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Three Shows Cattle Competition Hailed a Great Success
The SELEKT Three Shires Cattle Trophy and £1,000 in prize money was awarded to Bartle & Dawes of Dinmore Manor, Herefordshire with their superb Limousin, Beef Shorthorn and British Blue cattle. The prize presentation took place at the annual Moreton-in-Marsh Show, which celebrated its 70th anniversary on Saturday September 7.
One of the top cattle competitions in the UK with a prize pot of more than £2,000, The SELEKT Three Shires Cattle Trophy is awarded to the cattle exhibitor who collects the highest number of points at three of the best Midlands Shows – Hanbury Countryside Show, on the first Saturday in July, Burwarton Show, on the first Thursday in August and Moreton Show, on the first Saturday in September.
It was also tremendous to see Duncan Dawes Farms Ltd, finish in second place. They also won the highly coveted Mary Oughton Memorial Trophy and £250, awarded to the dairy exhibitor with the most points. Their Holsteins and Jerseys were of excellent quality and achieved top awards at all three Shows.
The Three Shires Cattle Trophy competitions are kindly supported by SELEKT. The SELEKT SYSTEM provides life-saving rehydration and clinical nutrition for cows. It was particularly pleasing to learn this year that this excellent product had been used on one of the Duncan Dawes Farms’ Holsteins. Affectionately known as Shakira, this top bred Holstein of Canadian genetics, born in Scotland and the product of Embryo transfer suffered a displaced abomasum just two weeks before the Hanbury Countryside Show. She was successfully operated on and treated with SELEKT and went on to win her class and overall Reserve Champion at Hanbury against strong competition. Shakira was proudly led by Mr Michael Dawes when he collected his prizes at Moreton Show.
David Renney, from SELEKT, said: ‘I am thrilled to learn that the SELEKT System was successfully used, not only to keep this cow alive, but also to allow her to thrive and enjoy a highly successful showing season. It has been a great pleasure to support this excellent competition for the past three years.’
Richard Heath, from the Hanbury Countryside Show, added: ‘As a result of the SELEKT Three Shires Cattle Trophy, entries at all three shows increased. It was very pleasing to see so many competitors vying for the title at the top of the table.’
For further information, contact Richard Heath
T: 07876 408814
Hanbury Countryside Show has been granted Charitable Status!
We are delighted to announce that the Hanbury Countryside Show Society has been granted Charitable Status. The Society has always run the Show for charitable purposes and we hope this new status will assist us in furthering promotion of agriculture and rural industries. The Show is primarily run for the benefit of the general public; we aim to educate visitors about agriculture, food production, conservation and many related crafts and rural skills.
The Society will launch an educational bursary scheme later this year; its aim will be to encourage and assist learning related to agriculture and associated trades. Bursaries will be issued to students studying at College or University and will be awarded following an application process.
The Society will continue to make donations to the Midlands Air Ambulance; this important charity plays such a vital role in many rural and urban areas and the Show`s organising team wish to maintain a high level of support for many years to come.
The charity number for the Society is 1160102
Added - 02/02/15
We are delighted to announce that mobility scooters will be available to hire for collection and use at this year's Show. These will be situated by Entrance B next to the Heavy Horse Ring. Please contact Event Mobility on 01386 725391 to arrange before the Show [www.eventmobility.org.uk]. Scooters can only be booked in advance.
For more information about access please visit our Visitors Page.