Gedney Dyke heffer wins class at Deeping Show

Deeping show Lincoln Red exhibitor Alan Hargreaves with Ancona Primrose Photo: SG010613-113TW

Deeping show Lincoln Red exhibitor Alan Hargreaves with Ancona Primrose Photo: SG010613-113TW

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Gedney Dyke Lincoln Red cattle breeder Alan Hargreaves walked away from the Deeping Show with the winner’s cup in the two-year heffers class.

Alan, of Ancona Farm, said there was a strong class of eight in the class from several counties.

He said: “If we’d picked up third or fourth I’d have been very satisfied, but we won the class.

“The same heffer won at the Great Yorkshire Show last year and also at Woodhall Spa in a big class so she will go to the Linconshire Show next and then the Great Yorkshire.”

He said the animal enjoys the shows, having been trained from an early age to relish walking in and out of the trailer with the reward of their favourite food.

He said: Most of them enjoy it once they are relaxed and settled into it.”

Alan says he “plays” at keeping Lincoln Reds, with just half a dozen calves or so each year. This year, calving is almost over, and Alan says they are all looking good.