With no actual show this year, we have produced a virtual tour of local farms showing how various sections of livestock are prepared for competition on show day. It won't make up for not attending the show in person, soaking up the warm sunshine, meeting friends, watching from the ringside, browsing the trade stands and sampling the catering, but we hope it gives some insight into the behind the scenes preparaton. Hopefully, we will all attend in person next year and the videos will encourage you to think beyond the spectacle of the show ring.
Diary date for 2021 is Saturday 5th June.
The Office Bearers and Committee look forward to seeing everyone then.
We hope you enjoy watching and please share .......
Lifelong visitor to the ring and no stranger to a few rosettes...Brian Weatherup with fellow showman, judge and professional clipper, David Gray, show us how to get the best from our dairy entrants on Show Day.
One of our homegrown young team of showmen, Euan Mill gives us the lowdown on prepping his team for the big day.
We have an extra wee treat in store...2 special little girls in our show family, sharing their love of farming life.
Daddy Stuart McDougall doing his shearing demo on show day 2019...it's no easy task!
Beth Thomson, our very own show host, demonstrating how she would prepare her bull for the ring on the big day!
Here we have a short video from Carmine Brandi showing it's a lot handier to wash the smaller livestock and some cracking pictures showing his well dressed bird at the end of its pampering.
Hazel Laird gives a short demonstration on preparing her boy for a day of showjumping.
We hope you have enjoyed our insight. Show day is hard work, and most of these farmers will be doing this every weekend over the summer months, on top of their every day tasks on the farm. It is also a lot of fun and a great honour to be able to present your livestock in this way, and even better when you get to bring home a prize.