Wayland Show 2017: Lincoln Red heifer wins Champion of Champions prize

Wayland Show 2017: The Champion of Champions prize was presented to a Lincoln Red heifer shown by Ja

Wayland Show 2017: The Champion of Champions prize was presented to a Lincoln Red heifer shown by James and Shannon Loveday from Horsford. Picture: Chris Hill - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk farming couple said they were 'overwhelmed' to have won the Wayland Show's top livestock trophy for the second time.

The event's unique Champion of Champions prize – which judges the award-winning pig, horse, sheep, rabbit, cattle and fowl against each other – was won by a two-year-old Lincoln Red heifer called Polly.

The champion animal was shown by James and Shannon Loveday from Horsford, who also won the title with a different heifer in 2015 – making them the first exhibitors to have won the prize twice.

Mr Loveday said: 'We said a couple of years ago we would never get it again. It means a lot to us.

'We fatten 300 cattle, and we currently only have half a dozen Lincoln Reds, which we do as a hobby. But we are now growing the herd, so to get our name out there like this is really good for us.'


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Kevin Bowes, president of the Wayland Agricultural Society, said the quality of livestock at the show had been 'phenomenal', adding: 'You couldn't wish for a better class of livestock anywhere in the country.'

For a full listing of livestock results from the 2017 Wayland Show, see Saturday's EDP Farm and Country section.

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