By FWi staff

CARMARTHEN farmers Adrian and Amanda Windsor have won £1,000 first prize in the prestigious 1999 Tesco National Spring Lamb Competition at the Royal Bath and West Show.

The Windsors, who run a mixed family livestock farm of 220 acres at Whitland, notched up the highest ever score in the competition – 645 points out of a possible 700 for a group of Texel Cross lambs.

Amanda Windsor, who collected her prize from Show President The Countess of Arran, said she was thrilled.

This years Tesco Spring Lamb Competition, organised by Southern Counties Fresh Foods Ltd, attracted 52 entries from across Wales and Southern England.

Richard Phelps, Southern Counties Procurement Director, said the high standard and number of entries shows a real commitment from Southern Counties suppliers to consistently produce quality fresh lamb to Tesco specifications.

Tesco Agricultural Manager Chris Ling said he was delighted with the high standard of entries.

“The fact that there was just 15 points difference between the top three winners shows the quality of the lambs entered this year,” said Mr Ling.

“It also shows what British producers are capable of if they clearly focus on what the market demands.”

Second prize of £750 was presented to Ashton Selway of Stalbridge, Dorset, who was awarded 640 points for his entry of five Charollais Beltex crosses.

Third prize of £500 went to last years winner Austin Morgan from Brecon, who was awarded 625 points for his five Texel lambs.