It was a hat trick for Phil and Sharon Sellers who took the Supreme Beef Championship at this weekend’s Countryside Live at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. (Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October)
Phil and Sharon Sellers who took the Supreme Beef Championship title at Countryside Live with Lady Big Bucks,
a British Blue cross heifer.
The Sellers, who made the journey up from Belper, Derbys, took the championship title with Lady Big Bucks, a British Blue cross heifer. Earlier it took the British Blue championship and was also the Champion Heifer. The overall reserve was the show’s reserve heifer and reserve British Blue animal - Dylan Hughes’s Cheeky Girl.
Judge Michael Alford said it had been a tremendous show, and described Lady Big Bucks as “a superb show beast”.
In the sheep section, Messrs R Hall & Son of Dalston, Carlisle showed the Supreme Champion Pair of Butcher’s Lambs with their Beltex, with Hannah Brown of Bedale, North Yorkshire, standing reserve with her Beltex crosses.
Countryside Live, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s sister event, was a record breaker with record cattle entries and a waiting list, and also record crowds through the gate – 10,221. This is the event’s eighth year. Dates for next year are: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October, 2011.
Additional Beef Cattle and Sheep Results:
The overall steer championship was taken by Richard Fountaine with his Limousin, Cothi Eyecatcher, with Colin Phillip’s Charloais cross, Nugget, standing reserve.
Champion Charolais: The Phillip’s Charolais steer Nugget; Reserve was Les Wilson’s “Poppy” a heifer.
Champion Continental Beast (sired by any sire other than British Limousin, British Blue, Charolais) was, Gypsy Queen, the Blonde cross heifer shown by Mr Elfed Williams. Reserve was JA Stoney’s Trev’s Girl, also a Blonde cross heifer, shown by Heather Stoney.
The Champion Pair of Lambs owned and shown by a Yorkshire-based exhibitor went to Hannah Brown with her Beltex cross lambs. The reserve title was taken by her father, Martin Brown.
The Champion Pair of Native Lambs were Suffolks, owned by Mr A L Thompson of Colne, Lancashire, with Masham lambs from Messrs A C & L Bailey of Leyburn standing Reserve.
Messrs R Hall & Son also won the Champion Pair of Continental Lambs with Beltex with Hannah Brown standing Reserve.
Champion Single Butcher’s Lamb went to Robin Slade of Leominster, Herefordshire, with a Dutch Texel, and Messrs R Hall & Son took the Reserve with a Beltex.
And in the young handler classes, two boys from Pickering, North Yorkshire took the honours. Max Clough, aged eight, of Stape, won the Under 8s’ section and was also judged overall Champion Young Handler, while Sam Jacklin Leng, aged 11, of Keldgate Farm triumphed in the Over 8s’ class and was Reserve.
Kelton Charolais Females Bid to 7,000gns
Stirling Charolais Sell to 13,000gns
Aberdeen-Angus Bulls Top at 2600gns in Carlisle