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2:31pm 5th June 2014
(Updated 2:31pm 5th June 2014)

More than a hundred thousand people are expected to flood through the gates of the Royal Cornwall Show over the next three days.

The agricultural show attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the country and, in some cases, the world.

The Countess of Wessex is this year's royal visitor to the Wadebridge site. You can watch her meeting exhibitors here:


Show Secretary Chris Riddle told Pirate FM: "Preshow sales have been excellent. The phone lines and website have been very, very busy on that front. So it's looking very good.

"We might get the odd shower on the second and third day but the first day is looking really excellent so, who knows, we could have a bumper crowd."

The annual event is also a chance for farmers to come together to discuss the challenges facing the industry.

Bill Harper farms at North Tamerton near Launceston. He said: "I represent the National Beef Association on TB. It's not going away - and it's not going to go away until we grasp the nettle.

"It's been neglected for twenty years and now we've got twenty years of catch up to get on top of it. Some tough decisions have got to be made.

"We're now calling, as the National Beef Association to take the management out of party politics."

He wants a badger cull, vaccination and checks on cattle movements - but for it to be managed by the Chief Vet.

Wildlife campaigners say there has not been enough opportunity to try vaccination alone.

Also going on, it turns out you CAN teach a BOLD dog new tricks.
The motor cross stunt riders who made it through to the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent wow the crowds at Wadebridge.
Bold Dogs' jumps and flips over ramps made Simon Cowell flinch, but now they are up in the main ring at the show.
Sampson is on the team, he tells Pirate FM you learn to block out the fear factor, he said: "When you are trying to do a trick for the first time, if you haven't ever done it, and you land a trick and someone says 'yeah that looked awesome', that is like the best feeling in the world."

Rider Aaron is scared of heights, he said: "I've always grown up riding motorbikes and always liked jumping them but it just seems when I'm on my bike and jumping I'm not scared of heights, but if I went and stood on top of our lorry I'd get dizzy and start spinning out and stuff like that."

You can watch them performing here:


Pirate FM is also at the show, with the chance to meet presenters and grab some help with The Thousand Pound Minute.

2:31pm 5th June 2014

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