East of England Smithfield (26 & 27 November) Peterborough.
Date: 26th & 27th November . Name of Show: East of England Smithfield. Where: Peterborough.
David & Linda Wadland, Aston le Walls, took the Supreme championship for the fourth time in five years. their winning pair of home-bred Beltex ewe lambs weighing 96kg by a Freckleton ram they were also champions at Countryside Live and won the ewe lamb class at the English Winter Fair and went on to sell for £400 per head to Harvey Heath, Derbyshire.
The judge, Roderick Runciman, Selkirk, said that although the standard of entries was very high his champions were outstanding, with exceptional conformation and were true that handled very well.
Reserve Champions were a pair of home-bred Beltex wether lambs sired by a Northcop ram from John Hall & family, Dalston, Cumbria.
The Overall Champion Carcass was a Beltex sired lamb from Evan Jones.