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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
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CROWDS flocked to enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside at Dumfries and Lockerbie Show today.

The weather stayed mainly dry for the annual agricultural event at Park Farm, ensuring a good turnout.

The livestock competitions were the main attraction with the best of the region’s cattle, sheep, horses and goats battling it out for glory.

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Judging in one of the goat classes
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The sheep pens
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The cattle under scrutiny

And there were also plenty of other attractions for all ages: the craft tent was bustling, the food festival was packed, the beer tent did a roaring trade, there were queues for the funfair and the sidestalls were busy.

The entertainment programme included gun dogs, a tug of war, pipe band music and a motorcycle stunt show.

 

Annandale Young Farmers won the mixed tug of war
Annandale Young Farmers won the mixed tug of war

 

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Live demos in the food festival tent
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The trophies waiting to be presented
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The grand parade
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Fiona Armstrong, right, presents the trophy for the Clydesdale champion

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Full story, results and pictures in this week’s papers.

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