Success for Brackenhurst at Smithfield Festival

A team of students studying Agriculture at Brackenhurst won fourth place after competing at the College Challenge stock judging competition at the Smithfield Festival.

A team of students studying Agriculture at Brackenhurst won fourth place after competing at the College Challenge stock judging competition at the Smithfield Festival.

Two teams from NTU entered, each made up of four students. The competition involved judging butcher’s lambs, lamb carcasses, breeding ewes and breeding heifers. The team members also had to identify 10 livestock feeds.

The NTU Brackenhurst B team scored 337 out of 400 in the stock judging element of the competition, finishing fourth overall.

Training, led by Andrew Baugh, had taken place over the last few weeks at Brackenhurst and also the abattoir of R B Elliot & Son of Callow - a local butcher in Chesterfield.

The team was made up of students Matthew Hore, Tyler Smith, Abigail Cutts and Nicola Bird who began studying Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Agriculture in September.

Course leader Steve Booth said: “This was an excellent result for the team as it was the first time they had entered a stock judging competition.”

Success for Brackenhurst at Smithfield Festival

Published on 9 December 2016
  • Category: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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