Livestock judging still very popular
Finley celebrated its 100th show in style on Sunday, September 3 with crowds coming from throughout the district.
The day was full of the usual cattle, sheep, poultry, horse and dog trial competitions.
The main pavilion showed off the highly talented local bakers with an amazing array of cakes, biscuits and cookies on display.
Attendees enjoyed the popular whip cracking and wood chopping demonstrations.
Many children immersed themselves at side show alley on the dodgem cars and giant inflatable slide.
There was plenty of food to go around with delicious cakes from the Murray Hut Country Women’s Association and twisted potatoes most popular.
In the traditional livestock judging sections, local and visiting farmers and breeders relished the opportunity to go to competition against one another.
The friendly competitions generated much interest for the spectators as well, and results are as follows. Sheep Supreme Sheep of Show - Closeup; Champion Ram, Closeup Trophy - Closeup; Champion Ewe, Yaralla Trophy - Closeup; Champion Interbreed Ewe - Closeup; Champion Interbreed Ram - Closeup; Best Lamb Exhibit, Woodville Trophy - Finley High School; Jeff Close Memorial, Pen of 3 Poll Dorset Flock Rams - Duncan Carmichael; Junior Handlers Competition, 14 to 18 Years - Zoe Chellew (Finley). Prime Lamb Competition Champion Pen of Lambs - David Bramley; Champion Pen of Lambs, Sired by Poll Dorset -S&A Watkins; Best Single Lamb - David Bramley; Best Pen Merino x Poll Dorset Lamb - Andrew Gillette. Fleeces Most Outstanding Fleece - J Jamieson; Best Ram Fleece - J Jamieson; Top Merino Fleece - J Jamieson; Top Crossbreed Fleece - R Falzo; Top Lamb Fleece - L Kral. Beef Cattle Champion Junior Female - Dennis Roberts; Champion Senior Female - Tom Isedale; Grand Champion Female - Tom Isedale; Champion Junior Male - Bob & Debbie Traveas; Champion Senior Male - Alex Chester; Grand Champion Male - Travea’s Family; Supreme Exhibit of Show - Tom Isedale. Dairy Cattle Supreme All Breeds Senior Champion - Philmar Dairy Company Jersey; Champion Junior Heifer - Mitchell Flemming & Brett Kuhne; Champion Intermediate Cow - Philmar Dairy Company; Champion Senior Cow - Philmar Dairy Company; Champion Junior Heifer - Lara Reginald Randell; Champion Intermediate Cow - Hillview Park; Champion Senior Cow - Hillview Park. Poultry Champion Bird in Show - L Sibraa; Reserve Champion Bird in Show - K & N Fenaughty; Most Successful Exhibitor - AF Creek; Best Waterfowl - M Beamish; Best Standard Bird - C Murphy; Best Bantam - L Sibraa; Best Bird Junior Section - B & S Firemore; Reserve Bird Junior Section - B & S Firemore; Heavy Male - C Murphy; Heavy Female - J Holshier; Light Standard Male - AF Creek; Light Standard Female - C Murphy; Softfeather Bantam Male - K & N Fenaughty; Softfeather Bantam Female -K&N Fenaughty; Hardfeather Bantam Male - J Holschier; Hardfeather Bantam Female - L Sibraa.