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Kent County Show organisers announce more livestock entries than previous five years

PUBLISHED: 09:24 30 June 2017

Kent County Show 2016. Credit: Andy Archer

Kent County Show 2016. Credit: Andy Archer

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All sheep, cattle and goat entries will be competing for the crown

Kent County Show organisers have announced that this year they’ve received the highest number of livestock entries for five years.

The livestock area will see 422 sheep entries, 393 cattle entries and 82 goat entries competing for the crown. There will also be a 115 calves, 130 lambs and 22 pens of pigs in the Kent Young Farmers Area.

Kevin Attwood, chairman, said: “For the past few years the county show team, which includes staff, committees, and volunteers has worked exceptionally hard to encourage our farming community to attend the show. Kent has a large number of farmers and businesses that work in the fruit sector and July is a very busy month for many of our growers. Therefore, the fact that we have expanded and diversified the area and have gained the support of the inductry is excellent news for our visitors.”

They will be housed in marquees and shedding and visitors will be able to see 50 different breeds of cattle, sheep and pigs during the three days.

Competitions take place on each day with judges looking for first, second and third place. Whilst every judge may look for different aspects they are all based on each animal’s individual breed traits and ultimately on the worth of the animal in terms of food production or breeding.

Also on offer throughout the three days, July 7, 8 and 9, will be sheep shearing in the agricultul area as part of the Hadlow College stand, the Story of Wool tent, as well as agricultural trade stands.

There will be machinery on display from businesses including, Haynes Agricultural, Versatile Equipment, Burden Bros Agri, Crawfords, Lister Machinery, Greenshields JCB, Fuel Oils, Glosrise, and Bobcat of London.

Rosie Gouldsworthy, trade stand organiser, said: “To have so many machinery this year is fantastic, the public have shown a real interest in modern farm equipment over the past few years. This machinery is important to food production and essential in that the role they play in modern farming is communicated to a wider audience. We are grateful that these businesses take time out of their busy schedules to exhibit at the show.”

Hadlow College will be in the area to highlight the work of their students. Their large marquee will feature a lambing simulator which is used by the college to help students learn the techniques required to provide skilled assistance during lambing.

Visitors to the marquee can also have a go at milking their life-sized model cow, Daisy.

For more information and to buy tickets visit kentshowground.co.uk

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