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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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Baby Beef

The baby beef classes have just finished here at Countryside Live with the championship going to Charlotte Alford, Devon, with her March 2011-born steer,  Pokemon, which weighed in at 371kg. By a Limousin out of a British Blue cross cow he was bought from McArthur Bros, Aberdeen, at Aberdeen Market’s calf show in September and was having his first outing.

In reserve was Neil Slack, Penrith, with his March 2011-born, home-bred heifer,  Swagger Jagger. By the Limousin, Volcano, out of a Limousin cross cow, she weighs 332kg and has been a three time winner at local shows through the summer.

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Morning everyone,

I’m here at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate for the first of the Winter Fairs, Countryside Live. These events seem to get ever more popular and there are record entries in both the beef and cattle sections.

Most of the classes took place yesterday, with all the championships today.  Phil Sellers, from Lincolnshire, winner of the beef championship here for the last three years, has a change of role today. He is judging the cattle and the baby beef classess are underway. In charge of the sheep judging is Mr P. Houldney, Hafield, Gloucestershire. I’ll keep you posted as the day progresses.

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