Southdown National Show 2013

This year's Southdown National Show was held at Suffolk Show on 29th May and was once again a tremendous success with exhibitors and spectators coming from far and wide to enjoy an excellent say's competition.

Strong entries in all classes gave judge Jim Cresswell a tough task, with the largest class of the day being an entry of 24 shearling ewes. Mr Cresswell said it had been an honour to judge this year's National Show, particularly so on his home patch. "There was tremendous quality throughout the sheep today and it was no easy job to find the winners of each class, let alone the champions. Everyone connected with the breed should be proud of the show of sheep here today."

As his champion Mr Cresswell tapped out Sophie Arlott's aged ram, a three shear East Dean tup, East Dean 10/00083. This tup is sired by Gunton 09/01309 and is out of an East Dean ewe.