Please say hello to Sara.
Sara works as a policy officer in Belfast, is a good friend of
our Jane W, has an MSc in sheep growth and also likes to show eggs
in her spare time.
She's been showing eggs for a while now so you could say she is
something of an eggshibitor (sorry).
Egg showing is very competitive apparently and when it comes to
a good egg, judges are looking for shape, size, shell texture,
colour and uniformity. They use a marking system to allocate points
which is quite a difficuly thing to do as no two eggs are ever the
Sara's top egg showing tip is to polish them with a bit of
baking soda beforehand. Just dampen a cloth, dip it in baking soda,
rub the egg very carefully and then polish with a tea towel.
Something to remember next time you're planning to show off at a
posh picnic or smarten up your egg soldiers a bit.