Royal Ulster Show - 2012

Balmoral Show

Forkins gimmer takes Balmoral interbreed title

Alastair Gault's Texel breed champion set the breed up for a great 2012 show season when she took the interbreed championship at Balmoral Show, under judge Archie MacGregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow.

Interbreed Champion GAF1100309
 
overall Texel champion

The gimmer GAF1100309, is a daughter of 6500gns sire Duncryne Ringmaster and is out of a homebred dam by Douganhill Mc Fly which is full sister to Forkins Nijinsky. This one was on its first show outing.

Mr MacGregor who breeds Blackface and Texels under the Allanfauld prefix described the gimmer as an outstanding sheep with incredible style, breed character, a good end and great locomotion.

First Time Balmoral Win for Forkins Flock

Alastair Gault's Forkins flock claimed its first Balmoral championship this week, with his homebred shearling ewe taking top honours under judge Jeff Aiken of the Procters flock, Lancashire.

The overall champion and winner of the shearling ewe class was this gimmer from Alastair Gault, GAF1100309
 
overall Texel champion

The gimmer GAF1100309, is a daughter of 6500gns sire Duncryne Ringmaster and is out of a homebred dam by Douganhill Mc Fly which is full sister to Forkins Nijinsky. This one was on its first show outing.

Mr Aiken, said the champion had been an easy winner for him from the moment she stepped in to the ring in the gimmer class. "She's an exceptional gimmer, correct, full of flesh and with a great top on her. She oozes breed character and stood out in both the class and the championship."

Taking top honours in the ewe lamb class and reserve overall champion was Martin and Cyril Millar's ewe lamb VMG1200726
 
top honours in the ewe lamb class and reserve overall champion

He followed the female theme when awarding the reserve overall championship to a ewe lamb from Martin and Cyril Millar. This one, VMG1200726 is by 25,000gns sire Milnbank Special One and is out of a dam by Mellor Vale Masterpiece that was in the first prize group of three at the AGM last year.

The judge said this ewe lamb was exactly the type of lamb he was looking for. "Again she was exceptionally correct and had all the feminine qualities I wanted. She's very sweet and flashy, but has great flesh too."

Shearling ram winner was John Foster with this tup YWJ1100113
 
LANGLANDS SAMSON

Taking the award for the best animal of the opposite sex to the champion was the winner from the aged ram class, John Foster's ram, while in reserve here was the first prize winning ram lamb Richard Henderson's lamb HBR1200375. This one is by Springhill Silverstone and out of a dam by Mullan Playboy.

Winning the ram class was Richard Henderson with his lamb HBR1200375
 
first prize winning ram lamb

Class Results

Aged Ram

1st John Foster - SPRINGHILL - WWB1000056 - BLACKSTOWN ROCKY

2nd James Cleland - ROSE HALL - CJZ1000024 - ROSE HALL REAL MCCOY

3rd John Foster - SPRINGHILL - VMM09008 - MILLCOMB POWERHOUSE

4th Adrian McCartney – GRUIG - WPS1000031 - STAINTON REAL MCCOY

5th Wilkinson Bros - BALLYGROOGAN - WXS08011 - STRAIDARRAN OBAMA

Shearling Ram

1st John Foster – SPRINGHILL - YWJ1100113 - LANGLANDS SAMSON

2nd James Adams – KERRYHILL - KWJ1100288 - HADDO SHOWMAN

3rd James Cleland ROSE HALL - CJZ1100097 – ROSE HALL

4th Seamus McGuinness - GLENGOYNE - TBC

5th Gareth Tumelty - AIDESHILL - MRB1100307 - BRAGUE SETANTA

Aged Ewe

1st Alastair Gault - FORKINS - GAF080035

2nd Richard Henderson - BALLYNAHONE - HBR100022

3rd Victor Chestnutt - CLOUGHER - CVC100085

4th Victor Chestnutt – CLOUGHER - CVC09008

5th James Wilson – BLACKSTOWN - WWB08004

Shearling Ewe

1st Alastair Gault – FORKINS - GAF1100309

2nd Henry Gamble - SPRINGWELL - GRS1100459

3rd Henry Gamble - SPRINGWELL - GRS1100432

4th Richard Henderson BALLYNAHONE - HBR1100270

5th Richard Henderson – BALLYNAHONE - HBR1100313

Ram Lamb

1st Richard Henderson – BALLYNAHONE - HBR1200375

2nd Martin Millar - MILLAR'S - VMG1200712

3rd Peter Boyd – POSEYHILL - XPB1200500

4th James Adams – KERRYHILL - ABK1200153

5th Alastair Gault – FORKINS - GAF1200538

Ewe Lamb

1st Martin Millar – MILLAR’S - VMG1200726

2nd Peter Boyd – POSEYHILL - XPB1200418

3rd Henry Gamble – SPRINGWELL - GRS1200819

4th Alastair Gault – FORKINS - GAF1200525

5th Richard Henderson – BALLYNAHONE - HBR1200389

 
judge Jeff Aiken
 
judge Jeff Aiken

Agriimages

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Date Show
16th - 18th May 2012 Balmoral Show
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