Royal Show: Donovan steals show with dad’s champ ewe

2013-05-27 00:00

YOUNG Donovan Baugh stole the show at the Border Leceister regional championships at the Royal Agricultural Show last Friday when he successfully showed off sheep bred by his dad, Dave, at Thistledown Farm in Howick.

The Baughs’ ewe with more than four teeth was named the senior and grand champion at the competition — and both she and ten-year-old Donovan, school permitting, will be back at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg at 9 am on Wednesday to compete in the prestigious inter-breed competition.

Veteran breeder, Harry Tully, from Kandra farm in Himeville, was the other big winner.

Tully took home the prizes for junior champion and reserve champion ram lamb, junior champion ewe lamb and reserve senior champion ewe (two to fourth teeth).

Dave Baugh bred the reserve junior champion ewe lamb.

Wednesday’s inter-breed competition — which will also feature champions from the Ile de France, Hampshire Down, and Suffolk national championships and the Merino regional championships — will be followed by the announcement of the supreme champions in the sheep section.

The inter-breed will be judged by Clark Rattray.

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