Livestock at the South of England Show

Our livestock competitions are back for another year! We have a full programme across all three days of the show for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and rabbits, with interactive displays and talks on poultry. With an array of breeds on display, the livestock section is one of the most popular elements of the show.

Cattle

Come and see some of the finest cattle from Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex and Norfolk compete to become best of breed and overall show champion. There will be a chance to see the fabulous Livestock and Cattle Parades, plus watch a mock auction.

Cost: included in ticket price

Sheep

We’ll have an incredible variety of sheep on display throughout the show, including our local breed – the Southdown. Classes will run on Friday with the supreme sheep champion awarded on Saturday. Sunday will see our young handlers aged 5 to 18 take to the ring to exhibit their amazing showing skills. There will be plenty of experts on hand to answer your questions, so you can find out more about the wide range of breeds you’ll see. There’s also the hilarious and educational Sheep Show that the whole family is sure to love.

Cost: included in ticket price

Pigs

From beautiful tiny piglets to enormous sows, the Pig Village offers excitement and interest to visitors of all ages. Meet and greet, watch our exhibitors guide the pigs around the ring. Meet all the different breeds and find out all about pig keeping from our expert exhibitors.

Cost: included in ticket price

Poultry

Interact with the Egg show & display, and speak with the team at Arun Valley Poultry Fanciers Society to find out all things poultry.

Cost: included in ticket price

Goats

Come along to our goat tent to see some of the best goats from all over the country. A few of our exhibitors export our great British goats all over the world, flying the flag for the UK. Visitors can speak with the owners and read our information stands to find out all about these useful and beautiful animals. We will be showing on Friday and Saturday, so come along and see us in the main Ardingly Ring.

Cost: included in ticket price

Rabbits

Come and see a variety of breeds of rabbit courtesy of Sussex Coast Rabbit Club and get information on how to care for them. You’ll even be able to buy rabbit hutches and accessories to take home.

Cost: included in ticket price

Sheepdog demonstrations

Don’t miss out on this fun sheepdog display, which offers a brilliant insight into the behaviour of this intelligent and beautiful breed. You’re sure to be entertained as owners and their sheepdogs show off their herding skills. When they aren’t in action, the dogs love to meet people, so why not drop by and say hello?

Cost: included in ticket price

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If you enjoy attending our shows, find out more about Membership. You can attend each day of our four seasonal shows, access Members’ areas including parking, and you will be helping us to continue our work to fund and support agricultural education and countryside learning.

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