The final preparations are now underway for this year's East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough on 30 November and 1 December.
Judging at the East of England Smithfield Festival
The event, now in its second year has once again attracted a bumper entry of livestock from across the country, with undoubtedly the widest spread of exhibitors at any of the winter primestock events this year.
Alongside the strong livestock entries the event also boasts a bigger turnout of trade stands than in 2011, offering visitors the chance to investigate their options for improving genetics, feeding and health in their livestock enterprises.
A number of agricultural machinery dealers have also taken stands, allowing livestock producers the opportunity to catch up on the latest developments in the machinery market at a dedicated livestock event.
Event manager Kerry Buttriss said the event's combination of the UK's finest livestock as well as excellent trade stands would appeal to a broad range of visitors, with free entry to the event allowing farmers and others the chance to have an enjoyable day at little cost.
“We are looking forward to an exceptional show of primestock backed up by the chance to see the latest developments in livestock breeding and management.
“Pre-show interest from visitors has been exceptionally strong and we're expecting a bumper crowd to turn out for the event which will provide a fitting finale to the major winter primestock show season.”
The event, which has Newark Livestock Market as its major sponsor, has built on the strong foundations laid in 2011 and promises to be bigger and better in all sections, she added.
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