Royal Show: attendance grows by 3 000

2011-06-09 00:00

THE Royal Show wrapped up with a flourish on Sunday with the Ukhozi FM Concert and organisers are already preparing for Royal Show 2012.

This year’s attendance at the 10-day Royal Show grew to 149 031 people from 146 031 in 2010.

Terrence Strachan, the Royal Agricultural Society of Natal chief executive, said some 25 000 people attended the Ukhozi FM Concert.

“Both weekends of the Royal Show continued to incorporate a significant entertainment component,” Strachan added.

There were 2 000 animals on show from when the annual event kicked off until June 4, and breeders and farmers from as far afield as Western Cape took part.

The carcass auction, which is regarded as the country’s premier red meat event with 300 buyers and breeders participating, saw good prices being realised

“There is little doubt that the Royal Show is today the primary conduit for exhibition grade livestock and is certainly the largest mixed agricultural show in Africa, catering for livestock and equipment,” said Strachan.

Pietermaritzburg’s annual event also received wide media coverage and appeared on national television on two occasions.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Joey Jeevan said 11 cases, including theft and assault with intention of bodily harm, were reported during the Ukhozi FM Concert.

“We’ve had five arrests for theft and assault cases,” said Jeevan.

However, Strachan said the audience was well behaved, as has been the case in past years, and that a good time was had by all.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.