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Heifers reign supreme at the Winter Stock Festival

Limousin heifer ‘Fancy That’ won top honours at the Winter Stock Festival at the East of England Showground in late November/early December.

Judge Robin Roberts chose the 18-month-old beast from Phil and Sharon Sellers as his supreme champion with another heifer – Black Opium from Ben Beckitt – in reserve.

In the sheep lines, Supreme champion pair of lambs went to a pair of Beltex crosses from Robert Garth and Sarah Priestley. The supreme champion pig was from Mark Wilson.

Commercial Beef (Judge, R. Roberts, Anglesey)

Supreme Commercial Beef Champion Sup., P. &. S. Sellers, Fancy That; res., B. Beckitt, Black Opium

Native Champion Sup. H. Heath & N. Beardsley, Risbury 1 Sonia 2nd; res., J.R. Williams. Pinguis Henry

Continental Champion Sup., the Geary Family, Littlewood Magic Moment; res., M. Dickens & Family, Park Hill Narnia

Champion Pure Bred Beast Sup., H. Heath & N. Beardsley, Risbury 1 Sonia 2nd; res., the Geary Family, Littlewood Magic Moment

The Supreme Interbreed Champion Group of Three Pedigree Cattle were these British Blue calves (l-r): Barwood & Padfield’s heifer Piggots Nightshade, the Geary Family’s heifer Lukeroyal Nina and Kevin Ludgate’s bull Bidwell Nobby, with judge Andrew Robinson presenting the silver trophy.

Champion Native Heifer Sup., W. Timms, Maddy

Champion Native Steer Sup., Barwood & Padfield, Flash

Champion Continental Heifer Sup., P. & S. Sellers, Fancy That; res., B. Beckitt, Black Opium

Champion Continental Steer Sup., G. & J.A. Sedgewick, Diame; res., B. Beckitt, Black Jack

Baby Beef Champion Sup., A. Harrison, Bootylicious; res., J. Hyslop, Dancing Queen

Sheep (Judge, S. Gibbons, Powys)

Supreme Champion Pair of Lambs Sup., R. Garth & S. Priestley (Beltex cross); res., C.D. Timm (Beltex x Charollais)

Champion Cross Bred Pair of Lambs Sup., R. Garth & S. Priestley (Beltex cross); res., C.D. Timm (Beltex x Charollais)

Champion Pure Bred Continental Pair of Lambs Sup., R. Garth & S. Priestley (Beltex); res., H. Heath (Blue Texel)

Champion Pure Bred Native Pair of Lambs Sup., H. Williams (Llandovery White Face); res., P. Kettle (Ryeland)

Champion Breeding Ewe Lamb Sup., G.E. Jackson (Mule); res., Mr & Mrs R.J. Woolway (Blue Texel x Suffolk)

Champion Pair of Butchers Lambs Sup., R. Garth & S. Priestley; res., C.D. Timm

Pigs (Judge, R. Bowring, Nottinghamshire)

Champion Modern Pair of Pigs Sup., K. Arden (Landrace); res., C. Hudson (Landrace)

Champion Traditional Breed Pair of Pigs Sup. & res., C. Bull (Berkshire) 

Champion Cross Bred Pair of Pigs Sup., M. Wilson (Pietrain x Saddleback) & res., A. & P. Schofield (Large White x Welsh)

Supreme Champion Pair of Pigs Sup., M. Wilson (Pietrain x Saddleback) & res., K. Arden (Landrace)

Champion Modern Pig Sup. & res., K.&B. Arden (Landrace)

Champion Traditional Pig Sup., C. Bull (Berkshire); res., D. Aldous (Oxford Sandy & Black)

Champion Cross Bred Pig Sup. M. Wilson (Pietrain x Saddleback) & res., A. & P. Schofield (Large White x Welsh)

Supreme Champion Pig Sup., M. Wilson; res., K. Arden (Landrace)


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