Farmers will be out in force at annual show

Prize cattle like this will be on display at the show Credit: South of England Show.

Despite having faced the worst winter and spring weather on record, farmers will be out in force at this year’s South of England Show.

Taking place in Ardingly in Sussex on June 6, 7 and 8, visitors will be able to see over 760 examples of beef & dairy cattle, sheep, pigs and goats on display.

Over 1,500 horses and ponies will also take part in the equestrian showcase that forms an enormous part of the three-day extravaganza.

Carole Hayward, Chairman of the South of England Show Committee, said: “The quality of British husbandry and farming is superb and the South of England Show offers the opportunity for members of the public to come and see first hand the work and dedication of our farmers who continue to prove that ‘British is Best’."

The official opening ceremony of the show will take place at the new ‘World of Poultry’ exhibition by President of the Society, Penelope Keith CBE DL, who is a great advocate of growing local and owns her own chickens.

She will be joined by President of the NFU, Peter Kendall, Jane King, Editor of Farmers Weekly and Nicholas Soames MP.

Gates open at 9.00am and close at 6.30pm daily.