Agriculture student and first time sheep flock owner Ashlee Jones enjoyed a very fruitful visit to the Royal Cheshire Show this week, taking home a fistful of rosettes with her show team of Greyface Dartmoor sheep.

Ashlee, who has recently acquired two rams and 12 ewes of this ancient longwool breed, achieved a second placing with one of her rams, second and third placings with her ewe lambs, second and fourth placings with her ewes and a final second placing with a group of three sheep. All classes were within the Greyface Dartmoor breed section.

The Level 3 Extended Technical Diploma student, who completes her course next week, said: “The sheep all behaved impeccably and the judge gave me some very good feedback which I will take forwards to my next county show. This was my first time showing at the Royal Cheshire Show and I couldn’t have asked for more from my sheep. All five of my show team did amazingly well considering the hot weather and the bustle of the show.”

Ashlee, 19, whose flock has the prefix ‘Rock Cottage’, is keen to follow her interest in showing sheep and is planning a career in the beef and sheep industry.

Elsewhere on the showground Reaseheath’s equine students provided the arena party for the working hunter classes.