Early Bird

Punters were prepared to show seasonal goodwill by bidding 100 for the champion turkey at last weekend”s National Primestock Show at Bingley Hall, Staffs, where local producer Sandra Hopley took the top title for a third time with a hen that won the over-5kg (11lb) class. (Auctioneer: Malcolm Gale of Bagshaws). Full show results, page 20.