Leyburn farmer winner at NSA North Sheep

North Sheep Winner

 Winner of the 40th Anniversary £100 voucher at the NSA North Sheep Event was Mr James Sunter from Hill Top Farm, Leyburn.   Mr Sunter has two farms, one of which runs Swaledale ewes to breed North Country Mules and the 2nd runs mules and crosses them to a terminal sire.   He was delighted to win the voucher to spend on a Charollais tup this year and although his son likes the Texel breed they will be adding a Charollais to the ram team.  Mr Sunter correctly estimated the total weight of the 6 Charollais cross lambs on the stand; 2 out of North Country Mule ewe, 2 out of Texel cross ewe and 2 from a Zwartbles ewe.  Their total weight was 227 kgs an average of 37.8 kgs.

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Pictured are left to right : David Norman, Vice-Chairman North of England Region BCSS, James Sunter, Joyce Sunter and Kenton Foster, Chairman North of England Region BCSS.