Day Two of the Show is Here…and it’s set to be a big one
The skies may have been slightly moody for the first day of the show, but the atmosphere certainly was not! With the teams from the BBQ comp setting up their pits, duck herding back with a bang and Mint Lamb returning again with a new set of judges but just a sweet meat, the first day was a cracker. But that’s just the start of it, with more competitions and more entertainment scheduled over the next few days, you do not want to miss out on the Show this year.
South Island Wool Brokers Live Wool Auction Trade Pavilion Conference Room
Kia Ora | A Cultural Experience
Ultimate Canines | Dog Agility Show Entertainment Zone
The Brothers Green | An Introduction to Hemp Premier Hire Demonstration Kitchen
Nat & Jono Main Stage,
Zirka Circus Performance Entertainment Zone
Town & Country Bar Opens Town & Country Bar
Hunts & Hounds
New Zealand Army Band
Elgregoe’s Amaze Show
Catherine Sissons | The Guilt Free Nutritionist Premier Hire Demonstration Kitchen
NZ Rodeo Cowboys
Dan Shanks from Vbase
Duck-Herding with Donald Stuart Mighty Mix Dog Trial Arena
Suzie’s Sport Show
Andy Bardsley from the Bicycle Thief Premier Hire Demo Kitchen
Vintage Machinery Parade
Two Raw Sisters
Dakins Ambassador of the Year Presentation Main Arena
Show Legend Award Presentation
AgProud Panel on why we need to be proud of our farmers and how we can build urban/rural relationships
With farmers having had a tough ride of late, the guys from AgProud set up their charity to promote all that is great about our farming, and wider agricultural, community. They have been hosting events nationwide brining groups together and opening the conversation. We welcome the guys to the Show with a fantastic panel raring to get into the discussion too. MC’d by CAPA board member, Melissa Davies, we will welcome Jon & Jason from AgProud, Elizabeth Soal, CEO of IrrigationNZ, Hamish McKay of Rex and Anton Matthews, owner of Fush to the stage. Exploring positive relationships, practices and mental wellness in farming, The mic will then turn to the floor inviting everyone to be a part of the conversation. Thursday, 1pm in the Agricultural Innovation Hub.
Live Wool Auction
Kicking off at 8am it is expected that between 6 to 8 million dollars will exchange hands. In its new home of the seminar room in the Trade Pavilion, pull up a pew on the grand stand and watch this incredible spectacle unfold.
Topp Twins Take Over the Show
With our Pig Section providing a whole lot of laugh sin a highly competitive arena, there is certainly something a little new to be seen here. Welcoming back Ken, from the Topp Twins, there will be fedora’s galore as these teams battle it out to be top pig. Action will kick off from 9am in the Vero Livestock Pavilion.
If the Show is all about witnessing and learning about something a little new, this, is for you! In our Trade Pavilion former President, Tim Black, has gathered a spectacle of taxidermy entries sure to intrigue every mind. From a ginormous boar, to a tiny terrier, head along and check out what is set to be a growing competition in the years to come.
BBQ Is Open For Business
The teams have been setting up the pits and they are ready to go, bringing tantalizing aromas and a lot of fun to the Show. With 16 teams having travelled nationwide, and a judge even travelling all the way from Texas, the troop are sure for a BIF two days. Thursday will see the slow cook hand ins and Friday will be the slower cooked goods, after a whole night of smoking. Rumour has it Ken, Topp Twins, may even be making a judging appearance this side of the fence too.
The top spot in the Mint Lamb Competition was taken out by Paul Gardner, with his entrant into Class 1 14.6-19.5kg. Spirits were high at the Sheep Exhibitors Club, with judging down to Mark McCracken, Comber Cuisine, Mark Clarkson, CAPA Board, Phil King, past-President RAS & Brendan Reisima, BBQ champion New Zealand.