South Wales Texel Breeders Association
Show report & results
Club Chairman John Hardwicke kept it in the family for the
South Wales Progeny Show, handing judging honours to his cousin
Steven Hardwicke of the Talcoed flock.
|Judge Stephen Hardwicke, Owen Hughes - champion,
Rolland Watkins - reserve champion and Chairman John Hardwicke
Steven had some task, with well over 20 pens in the lamb classes.
He went for his champions to the first prize pair of lambs brought
out by Owen Hughes of the Vale flock. His strong well bodied lambs
were by Goldies Supreme, stock tup at the Alwent flock. Owen was
very impressed by the Livery Predator son that he saw on last year's
club trip and had bought semen off the high index 10,000gns ram
as a result.
|Champions by Goldies Supreme
Second in the pair class also taking top honours in the group
of five lambs class was DJJ Watkins and Son, Cwmcerrig, with 7
smart and well coloured lambs by Glenside Razzle Dazzle. One of
their dams had herself been part of the champion pen here as a
gimmer two years ago and is by Rascarell Peppermint.
|Reserve Champions by Kelso Pavarotti
That wasn't the end for Rolland and Reuben Watkins though; they
also took the Reserve Champion rosette with the best pair of gimmers.
These long shearlings were by Kelso Pavarotti and are full embryo
sisters to Cwmcerrig Topper, their first prize ram lamb from last
year's Royal Welsh.
Second to these were a pair of gimmers from John and Gloria Davies,
Aman, who were showing in this competition for the first time in
fifteen years. Their only entry was these tight skinned and well
shaped gimmers, a pair of sisters by Glenside Ring A Ding out of
their "square" ewe.
Third in the pair of gimmers and taking top spot in the group
of five was Alfryn "DADs" Davies, Ifan Ddu with seven
gimmers by Glenside Forsyth. Their dams had also won the group
of five here as gimmers two years ago, being by Aman Paradwys.
This achievement is all the more remarkable as these are the sum
total of his gimmers this year.
Second in the group of five lambs class was Owen Watkins, Caenantmelyn,
with five strong lambs by Caereinion Rambo, a Cambwell Laird son
bought by him at Builth.
Third was Adrian Windsor, Fern, with a group of fresh young but
shapely lambs by Stelfox Phwoar, a shearling by Kingsland Olwen,
sold at the Welsh National Sale. Club members had seen Phwoar on
our Ram Safari three years ago.
Third in the pair of lambs class were a well grown and shapely
pair by Tima Trojan, 1st prize Performance Recorded ram lamb at
Worcester and RHAS, from Vice Chairman Deri Morgan, Tynewydd.
2 Lambs by the same sire:
1st and Champion A&O Hughes, Vale - Goldies Supreme
2nd DJJ Watkins & Son, Cwmcerrig - Glenside Razzle Dazzle
Deri Morgan, Tynewydd - Tima Trojan.
2 gimmers by the same sire:
1st and Reserve Champion DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig - Kelso
Davies, Aman - Glenside Ring A Ding
3rd DA&C Davies, Ifan Ddu
- Glenside Forsyth
5 lambs by the same sire:
1st DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig - Glenside Razzle Dazzle
Owen Watkins, Caenantmelyn- Caereinion Rambo
3rd Adrian Windsor,
Fern - Stelfox Phwoar.
5 gimmers by the same sire
1st DA&C Davies, Ifan Ddu - Glenside Forsyth