Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture students from Reaseheath College enjoyed record success in the cattle section at the Nantwich Show, winning a total of nine rosettes in youngstock showing and young handler classes.
The students prepared and showed three heifers from the Reaseheath Holstein dairy herd and four young beef shorthorn cattle, including bull Redhill Jethro, from the Bridge House pedigree herd. The students had trained and prepared the shorthorns for the show for Sandbach farmers George and Brenda Sutton, two of many local supporters who offer our students industry experience. This was the first time our students have had the opportunity to handle a bull in the showring.
The Reaseheath Holstein heifers won two second prizes and a third prize in their different age groups while the Bridge House youngstock took three third places in youngstock and pairs classes.
Prizewinners in the Young handler classes were: Imogen Lightfoot (third , beef class); Hope Tatton (sixth, dairy class) and Siobhan Rutter (second, newcomers class). The other students who successfully showed cattle were Libby Turner, James Hodgkinson, Eden Gray and Ally Lightfoot.
Agricultural Instructor Sally Beresford, who with colleague Katie Oakley was in charge of the show preparation, said: “I was very proud to see our students contribute to the success of Reaseheath College at the Nantwich Show. It was great to see the students and cattle doing so well in the showring. This was a really pleasing result, particularly as this the first season in which most of these students have shown cattle – and this was the first opportunity we have had to show a bull.”
Header image caption: Reaseheath students line-up in preparation for the Grand Parade at Nantwich Show