Agricultural Section

Section Secretaries

Sheep – Section Secretary. Mr P Collinson, Billing Shield Farm, Eastage, County Durham, DL13 2LG Tel: 01388 517 374 

Cattle- Section Secretary. Mr J H Emerson, Haggate Farm, Eastgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2LG T; 01388 517257 

SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2024

Sheep Section

Section Secretary: Mr P Collinson, Billing Shield, Eastgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2LG T: 01388 517374

Please let me have your entries early.

Note: All stock must have been the bona-fide property of the Exhibitor for at least one month before the show.

Judging 10.00 am                  Entry Fee £1.00                      Prize Money £15, £10, £5


Blue Faced Leicester

Judge: tbc

 

  1. Aged Ram
  2. Shearling Ram
  3. Ram Lamb
  4. Ewe having reared a lamb this season
  5. Shearling Gimmer
  6. Gimmer Lamb
  7. Group of Three (Ram Lamb Ewe Shearling Gimmer or Gimmer Lamb) Bred by Exhibitor
  8. Sheep to have been shown and not won a prize

 

Trophy:  H. H. Mews Memorial Trophy for the Champion Blue Faced Leicester

Trophy:  H Stephenson Trophy for Best Local Blue Faced Leicester

£10 for Champion

North of England Mule Sheep

Judge: tbc

 

  1. Pair of Gimmer Lambs
  2. Single Gimmer Lamb
  3. Pen of Five Mule Gimmer Lambs
  4. Young Handlers – Single sheep any breed

 

Trophy:     G B Bainbridge Challenge Cup for Best Animal in Mule Section

Class 64 kindly sponsored by Mr John Bell Frosterley

£10 for Champion

Weardale NEMSA Triple Crown for member with most points from the four shows – Eastgate, St John’s Chapel, Wolsingham and Stanhope

Swaledale Sheep

Judge: tbc 

  1. Tup – Three years old and over
  2. Tup – Two years old
  3. Shearling Tup
  4. Tup Lamb
  5. Pair of Tup Lambs
  6. Ewe having reared a lamb this season
  7. Shearling Gimmer
  8. Gimmer Lamb
  9. One Tup Lamb and one Gimmer Lamb
  10. Pair of Gimmer Lambs
  11. Group of Three (Mixed Sex)
  12. Group of Three (Ewe, Gimmer Shearling,Gimmer Lamb)
  13. Sheep to have been shown and not won a prize

 

Trophy:     APCM Silver Salver for Class 76

Trophy:     Perpetual Trophy presented by the Society for Best Swaledale

£10 for Champion

Texel 

Judge: tbc

 

  1. Single Ram Lamb
  2. Single Gimmer Lamb
  3. Aged Ram to include Shearling Lamb
  4. Ewe having reared a Lamb this season
  5. Gimmer Shearling
  6. Pair of one Tup and one Gimmer

Trophy:     C R Raine & Son Trophy for Champion Texel

Trophy:     Best Texel Tup Shearling (eligible entries in class 80) John Sunter Trophy

 

Any Other Breed including Rare Breeds

Judge: tbc

  1. Single Ram Lamb
  2. Single Gimmer Lamb
  3. Aged Ram to include Shearling Lamb
  4. Ewe having reared a Lamb this season
  5. Gimmer Shearling
  6. Pair of one Tup and one Gimmer

Trophy:

£10 for Champion

 ALL SHEEP MUST HAVE BEEN DIPPED IN A SCAB APPROVED DIP.

DR THOMSON SILVER SALVER

A Perpetual Trophy donated by the late Dr. E. Thomson in memory of Dr. D. Thomson will be presented to the Champion animal in the Cattle Section in 2024. This Trophy is alternated each year between the Agricultural Sections on Show Saturday.

Saturday 14th September 2024

Beef Cattle

Section Secretary

Mr J H Emerson, Haggate Farm, Eastgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2LG T: 01388 517257/0770912831

Judging 10.30 am                  Entry Fee £3                           Prize Money £40, £25, £15

Judge: Mr. James Crighton

    1. Heifer born in year 2024 (cannot be shown in classes 92 or 93)
    2. Bullock born in year 2024 (cannot be shown in classes 94 or 95)
    3. Heifer not to exceed 480 kilos
    4. Heifer over 480 kilos
    5. Bullock not to exceed 500 Kilos
    6. Bullock over 500 Kilos
    7. Heifer bred by Exhibitor residing in Weardale
    8. Bullock bread by Exhibitor residing in Weardale
    9. Cow or Heifer with Bull Calf at foot to be born in 2024
    10. Cow or Heifer with Heifer Calf at foot to be born in 2024
    11. Champion Calf to be born in 2024 £30

    Kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington Agriculture. 

    Trophy:     The Stanhope Show Perpetual Trophy for Best Animal in this Section.

    Overall Champion £100 – Kindly sponsored by A & C Thompson.

    Reserve Champion £50 – Kindly sponsored by Hexham and Northern Marts.

    T. & S. Emerson Perpetual Trophy for Champion Cow & Calf £50 Kindly sponsored by Vickers & Barrass.

    Meet the stars of the agricultural show

    As always visitors can see the livestock at very close quarters and talk to their breeders. Traditionally a Grand Parade of livestock is held in the afternoon in the Main Ring. This is a chance to sit in comfort by the main ring and see this great spectacle of livestock exhibited together in one ring. 

    Visitors to the Show can walk among the pens and see the great selection of local exhibits. 

    Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the show, but are not allowed into any of the animal areas. 

    Thanks to exhibitors

    The Sheep & Cattle section at Stanhope is certainly an event not to be missed. Over recent years, the sheep section has flourished and attracted both many new exhibitors and breeds of sheep. 

    At Stanhope Show, we are committed to keeping the tradition of excellence going with top class examples of Commercial and Native breeds.