June 20, 2018 4.57 pm This story is over 42 months old

Feeling sheepish at the Lincolnshire Show

Judges explain what makes a prize winning Lincoln Longwool.

With over 520 sheep at the Lincolnshire Show it can be hard for visitors to separate the good, the baaaad and the ugly.

But there’s no need to be sheepish, The Lincolnite spoke to judge and Lincoln Longwool expert Steve Higgins to find out what makes a star studded sheep special.

“There’s two main components to the Lincoln Longwool,” Explained Steve Higgins, “One in the size of the sheep, they’re the biggest British breed of sheep.

“So they have to be great big sheep with a flat back and strong legs.

“The second thing is the wool, the clue’s in the name, but it’s not a soft wool.

“The Lincoln is famous for its use as carpet making wool so it has to be really strong and really hard and heavy, and that’s the key thing.”

If ewe want to know more you can see the Lincoln Longwools in action in our video.

For other highlights, check out our ram packed Lincolnshire Show guide.

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