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Green light for Spring Show at Thainstone


By David Porter

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The Royal Northern Spring Show which takes place at Thainstone near Inverurie has been given the go ahead to take place in March.

Organised by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) it will now take place on Wednesday March 2.

The reserve and champion exhibition cattle at the event, last held in 2020 came from the Robertson family, Newton of Logierait, Perthshire. Picture: David Porter
The reserve and champion exhibition cattle at the event, last held in 2020 came from the Robertson family, Newton of Logierait, Perthshire. Picture: David Porter

Like most agricultural events it was cancelled last year due to Covid-19 but organisers plan to go ahead with this year’s event.

Full details are online at rnas.org.uk and the event will feature a show and sale of exhibition cattle, amongst other competitions for cattle, sheep and horses, best cereal, silage, trade stand and Young Farmers exhibits.

The pedigree bull show will be judged by Orkney cattleman Liam Muir, the exhibition cattle by David Blair from Newport on Tay, carcase cattle on the hoof by Alistair Mitchell and on the hook by Jim Holden from Colne, Lancashire.

Judges for the horse and ponies section include John Graham from Stirling for Clydsedales, Ken Adam from Alloa for Shetland Ponies and Hugh Duncan from Turriff for Highland Ponies while the overall judge for the horse and ponies section is George Skinner from Pitcaple.


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