A cow that was won in a raffle has become a winner herself after she was judged to be the best in class in a category at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Rawburn Mary Princess was put up as the prize by the Aberdeen Angus Society in a raffle open to young people on its youth development programme.
Robbie Moore, now 15, from Grimston was a top student on the scheme three years ago and was the lucky raffle winner.
She is now a mainstay of the Moore family’s Fenland Herd and is a prolific winner, taking best in breed at the Royal Norfolk and the female championship. She has also bred a winning calf, Fenland My Prize.
Robbie said: “It was brilliant to win the raffle at the time, especially as we were building up the herd, and she has turned out to be a winner too
The Royal Norfolk Show was held for two days at the Showground in Norwich and attended by some 80,000 people, including the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.
Another successful West Norfolk exhibitor was Clive Delamore, of Delamore Farms, Terrington St Clement, whose British White cow Bulby Jasmine added another championship to an unbeaten record this summer.
At the show with her third calf at foot, the fiveyearold was picked as female breed champion.
She had already won championships at the South Suffolk Show, the South of England Show, at Woodhall Spa and at the Three Counties Show and now she heads for the Yorkshire County Show and the Royal Welsh.
Prizes in the sheep classes also headed to the west of the county with Mr and Mrs G Beddie, from Swaffham, taking the championship for the best male exhibit in the Suffolk classes. Collison Associates, from Tilney All Saints, picked up first prize for the best Shetland ram, first and third for shearling ewes, a second place rosette for their ewe lamb and first prize for a group of three animals.
More stories and pictues from the Royal Norfolk Show on our centre pages, pages 24-25