FARMER Glen Wilson produced the overall champion sheep in a gripping interbreed contest at the Holm Show last Saturday.
Glen, of Bonchester Bridge, won with his Texel after judge Jim Sinclair placed him ahead of a North Country Cheviot ram, aged, shown by Bridgewater & Wood of Potholm, Langholm.
It was shown by Aaron Wood, aged nine, for his dad, Chris, who also won the reserve championship in his section with a tup lamb.
The Blackface champion was a gimmer, shown by Gordon Jackson of Blackburn, Newcastleton. She won the overall championship last year.
A two-year-old ram shown by Charlotte Goddard of Frankstown, Longtown, won the Continental championship. Charlotte works for Carrs Billington.
Langholm Academy pupil Harry Hope took home two trophies for his parents, David and Marion, of Albierigg, Canonbie, when his Bluefaced Leicester ewe and Greyface lamb took their respective championships.
Ben and Sam Mitchell of Longwood, Langholm, had to substitute their intended entry in the any other breed class but the Suffolk ewe lamb they brought took the honours.
Tom Elliot of Hindhope, Jedburgh was successful with his two-crop South Country Cheviot ewe which was by a home-bred ram Hindhope Thistlecrack.
After the suspense of the championships, it was the turn of the young handlers. The winner would qualify for the championship at Langholm Show on September 28.
First up were the under 10s and Will Beattie of Smithfield, who was showing a Coloured Ryeland, won his class. In the 10 to 16 class the winner was Niamh Gorton of Penton. After some careful judging Will was declared the winner.
Goats returned to the show this year courtesy of Julie Thomson of Newcastleton. She showed her Pygmy goats and the champion was a nanny goat called Gucci. She was bought as a kid and Julie intends to breed from her.
There was plenty of activity in the dog ring. Top Jack Russell was Kirsty Duncan’s eight-year-old Sprocket, while the best gun dog was the very lively Labrador Ella, aged 13 months, shown by Murray Butler of Hawick.
In the collie section Brian Mackay of Bentpath won the rough-haired collie class with Bryn, while Robert Carruthers won the smooth-haired with Sam. Brian went on to win the championship.
Nathan and Maddy Grierson of Penton won the junior poultry trophy with a Maran cross bantam.
HOLM SHOW RESULTS 2019
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Cup for champion overall Glen Wilson. Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser Trophy for reserve champion Bridgewater & Wood. Charlie Wilson Memorial Cup for champion 25yrs and under C Goddard. Wattie Robertson Memorial Cup for champion overall Cheviot or Blackface Craig Weir. South Country Cheviot: Liddesdale Junior Agricultural Challenge Cup Tom Elliot. Cumberland & Westmorland Farmers Challenge Cup hired shepherd Craig Weir. Hill North Country Cheviot: Solway Agricultural Cup Bridgewater & Wood. Blackface: Larriston Perpetual Challenge Cup Gordon Jackson. John Charlton Challenge Cup hired shepherd Gordon Jackson. Greyface: Rickerby Tankard D & M Hope. Bluefaced Leicester: Raeburn Perpetual Challenge Cup D & M Hope. Thomas Watson Memorial Shield Mr & Mrs I Copeland. Continental sheep other than Texel: G McGimpsey & G Rae Cup C Goddard. Texel: Carrs Billington Challenge Cup Glen Wilson. Prime lambs: Titheburn Challenge Cup Ann Little. Any other breed of sheep including a cross breed: Jobson Animal Health Challenge Cup C Goddard. Young handlers: Bedda Cup Will Beattie.
Goats: Nova Brodie Cup Julie Thomson.
Horses. Pony club pony: Armstrong-Wilson Trophy H Robinson. Liddesdale Agricultural Society Cup A Stelmach. Hawick News Cup H Robinson. Hill cobs and ponies (ridden): Sir Waldie Griffiths Perpetual Challenge Cup N O’Connor. Copshaw Cup for overall champion Georgina Mallinson. Coffee Johnny Perpetual Challenge Cup P Robinson. Smokey’s Sovereign Cup B Green. Registered Mountain & Moorland ponies: Liddesdale Agricultural Challenge Cup: Georgina Mallinson. Lingards Wood Willow Trophy Geoff Story. Westerkirk Saddlery Perpetual Trophy: Georgina Mallinson. Poldark Trophy: C Allison. Veteran class: Ruaridh Trophy B Green. Utility class (ridden): Graham Murray Memorial Trophy Narelle O’Connor. Gambler Stakes Cup M Richardson. Colin Telford Salver H Robinson. Craven Cup for overall champion W Ewart. Liddesdale Welsh Pony Stud Trophy for five-mile radius from showfield Michaela Richardson. Fancy dress: Lexie Johnston.
Dogs. Overall show champion and Peel Fell Cup W Ewart. Caldcleuch Challenge Cup (collies) Brian Mackay. Tarn of Glendhu trophy for champion veteran K Duncan. Capontree Cup: Maddy Grierson & L Page.
Poultry. Parkin Shield L Salkeld.
Junior poultry: Elliot Cup Nathan & Maddy Grierson. Sam’s Shield L Page. Eggs section: Graham Waddle Cup Winston Hetherington.
Agroweld cup and Classic Car challenge cup W Lockerby
U13: 1 Myles Stainton; 2 Arron Younger; 3 Thomas Moffat. U15: 1 Max Bates; 2 Myles Stainton; 3 John Lukas Stainton; 4 Charlie Armstrong. U18: 1 Toby Stalker; 2 Matty Hodgson; 3 Ted Hodgson. Ladies: 1 Connie Hodgson; 2 Pauline Stillin; 3 Anaelle Le Prolet. 12 stone: 1 Gerald Brundu; 2 Helouri Coail; 3 Ted Hogson. All Weights: 1 Thomas Gibson; 2 Richard Fox; 3 Gerald Brundu.
Flowers: Bell Cup, Centenary Cup, Jean and Ell Little Quaich, Cochranes Nurseries Trophy for Pot Plants Philip Hutton.
Floral Art: Newcastleton SWRI Cup Aileen Orr.
Vegetables: Tinnis Cup, Royal British Legion Liddesdale Cup Billy Wilson
Home baking: Anderson Cup Kate Ireland
Children’s section: Martin Mitchell Challenge Cup and most points Isla Bethune
Children’s section (closed): ML Adamson and JR Bee Cup Nicole Longstaff.
Industrial arts and crafts: Holm Cup D Carwardine. Barbara Robson Trophy M Main. Linda Scott Memorial Trophy for best exhibit J Nichol.
Walking sticks: Leonard Parkin Perpetual Challenge Cup for best stick and RH Little Perpetual Challenge Cup for most points Ian Smith. Marius Carruthers Trophy R Coupland. Kirndean Junior Crookmakers Trophy Rory Nixon.
Photography: Barbour Cup S Goodwin. Caerba Cup Sue Bernhard-Smith. Rowtingburn Challenge Cup Stan Wilson.