Delight over success at ‘best show in country’

North Yorkshire County Councillor Margaret Atkinson was delighted to take home the first place rosette in Charolais big bull class on the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show.

Cllr Margaret Atkinson with Klibreck Ecosse.
Cllr Margaret Atkinson with Klibreck Ecosse.

Coun Atkinson who also sits on Harrogate Borough Council farms at Kirby Malzeard said she was honoured to win at her local show.

“It is a fantastic show, it’s the best in the country, it feels fantastic to come here and win.

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“This show is the biggest in the country now and it attracts the best competitors from across Yorkshire.

Cllr Margaret Atkinson with Klibreck Ecosse.

“It’s very busy this year, after last year’s washout.

“You can just tell there is a great atmosphere around the place.”

She has kept cattle for over 25 years after her husband bought her three cows for her 40th birthday present.

The Supreme Beef Champion will be announced today.