Margaret Wood, Sheep Section Secetary, writes:
Thank you to all exhibitors who supported us in 2017 in our first show on the new field. We look forward to seeing you again in 2108 for the 87th Todmorden Agricultural at the same venue.
The weather was glorious and the judges were very pleased with the high quality of the sheep, all helping to make the first show at Cliviger one to remember. Lonk and Texel sections were extremely well supported and the new Zwartble and Beltex sections did well for their first year. The Beltex judge in particular was very pleased with the sheep in his section. Butchers’ lambs were down, which we put down mainly to show being early and the lambing season in this area late.
There are requests to reinstate the Derbyshire Gritstone classes and our committee will make a decision later in the year. These sheep are local to the region and are enjoying an increase in numbers so it would be great to see them represented again.
May I remind trophy winners that they are held for one year and must be returned by May 31st 2018 to either Alec, Margaret or Stephensons Animal Feeds?
Tim West of Todmorden achieved 1st and second with Beltex ram lambs and 2nd with an ewe shearling. Any locals out there with sheep to show are very welcome next year!
Champion: George Morton, Waterfoot, Ram Shearling
Reserve: JC Pickard, Great Harwood, Ewe Shearling
Champion and Reserve: G and L Robinson, Embsay with Shearling ewe and Ewe Suckling Lamb respectively.
Champion: S and A Nairey, Blackburn, Texel Shearling Ewe
Reserve: W Holden and Sons, Oswaldtwistle Texel Ewe Lamb
Champion and Reserve: T and C Critchley, Hutton, with Ewe Shearling and Ewe Suckling Lamb respectively.
Best Pair Females: Joshua Lawn Cullingworth
Young Handler Senior: Henry Shorrock, Cliviger
Young Handler Junior: Lauren Heywood Clough, Rossendale.
Champion Sheep in Show: S and A Nairey, Blackburn, Texel Gimmer Shearling
Sheep Section Sponsors
Please support our sponsors:
Bracewell Butchers, Todmorden Market
Ben Bracewell Bacup
Brosnans’ Chartered Accountants, Brighouse and High Bentham
Buckhurst Plant, Waterfoot
Carrs Billington Gisburn
Gena and Linda Hollows
Harry Ingham Cycles, Todmorden
Pickervance family, Brindle Chorley
Philip Read, Todmorden
Stanley House Veterinary Practice, Colne
Starr Garage, Hebden Bridge
Stephen Smith, Bacup
Alec Steff, Micklehurst Flock, Burnley
Stephensons Animal Feeds, Todmorden
D J Tractors, Waterfoot
Richard Fitton, Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre, Kearsley
Messrs Holden, Bold Venture Texels
JE Holden and Co, Summerseat, Nr Bury
Brian Walker, Todmorden
The sheep committee once again thank these very generous sponsors