The Dairy Show

Event details

When
3rd October 2012
Address
The Showground
Shepton Mallet,
Website

About the event

This one day event has become one of the most important dates in the dairy farmer's calendar, combining a comprehensive trade show with an exhibition of top quality dairy cattle. The show attracts over 280 tradestands from across the country and beyond and with over 250 cattle this show is the place to be seen and visit.

The show as ever continues to provide the dairy farmer or farm manager with a complete "one stop shop" event at which to meet the milk buyers, feed suppliers, aI companies and consultants, plus it showcases an extensive display of agricultural machinery and equipment. Many of the farmers and businesses also hail the event as an excellent and profitable networking opportunity. Throughout the day the theatre also hosts an array of topical seminars.

Dairy cattle are at the heart of the show with 300 entries covering the six main breeds, plus classes for calves and Junior Showmanship classes to encourage the exhibitors of the future. The classes reach an exciting climax at the end of the day with each breed champion judged by a panel of five experts who mark the entrants out of ten, with all competitors hoping for the elusive 50 out of 50.