Some 80 entrants in the dairy judging competition at Wauchope Show and the same number of beef exhibitors are expected to put the cream on the cake for this year’s premier agricultural event for the Hastings Valley.
Show society president Neil Coombes, in his first year in the role, said his 23 strong committee worked extremely well as a team to ensure this year’s event got off to a great start.
Our show society has a really good team of people.
The loss of shows at Wingham and Kempsey this autumn have placed special importance on Wauchope as a window on Mid North Coast agricultural activity with exhibitors expected to come from Gloucester to Macksville along the coast to show dairy cattle and the same area again west to Walcha to show beef.
Equestrian entries are also up on last year and there is a junior show girl section for the first time that attracted seven entrants – same as the seniors.
Works totaling more than $40,500 include a fence around the judging lawn, new panels in the sheds to house cattle, a state of the art sound system for the main arena that will be music to patrons’ ears and a revamped public bar with stage that is sure to spread good cheer.
March is gone with the showground now dry. Only showers are predicted.