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LIVESTOCK fresh from success at the Great Yorkshire Show were among the animals gracing Driffield Show today.

The supreme dairy champion was TW Southwell & Sons of Hempholme near Driffield with a Holstein called Huntsholme Fannie 65 Ex 91 which won its class at the Great Yorkshire.

Young handler Rose Jewitt, 3, from Scarborough, takes a photograph of Charlie Glaves, aged 5, with his Leicester. Picture by Simon Hulme

Young handler Rose Jewitt, 3, from Scarborough, takes a photograph of Charlie Glaves, aged 5, with his Leicester. Picture by Simon Hulme

Joanne Chapman, wife of Andrew Chapman and daughter of Mike Southwell who between them run the family’s 110-strong herd, helped parade their cow.

Mrs Chapman, who works as a teacher at Driffield Junior School, said: “It’s not easy with the milk prices the way they are so to win is fantastic.”

Reserve dairy champion was a Jersey belonging to Peter Waring of Cherry Burton who won the championship outright last year.

It was a first supreme beef championship title at Driffield for the Millington Grange Estate - local long-time supporters of the show. Ian Nattress and Bernie Wainwright, who is the father of Mr Nattress’ chief assistant, Josh, who could not be at the show, proved successful parading Millington Highlight, a three-year-old Limousin, and eight-month-old calf Millington Juliette in the beef interbreed showdown.

Farrier Evan Williams

Farrier Evan Williams

Ken Jackson, of Stubbs Walden near Selby, was reserve champion with his British Blonde.

Charles Marwood of Whenby, York, retained the best sheep in show prize with a Charollais that won the interbreed competition at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Mr Marwood was pleased with his two-shear ram Rhaeadr Nock, saying it had become one of his main stock rams for his 500-strong ewe herd since it was bought in Worcestershire in 2013.

Former racehorse breeder Mark Collins, of Howsham, was reserve sheep champion with his Texel in only his second season in the show rings.

Ian Nattress (left) and Bernie Wainwright from Millington, with their winning Limousin Cow and Calf

Ian Nattress (left) and Bernie Wainwright from Millington, with their winning Limousin Cow and Calf

Other attractions for visitors included farriery displays, equestrian and pig classes, a dog show, rural crafts, food theatre demonstrations and a motorcycle display team.

Jayne Walker (left) and Eileen Wilson from Scotch Corner, after winning a first prize with their Belgian Blue

Jayne Walker (left) and Eileen Wilson from Scotch Corner, after winning a first prize with their Belgian Blue