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Deadline for 2022 Registrations
The annual sale organised each August by the ram sale committee of NSA South West Region is at Exeter Livestock Centre.
Go to the NSA Events page to find this year’s sale dates. Entry forms and catalogues are added to this page in the run-up the sale.
NSA ram sales are recognised throughout the industry as well-respected multi-breed sales offering rams that have all been individually inspected for health and quality before entering the sale ring. There are six sales throughout the year, including the NSA Wales & Border Main Ram Sale in September, believed to be the biggest in Europe. Only NSA members can sell at NSA ram sales; visit the NSA Membership page to find out more about the benefits of NSA membership and an application form to join.
Did you know?
Every animal is inspected before sale for testicles, teeth and general health. This is done by NSA-approved inspectors, often with support from a vet.
Sheep with performance recording records are available and clearly marked in catalogues.
All stock is sold under auctioneers’ conditions of sale with extra support from NSA if needed.
Different breeds and vendors are brought together in one place, offering sheep reared in every environment in the UK to fit all market specifications.
Some stock is sold as part of official breed society sales, with additional catalogue information available.
More than 7,000 head are offered at NSA sales collectively.
Entries Close for Carlisle Sale, which will take place on 26th August 2022
Lower Birth Notification Deadline
Kington Show is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country and will be held again this year on the second Saturday in September.
With its roots firmly embedded in farming, the show brings together the local community and provides a setting for all to enjoy a fantastic day out.
Along with horse and riding competitions, the show has managed to blend the traditional agricultural feel of livestock and horticultural competitions with the lively entertainment on offer for the whole family in and around the main ring. We have YFC, Shearing and Dog competitions all day as well as a wonderful display of Vintage vehicles.
We also expect to have over 100 outdoor trade stands, a busy Food & Craft marquee and a wide variety of catering options including a licensed public bar.
Find out more about this year’s show and put the date in your diary – come and join us for a day to remember!
Advance tickets will be available: Adults £12.50, 10-17 yrs £5, under 10 yrs free.
Parking is free and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
For any information in connection with the show, phone the secretary Wendy Smith on 01544 340598 or email email@example.com.
10-17 yr old £5.00
Under 10s Free
From mid-August until the Thursday before the show, Adult tickets will be available to purchase locally from the Burton Hotel and Kington Farm Supplies at £10 each.
Why not become a member? The cost of membership is the same as the gate ticket price and includes preferential parking, access to the members’ marquee and information about the show during the year. Please see the Members page for more information or click here to be re-directed.
What’s on 2022
THE SQUIBB FREESTYLE STUNT TEAM
Jamie Squibb was British Motocross Freestyle Champion three times and has since developed his own portable ramps, enabling him and his stunt partners to bring their amazing display to Kington Show – Saturday 10th September 2022.
You will see radical airborne motorcycle aerobatics and ground based stunts, with the biggest and best moves and tricks you are ever likely to see. Team reach dizzy heights as they launch themselves skywards to land over 30 metres away on the lorry based landing ramp.
Most recent ventures for the Team was another invitation to entertain the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed; taking part in the Masters of Dirt competition in Austria and competing in the World Championships at the O2 in London.
The Stunt Team are a very popular display and entertain crowds all over the Country.
Jamie always saves the biggest and best moves and tricks for the finale leaving the crowd yelling for more.
For a chance to see more of the Squibb Freestyle Stunt team click here
WYE VALLEY AXEMEN
The Wye Valley Axemen have members from Rhayader, Llanidloes and Newtown areas, with their ages varying from sixteen to sixty. There will be ongoing displays throughout the day demonstrating speed and skill against each other with a lively commentary. They will also be racing against the shearers – so look out for some real competition.
Come and see Simon Airey and over 30 animals including tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. You will learn about fears and phobias, the environments that these animals come from, how they protect themselves and how adaptation, natural selection and evolution have shaped the way they look and feel.
The shows are very hands-on, interactive, fact-filled and good fun! You can watch the 45-minute shows throughout the day…….. if you’re brave enough.
Come and have a go on our 7.3-metre climbing wall. No previous experience is necessary – just a will to succeed and a bit of courage!
This 4 person climbing wall is fitted with safety harnesses and all the help and advice needed will be provided by the friendly operators.
Suitable for ages 5+.
Have a go on this amazing collection of weird, wacky and unusual bicycles. There are so many to choose from including Penny Farthings, unicycles, bendy bikes, tall bikes, mini bikes, pedal-goes, fun-wheels and more.
