The new girl in the show ring at this year’s Devon County Show is Claudia! A gorgeous long legged brunette, officially known as Aber Showtime Dancer 5.
Claudia is a 12 month old Guernsey heifer which has been generously donated buy Mr John Berry of Gloucestershire, former President of the English Guernsey Cattle Society, to the farming charity ARC-Addington Fund.
On her very first outing to Devon County Show, she took first place in her class. Claudia is cared for by Brian and Sheila Adams at their farm in Langport, Somerset. Brian and Shelia will show Claudia this year as a maiden heifer and next year in the in calf classes, before being auctioned to raise funds for the charity.
The ARC-Addington Fund exists to support farming families. The Trustees’ Discretionary Fund aims to help families enduring circumstances completely out of their control and the Strategic Rural Housing Scheme provides appropriate housing for farming people exiting the industry or wishing to retire.
“One of the best ways to support the agricultural industry is to be part of it” said Ian Bell, Director of the Addington Fund. “We will have a presence in the Guernsey Cattle lines at the major livestock shows in the South West for the next two seasons.”
Our thanks go to our sponsors including Mole Valley Farmers for supplying feed.
Claudia will be in the ring at Bath and West Show, Royal Cornwall Show and the SW Dairy Show, so please do come along to meet her and talk to the ARC Addington Fund team.