It’s first place again for Jamie and star George

Jamie Townsend pictured with his prize winning gander. 112974.
Jamie Townsend pictured with his prize winning gander. 112974.
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A SIX-YEAR-OLD farmer-in-the-making scooped a first prize at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Gladstone Road pupil Jamie Townsend showed the prize-winning 28lb gander, George, at the event in Harrogate and was “over the moon”, according to granddad Dave Ward.

Mr Ward, who has Riverside Farm in Ayton, said: “It’s the second year on the trot he’s won with the same goose.

“He’s very good at handling animals and always shows them himself.”

He added that Jamie has been involved in the farm and agricultural shows ever since he could walk.

He often shows bantams at Rosedale and Burniston Show and has grown marrows, strawberries and tomatoes.

Jamie was a prize for his cucumbers at last year’s Burniston Show and is hoping his marrows will impress the judges this year.

Mr Ward said: “We’re very proud of him and he gets a lot out of it.

“He loves the farming life and the country.”