Texel members to hold virtual Volac show championship

TEXEL VIRTUAL RI Farm
LAUNCH: Club Chairman Henry Gamble accepts kind sponsorship from Alastair Sampson, Volac Ireland, for the launch of the Volac Virtual Show Championship competition which commences on July 13.

IN the absence of the show season this year due to coronavirus, the Northern Ireland Texel Sheep Breeders’ Club has decided to run a virtual show competition, kindly sponsored by Alistair Sampson of Volac, for its paid club members.

The club has had generous sponsorship for this regular event in the club’s calendar for many years from Volac and the competition has been recognised by breeders as a prestigious achievement to be the overall Volac Show Champion Flock.

This year’s virtual competition will commence week beginning July 13, with members wishing to participate asked to submit a 30 second video and two photographs by noon on the Thursday of each week the particular class is running. To ensure equity and fairness, anyone using professional videos and photographs will be disqualified.

Entries will also only be accepted from paid club members. Only two entries per breeder per class can be accepted. Entries will be submitted for judging as lot numbers to ensure anonymity.

Judges for each class are to be confirmed however they will be well renowned breeders from across the UK and Ireland.

Entries to be emailed to barbara.strawbridge@live.co.uk

Photos should be in JPEG format, clearly outlining the class being entered along with name of breeder and contact details.

The running order of the championship will be:

Week July 13 – Aged Ram Class

Week July 20 – Aged Ewe Class

Week July 27 – Ewe Lamb Class

Week August 3 – Shearling Ram Class

Week August 10 – Shearling Ewe Class

Week August 17 – Ram Lamb Class

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