Lincolnshire Show - day two

Organisers are hoping the sun will continue to shine on the second day of the Lincolnshire Show. The event is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors and will this year have a special focus on the county's agriculture and food production.

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Visitors are urged - buy local

One of the main aims of the Lincolnshire Show is to promote the wide range of local produce which comes from the county's farmers. Many companies are on site showing off their ranges and selling items. Among them is Redhill Farm.

Sally Sanderson says she has been chatting to many customers about their meat, where it comes from and how it is reared.

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Lincolnshire Show: facts and figures

The Lincolnshire Show is organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society which was formed in 1869. Its objectives were set out by the Victorian founders as: "the furtherance, welfare and progress of the agricultural industry and all professions, trades and crafts connected therewith".

Since 2005 organisers have also added the extra focus of sustainability and protection of our natural environment for the benefit of future generations. Some interesting statistics about the show which is set out across a 200 acre site. It has:

  • 10,000 square metres of marquees
  • 20 miles of electrical cable
  • 800 tables
  • 3000 chairs
  • 12,000 loo rolls
  • 12,500 cars need to be parked each day by 200 stewards
  • 8 miles of hedges to be trimmed

There are 11 rings, 1800 horses and pony entries, more than 1300 cattle, pigs, sheep and goats in the livestock entries and more than 600 trade stands selling everything from frying pans to the latest fashions.

Heavy rain at start of day two of show

Heavy rain is falling at the start of day two of the 128th Lincolnshire Show. The conditions could not be more different to yesterday when there was almost unbroken sunshine for most of the afternoon. Organisers have credited the weather with increasing visitor numbers by 6% on last year.

Thousands of people are still expected to visit the Lincoln Showground today. There is a packed programme of activity for the second day including further cookery demonstrations by Lincolnshire chef Rachel Green, more livestock judging, machinery exhibits and animal shows.

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