This year the Westmorland County Show are truly honoured to be hosting the prestigious Burke Trophies, for the dairy and beef sections. Previously presented at the Royal Show, these are considered the pinnacle awards in the cattle showing world and we are honoured to be the first one day show and the first non-Royal show at which they will be contested.
For a farmer who breeds pedigree cattle, there is no greater recognition than having one of their animals chosen as the very best that a particular breed has to offer.
The Beef Burke Perpetual Challenge Trophy, which is kindly sponsored by AW Jenkinson is presented to the best Pair of Animals of a breed – one male and one female – selected by each Breed Society, or representative thereof, in the Beef Cattle Classes.
The Dairy Burke Perpetual Challenge Trophy, kindly sponsored by Craven Concrete, is offered for the best Pair of a breed selected by each Breed Society, or representative thereof, in the Dairy Cattle Classes