Champion Blackie

Champion sheep at the Higland Show was bred locally.'Picture courtesy of The Scottish Farmer

Champion sheep at the Higland Show was bred locally.'Picture courtesy of The Scottish Farmer

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A Blackface tup sold at the Newton Stewart tup sales last October has gone on to win the supreme championship at last week’s Highland Show at Ingliston.

The Clanary-bred Blackface champion was shown by the Ramsay family from Milnmark. The handsome shearling tup won the breed championship before taking the supreme sheep title from an entry of 1700 sheep. It also made up part of the reserve inter-breed pair, from 24 pairs, on the Sunday of the show.

It was sold last year by Graham and Colin McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, for £7500 to the Ramsay family from Milnmark and the Marshalls, from Gosland, Broughton, Biggar.

The shepherd at Clanary who reared the champion is Gordon Porter.