Superb’ takes Supreme!

Cornish Winter Fair

The aptly named Limousin Steer ‘Superb’ took the Supreme Cattle Championship at this years’ Wadebridge Prime Stock Show, as part of the 2022 Cornish Winter Fair.

Held within the exhibition halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, the event, jointly organised by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association and the Wadebridge Prime Stock Show Association, saw another great attendance of around 10,500 people across the two-day event.

Several hundred entries were received among the competitive classes for the 144th year of the Wadebridge Prime Stock Show, which sits at the heart of the annual event.

Having taken the Reserve earlier that month at the Helston Prime Stock Show, Chris Eddy’s Limousin Steer went one better and took the overall title with stockman Roger Pascoe, with Oliver and Craig Penellum’s South Devon Cross, Roxy, taking the Reserve Supreme.

There was some strong competition taking place in the Sheep Section as well. Amy Payne from Helston took both the Supreme and Reserve Supreme Pairs titles with her Beltex buthcers’ lambs and her Bluefaced Leicester Sired lambs respectively.

Oliver Reeves from St. Columb Major took the Sheep Young Handler Championship for the second year in row after retaining his win in the highly competitive 12 and under category.

The Carole Bartlett Perpetual Challenge Cup for the most points in the cookery classes went to Mrs B Chapman from St. Ervan, and St.Kew W.I took home the Hart Key Challenge cup as winners of the Women’s Institute class.

In the trade stand competition, winners included Kilimanjaro Candles for best craft exhibit, Cornish Chillies was the best food and drink exhibit, Freckles Pet Goodies was the best trade exhibit and Big Pan Parties won best caterer for the second year on the trot!

Visitors flocked to the food and farming education zone created by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association in conjunction with the Cornwall branch of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Cornwall Food & Farming Group, and LEAF Education

Families enjoyed meeting and learning more about the farm animals on show that included sheep, pigs, and goats.

The 100+ trade stands which featured local craft and food and drink producers enjoyed a busy weekend, experiencing some of their most successful trading days in years!

Christopher Riddle, Honorary Secretary of the Wadebridge Prime Stock Association said:

“We held the event across two days for the first time, and it has been great to see so many people heading to the event to enjoy all that’s on offer, including learning more about local farming and food production.

“The competitive side of the event was very well supported once again and the standards as high as ever. We’d like to thank everybody who competed, judged, traded and in particular the volunteers who give up their time to make the event happen.”