Continuing a fine run of form which started at Countryside Live Phil and Sharon Sellers have collected the overall cattle championship here at Builth Wells with their 536kg British Blue sired steer Dick Turpin – so named because it was bought from John Richardson, Penrith, referred to by Phil a few mintues ago as the highway robber!
But, the couple say this one, by Auchenlay Vagabond, was one of the cheaper cattle to come out of the Richardson yard and was bought privately. He was previously overall champion at Countryside Live and had been entered for next week’s AgriLIVE Smithfield, but now won’t be heading there.
Taking the reserve overall title was Elfed Williams with Blonde cross heifer Tiramisu. This one, was bought privately from Andrew Powell and weighed in at 564. Having come through from the first heifer class of the dayn yesterday Tiramisu picked up a fourth reserve championship for Elfed at the show.
And the Sellers success continued in the heifer classes where their 546kg British Blue sired heifer Betty Boop picked up the reserve heifer award.
Reserve steer winner, meanwhile was Flash, a Limousin sired entry weighing 486kg from Gordon Brooke.