It’s been a bumper Great Yorkshire Show wall-to-wall sunshine and record entries in many livestock classes have drawn massive crowds to this week’s event at the 250-acre Harrogate showground. It is the biggest agricultural show in the country.
A record entry of 447 pigs of all breeds except Mangalitzas were on show.
GOS exhibitors travelled countrywide with the Dallaway family from Kent, Teresa Cook & Andrew Brenchley from Suffolk, Mike Smith from Somerset, Marlene Renshaw from Lincolnshire and the Whitley family from North Yorkshire
Judging GOS was Mr P Le Bas from Diss, Norfolk
Champion Male GOS was Alfie Dalaways Kilcot Sambo 22 bred by Messrs Barnfield & Sprigg. Reserve was Birchfield Rufus 652 owned & bred by Messrs Whitley
Female Champion was Mike Smiths Cosscoombe Primrose 6 with the Reserve going to Messrs Whitleys Birchfield Bluebell 402
GOS Breed Champion was Mike Smiths Cosscoombe Primrose 6 with Alfie Dallways young boar Kilcot Sambo 22 a worthy reserve.
In the interbreed pairs the Whitleys came third with their pair of GOS.
Congratulations to all our winners
See separate report on the GOS Northern Championships.
Full report in Autumn Spot Press