Saturday 29 September 2012
New ploughing champion
SCOTLAND may not perform well on the international stage when it comes to football but in ploughing, this country has once again produced a world champion, with Andrew Mitchell Jnr, of Haughs of Ballinshoe, Forfar, picking up the title.
His win in the conventional ploughing section came in the Croatian town of Biograd na Moru and it repeated his previous world championship title six years ago in Ireland when he was just 17.
He was ploughing with a Ford tractor/Dowdeswell plough combination and was marked well ahead of his nearest challenger, Ireland’s
Eamon Tracey. His day job is as a New Holland specialist with Agricar in Forfar.
Championship ploughing runs in the family genes as Andrew Mitchell senior has also been twice world champion, in 1997 and 2011, both his successes coming in the reversible section.
However, he slipped down to reserve championship place at the weekend, a few points behind the winner, Frenchman Yves Thievon.
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Source: the scotsman
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