Winter Stock Wonderland for Easton and Otley Winners

14 December 2017

A team of students from Easton and Otley College went head to head against other UK colleges during a national farming competition held in Peterborough and came first.

The students were taking part in the ’Winterstock’ college challenge that was held at the East of England Showground last week.

In terms of the competition itself, all teams took part in the stockjudging of prime lambs, breeding pigs, lamb carcasses and in a mystery challenge they had to identify five cuts of beef.

On beating competition from across the country, farm manager at Easton and Otley College, Andrew Vernon, said, “It was on the icing on the cake coming first this year having taken the runner up spot in 2016. The group performed well as a team and that was the most pleasing part of it. It’s a national success so we are delighted and it highlights the farming talent that we have at the college.”