THERE were some top results for Tyne Valley farmers at this year’s Borderway Agri-Expo.

Tom and Di of Moralee Herefords, Stocksfield, saw all eight of their cattle competing in the show placed in the top three of their classes along with a first and third place in the pairs and a third place in group of three by same sire classes.

But the biggest star of the day was Moralee 1 Katy Perry KS S8, who scored first in the March 19 heifer class and then reserve junior female and reserve overall female.

Moralee 1 Mink KR S4 also proved herself on the day, placing first in the October 18 heifer class and then being awarded senior female champion.

The Moralee’s commercial steer Beefbox, owned jointly with Keadyview Herefords, was also first in the steer class and scooped third in the main commercial Expo classes.

In the Blackface lamb class, a sheep put forward by Willie Weatherson, of Edges Green, Haltwhistle, scored in third place, whilst a bull calf from W&M Taylor, of Crook Hill Farm, Stocksfield, took fifth place.

Hereford supreme champion title went out of the patch to A&P Massey’s Hollyvale1Gracious 3rd.

Tynedale youngsters also had a successful day, with 13-year-old James Anderson winning champion young handler and his sister Charlotte coming fourth in the young handlers’ junior class.

Local faces did not just compete in the show, but also stepped into the ring to judge too.

One of these was Andrew Hunter, of The Steel and Carrick, near Bellingham, who out of a class of 19 entries, he awarded the title of best pair of Mule gimmer lambs to James Robinson, of Carnforth, and the reserve to Philip Elliott, of Penrith.

Andrew said: “This was a phenomenal show of Mule gimmer lambs and this was a challenging task.

“However, I chose the winning pair because they had fantastic coats, sharp eyes, were brightly coloured and they were perfectly correct on their legs.”

Joint managing director of event organisers Harrison & Hetherington, David Pritchard, said: “Our objective when we launched Agri-Expo all those years ago, was not only to provide an event where or British livestock farmers could show stock, but also to host an event that would support our livestock farmers in terms of business, education and importantly as a social gathering.

“We have welcomed exhibitors, judges and visitors from the length and breadth of the UK, and from the feedback we have received, we have an industry which is robust and keen to grasp whatever the future holds.”