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Royal Welsh Show – 2018

Judging of the North Country Cheviot classes took place on a rather wet Tuesday morning at this year’s Royal Welsh Show, however nothing could dampen the spirits of the exhibitors, with many new faces amongst them. Mr Keith Stones, Nun Cote Nook was in control of the judging.

Ram , Two shear & over (4 Entires)

1st – Mr G Hughes, Glan-Ithon
2nd – Ifan Huw Hughes, Eithinog
3rd – Mr & Mrs R & S Williams, Muriau
4th – Mr & Mrs J Muirhead, Muirhead

Ram, Shearling (10 Entries)

1st – Mr G Hughes, Glan-Ithon
2nd – Ifan Huw Hughes, Eithinog
3rd – Mr D Pittendreigh, Coed Y Foel
4th – Mr A Jones, Llangwn
5th – Mr D Pittendreigh, Coed Y Foel
6th – Mr R Bevan, Penygarn

Ram Lamb (13 Entries)

1st – Mr & Mrs D & L Hughes, Beudy Glas
2nd – Mr & Mrs J Muirhead, Muirhead
3rd – Mr Ieuan Jenkins, Derry
4th – Mrs Julie Willaims, Fruzehills
5th – Messrs Thomas & Bevan, Knowle Harbour
6th – Miss Daisy Williams, Muddy Plox

Ewe, Two Shear or over, that has reared lambs in 2018 (7 Entires)

1st – Mr D Griffiths, Rhydhowell
2nd – Mr G Hughes, Glan-Ithon
3rd – Messrs AT & PR Jones, Clytha
4th – Mr & Mrs R & S Williams, Muriau
5th – Messrs Thomas & Bevan, Knowle Harbour
6th – Miss Daisy Williams, Muddy Plox

Ewe, Shearling (22 Entries)

1st – Ifan Huw Hughes, Eithinog
2nd – K Davies & D Owen, Pen-Y-Bont
3rd – Mrs Julie Williams, Fruzehill
4th – Mr G Hughes, Glan-Ithon
5th – Mr & Mrs J Muirhead, Muirhead
6th – Mr D Griffiths, Rhydhowell

Ewe Lamb (12 Entries)

1st – Messrs AT & PR Jones, Clytha
2nd – Mr D Pittendreigh, Coed Y Foel
3rd – Messrs AT & PR Jones, Clytha
4th – Mr G Hughes, Glan-Ithon
5th – Ifan Huw Hughes, Eithinog
6th – Miss Daisy Williams, Muddy Plox

Group of Three (6 Entries)

1st – Mr G Hughes, Glan-Ithon
2nd – Ifan Huw Hughes, Eithinog
3rd – Mr D Pittendreigh, Coed Y foel

First Prize Group of Three at the Royal Welsh Show 2018

Female & Overall Champion

Ifan Huw Hughes – Shearling Ewe, a homebred shearling by Bardnaclavan Top Man, out of a  homebred ewe by Meini Nevin

This ewe also went on to win the Reserve Overall Interbred.

Royal Welsh Show 2018 – Overall NCC Champion

Reserve Female Champion

D Griffiths – Aged Ewe

Royal Welsh Show 2018 – Reserve Female Champion

Male Champion & Reserve Overall

Mr G Hughes – Shearling Ram, homebred by Philphaugh Sensation out of a homebred gimmer by Carruthers Prince

Royal Welsh Show 2018 – Male Champion & Reserve Overall

Reserve Male Champion

Mr G Hughes – 4 Shear Ram, Philphaugh Sensation by Synton Prince George out of a Philphaugh ewe.

Royal Welsh Show 2018 – Reserve Male Champion

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