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Celebrating 30 Years: The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show, 19 July

By 1 June 2015January 26th, 2021No Comments

The Museum’s 30th Anniversary Rare & Traditional Breeds Show will be held on our beautiful downland site on Sunday 19 July.

This annual celebration of the diversity of rare and traditional breeds of farm livestock has become one of the South East’s most popular agricultural shows since its inception as the Singleton Show in July 1985.

The UK’s smallholders play a vital role in nurturing rare and traditional breeds of livestock and several hundred cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry will take part in the show.

The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show has a strong following from exhibitors and visitors who value its friendly and traditional atmosphere, set against the backdrop of the Museum’s beautiful downland location.

Classes are held for cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. Most importantly, the next generation of exhibitors and stockmen are actively encouraged to participate in the showing and compete for prizes.

The Museum also has a longstanding association with South Downs sheep and is delighted to welcome Gail Sprake, Chairman of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and Secretary to the South Downs Sheep Society, as a special guest.

This year the Rare & Traditional Breeds Show has been appointed as a qualifying show for the Shetland Sheep Society’s quinquennial Champion of Champions Competition.

The Breed Champion will be eligible for the honour of competing for Champion of Champions in Lanark on 28 August.

Other attractions at the show include a wide range of local crafts, trade stands with farm animal and countryside themes, locally produced food, plus the opportunity to explore the 50 historic buildings on the Museum’s 40-acre site.

There is a lot to see and do at this fun event for the whole family to enjoy!

The Museum is open for the show from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

For further information see the Rare & Traditional Breeds Show event page.

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