The Court-Llacca Flock was first exhibited at the Royal Welsh Show at Abergele in 1936. This year it was their 10th Clun Breed Championship after returning to the Royal Welsh Show after a 10 year break.
The break must only have been to give other breeders a chance to win as the Eckley's flock effectively cleared the decks winning the breed championship with a shearling ewe and the aged ram and reserve male championship classes with Burrington 10-47.
The grand finale saw Court-Llacca win the Clun group championship with the ram, shearling ewe and ewe lamb. Our congratulations go to an outstanding achievement for Court-Llacca and the Eckleys.
Above: Mike and Evie Eckley. Looks like the Clun Forest breed will be in good hands for another generation!
Above line up left to right: Steph Thackery, Dunja Roberts, Del Knowles, Cameron Hendrie, and Mike Eckley who went on to win with his ewes and rams from the Court-Llacca flock. Below: Mike Eckley (Court-Llacca) shows how it is done with his aged ram 'Big Bill'.
Where will this fabulous breed take us next!