The inaugural ‘Four Nations’ National Show of Border Leicesters – held at Borderway, Carlisle – was won by Stranraer-based John Barrowman, North Knockglass.

The show saw both MV and non-MV accredited sheep on parade for the judge, William Blackhall, from Maryculter, Aberdeenshire, who found his winner in a two-crop ewe, by Eildon Epic, out of a home-bred dam sired by Holburn Limited Edition.

Mr Barrowman’s ewe also stood supreme at the National Show in 2017 and champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2018. She was also reserve female at the Royal Highland, this year.

Taking the reserve award was junior member, Robbie Aiken, Springview, Lancaster, with a gimmer, that stood first at the Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh this year.

LEADING awards:

Judge: W Blackhall, Maryculter, Aberdeenshire. Supreme – J Barrowman’s ewe. Reserve – R Aiken’s gimmer. Male champion – A Lyons’ tup. Reserve – M Laidlaw’s tup lamb.

Aged tup – 1, A Lyons; 2, J Brown; 3, M Laidlaw.

Shearling tup – 1, T Tennant; 2, S Ker; 3, N Howie.

Ram lamb – 1, M Laidlaw; 2, S Ker; 3, J Barrowman.

Ewe – 1, J Barrowman; 2, S and A Watson; 3, R Aiken.

Gimmer – 1, R Aiken; 2, D Walker; 3, J Brown.

Ewe – 1, T Tennant; 2, N Howie; 3, J Barrowman.

Group – 1, M Laidlaw; 2, R Aiken; 3, J Barrowman.