or the first time since the 1970's Clun Forest Sheep were able to have their own breed classes thanks to the work of exhibitors in previous years turning out regularly in the Any Other sections. There were 5 exhibitors present with the judging overseen by Mr. R. Vincent.
Mr R. Vincent found his overall Breed Champion in Miss A Pennells' homebred Shearling ewe "Nipna Delight". Reserve Breed champion came from the same exhibitor in the Male Champion - "Charben Ben", the Nipna Flock's 3 shear stock ram bred by R. Vernon.
Reserve Female Champion came from the 2nd place in a very hotly contested Shearling ewe class "Court-llacca Diana" exhibited by M & T Eckley & Sons, Herefordshire. The same exhibitor also produced the Reserve Male Champion coming from the ram class "Pen-y-wern Blockbuster" bred by A.E. Williams.
The Clun Forest made a great impression in the following days' Interbreeds with "Nipna Delight" being pulled into the final 5 and then the Interbreed pair both from A. Pennell went one further to be pulled out as Reserve Interbreed Pair champions.
The full results are as follows;
Ram; 1st A. Pennell 2nd M & T Eckley 3rd A. Fisher
Ram Lamb; 1st A. Pennell 2nd R. E. Willan & S J Tyson 3rd A. Fisher
Ewe; 1st D J D Knowles 2nd A Pennell 3rd A Fisher
Shearling Ewe; 1st. A Pennell 2nd M & T Eckley 3rd D J D Knowles 4th D J D Knowles 5th A Fisher 6th A Fisher
Ewe Lamb; 1st. A Fisher 2nd A. Pennell 3rd R. E. Willan & S. J. Tyson 4th D J D Knowles
Group of 3; 1st R. E. Willan & S. J. Tyson 2nd. A Pennell 3rd A Fisher
Male Champion; Champ A. Pennell Res. M& T Eckley
Female Champion; Champ A. Pennell Res. M & T Eckley
Overall; Champ; A. Pennell (Female), Res. A. Pennell (Male)
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