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No agricultural and pastoral show is complete without the very thing that made it so in the beginning.
So without further ado, we bring you the various livestock and related events.
Today, the Wanaka A & P Show has grown beyond everyone’s expectations, however it still continues to reflect and showcase the positive vibrancy of the community, all the while embracing challenges and evolution within agriculture and pasture.
Within the livestock events you can expect to see champion beef cattle, full blood boer goats, supreme fleece wool, stud and flock sheep and more - all proud to be the best of the best. These will be held in the Sheep Yards, Cattle and Boer Goats Ring and Wool Room on both days. It’s also ‘game on’ in the Wool Pavilion, with an impressive Fleece Display to wow all. Believe it or not, not all wool is the same. Each has a different feel and functions differently within the manufacturing industry. Wool can be viewed in the Wool Pavilion on Friday from 11am, and Saturday from 9am. All those wishing to enter their wool must be in the Wool Pavilion by Thursday 11am for micron and yield testing on-site. Use Gate 4 with entrance via Stone St. For all those dedicated farmers who wish to both showcase and shop, there is certainly lots to see and purchase during the event too. Take the time to wander around once your competition is over, and view the many wares for sale. These include alpaca, llama and ostrich related products, livestock, animal products, machinery, parts, accessories, power tools, pumps, mowers, chainsaws, chemicals, fertiliser, farm and domestic trailers, horses and equipment, weed and pest control, farm equipment, vehicles and so much more! So if that farm truck is looking a bit worse for wear, why not strike up a conversation with a stallholder and sort out a deal?