WYNNE & COATES SMITHFIELD DOUBLE AT ENGLISH WINTER FAIR

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

 L-R Royal Smithfield Steward Phil Henshaw, Ellie Wynne, Nick Coates, Chris Staines (Kepak), Michael Wynne, Max Wynne & Judge Andrew Brown

L-R Royal Smithfield Steward Phil Henshaw, Ellie Wynne, Nick Coates, Chris Staines (Kepak), Michael Wynne, Max Wynne & Judge Andrew Brown

 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.

 L-R Producer Michael Wynne with son Max, Kepak St Merryn’s Chris Staines & Butcher Nick Coates

L-R Producer Michael Wynne with son Max, Kepak St Merryn’s Chris Staines & Butcher Nick Coates

 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.”

 Royal Smithfield display in the Carcase Hall

Royal Smithfield display in the Carcase Hall

 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.

 RABI Single Butchers Lamb winner Sarah Priestley pictured with Royal Smithfield Club Chairman, William Bedell, and son Freddie

RABI Single Butchers Lamb winner Sarah Priestley pictured with Royal Smithfield Club Chairman, William Bedell, and son Freddie

 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 packed Carcase Hall at Staffordshire Showground

The packed Carcase Hall at Staffordshire Showground

 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.

 RSC Team of Jo Short, Phil Henshaw & Richard Saunders

RSC Team of Jo Short, Phil Henshaw & Richard Saunders