A Zwartbles sheep swept the boards and claimed the Balmoral inter-breed title for the first time in history.
Exhibited by owner and breeder, Cyril Cromie Ballynahinch, Co. Down, The Fort Elouise a
shearling ewe, is a daughter of the highly-renowned Brooklands Boris from Cyril. The exhibit was tapped forward to secure this prize, by judge Carol Watson.
Rising to the top
A statement on the Facebook page of Zwartbles Sheep Association acknowledged the
“The Fort Elloise, bred and owned by Cyril and Denise Cromie, achieved a first for the Zwartbles
breed by taking not only the sheep Inter-breed at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show Balmoral,
but Champion of Champions, beating all other exhibits in show, the first time this has been done at a Royal Show. Brilliant result for the breed and huge congratulations to her owner/breeder.”
Photo: The Facebook page of Zwartbles Sheep Association.