Nearly 1,000 purebred animals – sheep, goats, llamas, dogs, horses and donkeys will be shown at the tenth anniversary edition of the National Sheep Breeders’ Fair. From 6 to 8 May on the meadows near the Petropavlovski Monastery near the town of Lyaskovets will be able to see the diversity of breeds of sheep and goats raised in the country, which are rare indigenous and highly productive species.
The specialized branch exhibitions will be in three separate zones with a total area of 1300 sq.m. Farmers from all over the country will show nearly 500 selected animals from 26 breeds of sheep.
There will be a National Exhibition of Goat Breeding, and the presented animals will be 80 of 4 breeds – Kalofer Longhair, Alpine, Boer, Bulgarian White Dairy. The best representatives of the breeds will be awarded with special cups, plaques and diplomas, and on the last day of the fair – May 8 there will be an auction of sheep, rams and lambs.
Llamas, donkeys and the biggest heavy horses will be on display at the fair, which will compete in towing loads on May 7 (Saturday) and will take part in various demonstrations the next day. Part of the event will be the specialized exhibition of the Bulgarian Shepherd Dog.
The fair of sheep breeders, traditionally, will combine the most traditional Bulgarian livelihood – sheep breeding with folk culture and folklore. The tenth anniversary edition from 6 to 8 May 2022 will offer memorable experiences for professionals in the industry, fans of folk life and art, lovers of ancient culinary traditions and healthy farm food. The program of the event will be full of farmers’ competitions, specialized exhibitions of agricultural machinery and equipment, crafts, culinary attractions, ethno reconstructions and a lot of folklore.
The event is organized by the National Sheep and Goat Breeding Association, with the assistance of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the support of the municipalities of Veliko Tarnovo, Lyaskovets and Gorna Oryahovitsa.