What’s the new attractions at this year’s Omagh Show?

Society's new Chairman, Mr Alan Kyle, Mr Edwin Cartwright, Executive Secretary, Mr Thomas Harkin, Vice Chairman.Jmac-01

Society's new Chairman, Mr Alan Kyle, Mr Edwin Cartwright, Executive Secretary, Mr Thomas Harkin, Vice Chairman.Jmac-01

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Ahead of the official launch of this year’s Omagh Show, organisers the Tyrone Farming Society have released some details of what’s new at the agricultural extravaganza.

The number of livestock classes have been increased significantly to cope with demand and this year’s poultry category is set to be the biggest and best ever. The section for the birds of feather has been extended to 27 classes with no fewer than three new pieces of silverware up for grabs.

A new class for Blue Texels has been added to the ever-growing sheep fold while an entire new section has been introduced for donkeys.

Local farming’s showpiece occasion will this year host the prestigious National Beef Shorthorn Championships and Omagh is the only show in Northern Ireland that boasts a qualifier for the RDS Breeders Championship.

For the younger generation public speaking has been added to the numerous classes in the schools section.

And just when you thought you had seen it all, sheep racing, yes you heard it right, sheep racing has been added to the plethora of activities that are sure to keep everyone, young and old alike, royally entertained!

The countdown to the 175th Omagh Show has well and truly begun and livestock exhibitors are reminded that the deadline for entries is Friday, June 12.

The show takes place on Saturday, July 4 with equestrian competition getting underway on Friday, July 3.