FOLLOWING on from the success of the 2020 virtual show season and coupled with the ongoing show season uncertainty, the Beltex Sheep Society has decided to run its virtual show season again for 2021.
Although some events have been cancelled and others hope to go ahead, the virtual show season will include all 10 shows covered last year plus the Royal Norfolk Show. The Balmoral Show is currently being judged by Andrew Baillie, Callacrag.
The shows will provide light-hearted fun, and there will again be prize cards and money on offer – £10 for 1st place, £7 for 2nd place and £5 for 3rd place as well as £25 for Champion and £15 for Reserve. Additional prize cards will be issued if entries suffice.
There will be no entry fee but exhibitors may send a donation to the society or forgo their prize money, which will then be passed on to the society’s chosen charity.
These shows will be held on their traditional date regardless of whether the show is actually going ahead or not, and judges will be confirmed in due course.
Entries must be relevant to the current show season, ie, a ewe lamb entry must have been born in 2021.
Classes will include aged ram, shearling ram, ram lamb, aged ewe, shearling ewe and ewe lamb, with judges also selecting their male champion and reserve and female champion and reserve.
n The 152nd Balmoral Show in partnership with the Ulster Bank will take place from Wednesday, September 22, to Saturday, September 25, at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.
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