The announcement yesterday (Weds) that the Surveillance Zone for
Bluetongue has been extended to the north, means that the Great
Yorkshire Showground now lies within the restricted area.
Cattle Parade in the Great Yorkshire Show's
main ring at
the Great Yorkshire Showground.
Livestock schedules for the 150th Great Yorkshire Show (Tuesday
8 – Thursday 10 July) had just been sent out to exhibitors
with a letter inviting entries from all areas but saying that entry
cheques would not be processed until closer to the show dates to
reflect the most up to date situation. This remains unchanged.
Bill Cowling, Honorary Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show
said: “Until this latest announcement we had expected to
get most of our cattle and sheep entries from the North of England
and Scotland. The announcement reverses that and we now expect
most entries to come from within the zone ie south of Harrogate.
Having said I think it’s very likely that the restricted
area will move again before July, hence we continue to invite all
exhibitors to enter. I am sure we will have an excellent show of
cattle and sheep, maintaining our standard for both quality and
Livestock are the focal point of the Great Yorkshire which regularly
sees more than 1,000 cattle, 1,800 sheep and some 250 pigs.
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