A TWO-year-old Poll Hereford bull from local stud Tycolah Poll Herefords took out supreme exhibit from about 80 entries in the cattle section at the 106th Barraba Show.
Tycolah Oakwood L26, by Tycolah Lynwood H184 from Tycolah Tessies Favourite E42, was shown by Ben Crowley, and had won the D.C.T. Crowley Memorial Trophy for grand champion bull earlier in the day.
The junior champion bull was another Tycolah bull, Tycolah Overdrive L84, while Shorthorn heifer IB Global Maggie, owned by Isabelle Burke, Gowrie, and led by Calrossy student Grace Purtle, Manilla, was the champion junior heifer.
Shorthorn was the feature breed of this year’s show, with IB Global Maggie being judged the supreme Shorthorn exhibit.
Two long-time cattle stewards and stud breeders were among four locals made life members at this year’s show.
Bill and Judy Crowley, “Tycolah Cottage”, Cobbadah, and Steve and Therese Crowley, “Tycolah”, Cobbadah, were made life members.
Bill Crowley has been a cattle steward for the past 50 years, starting when he was just 18, and Steve Crowley, the current chief steward, has been involved for 45 years.
Tamworth’s Peel High School cleaned up in the stud sheep section with their Suffolks. Archie was the supreme stud ram, while Betty was the supreme stud ewe.
In the wool section, Kelly and Michael Smith, “Colleraine”, Barraba, had the grand champion Merino fleece, which was also the highest commercial value fleece and champion Merino open fleece. The Smiths also had the best three fleeces.
The most successful exhibitor in the wool section was Ian Perry, G’Donya Poll Merinos, Barraba.
Entries in the poultry section were up, with about 180 birds exhibited.
Long-time show supporter Ron Brown, Tamworth, had the best bird of the show with his black Pekin pullet, while four-year-old Felicity Mammen, Gunnedah, won best junior exhibit with her Chinese silky Rainbow.