Three Shires Cattle Trophy in association with SELEKT
Three agricultural shows in the Midlands are joining forces to stage a new ‘Triple Crown’ competition for showing cattle and Nimrod is delighted to be the main sponsor of the new Three Shires Cattle Trophy with our range of SELEKT pump-drenching equipment and clinical nutrition forumlae:
Hanbury Countryside Show in Worcestershire (Saturday 1st July), Burwarton Show in Shropshire (Thursday 3rd August) and Moreton Show in Gloucestershire (Saturday 2nd September) will award the Three Shires Cattle Trophy to the handler who gains the most points across all three shows.
The new, prestigious award, with a £1,000 top prize, is sponsored by Moreton-based Nimrod Vetinerary Products manufacturers of the SELEKT cattle rehydration system.
Donna Renney, Nimrod’s operations director said: ‘We are thrilled to be supporting this new partnership between three of the best agricultural shows in the country. We hope this will be a great incentive for owners to show off all their hard work and their fabulous cattle.’
Handlers will accumulate points by showing their cattle at all three shows and the running total will be kept secret until the finale at Moreton Show. As well as the £1000 top prize, the runner up will receive £300 and £150 will go to third place.
Lynne Parkes, Moreton livestock secretary said: ‘It’ll be a bit like revealing the results of the X Factor for cattle! Our treble, involving all three shows, is aiming to attract some of the best cattle from across the country and we’d like to encourage handlers to compete for what will be the equivalent of a premier league title in cattle showing.’
Peter Kirton, chief cattle steward at Burwarton said: ‘We wanted to create a new, prestigious and exciting competition for cattle showing. This is the traditional cattle class with a modern twist and we hope people will enjoy what we have to offer at all three shows.’
Richard Heath, secretary at Hanbury said: ‘We think it’s a great idea to form a partnership in cattle showing and I’m looking forward to seeing how the cattle progress through the classes at each show. It’s going to be pretty exciting by the time we get to Moreton in September to see who’s our first ‘Triple Crown’ winner.’
Click here for more information about how to compete and the scoring system for the cattle and you can also visit the shows’ dedicated websites for more details:
Posted on 2nd May 2017