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Minister for Agriculture & N,M & D Council Chairman visit Castlewellan Show

Mr Edwin Poots Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland visited the show he was particularly interested in miniature farm display and he viewed the fantastic range of farmyard scenes and machinery on show, Gary McKinstry & Sons from Banbridge one of the exhibitors told minister Poots he had recreated a few scenarios on his home farm over the years in miniature and with less stress than the real thing. Minister Poots visited the Sheep, Cattle & Food sections of the show, he also met with delegates from the Charolais world congress as well as Castlewellan show official's & directors. 

Council Chairman Michael Savage visited the show, he had a walk around and also met some delegates from far away fields, he was amazed at the size of the event and said how overwhelmingly proud he was to have that size of an event within the Newry, Mourne & Down District area, he praised the work the volunteers do and wished to express his willingness to assist in anyway he and the council could to secure the future of such an amazing community event ran soley by volunteers, now in its 53rd year.