Colchester: Heather bids emotional farewell to champion beef heifer at Stanfords’ Xmas livestock show

Heather Blythe tears up after her heifer took first place at the Colchester cattle market as she was

Heather Blythe tears up after her heifer took first place at the Colchester cattle market as she was sad to part with the cow.

It was mixed emotions for a small-scale beef cattle producer as she took the top prize at livestock auctioneers Stanfords’ Christmas show in Colchester today.

A tearful Heather Blythe, of Horsford, near Norwich, won best in show with her multiple prize-winning heifer, sold for £4/kg, or a total of £2,500.

“I’m really pleased,” she said. “I have thought a lot of this heifer, but she’s got to go now.”

Thirteen-year-old Jack Byford took top prize in the sheep section for a pair of Texels crossed with Beltex which he raised himself. Grandfather, Cyril Byford, accepted the trophy as Jack was at school.


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