THERE’S something for everyone at this year’s Biggar Show, according to organisers.
The showfield by Edinburgh Road will be full to bursting point when the gates open for the South Lanarkshire event at 8am on Saturday, July 22.
Biggar Farmers Club has been asked to host three Scottish national shows of livestock this year.
These include; the Scottish Texel Breeders, the Zwartble sheep and the Hereford Cattle breeders (who are coming to Biggar for their main show of the year).
Around 160 Texels, 100 Zwartbles and 40 Herefords are expected at the show.
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This year’s event will feature around 500 sheep and 80 cattle. Also on the lineup, more than 100 horses will compete in various classes throughout the day.
New for 2017 are classes for ridden Clydesdale and Clydesdale Stud Cart, and they promise to be a fabulous spectacle for those attending the show.
Speaking ahead of the event, president of the Biggar Show 2017, Callum Wight said: “As well as the larger livestock we also have the poultry exhibits at the top of the showfield, and the dog show which can be entered on the day so do bring your dog along.
“The ladies industrial section in the main marquee never fails to amaze, not only for the baking and preserving skill but also arts and crafts skills, its always worth while popping in to view the industrial section.
“If you are hungry there will be local food business situated strategically throughout the showfield from the main gate right through to the top of the field where the Local Producers Food Fare can be found.
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“The ever popular Highland dancing competitions and children’s entertainment marquee should be in there usual spots on the west side of the field.
“After the Grand parade of prize winning livestock and the selection of the champion animal in the main ring, there will be the usual assortment of fun going on in the main ring.
“I hope the general public support us once again by coming out on show day and making the superb atmosphere that makes Biggar Show.”
Admission for adults is £10, OAPs £5, with free entry for children under 16.
For more information on the Biggar Show, visit the website: www.biggarfarmersclub.org.uk