Winning Isle of Man farmers 'captivate' show judges

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The winners of an annual agriculture award in the Isle of Man "captivated" a panel of judges with their "passion and enthusiasm", said the Manx government.

Ean and Jo Parsons from Baljean Farm in Laxey were awarded the Tomorrow's Farmer prize 2014 at Royal Manx Agricultural Show on Friday.

They were presented with a cheque for £100 and a glass trophy.

Judging criteria for the award, now in its fifth year, include diversification and conservation.

A government spokesman said the Parsons have reacted well to changes within the industry by using the latest technology.

"They have used electronic identification and computerised recording on their cattle to benchmark their business against their previous performance and that of their peers," he continued.

The Tomorrow's Farmer award scheme is organised by the Isle of Man government and a private sponsor.

Nominations for the awards were invited in February when each of the farms put forward were assessed by a member of the judging panel.

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