Lesmahagow Show 2010

A POOR weather forecast hit some of the entry numbers at Lesmahagow Show but, overall, organisers were pleased with the way the day unfolded.

"It went really well," said Farmers' Society Secretary Isabella Christie.

Gate numbers were actually up on last year, when over 1000 spectators enjoyed a show in strong sunshine.

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But class numbers were "up and down", partly due to the poor weather forecast for the day.

In the cattle there was no dairy entry but over in the sheep pens the Texels were booming.

Show champion this year was again a British Blue Cow from Kevin Watret, from Annan, who also took the top award last year, while the reserve champion was a Clydesdale from Jim Rochead.

Arguably, one of the top spectacles on Saturday was the tug of war.

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The Brocketsbrae showfield played host to the West Area Young Farmers Tug of War competitions, with teams from Lanarkshire, Clyde Centre, Ayrshire and Dumfries fighting it out for four places in the final at the Royal Highland Show later this month. Three local teams won through.

The show also hosted a sheep shearing competition for the second year running for which there was a phenomenal entry.

Other attractions over the course of the day included a children's pet show and numerous trade and craft stalls.

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