Beef producers could scoop up to £3000 in addition to auction revenue for the champion beef carcass at this year’s inaugural English Winter Fair (formerly known as the National Primestock Show or Birmingham Fatstock Show) at Stafford (Nov 15-16) thanks to sponsorship from leading abattoir group Anglo Beef Processors (ABP).
Entries for this prestigious competition, that ABP hopes may attract up to 300 carcasses, must be received by Kate Tomlinson, English Winter Fair show secretary, by Oct 15, 2008 (tel: 01283-820012). Live cattle must be delivered to ABP Shrewsbury during the afternoon of Wednesday November 12 or between 7-10am on Thursday November 13, 2008.
All first to third placed carcasses from each class and the champions will be moved to the English Winter Fair’s purpose built, permanent, on-site Carcass Hall at Stafford County Showground for the event on the weekend of November 15-16, 2008.
“In addition to the prize fund ABP has undertaken to purchase all the non-prize carcasses giving all producers who enter the competition a guaranteed return,” adds Mr Williams.