The organisers of the Balmoral show have released a statement following a decision by some competitors to remove their cattle early from the exhibition, due to what’s been described as ‘mild respiratory conditions’.
A spokesperson for organisers, the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society, said: “The extremely mild autumn weather has led to some cattle developing mild respiratory conditions including raised temperature and a few cases of pneumonia in the cattle hall.
“After consultation with vets, some exhibitors have decided to take their cattle home. The Show’s senior Vet has confirmed there is no evidence of anything serious and no cause for concern.
The welfare of all animals at the Show is always a top priority, and this is in line with the Show’s protocol. The number of cattle forward for the Saturday classes is expected to be less, but we are grateful for the exhibitor’s support in enabling us to run a Show this year”.
Tickets are still available online atwww.balmoralshow.co.uk so join at Balmoral Park for a day of family fun. With a jam packed schedule why not come along and visit to enjoy a range of livestock and equine classes, Bolddog Lings, RAF Falcons Parachute Display as well as the Most Appropriately Dressed competition!