The event is the oldest college-run competition of its kind in the country and sees students from Bishop Burton College in East Yorkshire, competing in a number of different disciplines.
The idea behind the competition is to enable students to experience what it is like to prepare for a large show and they compete in beef, dairy, sheep and equine classes. For the first time in the history of the prestigious competition, a new goat class was also introduced this year, allowing more students than ever to take part in the event. Students practice grooming and clipping skills and ensure their animal’s diet means it is in optimum condition.
The students taking part prepare for months, developing the skills and knowledge needed not only to compete, but also to take into the workplace when they complete their studies at the college.