Community looks back with pride
Another Brunswick Show is in the rearview mirror and the planning committee could not be happier with how smoothly the day went.
The Brunswick Agricultural Society’s promotions officer Lindsay Rose said she was out with her children during the event and was thrilled with how all the pieces fell into place.
“The committee had an informal chat that was more about expansion than what didn’t work,” Mrs Rose said. She said the committee’s $15,000 donation to support drought-stricken farmers in Queensland was bolstered by $1300 in donations from attendees.
Also on the list of highlights were the Leschenault forestry exhibit, the new location for the log-chopping competition and the Harvey Beef boning championships.
Mrs Rose said this year’s attendance was up by 2000 on last year, which she attributed to the sunny weather.
It wasn’t all fun and games at the show though — there was some fierce but friendly competition for the coveted President’s Trophy for stud cattle awarded to G & D King from Sylvania Farms in Donnybrook.
In trade cattle, the Champion Vealer exhibited by D.M. Lofthouse sold to Harvey Beef for $2800. The Mosca Family’s Champion Yearling was also sold to Harvey Beef for $3000.
Hennan and Hill from Brunswick took out first place for the trade lambs.
Grand Champion Bird of Show went to Tim Lynch, while the winner of the Ridley Memorial Trophy in the poultry section was B & J Poultry.
For horses, the Supreme of Supreme title was awarded to Chris and Michelle Michon showing Cherokee Lodge Renegade while Champion Ridden Stockhorse went to Ryan Reid on Karadal Sprocket and Champion English Ridden was awarded to Jessica Ridley on CP Balmain.
Shirley Smithers won the Charlie Chapple Perpetual Memorial Trophy and the Pearson Trophy for her home craft efforts.
Trevor Offer won his 22nd George Memorial Trophy in the vegetable section. Gisele Rodiway exhibited the Champion Rose and Adrie Noordermeer won the Mary Wright Trophy for cooking.
Debbie Royans from Tanjar Southdowns in Pinjarra with her Babydoll Southdown Tanjar Stud Little Fox, who was crowned Supreme Ewe Champion and Champion Southdown.
Gillian van den Bok, winner of three trophies in the photography section, with her children Zaviar and Logan Sutherland.
The floral exhibits in the Tom Pearson Pavilion at the Brunswick Show.
Gisela Rodway’s winning exhibit for the Champion Rose award.
Mother and daughter Lindsay, right, and Isabelle Rose took home first and second place respectively in the International Cooking Class contest for their South African Milk Tarts (Melktert).
Gabrielle Murray was junior floral champ.
Grand Champion in the poultry section Tim Lynch with his winning Modern Game Pile Male Bantam.