Borderway Agri Expo

Friday 3rd November 2023

It was a fantastic doubler for young exhibitor, Jack Whiteford, when he landed multiple red rosettes at the Borderway Agri-Expo at Carlisle on Friday, 27 October, before going on to secure the Supreme Champion and Reserve sashes with Beltex-sired duos.

Leading the way having first won the Continental/Down Championship was his winning pair from the heavy Beltex class which tipped the scales at 49kg. They are sired by the home-bred Tercrosset Fast N Furious from the Whiteford Family’s noted Tercrosset Flock from near Brampton.

From a total of 20 lambs entered which included nine pairs and two singles, 14-year-old Jack who was helped by twin sisters, Abbie and Jessica, and Josh Thompson, had a total of seven pairs forward in the Continental/Down Champion and saw his winning Young Farmers follow in the hoofsteps of his Supreme pair to claim the Reserve Continental/Down and Reserve Supreme honours. They were very similarly bred to the Supreme pair but this time weighed in at 56kg.

The judge, John Sinnet, was full of praise for the lambs in the Championship line-up, adding that the Champion and Reserve pairs were brought out to perfection.

Jack also won the lightweight Beltex class while other red tickets went to Robert Garth and Sarah Priestley in the untrimmed continental class, the Hall Family from Inglewood Edge won the single butchers choice over 50kg lamb with April Skelton winning the single lamb class while Rosie Garth headed up the Junior Young Handler Class before winning the Supreme Young Handler Championship.