Posted on January 4, 2011 categorised in 2011 Show & Sale Reports Featured Rouge Society News

Rouge crosses take East of England Winter Stock Festival and Smithfield title

This was the first year the East of England Winter Stock Festival held classes on the showground for prime lambs and exhibitors travelled far and wide to compete. Top honours went to prolific winners the Hall family, Carlisle. But in a change of form it was a pair of Rouge cross lambs from their Inglewood Edge-based flock which took the top award, rather than the Beltex they usually lead championships with.

This 92kg pair are by a tup bred by John Watkins and out of Beltex sired ewes from the commercial flock John Hall and daughter Joanne Skelton run at home. This was the first time the Halls have ventured to the East of England Winter Stock Festival, but the second time they’ve taken the Smithfield title. They were adding to their Countryside Live and Agri-Expo titles of earlier this year with the lambs once again prepared for the event by Johnny Aiken. These sold for £280/head (£6.08/kg).

Leading the way in the sheep entries at the East of England Winter Stock Festival was John Hall with his Rouge x Beltex pair of lambs. Pictures is John Hall (top left), John Campbell, Smithfield Club chairman and judge Andrew Bishop with Joanne Skelton and Johnny Aitken at the heads of the winning pairs

On winning form was the Rouge crosses from John Hall, with daughter Joanne Skelton and Johnny Aitken pictured.

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