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Quality cattle at show
THE Dairy Show at the Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet takes place on Wednesday, October 3.
This one-day event has become one of the most important dates in the dairy farmer's calendar, combining a comprehensive trade show with an exhibition of top quality dairy cattle.
The show attracts more than 280 trade stands from across the country and beyond and, with more than 250 cattle, it provides the dairy farmer or farm manager with a complete “one stop shop” at which to meet milk buyers, feed suppliers, AI companies and consultants.
It also showcases an extensive display of agricultural machinery and equipment.
Many farmers and associated businesses regard the show as an excellent and profitable networking opportunity.
Dairy cattle are at the heart of the show, with 300 entries covering the six main breeds, plus classes for calves and junior showmanship classes to encourage the exhibitors of the future.
At the end of the day a panel of five expert judges will decide on each breed champion by marking the entrants out of ten, with the competitors hoping for the elusive 50 out of 50.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from bathandwest.com or by calling the ticket hotline on 01749 822200.