High winds, prize winners and a sea of wool: The Thame Annual Sheep Fair 2017
While the high winds wanted to cause trouble, this yearâ€™s Thame First Sheep Fair proved to be just as successful as previous years.
County Insurance Servicesâ€™ stand this year included a prize draw, light lunch and brain teasing â€˜Guess the Jointâ€™ competition.
Many of Countyâ€™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 Countyâ€™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 industryâ€™s price movements.
With the show being a regular highlight in his calendar, Chris Blackburn, Commercial Executive at County, commented: â€œIt was great to see such a high turnout, especially on the second day, for such a highlight in the sheep farming calendar.â€
He added: â€œWeâ€™re so pleased to welcome clients old and new on to the stand; this yearâ€™s hot lamb and hot pork rolls went down a treat.â€
Twitter highlights from the day include:
— Adrian Trinder (@AdrianTrinder) August 4, 2017
— CountyInsuranceFarm (@County_Farm) August 3, 2017
— CountyInsuranceFarm (@County_Farm) August 4, 2017
Summarising this yearâ€™s show, Tracey said: â€œWe 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.â€
She added: â€œAs always, weâ€™re proud to be associated with the Thame market and a part of the local farming communityâ€
The next time the Out in the Filed team will be on tour is for the Bucks County Show on Thursday August 31st.