Daphne Hill, a beef farmer from Malinhead, Co Donegal: "This is my first time at the show," said Daphne. "I came along with my fiancé. So far, I've been watching the stock judging and have been looking around the machinery stands. I'm from a dry stock farm so I've been watching the beef cattle here."
A pig farmer who told two repossession men to get into a pen with an agitated boar must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction for false imprisonment and other charges.
Late April signifies the start of the new showing season and last weekend exhibitors from around the country travelled to Thomastown in Co Kilkenny, a popular county show which traditionally serves as a wonderful venue ahead of the annual Balmoral Show which kicks off next Wednesday.
A judge has said “a serious case” involving bovine tagging and identification and animal movement and animal welfare had acquired “legs all of its own”, because of the number of times it has been on the court lists over the past year and a half without being finalised.
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