Stirling Charolais supreme champion heads to Essex

PUBLISHED: 13:01 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:01 22 February 2017

Jenny and John Rix of Wissington Charolais, Nayland, near Colchester made a successful bid  for at Stirling for supreme and senior champion Edenhurst Leader.

Jenny and John Rix of Wissington Charolais, Nayland, near Colchester made a successful bid for at Stirling for supreme and senior champion Edenhurst Leader.

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The Stirling spring sale Charolais supreme champion is heading to Essex after it was snapped up by keen cattle breeders.

John and Jenny Rix at Wissington Grove Farm.John and Jenny Rix at Wissington Grove Farm.

John and Jenny Rix founded their Wissington Charolais herd, managed by Darren Knox, in 2005 on the family’s arable farm at Nayland, in the Stour Valley.

Organisers of the sale, which attracts buyers from around the country, crowned Edenhurst Leader supreme champion. The Rixes made a successful bid of 11,000 guineas to secure the 11-month-old, but his was far from being the highest price. The top bid was 25,000 guineas for the reserve supreme and supreme and reserve senior champion Gretnahouse Lord.

But the winning animal was described by judge Chris Currey as “the sort of bull that ticks all the boxes for the modern beef market”. He was purchased from A and JJ Forrest, of Lanarkshire, who bought him at breeders Peter and Vanessa Vasey’s dispersal sale in October 2015.

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