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Charlotte Smith primps and preens a bull in preparation for this year's agricultural shows. Six million people visit agricultural and country shows in the U.K. each year. But for some it is not just a nice day out - it's a year long business. Charlotte visits Howe Mill Estate in Wiltshire where they breed Belted Galloway cattle in the hope of taking home the top prizes.

Jim Frame, the Stockman, has many tricks to give the animals a competitive edge - including shampooing and blow drying the bulls to fluff them up. The Estate Manager, Terry Barrett, explains the kudos that comes with winning a top prize and how this can increase the price of their bulls overnight.

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Emma Weatherill.

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Sun 29 May 2011 06:35