Two-crop Glenside ewe takes top honours at Royal Highland Show
It was a case of history repeating itself at the Royal Highland Show, with a two-crop ewe from John Forsyth's Glenside flock taking the top honours following on from her breed and interbreed win at the same show last year.
And in a unique twist the reserve female and reserve overall honours in the breed went to another Glenside ewe, FPG1000038, a full sister to the champion, which had stood second in the aged ewe class.
Judge Gordon Gray of the Ettrick flock said he had known the ewe would be his champion from the minute she entered the ring in her class. "For a sheep of her age to come out looking so well is a credit to her breeder and to the breed itself. The females just stood out today, the champion has style, power and flesh. She oozes femininity and was a clear winner.
"I set out to find the best sheep I could and she was that without a doubt for me."
John Forsyth was then back on winning form, taking the reserve male championship with the second prize tup lamb, FPG1300630, a son of 9000gns sire Mellor Vale The One. He is out of a homebred dam by Strathbogie Python.
Texel champion was John Forsyth's aged ewe
Reserve Texel champion was John Forsyth's second prize aged ewe
Male champion was the Innes family's ram lamb
Reserve male champion was John Forsyth's ram lamb
1st Alasdair Beaton - Glenside silver Star FPG1100301
2nd Malcolm Coubrough - Midlock Striker WKM1105364
3rd Procters Farm - Midlock Starsky WKM1105382
4th R and G Runciman - Annan Sovereign Star JKA1100114
1st John McKerrow - Deveronvale Titan MGV1200275
2nd Ian Murray - Glenway MFZ1200250
3rd Ian Murray - Glenway MFZ1200288
4th Procters Farm, D McKerrow and K, A and R Campbell - Cairnam Talisman GCF1201109
5th Alasdair Beaton - Wester Crosshill BWG1200305
1st Messrs Innes - Strathbogie IJS1300280
2nd John Forsyth - Glenside FPG1300630
3rd Procters Farm - Procters PFD1302521
4th Robbie Wilson - Milnbank LYM13001019
5th Robbie Wilson - Milnbank LYM13001136
Recorded Ram Lamb
1st Procters Farm - PFD13002592
2nd Robbie Wilson - LYM130011246
3rd David McKerrow - DNN1300641
4th Philip Kermode - KAO1300836
5th Ian Murray - MFZ1310333