Well having arrived at the Royal Show late yesterday afternoon I took a wander through the sheep lines yesterday evening and have to say the place is a shambles. Putting Rugby Market in the building was always a questionable move, but in practice its a disaster. Concrete panel walls obstruct the view of the rings from the buildings – so even if the shed was full no one would know it because they can’t see in!
Entries are as expected well below normal levels and as yet we’re not sure in what order the judging will happen, so it really is a question of watching this space to see what happens next.
Of those breeds with a good show of stock, the Hampshire Downs look to have reasonable numbers (enough to make a show anyway, but apart from that the mainstream breeds are poorly represented.