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 as over 3,000 animals compete to be crowned champion of champions. You can discover more fluffy, furry, and feathered friends in the Fur, Feather & Farm village.
Ask the Farmer
Ever wondered what a farmer does each day? Or have questions about what’s happening in the rings in the Farming Village? This is the perfect place to ask your questions and discover all you’ll ever need to know about farmers and their animals. To top it all off, the supermodels of the sheep world will strut their stuff on the ‘woolwalk’ as part of a fashion show celebrating the story of wool. There’ll also be live displays of spinning, felting, and knitting. Start planning your day out now with the Ask The Farmer Timetable.
Sheep Shearing Competitions
Witness the fastest and most skillful sheep shearers in the country. The shearers come from far and wide to compete here and entertain the crowds. 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, from an Adam Henson look-a-like competition to the legendary tug-of-war on Sunday. Guaranteed to put a smile on everybody’s face.
World Angus Forum
Aberdeen-Angus is renowned for being the world’s finest beef breed. With the Aberdeen Angus National Show Championship taking place on the Saturday of the show, you’ll be able to see world class cattle up close and find out what makes them such an iconic breed. Over 100 international farmers are expected to join us for the spectacle.
Junior Dairy Show
New for 2017, we’ll be hosting our first ever National Junior Dairy Show. Come and see calves and first milking heifers of all the major dairy breeds. Breeders from across the country will be eager to showcase the future potential of their herds.
National Rare and Minority Breeds Show
Sunday is your chance to see some rare and minority breeds championed by Rare Breeds Survival Trust. This event will see entries from across the UK, as breeders seek to promote their breeds to a wider audience.
If you want to find out about the latest agricultural technologies, then head on over to the trade stands. Here you’ll find plenty of friendly support and advice from the specialists.
Lamb Carcass Competition
Cast your eye over legs, loins, sirloins and racks with the best lamb carcasses on show. Great if you want to know what constitutes good lamb and how the experts assess it. A sight to behold, the Lamb carcasses are sold off in a traditional style auction, on Saturday at 14.30.
Looking to compete at the show? Visit the Compete page for more information.