Thame Sheep Fair 2018: Hot Hot Hot!

All members of County’s Out in the Field Team, attended this year’s Thame First Sheep Fair, the 16th annual auction in it’s current format.

Following the record breaking summer temperatures and prolonged agricultural drought, over 25,000 head of sheep were sold. Traders from the Isle of Anglesey through to Carmarthen were in attendance on a day that saw Rams peak at £860 for Texels.

County’s stand featured light refreshments and the chance to meet members of the team. This year’s competition was the devilishly difficult ‘Guess the Sheep Breed’ which was won by A Dancer and R Priddle. Stand visitors also had the chance to enter a prize draw to win a food hamper with lucky winners J Clarke and J Hird on Thursday & Friday respectively.

Twitter highlights from the day include:

Tracey Collen, County’s Shows Manager, said: “Thame Sheep Fair is our big event of the year and we’re always meeting and greeting farmers on the show days. This year the weather played a huge part in trade prices but farmers still came out in force.”

She added: “It was so hot we even had our own County Hat competition to see who wore the best headwear across two days. The winner is still to be determined!”
A full report of the day’s trading can be found here

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