CAITHNESS sheep breeders Leslie and Tina Robertson were celebrating after their North Country Cheviot ewe was crowned supreme sheep at the 2012 Black Isle Show.
The three-crop ewe by Inkstack Anson and out of a home-bred ewe brought the title back to their farm at Inkstack, Barrock, for the very first time.
The couple, who run a 1200-ewe farm – 400 of which are pedigree – also achieved major success at the Dornoch and Kelso shows earlier this year.
Messrs Sutherland of Stainland and Sibmister Farms near Thurso picked up the cross title with a one-crop three-quarter Texel and one-quarter Beltex ewe with a pair of Texel-sired March-born ewe lambs, which picked up the reserve title at the Caithness County Show.
There was also success for 11-year-old Charles Angus, of Clindrag Cottage, East Murkle, when he took the Suffolk championship title with a one-crop ewe by Lakeview Leeroy out of a Cairview ewe.
John Forbes (16), of Boultach, Latheron, continued to make it a successful day for far north youngsters when he picked up the Texel title in the sheep crofters’ section with a gimmer by Allanfauld Rockafella.
* Read more in Wednesday’s Caithness Courier.