Woolley & Wallis sponsored the Hampshire Down Sheep Class on Wednesday 27 May at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show. With a number of new exhibitors and increased entries in the 8 categories the standard was higher than ever.
The Breed Champion, The Reserve Champion and Breed Special Prize were all awarded to Mr and Mrs Halcrow of Woodford near Kettering, Northamptonshire.
The trophies were presented by Ben Marshall of Woolley & Wallis Shaftesbury office.
Woolley & Wallis have had a longstanding relationship with the Hampshire Down breed; Major Richard Woolley was instrumental in the firm becoming the official auctioneers for the Hampshire Down Breed Association at the all-important Wilton Sheep Fair.
Breed judge, Mr Tim Hunter of Louth said he considered the standard of entries was exceptionally high. He said that in addition to looking for all the breed characteristics he liked animals that demonstrated substance rather than style that would meet the needs of the commercial market.
For further information please contact Ben Marshall on 01747 852 541.