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Showing Guidelines

For Judges

The Manx Loaghtan is one of the larger, northern, short tailed, primitive sheep breeds. Mature ewes weigh around 45kgs and rams 65kgs. They are fine boned, agile sheep. Ewes and rams can have two, four or six horns, which should not grow into the face or impede grazing. Ewes can be naturally polled. The face should be evenly brown with no lighter fibres around the eyes to give a Moorit “spectacles” look. The forehead, cheeks and legs should be clean of wool. The tail end should be above the hocks, not docked and not woolly. The Manx Loaghtan wool is short staple, but should be evenly brown. No oiling of horns.

For Exhibitors

The objective of this brief guidance on showing Manx Loaghtan sheep is to encourage the maintenance of the breed, as a primitive, hardy animal with a range of genetic characteristics, that does not need embellishment to promote it’s qualities.

Manx Loaghtan are fine boned, agile, primitive sheep.

On the UK mainland, they should be shown halter trained.

On both the UK mainland and Isle of Man, they should be shown in a clean but NATURAL, UNTRIMMED fleece. Any sheep found excessively washed or brushed, coloured or tinted, backed down, clipped or trimmed will be considered FAKED.

Judges Approved by MLSBG

Mrs Lyn Arrowsmith, 2 Raskelf Farm Cottages, Raskelf Farm, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 3LG tel: 01347 824767
Ms Cathy Cassie, Bramble Cottage, Wibtoft, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5BB tel: 07734 478468
Mr Jeff Clarke, Woodbine Farm, Grandborough Fields, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8BA tel: 01788 521469
Miss Jayne Drinkwater, 59 Spring Lane, Bassingbourn, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 5HT tel: 01763 245255
Mr Alastair Dymond, Holly Lodge, Spencers lane, Berkeswell, Coventry CV7 7BZ tel: 02476 473869
Mrs Sue Hamilton-Gotting, Melbury Farm, Badgers Cross Lane, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7JF tel: 01458 274180
Dr John Hedges, 59 Spring Lane, Bassingbourn, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 5HT tel: 01763 247708
Mrs Joanna Hobson, Kirkby Farm House, Pury End, Towester, Northamptonshire NN6 6BX tel: 01327 811390
Mr Barry Lewis, Lodge Cottage, Whilton Locks, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 2NH tel: 01327 842016
Mrs Carole Muddiman, 2 Biddlesden, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN3 5TR tel: 01280 850677
Mrs Diana Steriopulos, Grandborough Fields Farm, Grandborough Fields, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8BA tel: 01788 819824
Mr George Steriopulos, Grandborough Fields Farm, Grandborough Fields, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8BA tel: 01788 819824
Mrs Sue Taylor, Orchard House, Main Street, Peatling Parva, Leicestershire LE17 5QB tel: 01162 478470
Mrs Beryl Thompson, New Maybeck Farm, Sneaton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5JE tel: 01947 810537
Dr Peter Wade-Martins, The Long House, Eastgate Street, North Elmham, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 5HD tel: 01362 667043
Mr Jason Whybrow, 296 Southill Road, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3SZ tel: 01234 838193

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