Show success for Sally

18 June 2014

Sally and son, Ted, Lloyd with Llainshed Betty 6th. Sally Lloyd and family have been showing at the Royal Welsh Show and Winter Fair since 1999.

In less than two months time the showground in Llanelwedd will be jam packed full of excited visitors enjoying this years Royal Welsh Show.

The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar will be held from 21- 24 July and, as always, will showcase the best of Welsh livestock, the high quality food and drink produced in Wales and will encompass the wider spectrum of farming and rural life, successfully bridging the gap between town and country.

Once again, the ever popular schedule of over 1,220 livestock classes and special awards have attracted over 8000 entries from across Wales, the UK and the rest of Europe, promising a popular and exciting four-days of competitions.

Amongst this year’s exhibitors will be Sally Lloyd and family. Sally has been showing at both the Royal Welsh Show and Winter Fair since 1999.

As loyal members of the society, coming to the Royal Welsh Show is a real family affair for the Lloyds’. Sally and her husband Neil have taken part and won many of the competitions at the showground with their Limousin and Belgium Blue cattle.

Their three boys, Tom, Joe and Ted also love coming along to the shows and getting involved. Last year Joe won the Young Handlers competition and the youngest of the family, Ted, hasn’t missed a show since being born in 2005. Ted now has his own flock of Blue Texel sheep and is looking forward to following in the rest of the family’s footsteps by showing them at the Royal Welsh Show.

At this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival, Sally took the title of traditional rare and native cattle breeds champion and overall supreme cattle champion with her Welsh Black heifer, Llainshed Betty 6th and is hoping to replicate her success at the upcoming Royal Welsh Show this July.

“The Spring Festival is a great show with lovely atmosphere and a good way to keep showing the British public what we have to offer.” said Sally. “The more they know about farming, animals and where our meat comes from, the better.

“It was my first time exhibiting at the Spring Festival this year and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely be going again and will encourage more native cattle exhibitors to come along too.”

Sally added, “It was a great warm up for the hectic Royal Welsh Show!”