Livestock entries open for Royal Cornwall Show 2018
PUBLISHED: 11:19 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:19 14 March 2018
Entries are now open for the cattle, sheep, pig and goat sections at this year's Royal Cornwall Show
Exhibitors will head to Cornwall to compete at one of the UK’s leading traditional agricultural shows where agriculture remains firmly at its heart.
In total there will be 883 classes across the livestock sections with thousands of animals participating.
The 2017 show produced two new livestock entry records which highlights that the popularity of the Royal Cornwall has never been higher and remains relevant within farming.
The sheep section, headline sponsored again this year by Mole Valley Farmers, saw an all-time high of 1401 entries last year, surpassing the previous record set the year before.
39 sheep breeds were represented in total and the Whiteface Dartmoor sheep secured their own breed classes for the first time.
A similar surge in support was experienced in the pig section, which saw 261 entries last time, a significant increase on the previous entry record of 222 set in 2006.
Christopher Riddle, Secretary at the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, is looking forward to another strong year of competitive livestock action at the show.
“We enjoyed strong entries in recent years within our livestock sections with many new records set which is pleasing to see and we hope this continues in June.
“A traditionally warm Cornish welcome will be extended to livestock exhibitors from across the region and many from other parts of the UK when they assemble in Wadebridge to showcase the very best the industry has to offer.”
Closing dates for entries are as follows:
Cattle, sheep and pigs: 17 April
Goats: 1 April
The cattle, sheep and pig prize schedules, sponsored this year by agricultural insurers, AIUA, entry forms and online entry system can be found by visiting: www.rcsentries.co.uk or by calling the livestock team on 01208 812183.
The goat section prize schedule and entry forms can be found by visiting: www.royalcornwallshow.org/competitors/livestock/goats or by calling section secretary, Sue Smith, on 01326 563229
The Royal Cornwall Show takes place on 7, 8 and 9 June and will be held at the Wadebridge showground for its 225th year.
Visit www.royalcornwallshow.org for more information about this year’s event.