Phil and Sharon Sellers have added to the imperious record here at Harrogate, taking their third supreme beef title at Countryside Live.
This year’s winner was Lady Big Bucks,a British Blue cross heifer bred by the Richardsons of Ghyll House. She weighed in at 596kg and is out of a Limousin dam. Phil declined to comment on how much she cost, but I believe she is the £8000 heifer from the Penrith sale this spring.Judge Michael Alford said she was a cracking show beast, with a great depth of loin and the pefect cover for a butchers beast. “She is coming fit right now and would kill out beautifully.” This one is likely to reappear at the East of England Winter Stock Festival and the Royal Highland Winter Fair.
Reserve overall was the reserve heifer and reserve British Blue beast at the show, Cheeky Girl from Dylan and Yvonne Hughes. She weighed 582kg and was bought from Geraint Williams at this spring’s Ruthin show potential sale for £2400. She is now destined for Agri Expo and the Welsh Winter Fair.Taking the steer championship were Richard and Judy Fountaine with their Limousin steer Cothi Eyecatcher. This was bred by Mr Lewis and is by Pengelly Bart. He tipped the scales at 566kg.Reserve overall steer was Charolais cross Nugget from Colin and Wendy Phillips. This homebred beast weighed 646kg.
British Blue champion was the overall title winner, with the reserve overall reserve.
Limousin championship honours went to the steer champion as mentioned above, with Elfed Williams Limousin steer Hanky Panky reserve.
Then the Charolais championship was the reserve steer champion, with Les Wilson’s heifer Poppy in reserve.
And the AOB champion was Blonde cross heifer Gypsy Queen, reserve was J A Stoney’s Blonde cross heifer Trev’s Girl.