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Bowes show's top quality chairman claims
THE chairman of a 126-year-old farming show has praised the high quality of this year’s exhibits.
George Rigg said he thought the calibre of crafts, horses and livestock at Saturday’s Bowes Show in Bowes, County Durham, was extremely high.
Mr Rigg also said they had been lucky as they enjoyed a day of sunshine, adding: “The weather can really make or break a show.
“We have had a good crowd, good quality of exhibits and an all round good day.”
The 126th Annual Show organised by the Bowes Agricultural Society was held at The Parks at Home Farm in Gilmonby in Teesdale.
It was a good day for local exhibitors especially in the sheep section, where many of the exhibitors were teenagers or younger.
Fiona Brown, 19, from Bowes won the reserve champion rosette in the zwartbles class with her gimmer lamb Stainmore Annie.
The zwartbles champion went to 14-year-old Tom Blamire from Thursby in Cumbria.
Malcolm Wood, from Startforth, had the champion local texel and the overall local champion sheep, while the champion texel went to 14-year-old William Watson from Hellifield near Skipton.
Mickleton farmer Peter Walton’s Swaledale champion was also named the overall sheep champion.
Henry Jewitt, from near Romaldkirk in Teesdale, won the terminal breeds championship, while Bowes farmer Philip Raine had both the champion Bbue-faced Leicester and mule.
There was also success for teenagers in the cattle section, with 14-year-old Bethany Wilkinson from Leyburn in North Yorkshire winning the cattle championship with her 15-month-old heifer Alexandra.
Full results from the Bowes Show will be in the Darlington and Stockton Times in Friday.
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