Hampshire receives praise from Interbreed Judge at ‘Virtual’ Show

Ashley Ewe Lamb Takes Virtual Show Title!

With the cancellation of most of the shows for the foreseeable future the HDSBA Shows and Judges Committee decided it would be a great idea to join in the Online Sheep Show on facebook. By joining in a national virtual event it was hoped it would take the breed to a wider audience and it certainly did that when the Champion Hampshire won the Reserve Interbreed title.


The Hampshire Down Champion was a ewe lamb from Allen & Vicky McFadden from Northern Ireland who beat off well over 100 entries. The Interbreed judge, Amy Pedrick, a Charollais and Beltex breeder said of the ewe lamb – ‘The Hampshire caught my eye as the lamb was very alert and looks bright, which is what I would expect to see in a show sheep. As well as this it has good confirmation, skin and stands well on all four legs. It was honestly a tough choice between this ewe lamb and the Blue Texel’

Breed Judge for the ‘virtual’ show was Jon Barnard from the Stourfield Flock who had a really tough job comparing the photos and picking out prize winners. It was great to see so many people getting involved and the prize winners came from as far a field as South Africa.

Class Results – Ram Lamb (21 entries)

1st & Reserve Champ – G&J Galbraith, Graylen
2nd – A&V McFadden, Ashley
3rd – Messrs Jones, Maes Glas
4th – B&J Hill, Isle of Bute







Ewe Lamb Class – (29 entries)

1st & Champ – A&V McFadden, Ashley
2nd – RA Raundle, Treworthal
3rd – Arjan van der Vlis (Netherlands)
4th – A, E & A Jones, Morley






Ram 1 year or over – (16 entries)

1st – Messrs Jones, Maes Glas
2nd – Redsyke Hampshires
3rd – G&J Galbraith, Graylen
4th – Sally Leimer (South Africa)






Ewe 1 year or over – (39 entries)

1st – A&V McFadden, Ashley
2nd – Arjan van der Vlis (Netherlands)
3rd – Messrs Jones, Maes Glas
4th – Ryan Searle

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