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Kington show is a great showcase for our county
THE late harvest could not stop Herefordshire farmers celebrating county life at this year’s Kington Show.
The show, which took place at Ovals Farm in Kington on Saturday, was busy all day.
The showground was packed with diverse trade stands and livestock exhibitors came out in force.
The morning started chilly and misty but by the time the gates opened, the sun was shining and many local farmers made the effort to support the historic one-day show.
Kathryn Williams, chairman of Kington Show, said the organising committee worked very hard to make the day a success.
She said: “The ground was particularly soft a week ago, so we made the decision that no vehicles would be allowed on the ground during the build week of the show.
“With volunteers rolling the field several times and the superb week prior to the show, it made the showground in tip-top condition for show day.”
Kathryn added: “I would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped the show, all the exhibitors, traders, sponsors and the general public for supporting the show. We really cannot survive without them.”
Kington Show is one of the last agricultural shows on the local calendar and the grand parade of livestock is a final chance for local farmers to showcase their stock.
Show president Roy Baker judged the Supreme Show animal, choosing between the Champion Horse, Supreme Sheep and Interbreed Cattle Champion. The winner was a Limousin heifer called Sherry Fraggle from Mr Terry and Mrs Sheila Jones, of Bowley, Clehonger .
Sherry Fraggle, a home-bred heifer, was led by the Jones’ daughter Karon Duggan.
Revealing that next year’s show will take place on September 14, show secretary Clare Edwards said: “With strong public support for Kington and the real sense of pride in the community, the event is a showcase of everything that our diverse and successful county has to offer.
Full show results on page 139 of Hereford Times, September 13