Show time at Car­sphairn

The Galloway News - - FARMING REVIEW -

Top of the crop at this year’s Car­sphairn Show was a Blackface ewe hogg from Wil­lie Lock­hart of Cul­doach Farm, Tong­land, Kirkcudbright.

De­spite a slight drop in en­tries and a storm threat, the 127th show on Satur­day was voted an­other great success.

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

The good weather for most of the day helped boost the gate num­bers which were sig­nif­i­cantly up on the year. Then late in the af­ter­noon tor­ren­tial rain hit the area but by this time most of the an­i­mals had left the show­field ex­cept for the sheep­dog competitors.

Show sec­re­tary Anne Fin­lay was pleased the way the show or­gan­ised by the Car­sphairn Pas­toral and Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety had gone.

She said: “We had great weather for most of the day but the sheep­dog tri­als caught the tor­ren­tial rain later in the day but they went on to fin­ish.”

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