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THEY came from across southern England this week to take part in one of the biggest and best fatstock shows for years.
The traditional two–day Ashford Cattle Show that brings the countryside to town was celebrating its 150th year since formation.
Countess Mountbatten of Burma, the show president was overwhelmed by the support and quality produced by stockmen and growers for their annual show of excellence.
Beaming chairman Tony Weller was thrilled by the efforts of Young Farmers whose exceptional entries proved again that the future of the event is in good hands.
He said: “Entries were up in almost all classes and the quality better than ever with an increase in the commercial classes.
“It has been a highly successful show and the performance and enthusiasm of the young people from the Young Farmers clubs show that the future is secure.”
After blue tongue and foot and mouth disease caused cancellation of last year’s show some felt that during the present trying times for the agricultural industry it would be difficult to revive the spirit.
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Homewood School Young Farmers ready for the show
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