THE SHOW ORGANISERS
Some poultry shows have made the decision to cancel their 2017 events before having their hand forced. All shows within the timeframe fell victim to the ruling.
Scottish National Poultry Show secretary Robert Macdonald said after cancelling the 2017 event: “Today can only be called my ‘darkest hour’ and I’m hurting like never before, but I have to come back stronger than ever. Let’s hope for a great one next year.”
Among many other shows cancelled were The Reading and District Bantam Society Show (Bantam Classic), the High Peak Poultry Club Show, the Northern Poultry Society Championship Show, the Peebles & District Poultry & Bantam Club Show and the Ulster Poultry Federation Show.
Ulster Show secretary Neal Adams said: “We tried every avenue but unfortunately we have been left with no choice other than to cancel. We were well on course for a bumper entry which is disappointing, but we will be in touch with everyone who entered regarding entry fees etc.”