Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram & Ewe Sale
The Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale, held Friday 27 November, attracted a quality line up, with 244 Rams and 28 Ewes entered into the sale. With 145 rams selling, the average sale price was $1717 and $379 for ewes with 19 selling; total sales of $256,200 were recorded.
The highest price was reached by a Clifton Downs Southdown Ram (Chris Medlicott, Waimate), selling for $9,000.
Other top prices were as follows: South Suffolk - $5400 (Inver, SJ Sinclair, Ashburton); Corriedale - $2200 (Wattlebank, GR & RW Wilson, West Melton); Hampshire – $3600 (La-Mac, BJ & PE Butterick, Tai Tapu); Romney - $5000 (Gatton Park, DA & SJ Wyllie, Ashburton); Border Leicester - $2500 (Alyth, IR Caird, Timaru); Texel - $6500 (Hemingford, Sam Holland, Culverden); Southdown - $9000 (Clifton Downs, Chris J Medlicott, Waimate), $6500 (Willowhaugh, Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd, Blenheim), $5200 (Midlands, AD Gillespie, Oxford); Suffolk - $6000 (Collie Hills, Collie Hills Partnership, Kurow), $5000 (Taronga, SW Howard, Lawrence); Dorset Down - $4000 (Belview, JP & WN Dodd, Oamaru).
Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day
The 2016 Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day was held on Thursday 17 November at ASB Agricultural Park.
Outlying Canterbury Primary Schools were given the opportunity to compete in livestock judging, similar to what they would experience at an A&P Show. To qualify for the Championships, entrants had to have attended a school pet day within their region.
Students were judged across three sections: Care and Attention, Leading and Handling and their Project Books which were submitted prior to the Canterbury A&P Show.
Nearly 80 entries were received, comprising beef calves, dairy calves, lambs, poultry and pigs.
Each participant was required to parade their animal in front of the judges and answer questions on their care. After some serious deliberation, winners across all sections and classes were decided. Entrants received a certificate and Tip Top ice cream. Winning entries also received ribbons and trophies.
Congratulations to everyone involved.
See photos from the day on our Facebook Page
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Spring Into Action
The 2016 Spring Into Action Horse and Pony Training Show was held at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Sunday 18 September. 640 entries were received from 140 competitors. Well-done to everyone that particpated and thank you to all the volunteers involved in making this event possible.
Spring Into Action includes classes for: Equitation, Park Hacks, Hacks, Saddle Hunters, Riding Horse, Ponies including Leading Rein and First Ridden plus Show Hunter, Showjumping, Round the Ring Hunter and Dressage. This year we are also including a new Pleasure Horse Section.
Tuesday 8th November - 4.30-6.30PM
Sunday 15th January - 8.00-12.30PM
Sunday 12th February - 8.00-12.30PM
For more information contact Stuart Schroeder 03 322 7236.
Please see the RAS website for information on measuring fees.