Prize win for Leyburn farm team

Rachel Wilkinson of Leyburn with Lulu Reserve Overall Beef Champion's title and Best Exhibitor Bred Animal in the Baby Beef classes at the show.
Rachel Wilkinson of Leyburn with Lulu Reserve Overall Beef Champion's title and Best Exhibitor Bred Animal in the Baby Beef classes at the show.

A Leyburn-based farm livestock show partnership were celebrating after scooping a big win.

Lawson and Wilkinson took the Reserve Champion in the Baby Beef classes at the English Winter Fair national livestock showcase in Stafford. Their Limousin X heifer Lulu was in the ribbons against some stiff competition. Exhibitors from all over the country were taking part and the partnership consisting of Brian Lawson and Rachel and James Wilkinson, were pipped to the top title by a Limousin steer from Devon-based breeders Messrs Alford.

The event’s Baby Beef judge and experienced showman John Peckitt of Thirsk described the turnout of cattle as “superb”.