RSC to run competitions at English Winter Fair

The English Winter Fair is to host two competitions run by the Royal Smithfield Club (RSC). 

The best beef ribs and the best saddle of lamb will be judged at this year’s show at the Staffordshire Showground on 18 and 19 November.

The Fair is organised by the Birmingham and Staffordshire Agricultural Society and chief executive Richard Williams said he was delighted to have the Club involved.

“It’s a huge honour to be associated with the Club and the new competitions will no doubt draw in even more high-quality entries,” he said.

Royal Smithfield Club chairman William Bedell said: “Having a presence at the English Winter Fair provides the Club with an ideal opportunity to show the very highest standard of meat that is produced by farmers from all over the UK.”

Judging will be done in the fair’s carcase hall. A beef ribs category will include two classes: one for a steer or heifer sired by native breed, plus a continental class. The best saddle of lamb will be from any breed.

The RSC will be working with a number of major regional prime stock shows across the UK following its withdrawal from at the East of England Show.

The first show that the RSC will attend and participate at will be Agrifest South West at Westpoint, Exeter on 8 November.

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