UK - The Great Yorkshire Show - Prize Winning Animals and their Owners.
Tom Alty, right, commentator and judge of Bartle, Lancashire, with Stan Samuels, 'Showing pigs is a performance because you don't have a halter and rope or bridle, you just have a bat [a stick] and a board. You have to have an empathy between pig and handler, but even the good pigs are not as obedient as you'd like. At one show about 15 years ago I asked my wife, who had never taken an animal in the ring, to walk round an old Large Black sow. It was a placid pig, but suddenly there was a grunt and a rush, and the pig disappeared into the horticultural tent, which housed, among other things, a display of eggs. My wife has never been to a show since. The Great Yorkshire Show, one of Britain's biggest agricultural shows, is famous for its competitive displays of livestock. The event, established in 1837, attracts over 125 000 visitors a year and has over 10 000 entries to its pedigree competitions ranging from pigeons and rabbits to bulls and shire horses.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download