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    DIARY DATES: 2007 Great Yorkshire Show

Quality livestock at a quality event - such is the reputation of the north's leading annual farming event, The Great Yorkshire Show.

Natalie Henry of Brighouse, West Yorkshire with her
Grandfather's Hereford calf, taking time out to enjoy
a quick snooze at the 2006 Great Yorkshire Show.

Natalie Henry

The show runs from Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 July when more than 130,000 people are expected to come through the gates of the Great Yorkshire Showground on the edge of Harrogate over the three days

As a showcase for the farming industry, the Great Yorkshire continues to remain focussed with agriculture at its heart. "The livestock classes and the link between the farming industry and the food on our tables are the fundamental elements of the Show," says Bill Cowling, the Honorary Show Director. Bill, who farms only a few miles from the Harrogate site, is committed to ensuring that the Show continues to be shop window for farmers and a link between them and their customers.

2006 winner of Supreme Sheep Miss Judith Barber,
Rosefield Farm, Dumfries.

Judith Barber

"The Great Yorkshire is where you can see the results some of the finest farming in the world." he says. "Our cattle, sheep and pig classes attract record breaking entries and the quality is such that many go on to win at other top events. The cattle are always outstanding and the sheep show, which regularly attracts over 1,500 entries, is a show in its own right and we are delighted to once again be hosting the BPA Pig of the Year Competition. In addition, completing the link between farmer and customer, we have a superb Food Hall with every conceivable type of produce to taste and buy, as well as the chance to talk directly to the producer" he said.

Elsewhere around the showground the packed programme presents the best of country life, top class show jumping, fashion shows, an art show, cookery theatres, a new Family Pet Area and plenty of opportunities to shop with hundreds of stands.

Advance tickets cost: adults £16; concessions: £13; children (5 - 18 years): £7 and Family Tickets (two adults and 3 children) £42. Parking is free and extensive.

Dates for the Great Yorkshire Show's sister event, Countryside Live are Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2007.

For more information please contact the Show office on 01423 546100 or see

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