was 91 and the youngest about six years old,” she said.

“Texel class entries were down a bit but everything else, lonks, gritstones, open, were all up.”

The champion sheep in show was a Texel shearling ewe owned by A. Nairey, of Blackburn, witht he runner-up a Calder Valley entry, a gritstone shearling tup owned by Richard Greenwood of Rishworth.

Class results were as follows.

Lonk

Ram, two shear or over: 1, E. Howard; 2, D. Howarth; 3, Daniel Mullin. Ram shearling: 1, E. Howard; 2, Daniel Mullin. Ram lamb: 1, Daniel Mullin.

Ewe to be suckling lamb: 1, Daniel Mullin; 2, J. Shorrock; 3, E. Howard. Gimmer hog: 1 and 4, E. Howard; 2, Daniel Mullin; 3, J. Shorrock. Ewe lamb: 1, E. Howard; 2, J. Shorrock; 3, Daniel Mullin. Group of three, one male, two female irrespective of age: 1, E. Howard; 2, Daniel Mullin. Ram lamb, not to have won a prize in any previous class, exhibitor under 26: 1, Daniel Mullin.

Champion lonk in show, E. Howard. Reserve champion, D. Mullin. C. Heys Cup for best lonk ewe with a lamb, D. Mullin. John Westall Cup for best lonk sheep in show, E. Howard. R. Stansfield Cup for best lonk shown by person under 26, D. Mullin. L. Greenwood Cup for best group of three lonks, E. Howard.

Gritstone

Ram, two shear or over: 1, Malcolm Jackson; 2, D. Howarth, Boston Hill, Hebden Bridge. Ram shearling: 1, Richard Greenwood, Rishworth; 2, Robert Fielden, Todmorden; 3 and 4, Malcolm Jackson. Ram lamb: 1, Malcolm Jackson; 2, Robert Fielden; 3, Richard Greenwood.

Ewe to be suckling lamb: 1, Robert Fielden; 2 and 3, Malcolm Jackson. Gimmer hog: 1 and 4, Robert Fielden; 2, Malcolm Jackson; 3, Richard Greenwood. Ewe lamb: 1, Malcolm Jackson; 2, Robert Fielden; 3, Richard Greenwood; 4, D. Howarth.

Group of three, one male, two female, irrespective of age: 1, Robert Fielden; 2, Malcolm Jackson; 3, Richard Greenwood. Gritstone ram lamb not to have won a prize in any previous class, exhibitor under 26: 1, Alex Kiriakos, Todmorden.

TAS Cup for champion gritstone, Richard Greenwood. Reserve champion, Robert Fielden. TAS Cup for best gritstone group of three, Robert Fielden. TAS Cup for best gritstone female in show, Robert Fielden. TAS Cup for best gritstone ram lamb, Malcolm Jackson. TAS Cup for best gritstone ram shown by person under 26, Alex Kiriakos.

Texel

Ram two shear or over: 1, D. Pickervance. Ram shearling, 1 and 2, F. A. Nairey; 3, Alec Steff; 4, Robert Mason. Ram lamb: 1 and 4, Alec Steff; 2 and 3, F. A. Nairey.

Ewe to be suckling lamb: 1, Alec Steff; 2 and 3, F. A. Nairey. Ewe shearling: 1 and 2, F. A. Nairey; 3, D. Pickervance; 4, Alec Steff. Ewe lamb: 1 and 3, F. A. Nairey; 2 and 4, Alec Steff. Group of three, one male, two female, irrespective of age: 1, F. A. Nairey; 2, Alec Steff.

Mr and Mrs Goldthorpe Cup for champion texel, A. Nairey. Stephenson’s Animal Feeds Cup for best texel ram, D. Pickervance. Lindley Pate Cup for best texel ram shearling, A. Nairey. Stanley House Vets Cup for best texel ram lamb, A. Steff. Balmer’s Garden Machinery Cup for best texel ewe suckling lamb, A. Nairey. Brian Mitchell Cup for best texel ewe shearling, A. Nairey. Mick Garrity Cup for texel ewe lamb, A. Nairey. Myerscough Vet Group Cup for best texel group of three, A. Nairey. Champion, A. Nairey. Reserve champion, A. Steff.

Open continental

Ram, two shear or over: 1, J. Shorrock. Ram shearling, 1, M. and E. Hartley; 2, J. Shorrock. Ram lamb: 1 and 2, D. Odgers Braithwaite; 3, J. Shorrock. Ewe to be suckling lamb: 1, D. Odgers Braithwaite; 2, M. and E. Hartley; 3, Laurence Chippendale; 4, J. Shorrock.

Ewe shearling, 1, D. Odgers Braithwaite; 2, J. Shorrock, 3, M. and E. Hartley. Ewe lamb, 1 and 3, D. Odgers Braithwaite; 2, M. and E. Hartley. Group of three, one male, two female, irrespective of age: 1, D. Odgers Braithwaite; 2, M. and E. Hartley; 3, J. Shorrock.

TAS Cup for best sheep in continental classes, D. Odgers Braithwaite. Champion, D. Odgers Braithwaite. Reserve champion, M. and E. Hartley.

Open native

Ram, two shear or over: 1, Alec Steff; 2, Stephen Short, Southowram; 3, D. Haworth, Boston Hill, Hebden Bridge. Ram shearling, 1 and 2, A. G. and M. C. Pink. Ram lamb: 1 and 2, A. G. and M. C. Pink; 3, Alec Steff. Ewe to be suckling lamb: 1, F. A. Nairey; 2, J. Shorrock; 3, Alec Steff. Ewe shearling: 1 and 2, A. G. and M. C. Pink; 3, D. Haworth. Ewe lamb: 1 and 2, A. G. and MC Pink; 3, F. A. Nairey. Group of three, one male, two female, irrespective of age: 1, A. G. and M. C. Pink; 2, Alec Steff; 3, Stephen Short.

Champion, F. A. Nairey. Reserve champion, A. G. and M. C. Pink.

Butchers lambs

Pair of butchers lambs, any breed: 1, F. Shorrock; 2, J. Shorrock; 3, S. Short. Pair of butchers lambs, any breed, to be exhibited by person under 26: 1, Amy Gibbon, Horsehold, Hebden Bridge; 2, F. Shorrock; 3, S. Short.

TAS Cup for best pair of butchers lambs in show: A. Gibbon.

Young handler - junior: 1, A. Clark; 2, F. Shorrock; 3, William Mullin; 4, H. Shorrock. Young handler - senior: 1, Alex Kiriakos, Todmorden; 2, Stephen Short; 3, James Nairey.