2014 Smithfield Festival
Primestock showing enthusiasts from across the UK will descend on the East of England Smithfield Festival this December, with some of the most prized silverware in the livestock industry up for grabs.
With livestock schedules for the event now available and entries being accepted event manager Kerry Buttriss says the organisers are once again expecting a bumper entry from the country's top showmen.
This year's East of England Smithfield Fesitval, which once again has Newark Livestock Market as the major cattle sponsor will once again see top drawer cattle and sheep on show in the primestock classes as well as the ever expanding pedigree calf shows.
"Primestock classes are once again at the core of the show, but there is no doubting the increasing popularity of the calf classes as breeders look to showcase the latest genetics available from their herds," she added.
"This year's show will feature pedigree calf classes for Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Charolais, Limousin, Lincoln Red, Red Poll, Simmental, South Devon and Sussex cattle."
"We are looking forward to building on the success of previous events and the early indications are that both livestock and trade stand numbers will increase again this year.
"We've already received confirmed bookings from a number of major trade exhibitors and have had many other enquiries too, including from potential sponsors."
All enquiries about the event, including applications for trade stands, should be made through the East of England Agricultural Society's Livestock office.