Royal Cheshire - Georgia Clare, Shannon Sutton, Alex Hutson, course builder Barry Coton

Nantwich students enjoyed success at the Royal Cheshire County Show.

Reaseheath College agriculture students competed in cattle and pig showing classes, winning a series of awards.

The county’s premier agricultural show, run under ‘Royal’ status for the first time, attracted competitors from across the country and showcased the best aspects of farming and rural life.

And Reaseheath’s best received awards in the cattle section after showing four heifers from the Reaseheath Holstein dairy herd and five beef shorthorn cattle from the Bridge House, Sandbach, pedigree herd for farmer George Sutton.

The students trained and prepared the cattle for the show-ring, and gained rosettes in both breed and young handler classes.

The final accolade came with the announcement Reaseheath students had won the dairy ‘tidy lines’ competition and were runners-up in the beef ‘tidy lines’ competition – both awarded for high standards of animal care.

Libby Turner, Cynthia Croxson, President Vic Croxson, Pamela Garnett, Chairman Tony Garnett

Two other students took on key roles in the pig section, helping with bio-security measures and ensuring that the livestock accommodation remained top class for animals, exhibitors and spectators.

They went on to gain third and fourth place in the Young Handler class with large white pigs belonging to traditional pig farmer Stephen Booth from Lymm.

Other students were kept busy demonstrating sheep shearing, providing the arena party in the working hunter rings and stewarding.

Royal Cheshire Show President Vic Croxson, ex principal of Reaseheath College, said: “Reaseheath’s students have made a vital contribution to the efficient running of the show, which is recognised as the leading summertime event in the north of England.

“They helped us make the event a memorable occasion for our visitors, competitors and exhibitors, and we were delighted at their professional attitude.

“They have also proved their showmanship skills in the rings alongside leading professionals.”

RAG Chair Tom Allen, Steph Wrench (Daisy) Katie Gibson

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