ALTHOUGH the two supreme awards in the cattle section at Nantwich Show went out of the district, local exhibitors still picked up plenty of silverware.
The supreme dairy champion award was won by H W Oultram and Co, of Newbridge Farm, Ewloe, Deeside, with its Ayrshire cow, Stamford Flash Girl.
The Oultram company cleaned up in the Ayrshire classes, winning the breed championship for the third year in succession.
The supreme beef champion-ship went to R M Birch, of Weston, Stafford, with his Sim-mental heifer, Celtic Princess. He also won the Belgian Blue championship.
One major title stayed close to the showground, H and J Tomlinson, of Church Farm, Acton, winning the James McWilliam Trophy, awarded for the most successful cattle exhibitor living in Cheshire.
The Tomlinsons built up their points tally in classes in the Ayrshire section.
Another local success story came in the Brown Swiss section, with the championship going to J Ball, of Lyn House Farm, Betchton, Sandbach.
The Guernsey championship was won by A J and M J Hall, of Thornton Hough, Wirral.
Although J Lomax and Son of Baldwins Gate, Newcastle, Staffordshire, won the Holstein title, there was a string of successes in the section for John and Valerie Barlow, of Minshull Hall, Church Minshull.
They won the heifer in milk, the exhibitor bred heifer in milk, the cow in milk, the exhibitor bred cow in milk, the bull progeny group, and champion heifer awards.
The breed championship in the Jersey section was won by Coldeaton Jerseys of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and the Shorthorns title went to G A Madeley of Telford.
Show joint secretary Adrian Lawrence said he was delighted with the cattle section both from a numerical and quality point of view.
He added: 'I think it safe to say that some of the finest animals you could wish to see were on view on the showground.'