Record attendance at Countryside Live

A record breaking attendance was seen at Countryside Live with more than 12,500 visitors coming through the gates up 5% up on last year.

In the sheep section, Hannah Brown of Bedale won the Champion’s sash for the Single Butchers’ Lamb. Hannah is no stranger to success at Countryside Live having taken numerous prize rosettes in the past. Joe Burnett of Leominster picked up the Championship award for the Pair of Butchers Lambs.

Judge David Wright awarded the supreme cattle title to Gloucester’s Andrew Bishop for his Limousin heifer, ‘Goldihova’ with Yorkshireman, Richard Atkinson taking the reserve place with another Limousin heifer, “Bramble.”8381ecb5b8801f58_org

Eight year old April Skelton from Penrith was named young sheep handler champion, beating 14 year old Sam Jacklin Leng of Pickering who had to be content with reserve.

In the young beef handler section, Rachel Harrison, 16, of Slaidburn, Clitheroe took the top title, with Fiona Bland, 13, from Thornton, Bradford as reserve.