Farmers Guardian’s Show Business 2014 competition winner is Stranraer Show in Dumfries and Galloway.
The show, which will be held on Wednesday July 30, is the largest one-day event in the area and attracts a large livestock entry. It received the greatest number of public votes at www.farmersguardian.com.
The show will receive a media partnership with Farmers Guardian as its prize, with an event preview, social media support and a journalist and photographer attending on the day, with a show report appearing in Farmers Guardian’s August 8 issue.
Skelton Show, Cumbria, was a close runner up in the competition. The show, to be held on Saturday, July 5, will receive social media marketing support from Farmers Guardian as a special prize.
Emma Penny, editor of Farmers Guardian, said: “All of our finalists in Show Business 2014 are doing a fantastic job and it is great to see so much enthusiasm from show committees and local communities for these events.
“We look forward to working with Stranraer Show to help make it an even bigger success this year.”
Besides the public vote, entries were also judged by a panel of three external judges. This included former Royal Welsh Show president and In Your Field writer John Davies of Pentre, Brecon; former Farmers Guardian business editor and keen pedigree livestock enthusiast Howard Walsh; and Bruce Ferguson, president of Turriff Show, Aberdeenshire, which won Show Business 2013.