The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Mon­day, Au­gust 25, 1966 — The 52nd Bu­l­awayo Agri­cul­tural Show opens to the pub­lic to­day with a record en­tries in sheep, poul­try, and horse sec­tions, while cat­tle of all breeds ex­ceed last year’s fig­ure.

The show will be opened of­fi­cially to­mor­row by the min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture, Mr G Rud­land.

Mrs Zoe Shearer, the Show’s gen­eral man­ager, said yes­ter­day that the dis­play of agri­cul­ture would prove how any unseen ef­fects of sanctions could be cush­ioned.

“For some tome the coun­try has been faced with droughts and ex­treme de­stock­ing to re­lieve the po­si­tion”, she said.

“Yet you have only to see how the farm­ers have tri­umphed.” Fat cat­tle from drought ar­eas are on show and it is re­mark­able to see how they swop in­for­ma­tion and ideas in­stead of com­pet­ing against one an­other”.

In­no­va­tions at the show this year in­clude new fat stock pens, while the home in­dus­tries sec­tion, with its crochet, chil­dren’s art dis­play, cake stalls and cop­per­ware, has dou­bled in floor spa­ces in the De Beers Hall. The Cold Stor­age Com­mis­sion has been sprucely de­signed with the theme that by prod­ucts from the cat­tle in­dus­try en­sure that noth­ing is wasted.

There is a va­ri­ety of amuse­ment for peo­ple of all ages. Jerry the Ox will be on dis­play in the cat­tle area, and for 2s 6d, you may guess his weight. Prizes will be drawn from bet­ting pro­ceeds. There will be caged bird and dog shows and horse jump­ing. Cat­tle auc­tions will be su­per­vised by the for­mer Mayor of Gwelo, Clr B Tun­mer.

The or­gan­is­ers have also pro­vided a flower show, a na­tional pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day at 3PM in the Young Farm­ers’ Hall and a band in the beer gar­den. Ad­mis­sion is free and the gates are open to the pub­lic ev­ery day from 10AM to­day. They close at 6PM.

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