Sheep comes second in national title
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
A ZWARTBLE sheep breeder is celebrating after achieving reserve champion in a national show.
The Highland Show is also the Zwartble Sheep Association’s national competition, making Peter and Susan Addison’s ewe, Whunnow Fae, the second best of its breed in Britain.
It is the second time the husband and wife team, who run Hayberries Zwartbles, at Mickleton, have competed at the Highland Show.
Mr Addison said: “She did us proud. We bought her as a ewe lamb last year in Carlisle. We liked her as soon as we saw her.
“The quality at the Highland Show is outstanding – just to get a ticket is a major thing, to get a reserve champion is the stuff that dreams are made of.
“We had a stressful but good year. It's been a week we will never forget.”
Along with the reserve champion title, Hayberries Zwartbles had several other successes in the show with Hayberries El Nino being recognised as the top aged ewe and Hayberries Goulding the second placed ewe lamb.
Hayberries Fort Knox was the fourth shearling lamb and Dutch import Ezra earned fifth in the aged ram category.
Mr Addison said: “We could not be more proud of our sheep and the results they got for us.”
Hayberries Zwartbles will be competing in the Great Yorkshire Show this week.
Mr Addison said: “We are taking a similar team but slightly different.”