Ashkirk farmer takes top ticket

Yetholm Show 2012
Yetholm Show 2012
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ASHKIRK farmer Scott Davies (pictured) enjoyed more than the glorious weather at the Borders Shepherds’ Show at Yetholm on Saturday.

For the North Country Cheviot breeder took the overall championship with a gimmer at the event in the village’s Haugh.

Scott said: “The judge liked her. It’s nice to get something to show, it’s been a wee while since we’ve had one like that – they don’t come along very often.”

Earlier outings this summer saw the young female sheep win the overall championship at Yarrow and Ettrick Show and win the Cheviot section at Langholm.

The traditional show, which celebrates its 150th anniversary nextyear, enjoyed bumper crowds and saw Scotland’s champion of champions stickmaker ticket go to Stephen Bell of Barrow-on-Humber.