Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Entries open for New Zealand’s largest A&P Show

18 July 2014

Entries open for New Zealand’s largest A&P Show

Show organisers for the 2014 Canterbury A&P Show are calling upon showing enthusiasts from throughout New Zealand to send in their entries and compete in the country’s largest Agricultural and Pastoral Show. For over 150 years, The Show has been attracting and showcasing New Zealand’s best animals and talented competitors. In addition to showing success, exhibitors will be competing for over $100,000 in prize money.

More than 3000 animals and close to 1000 competitors are expected to compete in 1700 classes including sections for horse and pony, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, alpaca, llama, wool, goat, dog trials, poultry, shearing and woolhandling, woodchopping and vintage machinery. Entries are also open for two of the feature competitions of The Show – the Mint Lamb Competition where New Zealand’s top lambs are put to a taste test, and the Young Auctioneers Competition where up-and-coming stock agents get to show off their skills.

Canterbury A&P Association President, Richard Parkes is confident of another strong exhibitor turnout in 2014. “It’s a testament to the volunteers behind The Show and the exhibitors, both old and new, that we consistently attract some of the best equestrian and livestock entries that New Zealand has to offer – that equates to around 7000 entries each year.”

“Exhibitors travel from all over the country to attend The Show – it’s very much a national event. To acknowledge and encourage exhibitors that travel from further afield, we’re once again offering subsidies to those that travel great distances. This year the offer is extended to all exhibitors travelling more than 400km to compete in The Show.”

The Canterbury A&P Show is the pinnacle of showing success and offers many benefits to exhibitors, says Parkes. “It’s not just the prize money that draws exhibitors from around the country. A win at the Canterbury A&P Show is a recognition of excellence which can result in financial success for breeders. The standard of competition also means that we can offer excellent entertainment and viewing for the 100,000 people that attend the show every year.”

A great viewing opportunity for the public is the horse and pony section which continues to grow each year. Two more sections have been added in 2014: The Golden Horse section will see horses with golden coloured coats, such as Palomino and Buckskin, competing for the Supreme Golden Horse award, and the European Native Breeds section will showcase a variety of breeds including Connemara, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Haflinger, New Forest and more.

The Canterbury A&P Show attracts around 100,000 visitors every year. This year’s 152nd Show will be held at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 November. The Schedule of Classes can be downloaded at www.theshow.co.nz or contact the Show Secretary on 03 343 3033 or info@theshow.co.nz. Entries close late September for most sections.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Fletcher To Close Its Christchurch Insulation Plant, Cut 29 Jobs

Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Novartis Adds Nine New Treatments Under Pharmac Deal

Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new treatments in a far-ranging agreement with government drug buying agency, Pharmac. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Wary On Tax Take, Could Threaten Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the potential impact of slumping receipts from agricultural exports. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Outage: Power Mostly Restored Overnight

Vector wishes to advise that all but 324 customers have been restored overnight. These customers are spread throughout the network in small pockets. The main St Johns feeder was restored around midnight allowing most of the customers in all affected areas to have power this morning. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Dairy Prices Drop To Lowest Since August 2009

Dairy product prices fell to the lowest level in more than five years in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by declines in butter milk powder and whole milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news