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Hadlow Celebrates Four Wins at Ashford Livestock Event

Posted on 30th November 2015 in Agriculture, Events

Our Agriculture students are celebrating after achieving four prizes at the annual two-day Ashford Fat Stock event on the 30th Nov-1st Dec.  The College was awarded 1st and 4th prizes for their pigs in the 80-100kg heavy class, qualifying for the championship round, where they won 1st and Champion Pig Carcass.

Hadlow students Mollie Fosgate and Charlotte Uyterhoeven-Pursey with their winning rosettes

Representing Hadlow at the event were Peter Stanley, Head Stock Person, Chris Smoothy, Farms Manager and students Mollie Fosgate, Simone Wood and Charlotte Uyterhoeven-Pursey.  The college’s three pigs were Pietrain cross Welsh from the Princess Christian’s Farm (PCF), which were bought by show president Paul Burden for £300p/kg (£214).  This was the first time the College has attended such an event.

Farms Manager Chris Smoothy commented, “I’m very pleased for the students.  It’s an excellent result after all their hard work at PCF looking after and mucking out the livestock – it gives them a bit of a boost. “

 

About Ashford Fat Stock Show

Ashford Market Fat Stock Show is a two-day celebration of the best livestock that Kent has to offer. The event includes a stock judging competition, butchery and cookery demonstrations and commercial livestock sales. In attendance are various experts who are on hand to explain the importance of good animal husbandry, the quality of British meat and the process from ‘farm to fork’.

For more information, contact: Philip Orrell, Hadlow Group PR and Media Manager, Tel: 01732 372794, philip.orrell@hadlow.ac.uk

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