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The “Tegnose Claret jug” a new cup for the North Country Cheviot Champion 
at Hope Show 2013

The impressive silver Tegnose Claret Jug is to be presented at Hope Show for the first time, thanks to the kind support of Macclesfield based Nigel Hammill, top national breeder of Aberdeen Angus and North Country Cheviot pedigree stock.
Hope Show in recent years has been THE place to compete in the hill breeds sheep classes with fierce competition between Peak District breeders and to reflect local trends, Hope Show introduced classes for the North Country Cheviot in 2011.
The best of Nigel Hammill’s Tegnose pedigree flock swept the winners board at the 2012 show against stiff competition from Mr Burton, James Metcalfe of Edale, Clive Mitchell from Holmfirth and George and Sheila Wainwright from the Snake Pass.
Previous year’s winners from Emma Penny and her uncle Mr Richmond sadly weren’t at Hope Show 2012 due to other prior engagements ie getting married.
Nigel praised the quality of the animals put forward for judging when chatting to President Alastair Sneddon and the enthusiasm for the breed shown.
It was with much surprise and pleasure that Nigel contacted Ginny Priestley, Hope Show General Secretary donating the silver Tegsnose Claret Jug to be presented to this year’s North Country Cheviot Champion.
Arrangements are now in hand for this to take place.

Maybe Nigel is hoping that the jug won’t be away from his home for too long as he is planning to compete at Hope Show this year and win again.

The Livestock Schedule is in preparation and will be available from the show website www.hopeshow.org.ukfrom June onwards and from Bagshaws Bakewell, Wm Eyres Brough, G & R Leigh Buxton and Leek Auction Mart from July onwards. Copies can be requested by email from livestock@hopeshow.org.uk