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Hat Trick Success for Phil and Sharon Sellers and Lady Big Bucks


It was a hat trick for Phil and Sharon Sellers who took the Supreme Beef Championship at this weekends Countryside Live at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. (Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October)

The Sellers, who made the journey up from Belper, Derbys, took the championship title with Lady Big Bucks, a British Blue cross heifer. Earlier it took the British Blue championship and was also the Champion Heifer. The overall reserve was the shows reserve heifer and reserve British Blue animal – Dylan Hughess Cheeky Girl.

Judge Michael Alford said it had been a tremendous show, and described Lady Big Bucks as a superb show beast.

In the sheep section, Messrs R Hall & Son of Dalston, Carlisle showed the Supreme Champion Pair of Butchers Lambs with their Beltex, with Hannah Brown of Bedale, North Yorkshire, standing reserve with her Beltex crosses.

Countryside Live, the Yorkshire Agricultural Societys sister event, was a record breaker with record cattle entries and a waiting list, and also record crowds  through the gate 10,221. This is the events eighth year. Dates for next year are: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October, 2011.

Additional Beef Cattle and Sheep Results


The overall steer championship was taken by Richard Fountaine with his Limousin, Cothi Eyecatcher, with Colin Phillips Charloais cross, Nugget, standing reserve.

Champion Charolais: The Phillips Charolais steer Nugget; Reserve was Les Wilsons Poppy a heifer.

Champion Continental Beast (sired by any sire other than British Limousin, British Blue, Charolais) was, Gypsy Queen, the Blonde cross heifer shown by Mr Elfed Williams. Reserve was JA Stoneys Trevs Girl, also a Blonde cross heifer, shown by Heather Stoney.


The Champion Pair of Lambs owned and shown by a Yorkshire-based exhibitor went to Hannah Brown with her Beltex cross lambs. The reserve title was taken by her father, Martin Brown.

The Champion Pair of Native Lambs were Suffolks, owned by Mr A L Thompson of Colne, Lancashire, with Masham lambs from Messrs A C & L Bailey of Leyburn standing Reserve.

Messrs R Hall & Son also won the Champion Pair of Continental Lambs with Beltex with Hannah Brown standing Reserve.

Champion Single Butchers Lamb went to Robin Slade of Leominster, Herefordshire, with a Dutch Texel, and Messrs R Hall & Son took the Reserve with a Beltex.

And in the young handler classes, two boys from Pickering, North Yorkshire took the honours. Max Clough, aged eight, of Stape, won the Under 8s section and was also judged overall Champion Young Handler, while Sam Jacklin Leng, aged 11, of Keldgate Farm triumphed in the Over 8s class and was Reserve.


The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to almost 1m. It is based at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate; the RAC includes Fodder, the Societys regional food shop and caf which opened in June 2009. Both the RAC and Fodder have won a number of awards, including the Observers Independent Retailer of the Year Award, announced in October 2010.

The Society is the organiser of the annual farming and countryside showcase, the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live. The 2011 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 Thursday 14 July and 2011 Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October and will be the ninth show.    The 2010 Great Yorkshire Show attracted 131,382 visitors and there were 10,221 visitors to the 2010 Countryside Live an all time record.

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