Record sheep and cattle entries at Great Yorkshire Show

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A bumper turnout of cattle and sheep buoyed numbers to record levels at the 161st Great Yorkshire Show this week (9-11 July). An entry of 1,246 cattle and 2,597 sheep produced an excellent event at Harrogate, ensuring showgoers were entertained, despite a late cancellation of all pig classes over the weekend. The “difficult decision” to […]

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