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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Visitors flock to Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show for celebration of country life

VISITORS flocked to a Cumbria agricultural show for a celebration of country life.

Cattle, sheep, horses, dogs and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling were all on the bill at Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show at the weekend.

The 128th show, held at West Park, Broughton, also included crafts, horticulture and children’s classes.

The Supreme Animal title went to the heavy horse section champion, shire mare Wheathead Akelda.

Heavy horse judge Craig Wilkins, of Keighley said the five-year-old is “tremendous in size, feet, limb and movement” and the supreme judges agreed.

Proud owner Glen Dodd, of Dalton, said: “It’s really good. I have to thank everyone who helps out, Alan Boulton, Janet Ireland, Donna Woodend and everyone. The heavy horse community is friendly.”

The Reserve Supreme Animal title went to Mollie Mae Jeffrey, nine, of Ulverston, with her pony Doylan Chilli Pepper.

The overall cattle champion was the dairy champion Hawthwaite Lionheart Fancywork 17, of Martin Cooper’s Hawthwaite Holsteins, of Broughton.

She was handled by Mr Cooper’s daughter Kerry Huyton.

Mr Cooper said: “It’s important to support your local show. We been showing here for 29 years.”

The beef championship went to Dean Saunders of Maidenlands Tarn, Marton with British Blue Maidenlands Hugo.

The Plough Trophy for services to the show was presented to the Dennison family of Scales Park Farm, Ulverston.

A big attraction this year was the dog show with classes for canines of all shapes and sizes.

Katy Dodd, 12, of Dalton, was pleased with a third prize which she won with her dog Molly.

She said: “It’s been a good show. I’ve enjoyed the dog show, helping with the horses and shopping for loom bands”

Show Secretary Rachel Jopson, said: “It has been a good day. We have had a lot of people through the gates.”

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