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All Ireland Vendeen Championships

By 17/06/2013Latest News

Sunday 16th June saw a large turnout of quality Vendéen sheep for the All Ireland Championships 2013

Former Vendéen breeder and renowned sheep judge, Pat Oliver, took his time to meticulously

adjudicate all the sheep presented to him.

The lamb classes had 20 in each and the judge  putt each sheep through its paces to evaluate it for correctness, breed characteristics, quality and presentation.  In the ram lamb class he put forward a tidy ram from Ciaran Coughlan’s Noggus flock while in the ewe lamb class, Cheryl O’Brien’s lamb by Quitrent Leonard, the winner of the Shearling ram class, was tapped forward.

In his commentary after, Pat said he made his choice as if he was buying for him flock.

Full results are available here

All Ireland Vendéen Supreme Champion and Reserve. L-R Cheryl O'Brien with Quitrent Karlott, the female champion of the show and reserve overall Pat Oliver, Judge, and John Lynch with Ballinascraw Imperial The Supreme champion

All Ireland Vendéen Supreme Champion and Reserve. L-R Cheryl O’Brien with Quitrent Karlott, the female champion of the show and reserve overall Pat Oliver, Judge, and John Lynch with Ballinascraw Imperial The Supreme champion