Superb livestock from across the country is promised for the 2006
Countryside Live Food and Farming Fair as organisers announce that
both the cattle and sheep sections are a "sell out" and a
waiting list is in operation.
The 2005 Countryside Live Supreme Beef Champion
shown by Philip Price seen here with Lady Halifax, Patron, who
presented the trophy.With a total of £5,680 in prize money on offer, the event has
attracted 167 cattle entries and 228 sheep, with 582 pigeon entries
and 909 entries across the poultry classes. The event is run by the
Yorkshire Agricultural Society, best known as the organiser of the
Great Yorkshire Show.
Countryside Live takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday
28 and Sunday 29 October and for the first time includes classes for
young handlers showing their stock in the sheep and cattle sections.
"It is vital that we encourage and support young people who are
interested in showing their animals," said Bill Cowling, Honorary
Show Director of the event. "These are the farmers of tomorrow
and not only being able to recognise a top quality animal, but present
it properly to the judges is an important skill. The young handler
classes have proved successful at the Great Yorkshire Show, and all
the signs are that this will be mirrored at Countryside Live. We are
looking forward to an excellent two days."
The winners of both the Supreme Beef and the Supreme Sheep Championships,
Philip Price of Hay on Wye and Robin Slade of Leominster respectively,
are returning to defend their titles. Judging of the cattle and sheep
begins at 9am on the Saturday, with the Supreme Championships judged
on Sunday afternoon.
The link between farming and the food on our tables will be emphasised
through the popular National Festival of Meat organised by the Royal
Smithfield Club. Farmers and butchers from around the region will be
bringing entries for the Saddles of Lamb and Ribs of Beef sections
with judges Brian Glaves and Charles Hill having the difficult task
of choosing the winners. The winning beef entry will then be cooked
in front of the Yorkshire Life Cookery Theatre audience.
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