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East of England Smithfield Festival 2014 Judges Announced

Plans are well on track for this year’s East of England Smithfield Festival, with the event organisers this week announcing the judging line up for the show which takes place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Taking on the task of adjudicating in this year’s prime cattle and baby-beef classes will be Wendy Morgan, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire.

Judging taking place in the Beltex classes at the 2013 event.

Judging taking place in the Beltex classes at the 2013 event

Mrs Morgan is a well known face on the commercial show cattle circuit having judged at Beef Expo last year and has also bred many show winners, including last year’s Countryside Live champion, the carcass champion at the English Winter Fair in 2012 and the steer champion at Brecon in 2012.

Meanwhile, sheep exhibitors will be entering under judge Matthew Prince, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Mr Prince runs Texel, Beltex and Suffolk flocks, as well as running the family butcher’s shop at Highfield House Farm.

Event manager Kerry Buttriss said: “We look forward to welcoming these judges to the show in December and are set to build on the event’s success and support from previous years."

Along with the prime classes, the event will once again host the increasingly popular pedigree calf classes, the grand final of the young stock person of the year, the collage challenge, as well as the beef ribs and lamb carcass classes. Judges for these classes will be announced later in the summer.

Sponsorship for classes is still available and trade stand packs will be available from the event organisers shortly. All enquiries about the event, including applications for trade stands, should be made through the East of England Agricultural Society’s Livestock office.

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