Foxhill takes top spot at Great Yorkshire Show

Following their interbreed win at Devon County Show, the Foxhill flock from Michael and Melanie Alford were yet again out in force at the Great Yorkshire Show and took top honours under judge Geoff Biddulph of the Gawsworth flock, Macclesfield, Cheshire. 

Breed and interbreed champion from Foxhill

Leading the way for the Alford family was their shearling ram Foxhill 20XWY00606, better known as Foxhill Vermin. This son of Loanhead Triathlon is out of a home bred ewe by Logie Durno Olympian. 

Not only was he the pick on the day for Mr Biddulph, but he also caught the eye of interbreed judge Paul Tippetts who tapped Vermin out to take the overall interbreed championship on the MV day of judging. Mr Tippetts praised the tup for his tremendous fleshing, balance and ease of locomotion. 

Reserve breed champion from Messrs Henderson

Taking reserve breed honours, having come through as winner of the aged ewe class and female championship, was a Logie Durno-bred ewe 19ZNN27347 from Messrs N, R and S Henderson. This one is by Cannahars Super Star and out of a Riverdale Noble daughter. 

Reserve female champion from James Danforth

Securing the reserve female honours was the winner of the shearling ewe class, Lodgehill WWJ00163 from James Danforth. By Rainbow Lindisfarne, this one is out of a home bred daughter of Linton Springs One and Only. 

Reserve male champion and aged ram winner from Oliver Chapman

Meanwhile, reserve male honours went to the aged ram class winner, Castellau Uncle Tim, from Oliver Chapman. Bred by Tim Prichard, Uncle Tim is by Sheldon Top Notch and out of a Loanhead Osprey daughter. 

Ram lamb winner from Charles Sercombe

Of the other class winners, Charles Sercombe won the ram lamb class with Dalby Wappy Chappy, a son of Dalby Super Trooper, while standing at the top of the class in the ewe lamb class was Gregor and Bruce Ingram.

Ewe lamb winner from Gregor and Bruce Ingram

The Foxhill team were again triumphant taking the red rosette in the Group of Three class with Vermin being joined by their shearling ewe and ewe lamb. 

Group of Three winners from Foxhill


Interbreed and breed champion: M and M  Alford’s shearling ram 

Reserve breed champion: Mrs Henderson’s ewe 

Reserve male champion: Oliver Chapman’s aged ram 

Reserve female champion: James Danforth’s shearling ewe 

Senior ram

1st Oliver Chapman 

2nd David Norman 

Shearling ram

1st M and M Alford 

2nd Charles Sercombe 

3rd James Danforth 

Ram lamb 

1st Charles Sercombe 

2nd David Norman 

3rd Richard Bamforth 

Senior ewe 

1st Mrs Henderson 

2nd G and B Ingram 

3rd James Danforth 

Shearling ewe

1st James Danforth 

2nd G and B Ingram 

3rd M and M Alford 

Ewe lamb 

1st G and B Ingram 

2nd M and M Alford 

3rd H Sloan 

Group of Three 

1st M and M Alford 

2nd James Danforth 

3rd Charles Sercombe 

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