Ashbourne Show Cattle Class

Cattle at The Ashbourne Show

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 but in recent years we have seen a very good entry from the dairy farmers. 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, we want to do all we can to reduce this devastating disease.


6am. All animals are asked to stay on the showground until 4.30pm or after Grand Parade whichever is the late.

May be collected from the General secretary’s tent after Grand Parade

Exhibitor must bring own bedding and feed.

Please notify the secretary if wishing to arrive the night before.

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