The West Show Association
Manor Farm, La Route Du Manoir, St Peter, Jersey, JE3 7DDwww.email@example.com
AboutParish cattle shows
Jersey dairy farmers have long had a tradition of showing the quality of their herds at parish cattle shows. In more recent times, the number of competitors participating in these shows sadly dwindled and spectators were limited mainly to those directly involved in the dairy industry.
In 1997, the organisers of one of the Island’s few remaining parish cattle shows, the Three Western Parishes Show encompassing St Mary, St Peter and St Ouen, met to find a way of re-vitalising their show and attracting a wider audience. The Cattle Association of the Parish of St Brelade was invited to join them, the West Show Association was formed, and the West Show was born.
West Show Association
The aims of the West Show Association include:
• Providing and encouraging the provision of facilities for showing and exhibiting Jersey cattle.
• Providing and encouraging the provision of facilities for educating, informing and promoting public interest in Jersey, in the history and the present and future development of Jersey cattle, and in Island life and culture.
In line with these aims, successful shows have been run in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 2008, 2010 and 2012 on a 55 vergée site in St Peter’s Village. However, the most recent, in 2012, was badly affected by poor weather and all of the fields used by the Association are in the process of being cleared of woodchip and re-seeded. To allow time for new grass to become established, it will not be possible to run a full West Show before 2016.
An annual cattle show had been held each year up until 2010.