Livestock have long been an integral part of Ashbourne Show ; the Dairy Classes were started in 1925, followed by the Beef Classes in 1933 which then out stripped the Shire entries.
The beef section is particularly strong and although the dairy entries have been lower in recent years we are lucky to have staunch local and not so local exhibitors who keep supporting the show.
Cattle keepers in the high risk and edge areas of England qualify for free TB Advice. Experienced on farm consultants are available to give advice by telephone or during bespoke on farm visits.
TBAS can give advice on TB biosecurity including managing cattle to cattle and wildlife transmission risk and also ways to build resilience to a TB breakdown into your business.
The show committee would encourage all exhibitors who qualify to access this service. As part of the cattle industry, want to do all we can to reduce this devastating disease.