WYNNE & COATES SMITHFIELD DOUBLE AT 2018 ENGLISH WINTER FAIR
HM Wynne secures Beef Ribs & Saddle of Lamb Championships
Both entries prepared by Coates Family Butchers
Messrs Edge take Reserve Rib award
Reserve Saddle to M & A Hadfield & Sons
Royal Smithfield RABI Single Butchers Lamb won by Garth & Priestley
The Royal Smithfield Club Beef Ribs & Saddle of Lamb competitions, sponsored by Kepak St Merryn and held at the Staffordshire County Showground 17-18 November 2018, witnessed a remarkable double win for Messrs Wynne & Coates who teamed up to secure both awards under Judge Andrew Brown, Ashbourne.
The winning Beef Rib entry came from HM Wynne, Hall Farm, Matlock with their September 2016-born heifer entry sired by a Blonde d’Aquitaine bull and out of an Aberdeen-Angus cow with a carcase weight of 350kg grading U-3. The producer, Michael Wynne, had his entry put forward by Coates Family Butchers, Darley Dale, Matlock. Commenting, Judge Andrew Brown, a buyer for ABP, said: “My Champion was a worthy winner being a very well-presented piece of beef with a nice colour and good fat cover.”
This same winning combination teamed up again to produce the Champion Saddle of Lamb, a 23kg U-3 lamb out of a Texel ewe and sired by a Texel x Beltex ram. Reserve went to M & A Hadfield & Sons, Derbys. The Reserve Rib from Messrs Edge was a 350kg 18-month-old Limousin-cross.
The Royal Smithfield RABI Single Butchers Lamb, a special class to benefit the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, was won by Robert Garth & Sarah Priestley, Lancs, with their Beltex-cross entry, the second year running that the couple had taken home the RSC Perpetual RABI Trophy.
The Royal Smithfield Club extends its thanks to Leighton Jones & Chris Staines of Kepak St Merryn, Judge Andrew Brown, to all exhibitors and all the hard-working team from the Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society.