A sunny day greeted exhibitors and visitors at this year's show, unlike the torrential rain last year. Sian turned out an exceptional ram, fully deserving the title champion. Scarlett Emmanuel-Jones, the Black Farmer's daughter, is pictured right with Sian and her award.
Hampshire Down flocks were established more than 150 years ago. The breed originated by crossing the Wiltshire Horn and the Berkshire Knot with the Southdown. Usually consigned to the 'any other breed' class, this is the second year that sufficient numbers of Hampshires are showing to claim a class of their own.
Best known for his eponymous range of premium pork gluten-free sausages, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, The Black Farmer® has long supported native and indigenous breeds – regularly keeping North and South Devon cattle on his Devon farm. His daughter has her own range of premium pork gluten-free chipolatas.