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Huge livestock turnout for Royal Berkshire Show

by 5m Editor
23 September 2005, at 12:00a.m.

UK - More than 62,600 visitors came through the gates for the two-day, Royal Countyof Berkshire Show at the weekend. The highlight of the championship was the Grand Parade of livestock, with the best dairy and beef specimens leading the way. Cattle numbers at this year’s Royal County of Berkshire show at Newbury last weekend swelled to 570 this year - a record for the show. Dairy interbreed champion was Jersey, Pavenham IBEN 9, while the beef champion was the Limousin, Reseda. Also reporting excellent turnout was the sheep section, with fractionally short of 500 entries. Chief sheep steward, Nigel Wernham, said: “To have 500 entries at the last major show of the year is tremendous.” The show was also notable for the visit of a Japanese overseas mission. Since the UK was declared free of FMD there has been a series of high level reciprocal visits between representatives of the Japanese and UK pig industries. <i>Source: FWi</i>

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