Royal show: boer goat classes back for this year’s event

2011-03-29 00:00

THE Royal Show, South Africa’s oldest and biggest agricultural exhibition, promises yet another fun and informative experience this year from May 27 to June 5.

The 10-day show is also celebrating its 160th anniversary this year. The first show took place in 1851 and was held next to the Market Square behind the city hall.

Farmers and visitors will get a chance to explore some of the country’s finest livestock and displays covering the industrial, commercial and service sectors.

The event will hosting a number of national lievestock championships, namely Hereford, Ile de France, Suffolk and Hampshire Downs.

For the first time in many years, boer goat classes have been introduced in response to interest from breeders.

Classes for commercial heifers are expected to draw more than 200 entries.

The breed society will receive marketing and branding exposure via an expo sponsored by Land Bank.

The Royal Show focuses on future farmers and during the first weekend efforts will be made to add value to agriculture by creating opportunities for interested youngsters.

The show will also feature singer Johnny Clegg, three substantial military tattoos by the South African National Defence Force, and the largest fireworks display in the province.

The final Sunday of the show caters exclusively for the Ukhozi FM Zulu concert.

Accordingly, visitors are reminded that displays are in “run-down mode” and there will be no livestock on site at this time. — Witness Reporter.


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