If you want an authentic taste of farming, then pay a visit to the Farming Village. You’ll see some of the finest livestock around, meet the farmers themselves, and watch the animals compete to be crowned champion of champions. There will be nearly 900 classes, 120 breeds of animals across 25 judging rings over the three days – that’s a lot of livestock to meet.
You can discover more fluffy, furry, and feathered friends in the Fur, Feather & Farm village.
Discover how the British Wool grade, promote and sell the fleeces produced by the British wool industry. The British Wool Marketing Board is responsible for the promotion of wool as a sustainable fibre that is usable in a range of situations including fashion and interiors.
SHEEP SHEARING COMPETITIONS
Witness the fastest and most skilful sheep shearers in the country. The shearers come from far and wide to compete here and entertain the crowds on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday we have shearing demonstrations taking place, it’s baa-rilliant fun and action-packed entertainment.
The Young Farmers always know how to inject a healthy amount of fun into proceedings. Come along and watch their trademark humorous competitions. Guaranteed to put a smile on everybody’s face.
NATIONAL RARE AND MINORITY BREEDS SHOW
Sunday is your chance to see some rare and minority breeds. This event will see entries from across the UK, as breeders seek to promote their breeds to a wider audience. There are classes for 54 different rare and minority breeds, this represents the largest gathering of rare breed livestock in the country.
The Farming Village is the destination to discuss rural affairs and to gain advice on topical agricultural matters, while getting the chance to meet up with fellow farmers and landowners. Drop into the NFU Advisory stand to gain guidance on subjects including farm insurance, succession planning and farm safety. Interested parties can learn about the latest technologies in irrigation and renewable energy, and there are a number of different machinery dealerships to explain the ins and outs of each of their models. Find time to talk to local Land Agents about farm valuations, grants and diversification.