County Show Characters: The stockman

Stockman Keith Jempson at Bucks County Show
Stockman Keith Jempson at Bucks County Show

Keith Jempson works in a freelance capacity helping farmers to get their cattle show ready for the critical eyes of the judges.

This year he prepared the British Blues that belong to Chinnor butcher David Plested.

Mr Jempson said: “I train them to walk and break to a halter, wash, groom and clip them in preparation for the show.”

He looked after two British Blues, a bull and a heifer, as well as one cross bred heifer.

He said: “We come every year and often get prizes. I love the show, it’s a shop window and a day out. I slept here last night in a caravan to be close to the stock.”