Young British dairymen find success in Canada

21 August 1998

To the surprise of bride Margot Jinks and groom Alistair Walmesley-Cotham, a vintage tractor and trailer was waiting outside the church to take them to the reception that followed their wedding at All Saints Church, Fordham, Essex. Margot, who works as a cereal laboratory supervisor, is the daughter of John and Janet Jinks of Fordham Hall, Fordham, and assistant farm manager Alistair is the son of David and Sue Walmsley-Cotham of Sedgeberrow,

Worcs. Both are former students of Pershore College of Horticulture.

Young British dairymen find success in Canada

A TEAM of three young British dairy cattle enthusiasts was placed third at the Eastern Breeders Showcase in Ontario, Canada.

Tomos Davies (18) from Talog, Carmarthen, Anthony Freeman (19) from Goosey, Faringdon, Oxon, and Richard Parsons (20) from Otterham, Camelford, Cornwall, represented Britain in the 4-H Competition.

Open to anybody aged under 21, the competition tests skills such as stock judging, cattle clipping and showmanship.

The Semex-sponsored British entrants competed against 14 other teams from all over Canada – a record turnout for the showcase. In the individual contest, Anthony (representing the British Holstein Society Futures Club) was placed ninth, Tomos (representing NFYFC) was 12th and Richard (representing the Holstein Friesian Society Young Members Association) was 30th. Overall, they scored 1983 points, which secured third position.

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