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The Galloway News - - CARSPHAIRN SHOW - Bob Ged­des

De­spite a slight drop in en­tries and a storm threat, Car­sphairn Show was voted an­other success.

The high qual­ity of en­tries was com­mented on by judges and the show of Blackface sheep, which rivals events across the coun­try, was main­tained.

Sun­shine for most of the day saw the gate num­bers sig­nif­i­cantly up on the year. Late in the af­ter­noon tor­ren­tial rain hit but by that time most of the an­i­mals were off the show­field and only the sheep­dog han­dlers were out.

It was a great day for Wil­lie Lock­hart, of Cul­doach, Tong­land, who won the open Blackface championship and the over­all breed championship be­fore lift­ing the in­ter­breed ti­tle with a ewe hogg which is by a £6,500 Dyke sire and is shared with Jimmy Wal­lace, of Fing­land, Dalry.

The champ is out of a £ 14,000 Elm­cleugh mother and it gave Mr Lock­hart his first in­ter­breed crown at the show. He said: “It’s great to win here.”

Show sec­re­tary Anne Fin­lay said: “We had great weather most of the day but the dog tri­als caught tor­ren­tial rain later on al­though they went on to fin­ish.

“En­tries were slightly down in the Blackface and mules but this was prob­a­bly due to the very bad weather in the win­ter and spring and at lamb­ing time.

“The en­tries in the Blue­faced Le­ices­ter and Any Other Breed classes were much the same as last year but gate num­bers were sig­nif­i­cantly up on the year.

“The dog tri­als were a great success with 60 en­tries and the chil­dren’s sports and the in­dus­trial sec­tion in the Lag­wyne Hall were again well sup­ported.”

Show pres­i­dent James Wal­lace, of Fing­land, said: “The qual­ity of stock was again ex­cel­lent and, al­though en­tries may be down slightly be­cause of the weather we’ve had, ev­ery­one en­joyed the show.” Blackface Re­serve to the Cul­doach champ was a two-crop ewe from Billy Welsh, of Beoch, Dalmelling­ton, which was cham­pion at Col­monnel and is by a home­bred tup sold to Cross­flat. She will be go­ing to Straiton Show this week­end. Con­fined Blackface The cham­pion was a Blackface tup lamb shown by Messrs R & E Nixon, of Mar­brack, Car­sphairn, which is by a £28,000 Auld­house­burn and was be­ing shown for the first time. It was the sec­ond year in a row that they had been suc­cess­ful and their win­ner this time was out of a £1,400 Con­nachan.

James Wal­lace, of Fing­land, took re­serve with a home­bred ewe hogg which is by a Dyke sire and whose mother was home­bred. The win­ner was one of triplets. Mules A one-crop ewe which was cham­pion a year ago as a hogg took the hon­ours for John Guild, of Laight, New Cum­nock.

She was bought from Cul­doach in a pen of 40 in 2016 and won the championship and in­ter­breed at New Cum­nock.

Re­serve was a home­bred ewe lamb from Ryan Fer­gu­son, Craig­ton Dairy, Cas­tle Dou­glas, who was show­ing at Car­sphairn for the first time. His win­ner was also on her first out­ing. Blue­faced Le­ices­ter Robert McTurk, of Glen­howl, Dalry, added an­other championship to his list of hon­ours, this time with a ewe lamb on her first out­ing.

She is by a Park­gate­stone K1 bought at Kelso last year in part­ner­ship with Mains of Collin and her mother is by an F1 J&D Blues. Her mother was cham­pion at Car­sphairn three years ago as a lamb.

Re­serve was a ewe hogg shown by Ste­vie Guild, of Ash­mark, New Cum­nock, which is out of an H7 Easter Day­cke dam by an E7 Fore­brae. Mr Guild’s re­serve cham­pion was third at the re­cent New Cum­nock Show. Any Other Breed A Bel­tex ewe lamb took the championship ticket for Gail Pater­son, of Moss Nae, Twyn­holm, with her Fe­bru­ary-born ewe lamb Moss Nae Daisy Duke.

She is by the stock tup Cynin Bat­tle Ground which was Bel­tex cham­pion at Mof­fat Show last year and out of Glen­keen Talent.

This was her sec­ond out­ing and she will be head­ing to the Royal High­land Show at Inglis­ton, Ed­in­burgh, later this month.

Re­serve hon­ours went to a Charol­lais gim­mer shown by Jim Kennedy, from Lyon­ston, May­bole, which was in­ter­breed cham­pion at New Cum­nock the pre­vi­ous week and also cham­pion at Ayr Show last month.

The gim­mer is by Tay­men Pound­stretcher and out of a Carnew-bred ewe.

Job done Dun­can Robert­son pens his sheep at the dog tri­als

Success Wil­lie Lock­hart, Cul­doach, with his cham­pion

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