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Excellence on display at Helston Fatstock Show: PICTURES
4:00pm Friday 22nd November 2013 in News
The best livestock and produce of the season was on show on Monday at this year’s Helston Fatstock Society Show.
Featuring the usual mix of cattle, sheep, corn, roots, fruit and vegetables, as well as a domestic tent full of floral art, home produce and photography, Although cattle entries were slightly down, overall numbers remained strong.
Overall champion was Chris Eddy from St Erth with his Blue cross Limousin bullock called, unusually, Sheep.
He also took the trophy for best beast of the opposite sex to the champion, in what proved to be a very successful debut to the show.
Gail Ellis held the reserve champion, with Mr and Mrs MJ Collins of Wendron winning the best local exhibitor trophy.
In the sheep, Neil Phillips too best butcher’s single and pair, while Vivian, Matthew and Adam Care won best single and pair breeding ewe lamb.
Honorary secretary and treasurer Margaret Eva described the day as “very good,” adding that the judges had praised the excellent standard on display.
She thanked Bob Cowell for once again providing his land on which to hold the show, at Franchis Farm between Helston and Wendron, saying without that the should couldn’t go on.
Mrs Eva also thanked the sponsors and the committee, saying: “They worked together very well on the day, and it makes it possible.”
A raffle and auction of items donated by local businesses raised £520 for CLIC Sargent,.
This year’s show president was George Blake.
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