Archive Article: 2000/04/21

21 April 2000

Rivalry and fun were key ingredients at the

recent Bishop Burton

stockmanship competition.

About 100 students battled for prizes at this, the 40th such annual competition to be held at the Yorks college.

Run by the Old Students Association, it rewards

commitment, care and good practice – rather than the quality of the animal as

traditionally happens

at stock shows.

Master judge Mike Withers,

a regular at the event for

the past 35 years, said: "I am still impressed by the hard work and standards achieved by the students, most of whom have never had any experience

of showing."

Steven Barrett, an NDA

student from Otley, won the dairy class and went on to take the coveted Stockman Of The Year title.

Stock-take… Overall prize in the sheep section went to James Gilliat from Otley (below right) while Sanchia Fawcett from Leeds won the Equine Department Grooms Award.

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