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Livestock classes

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Hope Show can provided an excellent up,close and personal experience with some beautiful cattle, the cattle tent is open to the general public so feel free to pop in and have a chat to the owners who will only be to happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hope Show has classes for British Blue, Commercial Beef, Dairy, Dexters, Highland, Limousins, Longhorns and any other Pure Beef breed.

Look out for these fine looking animals when judging starts at 10:00am. 

The Sheep section is an ever growing excellent example of the finest sheep around with 13 different classes from the traditional local Derbyshire Gritstone to the Pure Rare Breeds.

Once again Hope Show is a qualifying round for the Rare Breed Survival Trust Young Shepherd of the Year. 

Please remember that if you are bringing your sheep to the Show that you can also enter a fleece into our Fleece class.  Entrants can be taken on the day. 
Click here for further information.


We will see some fine examples of sweat and hard work in the livestock secretary's tent with exhibitors showing off their hay making skills and some beautiful raw fleeces.
You will also get the chance see the wool been woven on a traditional spinning wheel.


Make sure to make a stop to have a look inside the YFC tent - the future generation of farming and most probably Hope Show! 

Cade lambs

The most difficult competition to judge by far! 
The cade lamb class, not to be missed, the handler is judged on their presentation as well as their ability to show their animal. 
There are two age categories 10 - 16 year olds and the Under 10s class.
These are both judged outside the Livestock Secretaries tent around 11:00am.

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This competition is organised by the Hope Valley Young Farmers.  Come and see the over 50's showing the young lads how its done.

To put further hard work into this back breaking task there is also a competition for hand shearing!






If you would like to enter any of these classes, please click here for entry forms.







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