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Daily moves agricultural show online due to coronavirus

A regional daily has launched an online agricultural show to help its patch’s farming communities which have been affected by the coronavirus crisis.

The Dundee Courier will hold the show, the first of its type in Scotland, today and tomorrow.

Home-made clips of farmers parading their animals will be judged in order to determine the winners.

Courier editor David Clegg discussed the plan with BBC Radio 2’s Amol Rajan earlier this week.

Prize cow

David said: “When the panedmic first hit, like everything else it affected all parts of our business so we were thinking about how we would change the content in the paper and on the website.

“Events is a big part of our business as well and we became concerned that the whole calendar was going to be cancelled.

“The events are such a key part of the year for farmers so we thought about ways that we could do it online, which is not something we’d seen done before.

“But when we thought about it, we thought ‘there is a way we can do this’ so we put our heads together, got the events team involved and spoke to our sponsors.”

He added: “We’re going to recreate the experience of an agricultural show online as best we can.”

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