Heifer belonging to Payhembury couple claims top spot at livestock show

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:04 15 December 2017

Lin Calcraft, centre, winner of the Exeter and District Christmas Show with Saucy Clover, and right, the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Lesley Robson and judge, Philip David, with Lin’s parents, Michael and Judith, left.

Lin Calcraft, centre, winner of the Exeter and District Christmas Show with Saucy Clover, and right, the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Lesley Robson and judge, Philip David, with Lin’s parents, Michael and Judith, left.

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Home-bred British Blue cross Saucy Clover was shown by Paul and Lin Calcraft, who have won five times in the last seven years.

A heifer belonging to a Payhembury couple has clinched top honours at Exeter and District Primestock Christmas Show.

Home-bred British Blue cross Saucy Clover was shown by Paul and Lin Calcraft, who have won five times in the last seven years.

Saucy Clover, by well-known sire Drift Domini, was born on January 4, 2016 and weighed in at 658 kilos.

The heifer went on to top the sale at £2,632 (400ppk), purchased by Darts Farm Master Butchers at Topsham.

Reserve was Limousin heifer “Madam”, born on August 8, 2016 exhibited by Eddie Davies from Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset.

In the sheep classes, the Darke family from Kingsbridge took the supreme championship with a pair of Texel lambs.

The show attracted a good quality of prime cattle, butchers lambs and pigs for the show and sale, held on December 1, which was conducted by Kivells Auctioneers.

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