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Whelphill wins carcase competition

No fewer than 80 lambs from 14 members were forward for the inaugural Border Blackface lamb show at Dunbia, in Llanbydder, last week.

The event, which was open to members of the Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association, who supply Sainsburys for their 'Taste the Difference' range, saw the overall championship go to a Blackface carcase from Malcolm Coubrough, of Whelphill, Crawford, who won the heavyweight class of 47 lambs, with a 19kg carcase that produced a U3L grade. Mrs CM Reid, Portmore, Peebles, took the reserve ticket with a U3L carcase which tipped the scales at 17kg.

Wyn Williams, Dunbia procurement manager and judge for the day, said: "The standard of the competition was exceptional; the entries showed that the Border Blackface group of farmers are producing a high quality product, consistent with customer demands and requirements."

See this week's The Scottish Farmer for a full prize list and photo of the winning carcases, out February 2.

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