Phil and Sharon Sellers, Derbyshire, have just taken the overall beef championship here at the English Winter Fair with their Charolais cross heifer Fantasia. This one, which was overall champion at last week’s East of England Winter Stock Festival, was bought privately from Jim Mills, Builth Wells, last year.
Standing reserve overall was Berwyn Hughes with his British Blue cross steer, Mr X Factor. This one is by an unregistered British Blue bull and out of a Limousin cross cow.
Taking the pedigree championship were Christine Williams and Paul Tippets with their pure Limousin steer Wilodge Destroyer. Reserve here was Michael Kirby with his Aberdeen Angus heifer Lockerly Black Butterfly.
Reserve in the crossbred heifers were Michael and Melanie Alford with their Blue cross Lady Gaga, while reserve steer went to the Williams and Tippets team again, this time with Limousin cross Buck Off.