All the fun of the farm at Great Eccleston Show

Spectators gathered in their thousands to enjoy a fun-filled weekend celebrating the very best of British agriculture.

Sunday, 17th July 2016, 11:49 am
Updated Sunday, 17th July 2016, 12:54 pm
The Great Eccleston Show cow competition

Prize-winning cows, sheep, pigs, and poultry were put on display for all to see at the Great Eccleston Show on Saturday.

Animal-lovers were free to enjoy a range of creature competitions - which included rabbits, budgies, and specially-bred show pigeons - while would-be food critics taste-tested wines, cheeses, chutneys, jams and spices.

Farmer Tom Riley, of WG & RG Riley, won the prize of ‘Breed Champion’ with his cow Halloverhill Boliver Rosette.

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Holly rides a rooster at the Great Eccleston Show

He said: “It was a fantastic show. I try to show here every year but this is the first year I have won.

“With a prize like this you can sell breeding stock on the back of it. It’s not just a hobby.

“The winning cow is the one that is most true to type - the cow with no flaws. I’m very happy to have won.”

See tomorrow’s paper for the all the excellent pictures.

Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire Cheese at the Great Eccleston Show
Holly rides a rooster at the Great Eccleston Show
Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire Cheese at the Great Eccleston Show