After all the trials and tribulations of the Covid pandemic it was wonderful to see the showground celebrating the dairy industry.

There was more cause to celebrate as this was the fortieth anniversary with some wonderful buttonholes made by local florist, Kim Sales of Midsomer Norton.

The classes at this year’s show were split into ‘showmanship’ classes on Tuesday evening with youngsters showing how well they lead and handle their calves. Seeing the ability of even the youngest, the future is bright. All these classes were judged by a young judge, Laura Sales, from Coleford, who herself has come up the ranks of showmanship classes and now owns and exhibits cattle herself.

In the Hostein Friesian breed classes the Langley family from Farmborough won the Champions and Reserve Championship. Heather Limond, from Writhlington, won the Reserve Championship.

The Interbreed Calf Championship for the Guernsey, Holstein and Jersey breeds was won by the Langley’s with

Valebrook Double Holly.

In the Interbreed group of three championship, the calves to be selected by the judge to represent the breeds. The three which won the Championship were owned by the Limond’s of Writhlington, the Langley’s from Farmborough with a calf belonging to the Miller family.

Rosie Sage