A demonstration of how to show a sheep at the Spring Show Dublin.

William Odlum from County Kildare is one of the best known exhibitors of sheep in the country and his prize-winning Supreme Suffolks are almost as well trained as cats or dogs.

William Odlum demonstrates the art of showing sheep to give the impression of a perfect animal.

There's an art in showing sheep.

Jim Norton also speaks to Mr Frederick Langan Joint Honorary Secretary of the RDS, and Dr Green judge of the sheep classes at the Spring Show, who are in agreement that the sheep parade went very well today.

The Spring Show includes competitions for other livestock apart from sheep. Mr Griffin, a young farmer from Swords in County Dublin, outlines what is involved in the young farmer stock competition. The tasks include judging four Aberdeen Angus heifers, four Hereford bulls and four Shorthorn heifers. The difficult part of the task was explaining the reasons for ranking the animals the way he did.

Maurice Kennedy, Educational Director of Macra na Tuaithe, explains how young people get involved in the show through charitable events.

Frank Kenny, Secretary of the Roscommon County Executive of Macra, there are enough young people to start a group in every parish in the county but what is needed is leaders.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 May 1964. The reporter is Jim Norton.