THE KEITH SHOW lived up to its billing as Moray’s largest agricultural event with over 13,000 visitors over the two days.
Hurricane Bertha completely killed off the second day of the show last year – but this time around it was smiles all the way as the sun shone through both Sunday and Monday, with the livestock competitions proving a massive hit.
Big winners at the show this year was Garmouth’s Corskie Farm owners WJ and J Green, who took the overall champion prize with their Simmental Bull ‘Bell Dhu Capercaillie’, while the Supreme Cattle Championship prize went to Blair Duffton and Rebecca Stewart’s limousine cross-heifer Lady Moo Moo.
Cabinet secretary for farming and local MSP Richard Lochhead said: “Everyone I spoke to was delighted that the sun had shone this year in contrast to some of the more challenging years in the past.
“Local farmers and visitors alike were enjoying themselves thoroughly as they enjoyed the showcase of some of the finest livestock on show anywhere in Scotland.”
A delighted show secretary Sheila Craib added: “Getting the Monday back this year was huge – losing it last year put our plans for the improvement of the show park infrastructure back.
“We are trying to get permanent electrical and water supplies to the show ground – so once we have tallied up everything we should now be back on track with that.”