Gildernew takes stock at Fermanagh show
Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA has today visited the Fermanagh County Show in Enniskillen.
During her visit the Minister toured the trade stands, livestock judging, home industries marquee and met local farmers.
Speaking at the show, the Minister said: “The Fermanagh Show is an important date in the agricultural calendar, with a strong showing from the local rural community. Every farmer knows that when the annual visit to Fermanagh Show comes around, the show season is closing in.”
“This year I have been able to attend several local agricultural shows and yet again, all of them were of the highest standard. High quality displays, well turned out stock and good visitor numbers were much in evidence. Despite the economic difficulties, agricultural shows across the north of Ireland have put on a top quality performance. I am always heartened to see so many of the rural population coming out in force and supporting their local farmers’ efforts at these shows.
“Although 2009 has been a difficult year, I am hopeful that our agri-food sectors are robust enough to weather the current economic storm and will see light at the end of the tunnel in the next twelve months.”