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The overall beef championship has just concluded here at Agri-Expo, with judge Archie MacGregor, awarding the title to Tecwyn Jones, North Wales, with Jager Bomb. It was a second win in as many weeks for Jager Bomb, who was also supreme at Countryside Live.  Weighing in at 658kg, the Limousion cross by the French bull, Sapphire, was bought at the Ruthin Show Potential sale in February. Since then he has been a big winner in the show ring including taking the commercial titles at Beef Expo and the Royal Welsh Show. He now goes to the Angelsey and Welsh Winter Fair where he will be sold.

In the runner-up position again for the second week running was Glyn Howatson, with Minnie M, a home-bred Limousin crosss, by Hartsideanew Crackjack, whose mother, Firecracker, was a winner here for the Howatson family in 2008. Minnie M has also been a big winner this season taking the baby beef championship at the Royal Welsh.

Reserve steer, was I’m Your Man, a Limousin cross steer, by Goldie’s Oswald,  from Michael and Melanie Alford, Devon. He was bought privately from the Blandford’s, Worcester earlier in the year.

The reserve heifer championship went to Roger Donaldson, Huby, York, with Ruby, a Limousin cross, shown by his daughter, Katrina. She was bought at Thirk market in March and has been a winner throughout the summer.

Jugdge, Mr MacGregor said he had thoroughly enjoyed judging what had been a fantastic event with a lot of tremendous show cattle and his champion was an all round great beast – very correct on his legs, with tremendous top and loin and a good end, without being overmuscled.

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Presentations have been made for the stockjudging competitions.  The under 16 section – Stock Judge of the year went to Joanne Ridley, with Ben Johnstone in second place and Rachel Harrison third.

The under 26 section –  Stockman of the Year went to Elaine Gill Pattinson, with Sarah Kidd second and James Harrison third.

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AGRI-EXPO Sheep Results

It was a clean sweep in the sheep section for Andrew and Beccy Bishop, Gloucester. They took the continental championship with a pair of Beltex lambs by Luggsmill Laney, and the reserve with a pair of Texel lambs, by Luggsmill Dyalan. They went on to take the overall championship and reserve.

The native championship went to Crofts Estates, Castle Douglas with a pair of Blackface lambs. In reserve was I. Graham, Lockerbie, with a pair of Cheviots.

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AGRI-EXPO Baby Beef Results

The first section to come to an end here at Agri-Expo has been the baby beef, where both champion and reserve have come from the steer classes.

Charlotte Alford, from Devon, has carried on from where she left off last week at Countryside Live and once again claimed the title with Pokermon, a Limousin cross steer, weighing 371kg, which was bought at the Thainstone Spectacular in September after taking the calf championship there.

In reserve was  John Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, with the home-bred Limousin  cross steer, Golden Eye, by Apollo, who was also class winner at Countryside Live.  Mr Smith-Jackson also took the lightweight heifer section with another home-bred, Limousin cross, Private Dancer, and the heavyweight section went to D. Hicks, Reading, with Bootylicious, a Limousin cross.

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There is a big crowd here at Agri-Expo where judging is already underway and there is a big programme to get through with hugh entries across all the sections.

In charge of the main beef classes is Archie MacGregor, from Allanfauld Farm, Kilsyth Glasgow and judging the sheep classes is Andrew Atkinson from Croft House Farm, Felliscliffe, Harrogate. The baby beef section kicks off a little bit later and will be judged by John Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry.  I’ll be posting up-dates as the day progresses and the results of the major classes come in.

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