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Society keeping mum over strip show.

A cattle society with royal connections is remaining tight-lipped about what action they decided to take following an impromptu striptease at an agricultural show.

The Welsh Black Cattle Society, whose patron is the Prince of Wales, found itself at the centre of a storm after reports of a party in a cattle shed in July.

Revellers at the Royal Welsh Show were celebrating a big food contract signed by cattle breeder, Enzo Sauro, when a woman climbed on a table and took off her clothes.

It was reported that she was hosed with water and her act culminated in her throwing her thong to the crowd, before it was handed back to her on the end of a pitchfork.

The 102-year-old Welsh Black Society said it was outraged at hearing of the "unsavoury" party, held in one of its cattle lines at the show in Builth Wells, mid Wales.

When news of the strip tease broke, president Bob Williams said: "We are very concerned and upset about the whole incident.

"We are having an investigation. It had nothing to do with the Welsh Black Cattle society and 99.9 per cent of its members. I have been on the phone this morning and we are dealing with it.

"We are very upset about it - that an individual could cause so much stress."

The Prince of Wales "won't be very pleased about it either," Mr Williams said.

Following a two-and-a-half hour meeting behind closed doors yesterday afternoon in Builth Wells, the society's chief executive Andrew James avoided the subject of what action they decided to take, if any, in a statement released to press.

He said: "The Welsh Black Society Council has held a regular autumn meeting where the general business of the Society was discussed.

"As always this includes a review of the summer show season and the Royal Welsh Show. Members were reminded that the cattle lines are a platform for cattle husbandry and marketing.

"The annual show season is the main window on the world for the Society and the breed's standing at such events cannot be underestimated." The society refused to comment further.

Les Preston, the honorary secretary of the Welsh Black Breeders Association of England, said: "The issue was discussed. . . everything was addressed and everything is OK. I have no further comment to make."

Mr Sauro, owner of Cig Calon Cymru, declined to comment as he left the meeting.
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