Prize-winning livestock at 2014 Ryedale Show

Ryedale Showground at Welburn Park attracted almost 15,000 visitors this week. Pic: John Kendall.
Ryedale Showground at Welburn Park attracted almost 15,000 visitors this week. Pic: John Kendall.
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The 148th Ryedale Show attracted almost 15,000 visitors to Welburn Park in Kirkbymoorside on Tuesday as the annual event enjoyed record entries.

Among the top cattle trophy winners were dairy champion SG Midgley & Son, Malton with their Holstein Friesian Enchanted Topshot Honey and pedigree beef champion RT Ward & J Smith with British Blonde Hillhead Fiona.

The commercial beef champion was the Rice family, of Yeadon, Leeds with Disco Daisy, a British Blue X, with the reserve title won by Whiteley & Courts of Scawton with Limousin X Mrs Brown. The Rice family also took the championship prize for best beef animal at the show.

In the sheep section, which attracted more than 1,000 entries, Andrew Fisher of Pateley Bridge took the longwool sheep championship with his Wensleydale hog in wool, while the reserve champion was M&S Sayer of Hawnby with their Blue Faced Leicester.

The hill sheep champion was a Scotch Blackface shown by Paul Carter of Stape, with Mr Allison of Chop Gate taking the reserve title with his Swaledale.

It was a big day for Whenby farmer Charles Marwood with his Charollais which won the lowland sheep championship ahead of a Texel presented by W Watson of Skipton who finished the day as reserve champion.

Mr Marwood also won the interbreed contest for the second consecutive year.

The champion pig was shown by J&C Holding of York and the reserve champion was presented by Mr S Roberts of Northallerton.

The champion goat was a British Alpine belonging to Mr and Mrs Shipley of Selby.