Wauchope Show Society are thrilled with the success of the Royal of the North, which saw crowds flock to the Showground last Friday and Saturday.
“It was a fantastic show,” said Wauchope Show Society president, Neil Coombes.
“The weather was kind to us, the entertainment was good, and I am proud of the committee for what we put on,” he said.
Wauchope’s Jaclyn Lindsay did her family tradition proud to be named dairy cattle queen. She won numerous honours including supreme champion juvenile female; the best uddered cow and the supreme champion female.
Jess Daley of Wauchope won the supreme champion intermediate female title. The beef cattle competition swelled with record entries and a stunning big female Brahman that turned heads.Owned by Banarra Brahmans at Tipperary, near Krambach, and paraded by Ashlee Stanton of Kempsey High School, the prize cow was named the grand champion of the show.
Coming in reserve champion was the stud bull of the show, a mighty Hereford owned by Rodney and Tracey Kemp, paraded by Katie Barnett of Kempsey High School. The school championship went to Chatham High School in first and second place while Taree High came in third with their prize specimen.
In the goat arena, Nea Hosking took out the grand champion dairy doe of the year. Supreme udder of the show went to Markku Ollinkoski of Rollands Plains. Senior champion doe went to Darrell and Nea Hosking with Brigalow Khloe. The junior champion doe honours went to Sue Seager of Collombatti.
Hosted by the Wauchope Poultry Society, the poultry competition attracted almost 330 entries. The 2018 Bird of the Show title went to Phillip Wilson of Rollands Plains with his Rhode Island Red.
Reserve champion went to Beverley Flanagan with her Pitt Game while Robert Scott with his Australord took out the large bird category. Supreme Hack of the show went to Galloway Hack ridden by Jade Pollard.
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