Glendale gearing up for bigger and better

Champion of Champions of Glendale Show 2013 'Maximum' L-R Neil Stack, Julie Sedgewick
Champion of Champions of Glendale Show 2013 'Maximum' L-R Neil Stack, Julie Sedgewick

August Bank Holiday Monday brings a new and improved Glendale Show near Wooler this summer.

Organisers Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) are introducing new livestock classes this year, including a new flock competition.

A director and the show’s chief livestock steward, Andrew Walton said: “We are delighted that in recent years the livestock classes at Glendale Show have seen resurgence with them growing from strength to strength. To meet the growing interest we have incorporated some new sheep and cattle classes to appeal to both existing and new exhibitors and we do hope that once again the younger generation will be well represented.”

The society says it expects a record-breaking entry following last year’s jump in numbers when more than 400 head of livestock was exhibited.

New sheep classes include the show’s first flock competition and a new section for Non MV Suffolks with four classes: shearling ram; ram lamb; ewe or gimmer; and ewe lamb.

Along the cattle lines new classes will include halter led and new native and continental pure bred classes alongside the commercial beef classes.

Other attractions so far will include the Sheep Show, sheep racing and main ring performances from Australian stuntman the Kangaroo Kid.

The catalogue detailing classes comes out this month, the schedule will be available online at www.glendaleshow.com and from the show office and for more information contact the show secretary at info@glendaleshow.com