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Previous shows this year
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Cream Teas Fundraiser - Saturday July 27th
The weather forecast wasn't looking too promising for the cream teas event so we arranged the furniture inside to accommodate as many as possible, luckily this contingency plan wasn't needed as the weather held. The garden was full of happy people and children who loved the play equipment, feeding and walking the kids. It seems that there could be several budding goat keepers out there if we can keep them interested into adulthood. We also met old friends, enjoyed good food, sold some goats, good day all round. We raised £303 for the club and the challenge is on to see if we can improve on this sum next year. Thank you to family and friends, old and new, who made this such a nice event.
Hazel and Tim
Tendring Hundred Show - July
Tendring Hundred Show - July
Phew, what a scorcher! This year the weather was absolutely lovely and the sun shone on the show all day, unlike last year when the mud and rain were just as plentiful!!
Unfortunately the Kent County Show clashed with the Tendring Hundred this year, so hopefully it wont in 2014 as they have a back to back show. Tendring Hundred is the only one day show in the area with a milking competition.
There were perhaps fewer exhibitors than would have been liked but those that took part enjoyed their time at the show, with our grateful thanks to our judge for the day, Margaret Hardman, who not only spent time with the individuals and their goats during the judging, she specifically came back later to talk to goat keepers, her advice was invaluable.
Well done to the participants and thank you to those who gave their time to help. Shows cannot take place without volunteers as well as exhibitors of course.
2013 Norfolk Show Report
This year 21 adult goats were entered for the show classes and milking competition which went very well. Our thanks go to David Brace who was the judge and his many knowledgeable comments were much appreciated by all. The programme of events was expanded to include informative displays in the ring on both days. These included points of the various goat breeds, how to groom your goat, how to trim hooves and how to present a goat for showing in the ring with members of the public able to try their skills. Many thanks to Roland Randall and Stella Metford-Sewell for their commentary skills and knowledge. Inside the marquee informative displays were erected and an information stand was continually manned. There was an excellent response from the public with lots of questions and queries on the day. The children were able to lead kids round the show ring on several occasions which proved to be very popular with both parents and children and no doubt our kids will feature in many a family album!
Thank you to all exhibitors and helpers at the show as the support made a vast difference to the effectiveness of the event and any feedback on what you would like to see at the 2014 Royal Norfolk Show will be gratefully received.
Norfolk Show Get Your Goat Free Quiz Answers
Congratulations to the winner: Jessica Baldwin
Club Show at Gressenhall - 2nd June
The weather was very kind and although the sun couldn't decide if it was in or out we had a lovely time. Members of the public came down to look at the goats and were able to take part in a children's lucky dip, tombola and raffle. Thank you to the organisers of this and the show and those who helped to make this a successful event, especially the goats and their owners.
SUFFOLK COUNTY SHOW and EAST ANGLIAN SUMMER SHOW - 28 - 30th May
It was rather damper and colder than you would like when showing, however, this back to back show gave another opportunity to show how much milk your Nanny could give and a lot of interest was shown at the weights yielded, so we now wait for the butter fat and protein percentage details to be returned. For those of you who have never attended the show, I would thoroughly recommend it.
HADLEIGH SHOW - 18th May
A lovely friendly event which ran smoothly cumulating in a parade around the grand ring for us proud owners to show off our goats and the lucky few to receive cups for their success. This event was completely free to enter and gave some necessary pointers and practice for the goats, especially the kids. Why not consider entering next year? 17th May 2014 for your diary.
GAME and SPRING DAIRY - 26th - 28th April
This back to back event held at the Royal Norfolk Showground was a great success. Special thanks to Mr M Ackroyd (Game Dairy Show Judge) and Mr R Wiffen, (Spring Dairy Show Judge) and also to all the stewards, helpers and exhibitors who helped to make it all work. A huge thank you goes out to those who helped with this event in any way. Diane would like to extend her grateful thanks to those who helped her as she was suffering from a sciatic nerve problem all weekend.
SPRING FLING - 10th April
This well organised event was a great success with the goat area constantly surrounded by both adults and children. Some of them had queued for up to an hour to have a turn in the ring to hold the kids on their laps and for a lucky few the chance to feed the kids their bottles. Many more people tried goats' milk and goats' cheese. There was a table with literature and a lap top rigged up to give information. Particularly special was the table set up for colouring in of goat pictures. Also present was an adult milker which was very popular as children could compare sizes to the kids, groom and ask questions. A huge thanks to all who contributed in any way.
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