Show draws a crowd

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Grand Cham­pion cow Ran­gan Show­girl N50, owned by Graeme Cook and ex­hib­ited by Jes­sica Cook, with beef cat­tle judge Crys­tal Lee Bell.

Dads and their chil­dren were heav­ily rep­re­sented at the 101st Fin­ley Show on Fa­ther’s Day.

The Show So­ci­ety was blessed with amaz­ing weather, which helped at­tract a large crowd to Fin­ley Show­grounds.

Cat­tle, sheep, show jump­ing and poul­try con­tests were all pop­u­lar, as were the whip crack­ing, show­bags, rides and tiny tots com­pe­ti­tion.

There was never a mo­ment a steady flow of peo­ple wasn’t check­ing out the main pav­il­ion to see the best jams, cakes, art­work, flower ar­rang­ing and dis­plays the re­gion has to of­fer.

Al­though of­fi­cial num­bers are not con­firmed, Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Matt Mueller said it was es­ti­mated to have been a bet­ter turnout than 2017.

‘‘The day was ex­cel­lent, the weather was great and the crowd re­ally came out,’’ Mr Mueller said.

‘‘The best part was every­one be­ing there and get­ting out into the com­mu­nity.

‘‘We’re a small com­mu­nity and the show brings us to­gether, and it was pleas­ing to see peo­ple from other towns come along.

‘‘With all of our stock events and classes it does draw a wide va­ri­ety, but the day was bet­ter than last year.’’ & Suf­folk Stud

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Show suc­cess . . . 2018 Fin­ley Show­girl run­ner-up Rhi­anna Jamieson, Mitch A’Vard of Acorn Merino Stud at Jer­ilderie, sheep judge Kelvin Cronk, 2018 Fin­ley Show­girl Michelle Barnes, and Gor­don Close of Closeup Poll Dorsetat Fin­ley, with the Re­serve Cham­pion and Cham­pion rams.

Cham­pion chook . . . The chicken pic­tured here, which is owned by Nick and Kelvin Fe­naughty of Fin­ley, was awarded the Wynne Hawkins Me­mo­rial Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons rib­bon.

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