. . . Year 10 Finley High School student Shiane Mason wrangles Penny the Shorthorn calf for a team photograph at Numurkah Show last week. Shiane was part of a big team from the school successfully exhibiting beef cattle and sheep.
The beef show recorded more than 50 entries at last week’s Numurkah Show.
The beef section has bounced back after a deliberate attempt to lift numbers at the midweek show.
Judge Peter Falls from Finley remarked on the quality of exhibits and said the increased interest was a result of extra work being devoted to the event.
The weather smiled on Wednesday’s show and brought out good crowds and exhibitor entries.
Numurkah Show Society secretary Sue Aldridge said it was a beautiful spring day resulting in a successful event.
She said entries were up in the beef cattle show, strong competition was evident in the dog show and there was great interest in the garden and floral exhibition.
Photography entries lined one wall of the pavilion.
Some equestrian classes were down in numbers, and a change in format for the dairy section saw a bigger range but limited competition.
‘‘We were very pleased with the overall results,’’ Ms Aldridge said.
Supreme Champion Beef Exhibit was Bolton Girls Whispers Legacy, pictured with (from left) Lachlan Ross, handler Shiane Mason, Junior Rural Ambassador Emily Peck, judge Peter Falls and (seated) David Bolton.
Supreme Champion Dairy Cow was won by Neville and Janelle McDonald’s Sunshine Farm Cherry 139. The two-year-old has had a string of wins at regional shows and is pictured at the Numurkah Show presentation with (from left) Debbie Morris, Dylan Morris, Sally Livsey, Junior Rural Ambassador Emily Peck and owner Neville McDonald.
Darlene Beer from Shepparton with two-year-old Faith going through some tricks.
Owner Helen Hill grooming Daenerys, 2, in the dog show.