Have a go at riding the un-rideable bicycle – steer it one way and it goes the other!
Available to try all day – something to suit all age groups.
THE RADNOR & WEST HUNT
The RWHH will make an appearance in the main ring, where children can come and meet & greet the hounds.
LM QUADS FOR KIDZ
Fun for the under 12s on these mini quad bikes in an inflatable arena.
There will also be a couple of bouncy castles to burn up a bit of surplus energy!
Come and hear about ferrets and watch them in action. This ferret roadshow is suitable for all ages and you will learn about ferrets while watching them racing through tunnels.
In addition, there will be a wide range of Owls on display with information about their habitats and lifestyles.
BASC SHOOTING SIMULATOR
Come and have a go in this ST-2 shooting simulator from Marksman Training Systems.
Anyone, whether new to or experienced in shotgun or rifle shooting, can use the simulator to improve his or her shooting skills and enjoyment of the sport.
WYE VALLEY FALCONRY
THE GRAND PARADE
The Grand Parade of Livestock will be in the ring in the afternoon. This will be a procession of the winning entries from all the Horse, Cattle and Sheep classes. In addition, the selection of the overall Show Champion, chosen by the Show President will take place during the procession
Vintage Tractors and Vehicles
We are pleased to host a display of Vintage Tractors and Vehicles visiting from near and far, with superb commentary explaining the history and use of these magnificent machines.
THE BILL BAILEY BAND
For many years now, the Bill Bailey Band have played their own brand of happy, foot-tapping New Orleans and Dixieland jazz. With saxophone, banjo and tuba, this four-piece ensemble will be playing near the picnic area throughout the day.
WELSH TROTTING RACES
We will be hosting a display of Welsh Trotting or Harness Racing again this year in the main ring during the day. This is kindly provided by Wales and Border Counties Racing. Trainers and drivers are all amateurs, with both men and women competing.
Kington Show will feature Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Open Sheep Shearing Competitions. This is expected to attract the UK’s top operators as well as shearers from overseas. This fast and furious spectacle provides great entertainment. In addition, there will be an open Speed Shearing competition in the evening.
Throughout the day, both Herefordshire and Radnor Young Farmers Clubs will be competing against each other with a varied programme including live entertainment on stage. Don’t forget there’s the After Show Dance too.
If you would like any further information about Kington Show please use the contact form below or get in touch with one of the following:
T 01544 340598 M 07961 945624
Horse & Livestock Secretary
and Membership Secretary
T 01547 529298 M 07811 169676
T 01544 327539
Dog Show Secretary
T 01544 230223
The Countryside In A Day – Farming, Food & Family Fun!
Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the UK. The 165 acre site in the beautiful north Cotswolds is packed with things to see and do – and buy. Traditional and always changing – that’s what they say about Moreton Show. Come for the day and prepare to be surprised at how much there is to see.
You can always be sure of seeing the best in Livestock, with stockmen and women travelling from all over the UK to Moreton Show, which includes the National Poll Hereford Cattle Show. To add to the experience, Moreton Show always entertains and informs – even the most experienced of farmers – with expert commentary throughout the day.
The action-packed Horse Section has lots of showing and show jumping classes, many of which are Horse of the Year Show qualifiers.
In addition to our show-stopping top-of-the-bill act, the Grand Arena is where you will see top class show jumping and the climax of the show – the Grand Parade of champion livestock.
The Moreton Morrell and Pershore Colleges ‘Farmtastic’ area is a celebration of farming and rural life.
There’s Family Fun across the showground and the Home and Garden marquee is always a major attraction with the best in flowers, vegetables, handicrafts, wines and homebaking.
And then there’s the shopping – with our trade stands, selling everything from Wellington Boots to Combine Harvesters.
It’s all at Moreton Show – The Countryside in a Day.
Farming, Food & Family Fun.
To get to the Moreton-in-Marsh Show by road:
The Moreton-in-Marsh Showground is situated off the A429 north of the town.
Please click here to download a PDF guide to get to the show.
Make the most of your SATNAV:
Travelling from the South, West, Bristol, Cheltenham, Evesham or Gloucester? Then use the postcode GL56 9AJ until you see signs directing you to the show.
Travelling from the North, East, Banbury, Birmingham, Coventry or Stratford-upon-Avon direction? Then use the postcode GL56 9NT until you see signs directing you to the show.
The British Berrichon Sheep Society
Tel:+44 (0)1989 770071