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This is one of the most popular areas of the Showground. You’ll get to see the very best of the Island’s beasts, including sheep, cattle and goats.

You can:

  • Watch from the ringside as the sheep and cows are paraded around and judged. Everyone wants their animal to be crowned ‘the best’.
  • Get up close to the animals in their individual pens.
  • See demonstrations that will give you an insight into livestock farming on the Island.
  • Look at rare breeds and talk to their owners.
  • Admire the young animal handlers as they compete to win prizes.
  • Watch a sheep shearer in action.
  • Be amazed by the Isle of Wight Speed Shearing Competition – it’s always a close shave!
  • Visit the goats in their pens.
  • Watch a live carcass demonstration.

Children can:

  • Have a go at calf herding.
  • Guess the value of an animal before it is sold later in the day

The National Farmers’ Union sponsor the livestock section.  Cedar Vets sponsor the Livestock Demonstration Area.
This section is also supported by Green, Roberts & Butler, the Carisbrooke Vets; and the IW Goat Club. 


Cattle, Sheep and Goats & Livestock Demo Area