A LIMOUSIN cross heifer from Sedgefield took the champion of champions title at the 125th Glendale Show in Northumberland on Bank Holiday Monday.

Owner J Craggs, of Glower O'er Him Farm, received The Lilburn Estates Farming Partnership trophy for the overall cattle champion from Camilla Davidson from the estates and Keiran Wilkinson from Carrs Billington.

The Champion of Champions was then judged by former president of the Society, Michael Walton, who awarded the title to Mr Craggs with the runner up being Miss R Robson with Major Moylaw who took the overall Hunter championship.

The show attracted a record crowd and hundreds of entries across the 107 cattle and sheep classes.

The sheep interbreed went to WN Douglas of Whitehope, Selkirk, with I Murray of East Horton, Wooler, in reserve.

The first Glendale Agricultural Society herd competition was won by the Lilburn Estate Farming Partnership, Wooler, who won the overall and large herd sections. Runner-up was the Jackson family of Rugley Farm, Alnwick.

The best small herd was E Carse & Son of South Ord Farm, Berwick upon Tweed, with C&F Mellor of Annstead Farm, Chathill, as reserve.

The inaugural Glendale Agricultural Society Lifetime Achievement Award went to Susan Burston. She received a trophy sculpted by local artist, Paul Greenwood, on local Doddington stone and £50.

The Society also gave a posthumous award for Chris Leyland MBE for his outstanding role in the opening and nurturing of the Bellview Resource Centre in Belford, and in managing the Chillingham Wild Cattle herd.