The Welsh “Rhaeadr” takes home the spoils.

Date: Thursday 20th June 2024

Judge: A Gault, Forkins Flock

Blessed with excellent showing weather the Royal Highland Show 2024 saw the Suffolk classes judging commence at 9.00am on Thursday the first day of the show and what a show we witnessed.

Breeders were out in force from many parts of the country displaying their wares in one of the highlights of the show season under the experienced Judge Alistair Gault (Forkins Flock) from Northern Ireland.

The Overall Champion for 2024 was a strong Gimmer coming out top in her class bred by Myfyr Evans Rhaeadr flock travelling up from Wales to take home the sash. A standout female in some very big classes she was the choice of the judge on the day. It was a show to remember, making it well worth the trip from Wales by taking first place in the Ewe lamb and Group of three classes.

Overall Champion, [A12:23:02667] an ET derived female by Dunfell Dynamite TCK:22:00152 daughter out of a Lakeview Dam JFF:20:01296 born 24/12/2022 was a standout sheep on the day in a very classy field.

1st Prized Gimmer and Overall Champion – Myfyr Evans – Rhaeadr Flock

Pyeston Phoenix [LVL:22:00849] sired by Limestone Marksman the two Shear ram who’s ET brother sold for 32,000 and his Dam was sired by Castleisle Capaldi and was Scottish National Champion in 2023.

1st prize aged Ram and Reserve Champion – Stewart Lathangie – Pyeston Flock

The spectators around the packed ring saw some incredible sheep with a very high standard on show. It was quite a spectacle when the Shearling Gimmer class came in with 27 entries showing. It’s a great sign that the breed is moving forward with lots of investment in the female lines.

The chat around the ring was lots of new faces and plenty of well-known breeders from other breeds looking at the classes and enquiries on the lines afterwards about sourcing Suffolk breeding stock.

Congratulations to all the exhibitors taking home the spoils and to the Scottish Branch for turning out in force to make sure that everyone was fed, watered and entertained on the lines after the show.

Matthew Gray Langside Flock went on to win reserve overall Young Handler at the Show.  Well done Matthew, great to see our NextGen coming through strong!

RHS Overall Reserve Young Handler 2024 Matthew Gray


Class 1 – Aged Ram, two shear or over

 1st – Lathangie, Stewart: Pyeston – went on to become reserve show champion

2nd – W&M Haining: High Drum

3rd – Barclay, John: Mid Brockloch

Class 2 shearling rams

Shearling Ram from Logie Durno went on to take Reserve Male Champion

1st-123 – W&C Ingram: Logie Durno

2nd-121-Brandon, Roth: Tolgus

3rd-116- Myfyr Evans: Rhaeadr

4th-117-JH Christie & Son: Westcarse

5th-115-Darling, Thomas: Howedurn


1st Prize Ram Lamb JACKSON

1st-129- Ali, Jackson: Maulscastle

2nd-135-James, Scott: Strathview

3rd-Alexander Gray & Son: Langside

4th-132- Gordon, Mackie: Drimmie

5th-JH Christie & Son: Westcarse

6th- 126- D&P Reid: Conchar

CLASS -4 EWE, above on shear, to have reared a lamb in current year

1st Prize Aged Ewe and Reserve Female Champion – A Jackson – Westmore Flock

1st-146- David and Murray, McMillan: Westmore

2nd-151- James, Wallace: Claycrop

3rd-139- Finn, Christie, Maidenstone

4th-143-JH Christie & Son: Westcarse

5th-140- Graeme, Christie: Balquhain


1st – Myfyr Evans – Rhaeadr – went on to be show champion

2nd – Finn Christie – Maidenstone

3rd – Finn Christie – Maidenstone

4th – Graeme Christie – Balquhain

5th – Myfyr Evans – Rhaeadr

6th – Oliver Sparks – Homeland


1st Prize Ewe Lamb – Myfyr Evans – Rhaeadr Flock

1st-187- Myfyr, Evans: Rhaeadr

2nd-204-James, Wallace: Claycrop

3rd-200- Oliver Sparks: Homeland

4th-199-Oliver Sparks: Homeland

5th- 194- Stewart Lathangie: Pyeston

6th-188- John Gibb: Cairnton

Group of three– Myfyr, Evans: Rhaeadr

Group of Three – M Evans

Champion Male – Stewart, Lathangie: Pyeston

Reserve Champion male – W&C Ingram Logie Durno

Champion female– Myfyr Evans: Rhaeadr

Reserve female– David and Murray McMillan: Westmore Suffolks

Champion overall -Myfyr Evans: Rhaeadr – Shearling Gimmer

Reserve overall – Stewart, Lathangie: Pyeston – Aged Ram 2 shear and above

Suffolks Champion & Reserve Champion presentation with Judge A Gault, Forkins Flock