Reaseheath agriculture students joined by lecturer James Bickerton

Stock judging success for Reaseheath students

Two teams of Reaseheath agriculture students secured top marks for stock judging in the East of England Smithfield Festival 2015.

Reaseheath agriculture students joined by lecturer James Bickerton

Reaseheath agriculture students joined by lecturer James Bickerton

The festival, held in Peterborough, saw students compete in the ‘College Challenge’, a cross-college stock judging competition, open to all educational establishments running land-based courses.

22 teams from 12 land-based colleges entered the competition, including Newton Rigg, Askham Bryan, Moulton, Hartbury, Bishop Burton, Easton and Otley amongst others.

Students Libby Turner, Charles Hodgson and Will Thomas triumphed overall taking first place, with our other student team including Matthew Kidd, Dieter Kayley , Tom Hull and James Hodgkinson securing a very respectable 3rd place.

The students judged breeding heifers, finished lambs, breeding ewes and lamb carcases, along with a silage and feed competition.

The teams were supported by lecturer James Bickerton and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture student, Eden Grey, who was team mascot, stand in lecturer, team organiser, advisor and great all round support on the day.

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