Prince Charles in livestock ring to launch farm support
Prince Charles looked at ease as he stepped into a cattle pen yesterday to launch The Farm Resilience Programme.
Charles (69), who has a deep interest in agriculture, was at Louth Livestock Market - the last surviving cattle market in Lincolnshire - to open the scheme which helps farmers make their businesses more sustainable.
As he entered the ring to give a speech, Charles smiled warmly. He said he understood how challenging life can be for the farming community, and that he hoped the scheme would help "enable all farmers to cope with these challenges".
But he also joked before he left: "Ladies and gentlemen, before I go, I am absolutely anxious that I am going to sell something by mistake standing in here."