Let’s beef things up!    

Let’s beef things up!    

Day 4 of our official Winter Stock Festival launch week, and it’s time for the heavy weights!

First into the cattle rings on the Friday are the commercial pure bred and cross bred sections, followed by the Supreme Championships. In the afternoon the baby beef will be judged for show potential in animals born on or after 1st January 2019.

All the commercial cattle classes will be judged by Jason Wareham, of Heathfield, East Sussex, who is no stranger to the show ring and a regular supporter of the Winter Stock Festival. Jason is a well-respected livestock farmer, breeder and haulier, not forgetting his family farm shop, Tottingworth Farm Ltd.

The final cattle class on the Friday is the pedigree heifer sweepstake which was new to the show last year and proved to be really popular.

“Due to the amount of entries and interest we had in this class in 2018, we will split the sweepstake into native and continental so competitors stand a better chance, and we can fit them all in the ring” – Kerry Buttriss, Show Manager.

Opening the show on the Saturday for the cattle is the popular pedigree calf shows, classes and judges are as follows:

  • Aberdeen Angus, judged by Fraser Cormack, Duns, Berwickshire
  • Beef Shorthorn, judged by Caroline Ivinson, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Charolais, judged by Simon Key, Mundham, Norwich
  • Hereford, judged by Fraser Cormack, Duns, Berwickshire
  • Limousin, judged by Paul Walker, Hunnington, West Midlands
  • Lincoln Reds, judged by Richard Burton, Sibthorpe, Newark
  • Simmental, judged by Simon Key, Mundham, Norwich
  • Any Other Native, judged by Richard Burton, Sibthorpe, Newark
  • Any Other Continental judged by Paul Walker, Hunnington, West Midlands

The overall pedigree calf interbreed and group of three, the pinnacle of the show, will be judged by [TBC].

Timeline for cattle;

  • Friday 29th November
    • 9:00am – judging of commercial cattle classes
    • 2:00pm – judging of baby beef cattle classes
    • 6:00pm – judging of pedigree heifer sweepstake
  • Saturday 30th November
    • 8:30am – judging of pedigree calf classes throughout the day
    • 2:30pm – judging of pedigree calf interbreed, followed by group of three

To request a schedule for the cattle classes at this year’s Winter Stock Festival and for more information about the event, email kerry@eastofengland.org.uk or call 01733 363510.

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