A JUDGE of royal pig shows who was an endlessly enthusiastic farmer has died at 83 years old.

Barry Tue, the former owner of Bromley Farm in Wortley, came from humble beginnings as the only child in a mining family.

With his wife Glenda, Barry built up a small holding at Westwood High Green, becoming one of the most respected pig farmers in the nation, being invited to several committees and to judge at royal shows.

By devoting his life to farming, the humble farmer built an internationally-renowned business that would sell pigs across the globe.

Plenty of his work was supported by young men with troubled backgrounds, who Glenda had been put in contact with through her voluntary probation work.

Barry would do his best to give them a second chance, and encouraged them with his enthusiasm for farming, helping them to gain self worth and a better life.

Daughter, Andrea O’Connell,said: “He could talk to anyone and he always gave people a chance.

“He would tell people to try and give it a go, he believed anyone could achieve anything.”

Beyond farming, Barry had a life-long love of aviation and fast cars, which he pursued later in life.

He would regularly get involved in bomber and stock car racing – earning himself a few trophies along the way – and always amused locals by flying his plane above his farm once he had built a landing strip there.

Once retiring from the farm, Barry took on a job as taxi driver, never losing his work ethic.

He died at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital on January 27 after a fall and several weeks of illness.

Andrea added: “Dad will be very much missed by all his family and friends. He was a colourful character who lived life to the full.”