The GOS Northern Champion final took place late in the afternoon of Wednesday 15th July at the Great Yorkshire Show. All qualifiers were in attendance except for Carol Knights qualifier from Suffolk.
Robert Overend from Northern Ireland had the unenviable task of deciding which GOS merited the crown. Alfie Dallaways Kilcot Sambo was the only boar entrant, ably managed by Andrew Brenchley around the ring the rest of the entrants being sows or July gilts.
After much deliberation it was down to the two big girls Forthill Ellen 463 (Jenny) and Birchfield Bluebell 402 (Sheila) and after some head scratching and consultation the prize went to Sarah Whitley and Birchfield Bluebell 402 a remarkable achievement as she won it as a gilt in 2014.
Sarah retains the Myrtle Styles Trophy and title. Congratulations to all those who qualified and came to Harrogate to take part.