Mike Parkin along with his wife Margaret and daughter have for over 34 years been running the Sheep section of the Goosnargh and Longridge Show. He has decided that the time has come to pass on the “Shepherds Crook” to someone else. We would like to thank him and his family for all the hard work and dedication in making this section such an important part of the Agricultural show. We do hope that they are able to stay with the Show with their help and support in the future.
Claire Eccles has agreed to take on the paper work this year and Mike will be there on the Day ensuring that the section runs smoothly. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to become involved with this section this year with a view to becoming the Section Leader or steward.
The Sheep Section at Longridge and Goosnargh Show have classes for individual breeds for Texels, Suffolks and Shetlands.
We have classes for Any European Breeds for example, Beltex and Charolas. There are also classes for Rare and Native Breeds in Primitive and Non-Primitive sections.
We also hold Young Handler Classes for children aged between 5 to 12 and 13 to 16 to give up and upcoming shepherds a chance to show their sheep skills.
Any queries please contact : Claire Eccles by e-mail
Sponsorship kindly given to the sheep and rare breeds section by Towers and Gornall, Garstang
SUFFOLK (Maedi Visna Accredited)
Class 1 Ram shearling and over
Class 2 Ram lamb trimmed
Class 3 Ram lamb untrimmed
Class 4 Ewe to have suckled lambs this year
Class 5 Gimmer shearling
Class 6 Gimmer lamb
Class GO3 Group of three
(one male, two females) to win the Eccles Shied, there is no fee to enter this class.
TEXEL (Maedi Visna Accredited)
Class 7 Ram shearling and over
Class 8 Ram lamb
Class 9 Ewe to have suckled lambs in this year
Class 10 Gimmer shearling
Class 11 Gimmer lamb
Class 12 Ram shearling and over
Class 13 Ram lamb
Class 14 Ewe to have suckled lambs in this year
Class 15 Gimmer shearling
Class 16 Gimmer lamb
ANY OTHER EUROPEAN BREED
Class 17 Ram shearling and over
Class 18 Ram lamb
Class 19 Ewe to have suckled lambs in this year
Class 20 Gimmer shearling
Class 21 Gimmer lamb
RARE AND NATIVE BREEDS
Class 22 Primitive ram shearling and over
Class 23 Primitive ram lamb
Class 24 Primitive ewe to have suckled lambs in this year
Class 25 Primitive gimmer shearling
Class 26 Primitive gimmer lamb
Class 27 Non-Primitive ram shearling and over
Class 28 Non-Primitive ram Lamb
Class 29 Non-Primitive ewe to have suckled lambs in this year
Class 30 Non-Primitive gimmer shearling
Class 31 Non-Primitive gimmer lamb
Judges : Mr and Mrs I Grizedale.
The Junior Shepherd will be judged by the presentation of the sheep and handler, and the handler’s knowledge of the sheep. White coats to be worn by competitors.
Class 100 = 3- 9 year old.
Class 200 = 10- 16 year old.
Entry is £1 each
Prizes are 1st =£5 2nd = £3, 3rd = £2,
All exhibitors in the Young Handler class`s will receive a rosette.
A Challenge Cup, given by the late Mrs. A. N. Dugdale for Best Exhibit in the Sheep Section.
A Challenge Cup, given by Mrs. J. Jackson for Best Exhibit in the Suffolk Section.
A Challenge Shield, given by The Eccles Family for the Best Group of Three in the Suffolk Section.
A Challenge Trophy, given by Mrs. A. J Thompson for Best Exhibit in the Texel Section.
A Challenge Trophy, given in memory of John Skelton by his family for Best Exhibit.
A Challenge Trophy, given by Lancashire Support Group of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust for the Champion Rare Breed.
A Challenge Trophy, given by Lancashire Support Group of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust for the Reserve Champion Rare Breed.
The Benbecula Plate, for the Best Hebridean.
The Coar Trophy, for the Champion in the Shetland Section.
The Shetland Sheep, Society Rosettes for the Champion and Reserve Champion in the Shetland Section.