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Sellers take Welsh Winter Fair cattle title

Continuing a fine run of form which started at Countryside Live Phil and Sharon Sellers have collected the overall cattle championship here at Builth Wells with their 536kg British Blue sired steer Dick Turpin – so named because it was bought from John Richardson, Penrith, referred to by Phil a few mintues ago as the highway robber!

TS Welsh Beef Champ.jpgBut, the couple say this one, by Auchenlay Vagabond, was one of the cheaper cattle to come out of the Richardson yard and was bought privately. He was previously overall champion at Countryside Live and had been entered for next week’s AgriLIVE Smithfield, but now won’t be heading there.

Taking the reserve overall title was Elfed Williams with Blonde cross heifer Tiramisu. This one, was bought privately from Andrew Powell and weighed in at 564. Having come through from the first heifer class of the dayn yesterday Tiramisu picked up a fourth reserve championship for Elfed at the show.

TS Welsh Beef Res Champ.jpgAnd the Sellers success continued in the heifer classes where their 546kg British Blue sired heifer Betty Boop picked up the reserve heifer award.

Reserve steer winner, meanwhile was Flash, a Limousin sired entry weighing 486kg from Gordon Brooke.

6 Responses to Sellers take Welsh Winter Fair cattle title

  1. Jarrod Sellers April 8, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    Have to say massive congratulations to my parents!

    very rare that one team can win Countryside Live, Peterborough, English Winter Fair (Birmingham) & The Royal Welsh in one go!!!!

    shame they wont be taking them to Smithfield but all the same massive congratulations!!!

  2. The Terminator April 8, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    Well done Phil and Sharon all the best cattle are fed in Derbyshire!.I havn’t seen this steer in the flesh,can anyone tell me if there is any fat cover on it and where did the Alford cattle stand?

  3. Blue Grey Coos April 8, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    goodness jarrod, when it’s put like that they’ve done amazingly well – well done indeed!
    are you stuck at home then?

  4. nicnack31 April 8, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    They have done fantastically, and has it ever been done before ? It is certainly an achievement.

  5. BIG MOO April 8, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    d winney won three of the shows back in 2003 with nifty jake and miss elite the show at peterborough hadnt started then, its a fantastic feat to win all of those shows and a credit to the sellers team . congrats to the champion and reserve at the welsh it was one of the best shows of cattle seen in recent years .

  6. pin comb April 8, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    Shame Dick Turpin not going to be at Smithfield – he could have continued the run of “D” champions – maybe it’s time for a change of letter then!!

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