Texel on top - Watch as short wool champion 2022 is selected

A large crowd gathered around the seep rings earlier today at Balmoral Show, to watch the interbreed short wool championship.

By Joanne Knox
Friday, 13th May 2022, 2:27 pm

The judge whittled a strong class down to just five breeds - Suffolk, Texel, Berrichon, Hampshire Down and Charollais.

It was a difficult decision for the judge, but it was the Texel belonging to Mr GC Beacom, Fivemiletown, that received the all-important tap to be selected champion.

Taking the reserve honours was the Charollais.

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This is the first year Balmoral has included classes for the Berrichon, with County Tyrone breeder Ryan McLaren enjoying huge success in the show ring this week.