Royal Three Counties Show celebrates record-breaking livestock entries
Record numbers of sheep are flocking from all corners of the UK with over 50 breeds competing at the highly prestigious Royal Three Counties Show next week.
Royal Three Counties Show, in association with JCB, will take place from 14-16 June and will be welcoming 3000 sheep entries across the weekend - a new record for the event.
The show, which plays host to a number of national breed society shows, will be also be welcoming 28 breeds of cattle, 11 breeds of goats and 14 breeds of pigs over the weekend in over 900 classes.
This year’s event will also host several Royal Three Counties Show firsts including the Toggenburg Breeders Society National Show and People’s Choice Pig: a new addition that will allow visitors to try their hand at judging by voting for their favourite.
The show will also see 11 National Shows taking place including those of the Gloucester Cattle, Murray Grey Cattle Societies and the Castlemilk Moorit and Hebridean Sheep societies.
The show will also welcome the Hampshire Downs Sheep Breeders Association, the Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders Association and the Kerry Hill Flock Book Society National Shows, as well as the Beltex Sheep English National Show and exciting new classes for Border Leicester Sheep. Alongside this, the Goat section will see the return of the British Angora Goat Society’s National Show.
Visitors will be able to view a magnificent Grand Parade of Livestock each day; a spectacle of prize-winning livestock who have competed throughout the day, with commentators giving insight into each of the breeds on display.
Three Counties Head of Shows Diana Walton said she was thrilled to be welcoming so many distinguished National Shows to the Society’s flagship event: “ We are delighted we are able to showcase the exceptional quality of livestock that Royal Three Counties attracts”
“We are especially thrilled to be hosting the Rare and Minority Breeds Show on Sunday (16th) providing visitors with the opportunity to learn more about some of the more endangered breeds at the show.”
“With full classes across the board, we are excited to be hosting three days of top quality competition”
Set at the foot of the Malvern Hills, the show is expected to attract over 90,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.