High winds, prize winners and a sea of wool: The Thame Annual Sheep Fair 2017

While the high winds wanted to cause trouble, this year’s Thame First Sheep Fair proved to be just as successful as previous years.

County Insurance Services’ stand this year included a prize draw, light lunch and brain teasing ‘Guess the Joint’ competition.

Many of County’s clients visited the show across the two days and, when taking time away from the auction ring, enjoyed a hot pork or hot lamb roll lunch from the comfort of the County marquee.

Show visitors and guests also had the chance to meet County’s Out in the Field Team, including administrators from the office Amie Ponting & Amy Cox, as well as claims manager Tracey Collen.
The two day event saw over 20,000 head of sheep sold and is seen as snapshot of the sheep industry’s price movements.

With the show being a regular highlight in his calendar, Chris Blackburn, Commercial Executive at County, commented: “It was great to see such a high turnout, especially on the second day, for such a highlight in the sheep farming calendar.”

He added: “We’re so pleased to welcome clients old and new on to the stand; this year’s hot lamb and hot pork rolls went down a treat.”

Twitter highlights from the day include:

Summarising this year’s show, Tracey said: “We feel our hospitality is going from strength to strength, with clients and those keen to see the benefit of our service actively seeking us out.”

She added: “As always, we’re proud to be associated with the Thame market and a part of the local farming community”

The next time the Out in the Filed team will be on tour is for the Bucks County Show on Thursday August 31st.