Two-day event at Portadown

50 June 3 1969 Portadown SM Farm

Thousands of people will be flocking to Shamrock Park, Portadown, tomorrow and Thursday for the town’s second two-day County Agricultural Show.

This year the show will be bigger and better than ever. Mr John Mathers, secretary manager, told FarmWeek yesterday that increased entries had been received for most classes.

The first day commences with horse and pony judging and the home industries display. Mid-day will see the start of the horse jumping programme, and about 4.30pm in the afternoon the Old Tyme Drive will take place.

There is also a full programme for Thursday. As well as home industries, the bacon carcases will be on display, and during the morning, cattle, sheep, swine, dogs and goats will be judged.

The prize winners parade takes place at 2.30pm.

The biggest prize of the day will be the Ulster Dairy Cow Championship which attracts Ireland’s top breeders.

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