Cattle Section

We invite you to enter the livestock classes of the Orsett Show 2017, to be held on Saturday 2 September 2017 at the Orsett Showground.  We wish to make the livestock pens as accessible to the public as possible to be able to increase awareness and understanding of the field to fork process.  We would like to encourage you to be available to talk to Show visitors about your animals and to provide information (possibly via posters or leaflets) on the livestock in your pen(s).  If you have a farm shop or sell your meat direct or via a Farmer’s Market, you will be very welcome to advertise this around your pen(s). For entries please contact:-

Show Secretary
Georgina Clark
Email: secretary@orsettshow.co.uk
Tel: 07947 125472

Entrants’ information

The livestock pens will all be within a single marquee with each pen being 10’ x 10’. There is no entry fee for any cattle classes. The Orsett Show will pay a contribution towards the attendance costs of £50.00 for the first two animals you enter and then £10.00 per adult animal thereafter, up to a maximum of £100.00. The livestock pens will be available from 4.00pm on the day before the show.  We would be grateful to receive entries by 19 August 2017 to assist with the organisation of this area of the Show.

Please feel free to pass on a link to this page to anyone you know who may also be interested in exhibiting and if you have any questions, please either call us as above or email: cattle@orsettshow.co.uk

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Classes

Cattle entries will be divided into the following classes for judging and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each sub-class of: 1st – £20 2nd – £15 3rd – £10 A rosette will be awarded for the Overall Champion and Reserve Champion

Pure Continental Beef Breed

  • a. Bull, born before 01/01/2015
  • b. Bull, born on or after 01/01/2015
  • c. Cow, in milk or in calf born before 01/03/2014
  • d. Heifer, born on or after 01/03/2014

 

A rosette will be awarded for the Continental Champion

Pure Breeds of Native British Beef

  • a. Bull, born before 01/01/2015
  • b. Bull, born on or after 01/01/2015
  • c. Cow, in milk or in calf born before 01/03/2014
  • d. Heifer, born on or after 01/03/2014

 

A rosette will be awarded for the Native Champion

Commercial Beef Breed

  • a. Steer, born before 01/01/2015
  • b. Steer, born after 01/01/2015
  • c. Heifer, born before 01/01/2015
  • d. Heifer, born after 01/01/2015

 

A rosette will be awarded for the Commercial Champion

Young Handlers Competition (showing any animal)

Judging will be based upon turnout, confidence with animal and knowledge of animal’s rearing so far.

  • a. Handlers under 17 years of age at date of show
  • b. Handlers under 21 years of age at date of show