According to organisers of the 2022 Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show, the number of entries, especially equine and sheep, has “broken all records”.
Preparations are in “full swing” for the show, which will return to Butterfield Estate, Blueball, Co Offaly for the first time since 2019.
In a statement to That’s Farming, on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, a spokesperson said:
“Exhibitors and spectators are hungry to return to shows. It is evident with the bulging entries in most sections and the huge number of spectators attending shows held so far this show season.”
“The finest of stock in commercial, pedigree, dairy and sheep come to Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show vying for the rosettes and gold and silver medals, which overnight increases the value of their stock and 2022 will be no different.”
“Tullamore Show is the perfect family day out with something of interest for everyone, whether it is the spectators looking in awe at those amazing Livestock or the wonderful cakes and breads, stunning patchwork quilts, paintings or viewing the alpacas and their crias.”
“Watching the sheep being shorn and listening to a talk on mental health. Viewing the hundreds of trade stands and seeing all the new gadgets whether for your home, farm, or business. A visit to the equine section will not disappoint.”
“Then take a break and listen to the various musicians and dance to Offaly’s own Olivia Douglas. There will be food galore available in the food villages, and youngsters can be entertained in the amusement area.”
According to organisers, over 1,000 classes carry a €175,000 prize fund.
The FBD National Livestock Show will feature classes in dairy, pedigree, and commercial cattle.
Also included in its livestock schedule are sheep introducing three new breeds into the showing ring:
- Blue Texel;
- Spotted Dutch.
Tickets are on sale now at www.tullamoreshow.com online for €20 or on the day for €25. Free entry for children under 12.