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Cattle

Beef, Dairy and Dexter classes will be held across all four days of show with plenty to see in the Wyke Farms Cattle Judging Rings.

The competition to look out for is the “Team Challenge” taking place on Friday 2nd June from 9:30am.  The Competition is made up of Junior (10 – 17 years) and Senior (18 – 26 years) age groups in both Beef and Dairy, with Teams of three competing in Stock Judging, Cattle Preparation and Cattle Showing.  This year a tented preparation area will be constructed in the cattle rings to allow the whole competition to be on show and provide insight into what goes in to preparing a cow for the Show Ring.

In 2017 the Cattle section sees the introduction of Cross Bred Heifers and Steers, dedicated beef calf classes on the Saturday along with a Dairy Calf Pairs Class.

This year also sees the introduction of the Sweepstake Classes to offer cattle competitors whose animal has not won a first or second prize, another opportunity to win.

The Headline Beef Sponsors are Thatchers Cider, Paul Loader Traditional Family Butchers and South West Tyres.

Yeo Valley is the Headline Dairy Sponsor.

 

Sheep

The Sheep Section is delighted to welcome the Southern Texel Focus Show to the Royal Bath & West Show for the second year running.  This year also sees the introduction of the group of six, Clun Forest classes – after a long absence – along with the Kerry Hill and for the first time; Beltex classes.  All new Sweepstake Classes have been added to the schedule offering sheep competitors, whose animal has not won a first or second prize, another opportunity to win.

The Headline Sheep Sponsor is PKF Francis Clark.

Pigs

The Royal Bath & West Show has held its position to be one of the most important pig shows in the country. The quality of pigs is always high and will be evident across the four days of judging.

The Classes taking place on each day within the Pig Pavilion (Edmund Rack Pavilion):