First National Youth Championships Resounding Success

By Suffolk Sheep Society 18th November, 2017

The inaugural National Suffolk Youth Championship (Sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories) was held on Friday the 17th November 2017 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle. With 17 participants from all over the UK and Ireland (either winners of club/branch Young Breeders/Handlers Competitions or nominations from Branches/Clubs) the standard was extremely high in both the Junior (16 and Under) and Senior (17-26) classes. A big congratulations to Annabelle Hiddleston (Dumfries) for lifting the Westcarse Senior Cup (presented by John Christie) and to James Richmond (Lancashire) for winning the Tillydesk Junior Cup (presented by Ron Greig).

A big thankyou to our sponsors, Norbrook Laboratories, Harrison & Hetherington for the use of the Mart and for providing endless support on the day, Myerscough College for the technology, expertise and equipment used in the various tasks and exercises in the various sections, I & J Barbour (Solwaybank Flock) for providing livestock for the stock judging competition, and to all the volunteers who manned stands, stations and kept things moving. In particular, Andrea Gardner (Powerline Flock) for her management and organisational skills, Society President Liz Needham, Scottish Area Chair Stewart Lathangie, Norbrook Representative and Society Council Member Jane Soulsby. Not least thanks to Mark Priestley (Limestone Flock) for Stock Judging.

The winners are:

Westcarse Trophy (Seniors)

1st Annabelle Hiddleston (Dumfries)

2nd Robert Denby (Cumbria)

3rd Jennifer Nelson (Northumberland)

Tillydesk Trophy (Juniors)

1st James Richmond (Lancashire)

2rd Finn Christie (Aberdeenshire)

3rd Matthew Horner (Lanchashire)

Farm Maintnance & Safety 

Seniors

1st R Denby (Cumbria)

2nd A Hiddleston (Dumfries)

Juniors

Jt 1st R Lee (West Yorks) F Christie (Aberdeenshire)

Stock Judging

Seniors

1st A Hiddleston (Dumfries)

2nd R Denby (Cumbria)

Juniors

1st J Richmond (Lancashire)

2nd M Horner (Lancashire)

Sheep Welfare

Seniors

1st J Nelson (Northumberland)

2nd R Denby (Cumbria)

Juniors

1st F Shone (Cheshire)

2nd R Lee (W Yorks)

Sheep Farming

Seniors

1st J Nelson (Northumberland)

2nd R Denby (Cumbria)

Juniors

1st G Hiddleston (Dumfries)

Jt 2nd R Lee (W Yorks) & J Richmond (Lancashire)

History of the Breed & Scietyo

Seniors

1st J Nelson (Northumberland)

2nd A Hiddleston (Dumfries)

Juniors

1st R Lee (W Yorks)

Jt 2nd G Hiddleston (Dumfries) & A Herdman (Northumberland)

1 Comments

Rob Dunsford

Fantastic article - really enjoyed reading.

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