Exhibitors in the livestock and home industries will be making final preparations this week to decide which animals or produce will be entered in the new-look Fermanagh County Show at Castle Irvine Estate, Necarne near Irvinestown.

The deadline for receipt of entries is July 14 and these can be completed online through the Show's website, at www.fermanaghcountyshow.com.

This year's showgrounds on a much bigger site will have extensive car parking adjacent to the judging rings and indoor and outdoor arenas to accommodate some of the main attractions over the two days of the Show, on Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12.

All the favourite sections of the Show will be featuring once again as well as some new attractions such as a sheepdog handling demonstration and the full sheepdog trials, featuring up to 40 working dogs in competition.

Special cups have been donated this year by the Pettigo Sheepdog Association.

Livestock exhibitors will be travelling from all across Northern Ireland to win some of the coveted trophies and prize money,

For example, this year there are some new cattle and sheep breeds, increasing the number of exhibitors attending.

The success of last year's Classic Suckler Cow competition and Breeding Heifer Derby has resulted in a full competition this year for Fermanagh suckler farmers with non-pedigree stock, and without having the stock halter-led.

Preliminary judging is taking place this month, with the best herds qualifying for Saturday, August 12.

In the Home Industries section, there are new classes for adult handwriting and calligraphy, and for gardeners, there is a special class for 'Rose of the Show', with entries taken on the day on Friday, August 11. See the full schedule on the website.

Pictured are sponsors of the Beef section at Fermanagh Show: (front) Michelle McCauley, Irish Moiles; Ellie Elliott, Cavanagh Kelly; Hayley Strong, Leam Agri and Olwen Gormley, Vaughan Trust with (back) Julie Ferguson, Ferguson Agri; Jenny Ferguson, Ferguson Agri; Robert Brownlee, Natural Nutrition; Nigel Edwards, Irish Moiles; Richard Henderson, Abbey Autoline; Edwin Morrison, Fermanagh Livestock Breeders, and Eddie Rogers, County Show.