Seen here is an Ayrshire Bull in 1937. The Champions and Reserve Champions of classes were frequently photographed outside on the grounds of Exhibition Place. The Ayrshire cattle was recognized as a breed in 1814, and originated in Scotland. This dairy cattle has been a staple of the Royal since 1922, although its numbers in North America have decreased in the last 30 years. Although Ayrshire cows do not produce as much dairy in confinement as Holsteins, they do very well on grass-based diets and have attracted a renewed interest as of late for this reason.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Archives

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