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PICTURES: Badanloch ewe takes champion honours at Lairg Hill North Country Cheviot show


By Niall Harkiss

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The Lairg Hill North Country Cheviot show was well attended by competitors and spectators at Lairg Mart on Saturday, with classes for ‘trimmed’ or ‘natural’ entries proving popular once again.

back, l to r - Michael Kirk, John Mackay and Farquhar Renwick. Front, l to r - Kaiden Robertson, Hughie Mackenzie and Jan Mackenzie. Photo: Angus Mackay
back, l to r - Michael Kirk, John Mackay and Farquhar Renwick. Front, l to r - Kaiden Robertson, Hughie Mackenzie and Jan Mackenzie. Photo: Angus Mackay

Exhibitors turned out from 9am and it was John Mackay, from Balnakeil, who was responsible for the judging on the day.

After judging had concluded, the overall show champion was confirmed as the 4-crop trimmed ewe from Badanloch, out of a Langdale sire on loan. Her mother was Lairg show champion in 2017, and was sired by North Loch Naver Nomad.

The reserve champion was the trimmed 2 shear, sired by the homebred £16,000 Badanloch Xtra Special.

Chloe Lockhart. Photo: Angus Mackay
Chloe Lockhart. Photo: Angus Mackay
John Mackay and Kaiden Robertson. Photo Angus Mackay
John Mackay and Kaiden Robertson. Photo Angus Mackay
Kaiden Robertson and Sandie Matheson. Photo: Angus Mackay
Kaiden Robertson and Sandie Matheson. Photo: Angus Mackay

Results:

Aged Ram - Inverbroom

Trimmed 2 Shear - Badanloch

Natural 2 Shear - Badanloch

Trimmed Shearling – Badanloch

Natural Shearling - Badanloch

Tup Lamb - Inkstack

Black Male - Helena Macdonald

Trimmed Ewe - Badanloch

Natural Ewe - Morven Coghill

Trimmed Gimmer - Badanloch

Natural Gimmer - Langdale,

Ewe Lamb – Michael Kirk

Black Female - Karen Robertson

Young Handler 8-11 and Champion Young Handler - Kaiden Robertson

Young Handler 12-15 - Chloe Lockhart


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