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By Abbey Morton
Annan and Eskdale
Show draws crowds to Dumfries

PRIZED cattle, sheep and horses, brilliant bakes, beautiful blooms, machinery, stalls, food and glorious sunshine made for a perfect Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Show on Saturday

Thousands attended the 55th annual event at Park Farm to take in the ‘country comes to town’ atmosphere with fun for all the family.

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The highlight of the show was undoubtedly the huge number of entrants in the Galloway breed cattle class due to the Galloway Cattle World Congress bring held in the region this week.

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Over 240 delegates from 16 countries across the globe including Switzerland, Isle of Man, Canada and Australia led the grand parade of livestock.

SUPREME CHAMPION . . . Matt Stoker with his champion Belted Galloway, Whitepool Moondust
Commenting on yet another successful show, with visitor numbers up on last year, show president David Goldie said: “I thought it was a very successful show.

“The weather made it really and it must have been one of our busiest shows, there were so many extra people there and that was probably to do with the Galloway Cattle World Congress.”

JUDGEMENT TIME . . some of the breed champions in the line-up for the interbreed title

Also delighting the crowds were a chainsaw carving demonstration, gun dog scurry, Young Farmers Tug O’War, vintage tractor display as well as the popular Food Festival tent which showcased the region’s culinary delights.

For more pictures, reports and results see this week’s Annandale Herald and Moffat News and Annandale Observer.

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