A fun day out for all the family!

If you fancy a fun day out for all the family, join us at Ballymoney Show, held in Ballymoney Showgrounds in County Antrim – only a few miles from the famous North Coast.

In addition to the 100 plus trade stands, our Home Industries and local schools also provide over 2,000 entries with some magnificent displays on offer.

On Friday afternoon, we have classes for ponies and light horses; and for any of you dog lovers, we hold a Dog Show on Friday evening, as well as YFC football competitions and tug of war.

Saturday is our main judging day, where we have more than 1,000 animals being judged – including Clydesdale horses, cattle, sheep and goats.

For the ladies, there will be floral and cookery demonstrations in our Food Village, alongside artisan food and craft stands selling local produce; as well as musical entertainment over the 2 days.

In addition to all this, we will be providing children’s workshops as well as the usual face painting, puppet shows, children’s fancy dress, Bonny Baby competitions and bouncy castles.

So Ballymoney Show offers something for everyone, no matter what age you are, town’s person or country person.

If you need any more information on visiting us, contact our Secretary on 07713 519928 or email secretary@ballymoneyshow.org. If you wish to trade at our show, see the link above or again contact our secretary. Also follow us on facebook where we’ll keep you up to date with all that’s happening.

Cattle Section

Entry Fee: £8 (unless otherwise stated). Prizes: 1st £20, 2nd £10, 3rd £8

NEW FOR 2023
– We are showcasing the ABERDEEN ANGUS breed this year at our show, and as a result we have increased the prize money available for the winners of these classes and the Champion and Reserve animals (see Classes 123 – 127)
– Also see our new classes for DEXTER CATTLE (Classes 151 – 154)

IMPORTANT – EXHIBITORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE CORRECT TAG NO IS ON THE ENTRY FORM / PERMIT / AND CORRESPONDING ANIMAL.

All cattle entered for this Show must be from OFFICIALLY TUBERCULOSIS FREE HERDS and each animal must be accompanied by the Official Movement Permit. ANIMALS WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY IF NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THE CORRECT PAPERWORK. Pre-movement testing for Bovine Brucellosis is no longer required for movement to shows.

Only those animals with a BVD status of BVDN (negative), INDNEG (indirect negative) or “blank” (no BVD status on APHIS) can move into the show herd. Any animal with an APHIS status BVDP, BVDI, DAMPI, OFFPI or BVDU (unknown) status cannot be moved into the show herd.

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRIVERS OUTSIDE A RADIUS OF 65KM MUST HAVE ANIMAL TRANSPORTER AUTHORISATION CERTIFICATE.

Exhibitors should ensure that all animals are adequately halter trained.

Note Dairy & Beef Interbreed classes don’t start until 11am.

ALL PRIZE WINNERS MUST PARADE, OTHERWISE PRIZE MONEY WILL BE WITHHELD. CATTLE AND GOATS PARADE IN MAIN ARENA at 2.30 pm.

The Show Association reserves the right to amalgamate or cancel any class which in their opinion has an insufficient entry.

Details

Address
Ballymoney Showgrounds,
North Road,
Ballymoney,
Co Antrim,
BT53 6BW
Closing Date
21/05/2023