GYS livestock entry deadline approaches

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Competitors heading to the Great Yorkshire Show are being reminded that entries for livestock classes close in the coming weeks.

Each year a selection of the UK’s finest livestock competes for the show’s coveted championship rosettes and participants are being reminded to get their entries in before the Tuesday, May 14 deadline for sheep classes, by Tuesday, May 21 for cattle and by Wednesday, June 5 for pigs.

A string of competition judges have now been announced. The Supreme Beef championship will be judged by Arwel Owen, from Welshpool, who has a pedigree herd of British Charolais. County Down dairy farmer Ashley Fleming will decide the Dairy Championship and the winner of the prestigious Burke Trophy.

This year’s beef interbreed judge is Aled Edwards who farms in Dyfed. He will judge the Blythewood Beef Pairs, both the natives and continentals. Mr Edwards has judged at many national shows and was the first British breeder to be elected President of the World Limousin Council.

Tickets for the show, on Tuesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 11, are available online at, by calling 01423 541222 or from the show’s office at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.