Wiltshire horn


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Wiltshire horn

an English, horned, meat sheep with a characteristic short fleece which is shed spontaneously each year.
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He believes that this year's eventwill show the increase in popularity of Wiltshire Horns.
Initially he worked in partnership with his father who had begun breeding Wiltshire Horns in 1911 on the Trefri farm he rented from the Bodorgan estate.
One of five Wiltshire Horn rivals at Llanelwedd from Anglesey, Will this week got the better of Robert John, whose entry stood reserve.
It is derived from the Nelson Welsh Mountain, crossed twice to the Wiltshire Horn, a wool-shedding breed.
Wiltshire Horn Ch: RJ Thomas & Sons, Cnwc Dnach Farm, Bryngwran, Anglesey; R: WD Edwards, Tre Rhosur, Newborough, Anglesey.
NEW ARRIVAL: Lorraine Wright with a two-day-old Wiltshire Horn lamb at the farm.
A number of breeds of cattle will be on display, as well as around 24 different breeds of sheep - from Wiltshire Horn and Suffolk to British Charollais.
The latter shouldn't have been a problem: at home Geraint keeps a wide range of breeds, including Scottish Blackface, Suffolk Mules, Rouge, Blue Du Maine and Wiltshire Horn.
There was the Beulah Speckled Face, the Brecon Hill Cheviot cross, the four-horned Jacob, the Ryeland, whose fleece supplies the Woolsack in Parliament, the Wiltshire Horn, which does not grow any wool at all.
Supreme sheep group was a trio of Hampshires from Robert Vincent, Carmarthen, assisted by Martin Sivill, St Asaph (left) Champion shearer of Wales was Gareth Daniel, Machynlleth competitions Salers reserve was Etna from Alun Jones of Glan Y Mor, Talsarnau Glenda Williams from Llanfair PG won a Gold Medal award for her cacti display Wiltshire Horn champion with Anglesey's Ben Thomas Supreme horse was Gillian Davies' Hunter, Brechfa Brynach, ridden by Nathan Deakin Oxford Down reserve from Tudur Jones, Llangefni Grand parade of prizewinning livestock