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Stoke Ferry Agricultural Society names winners of annual wheat competition




Prizes were last night awarded to winners of Stoke Ferry Agricultural Society's annual wheat competition.

The winner from 11 entries was Robert McNeill Wilson (AR Wilson Limited) with a 76.8kg/Hl sample of Skyfall. In second place was Robert Smart with a 75.6kg/Hl sample of Zyatt, and third was Ed Lankfer with a sample of DSV Marston 75.2 kg/Hl.

The society was grateful to Albanwise for providing the test weighing machine.

Pictured, from left, are Tim Whitaker, agronomist for AR Wilson Ltd, collecting the award on behalf of winner Robert McNeill Wilson, Ed Lankfer who was third and society chairman Robert Smart, who was second.
Pictured, from left, are Tim Whitaker, agronomist for AR Wilson Ltd, collecting the award on behalf of winner Robert McNeill Wilson, Ed Lankfer who was third and society chairman Robert Smart, who was second.

For the first year a new barley competition was held. The result, based on the highest quality sample, will be judged by local grain merchants H.Banham Ltd after the event and the winner announced at the society's dinner in March. Tickets for this are now available from dinner secretary Nick Martin. The winner will go forward to a Norfolk Agricultural Societies inter-club competition.

The theme for the evening was a Brains Trust panel made up of local farmer Tom Dye, of Albanwise, Carla Daniels, of Lovewell Blake, and David Bolton, of David Bolton Partners.

There were varied questions from the floor on everything from Brexit to chlorinated chicken, to the implications of this very wet autumn weather.


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